Will default to supporting Rangers because its been 20 years since their last. It would be good for Lundqvist to actually have a Cup to justify his nickname, and it prevents LA from racking up Cup wins over a short span.
For once this went the exact way I was hoping for! The night the Wings got eliminated I sat and looked at the remaining teams and concluded that my best case scenario for the finals would be Rangers Vs Kings (in terms of my level of hatred for the other teams). And sure enough, that's how it went down. Now I'm saying Go Rags cause the Kings just got a Cup a few years back, and the Rangers have been Cupless for 20 years. But if the Kings do win it definitely won't break my heart by any means.
As cool as another Original Six final would be, I don't want Chicago getting in again. They're already becoming what the Wings used to be. I don't want them to start having more Cups or finals appearances.
Both have been out at the same time for a big chunk of time.
Every player projected to be even a semi-regular center has missed at least 12 games, Andersson is the only one who has played more than 45.
Miller, Quincey, and Kronwall are the only players to have played 70 or more games.
Tatar and Lashoff, along with the three above, are the only players to have missed fewer than 10 games.
Nyquist and Tatar are the two leading goal scorers.
They have dressed 30 skaters and have had 11 rookies dress.
If you had been told those facts at the beginning of the year, haw many games out of the playoffs would you think they'd be right now? I would have figured close to the bottom of the division. Instead, if the season ended today they would be in the playoffs.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty proud of what this team has accomplished, even if it's not what past teams have been able to do.