I am on the fence about Montreal. While Price is having a stellar season, the rest of the team is pretty lack luster compared to some of the other teams at the top. It just feels like something will give at some point. If they go on to represent the East in the SC the West will surely be hoisting the Cup again. Just ask Lundqvist. Just my opinion though. I know most will argue with that.
100% agree. Size + talent beats Size alone.
I picked the Hawks to represent the West in the big dance. I got nervous after the second game (and most of the first). I am a little more confident after last night. I forgot how fun it is to watch Kane. His moves are just unbelievable sometimes. As I said in my previous post Toews has been one of the best players thus far in the play offs.
I was going to choose them as a sleeper but I have no confidence they will beat Anaheim.
I have seen a lot of the Wild (Fox Sports Wisconsin covers them) and they are fun to watch. Dubnyk has the ability to shut teams out and they seem to shoot the puck a lot.
Admittedly I haven't watched much TBL games, but from what I have heard and seen in the play offs they are the only teams with as much speed as the Rangers. And with Stamkos playing like a stud this year they can beat anyone. I have them going to the Eastern Finals.
I will admit, in my bracket I used my heart for this match up. I really do not want the Islanders to win (POTVIN SUCKS) but I think they will advance. Washington's defense is pretty fucking bad.
I agree. Y'all are playing very well. I knew this one was going the distance despite what all the experts were saying. Malkin seems to be pretty unsure of himself. He tried to take a puck to his backhand and pass it while he was in front of the net when if he would have just pulled the trigger it would have been a tough shot on Lundqvist. Just one example off the top of my head. It also plays in your favor that we cannot score on the PP. I still feel good though. Klein should be back in game four. Him and Staal are a very solid defensive pair and it should help us out. Take pressure off Boyle and have him on the ice less, as well as eliminating a need for Matt Hunwick. I also expect Hayes and Zuccarello to step it up in the upcoming games. I am not too worried about playing on the road. Pit 17th in the league at Home, Rangers 1st in league on the Road. But hey they Play Offs are a completely different monster all together.