Canucks in 6
I would like to welcome back the Flames to the post season. It is nice to see 5 of the 6 teams in the play-offs (I was cheering for the Oilers as well). As good as the season was for the Flames it will end in the first round. The Flames lack off experience, grit, and DEPTH will lead to their downfall. And lets face it; the FLAMES organization making it to the play-offs, is their Stanley Cup. After all the team is making money again by being in the play-offs. I see KIPRUSOFF as I saw TURCO last year, a great unproven goalie going into the “second” season on a high. The pressure will eventually get to him. Vancouver has the edge in scoring as well, other than IGINLA the rest of the team is average. Canucks just have to put a checking line on him and they will eliminate him from play as did New Jersey with THORNTON last year. It’s also a far fetch dream that the FLAMES will be the DUCKS of last year. After all SYKORA & KARIYA were the best players during the season for the Ducks, but the grit players took over in the post season. The likes of LECLERC, RUCCHIN, & NIEDERMAYER (BAD trade!!!).
P.S. Maybe I should mention that I BLEED Blue & White…and really there is no other team for me other than the BUDS…but still nice to see other Canadian teams in the post season…I know CBC & TSN are happy…16 wins left => GO LEAFS GO!!!
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