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Canada
May 10, 2009 8:10pm CST
Here we go again, it's going to be another Detroit and Pittsburgh final. You heard it hear first. A Stanley Cup rematch. When was the last time we saw that? Personally I don't care for either team but it's enevitable. With game 5 wins last night and today Detroit and Pittsburgh have all but sealed their destiny. Both will win their respective series (unfortunately - as I wanted both Anaheim and Washington to win) and I don't see either being stopped by their Conference finals opponents. Detroit should make short work out of either Chicago or Vancouver and the work ethic of the Hurricanes is no match for the talent and goaltending of the Penguins. The size of the Bruins would not be a factor against the feisty Penguins -especially now with Chara out. Penguins will have a real good shot at beating Detroit this time around to return the favour from a year ago but they'll in tough with Gonchar. I think they have enough of a punch on the powerplay to survive though. Either way I'm stoked to see exactly how it plays out and for the first time in my lifetime anyway, see a rematch of the Cup finals from the previous year!
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@jaredlp (418)
• United States
11 May 09
i think it will be Carolina in the East at this point. Pitts D has been battered this round and Carolina isnt going to do them any favors. I am not signing off on the winner of Chicago and Vancouver. I think they are underrated. That said, the way Detroit played today, its going to be hard for anyone to beat them
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• Canada
11 May 09
Very good point about Pittsburgh's D - especially with Gonchar out for the playoffs now. That leaves them with a huge hole in both the offensive and defensive aspect of their game. So I guess the east is still wide open but you're right, it's really hard to go against Detroit now. Especially with the way they came out and dominated in game five. They are a determined group. I think Chicago is just too young to be able to take in and really find the meaning of a conference finals. I think this is a learning curve for them, much like it has been for the Capitals as well or the Penguins last season. Vancouver's D is starting to fall and the Sedin's have disappeared. Luongo can only take them so far. Detroit is coming out of the West again but you're right, the East is very open at this point still
• United States
11 May 09
anaheim? that's hurts. To see my wings back in will easy my misery over The Caps. I was hoping for a rematch of the 1998 Cup final, Wings versus Caps.but wait a minute, both the Canes and the bruins can ruin your party. The Bruins can and will plasy a toougher game than the Pens . The Canes scare me, They have enough weapons to beat the Pens.this is when it gets Real fun to watch.
• United States
11 May 09
Did you see the Bruins- Canes game tonight? If these Bruins play this way, they will be the Eastern Champions This is getting nasty I love that . Next game should be fun to watch.
• Canada
11 May 09
It only got fun and nasty when Jokinen took out Chara. This is the second round of the playoffs, you're the top seeded team down 3-1 to the sixth and that's what finally got your hearts into the game? I don't see the Bruins lasting down the stretch. Even if they are able to come back and win this series, I don't see them lasting much further. It really seems like they are in an immotional lull after the huge rivalry series with Montreal and the abuse the Hurricanes are laying on them is taking their toll.
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• United States
11 May 09
When I saw that slash, all I could think of was he will be fined.So that's why the Canes are up 3-1. I couldn't understand why. The bruins were out of gas. I always fear the Canes. They are a sneaky team. I still think the winner of this match up can beat either a confideent Pens team or a driven Caps team.
@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
12 May 09
Do I have to admit that I dont like either team and that I am a Maple Leaf fan? Ofcourse they never have to win or do much ever in the playoffs. Why should they have to try hard or change anything when the Acc is sold out every year in advance ticket sales to season holders. THey are not hurting at all for revenue and if it aint broke, dont fix it..But really it would be nice to see them do something other than get an early start on their golfing season every year!
• Canada
12 May 09
That's brutal to be a Leafs fan. Approaching the fifty year anniversary of your last cup win cannot be a good feeling. I live in Toronto and I feel sorry for every single one of those die hards out there. Not only can they never afford to go to a game, and instead have to sit back and watch it at home every night while the corporate big wigs take in the game at the ice, but they haven't seen a quality team in a good number of years. Early 2000 they had a shot but couldn't pull the trigger. Other than that it's been difficult to watch. Burke is a winner and will do whatever it takes to win. That philosophy holds true for Wilson and his coaching staff and it will surely rub off on the players as well. They have a good young team and I can see them making the playoffs next season and I can also see them developing into cup contenders in 2 or 3 years. There is a visible plan and direction and through the recent struggles, that's a very comforting sign for any Leaf fan.
• Canada
19 May 09
It'll be funny if Pittsburgh beats Detroit. Imagine the irony of Hossa jumping ship to Detroit only to see the Pens win. That'll teach him.
@jakeb1 (562)
• United States
13 May 09
You might be write and Detroit and Pittsburg could be in the finals again just like last year but for it to happen, they will each have to win their game 7. The Penguins will have to beat the Capitals and the Red Wings will have to beat the Ducks. These hockey playoffs have really been great, especially the series that go to a game 7.