I screwed up and hit null vote, I was going to vote for Detroit/Pittsburgh the third.
I could see that as being the best possible scenario for the NHL (they wouldn't have to spend much money on creating new ads
), both teams have very large fanbases both in the local market as well as scattered throughout the country (higher ratings), and why would the league not want their most marketed player back in the Finals against the most successful US franchise again.
Personally, if the Wings don't make it I want to see Vancouver win it, my reasoning is as follows:
I have co-workers that are fans of each of the remaining Eastern teams and Chicago, so I can't stand to hear the bragging that would go on (it was bad enough hearing my Pens fan co-worker and he was very gracious about the whole situation) and if San Jose knocks us out I want them to go down in flames at the hands of their next opponent (I'm not opposed to the Sharks winning the Cup, just not at our direct expense).