That's alright with me, we have been the hammer for a long, long time. Let them have their "shortened" season of glory. We win a few games in the series, then wave to them bye-bye as we move to the East and they stay in the West
Howard IS the reason we even made the playoffs. As it's all ready been stated, the Wings have scored 1 goal total in the 2 games they've lost. Yep, that's a goal tending issue. So I think you gotta "Dance with the one that brought you"
We're all die hard fans, but did anybody really believe we had a chance in this year's playoffs? We got hot to make it in, but all of our deficiencies, that were never addressed by management, are still there.
I assume we'll see Bert and/or Sammy in game two.
That being said, YES. The Ducks are not a scary team. 2 Powerplay goals & an open netter. Half our team played their 1st playoff game. Mule & Abby need to bring what they did last week. if that happens & we stay out of the box, we'll be alright
This could somewhat of a farewell tour for the wings since they are moving east. Start by playing Anaheim who have played a 3 classic/interesting series against each other in the last 10 years. Move on to play one last series(as conference rivals) against Chicago. And finish up against recent rivals San Jose before showing the east what they will have to deal with.
Hmmmmmm, Sharks in the conf final. That's a bold prediction. I like the farewell tour theme, some good PS material right there.