Wednesday, May 21, 2008
With all the squawking & cries of injustice during the playoffs, the NHL still got it right. Yes, there’s much to discuss and dissect about the good and bad of the playoffs, but in the end we all have to admit the two best performers of the playoffs are in!
The electric & young Pittsburgh Penguins with Crosby, Malkin, Fleury and the Detroit Red Wings with Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Lidstrom - a machine in their own right. I can not argue with this match-up, they were the dominant teams (although Detroit looked a little shaky against Dallas) and the numbers don’t lie. Pittsburgh boasted an astounding 12-2 record during the playoffs, while on the flip side Detroit posted a nice record of 12-4. Detroit scored 55 goals and Pittsburgh scored 51 goals. And lastly, both teams had a goals against average of less than 2!
Yes, in the end, the right teams made it to the finals. I only hope it captures the casual sports fans attention. I already know the hardcore fans can not wait. The young guns of Pittsburgh against the tried and true vets of Detroit. It should be a great Stanley Cup Finals. Stay tuned!
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