Of course it comes down to this again. Do y'all ever feel like these 2 teams play in their own special league? And then there's the rest of everyone. Like something was missing from your run last year because you never played the Bruins. Wish these teams were meeting in the Conference Finals. No matter who wins this series - it just adds to everything and next year there'll be another 6 games with even more daggers out as someone tries to redeem their loss this playoffs.
I'm going to watch the 2nd game with a friend who's a Habs fan but after that'll probably be enough - because we wouldn't mind staying friends.
And Weber? Mara has been surprisingly decent. I would submit that Spacek and Sopel have "higher upside" than Mara, in that we should EXPECT them to be better. (And they get paid a lot more). But Mara has certain intangibles that I would have liked to see ahead of Weber, say. Namely the beard, of course.
Spacek is probably our best 5 on 5 dman. Assuming he's healthy, but he didn't look out of place at the end of the season.