Last Round: 2-0
Playoff record:: 9-5
Stanley Cup Final
So, this is it. The final round.
The Boston Bruins vs. the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup final starting Wednesday night at the United Center.
Well, this one should be simple. This one should be easy.
The Hawks were the best team in the league. They’ve come through a tough playoff and ready to take it to the next level.
Not so fast folks.
The Bruins showed the Pittsburgh Penguins you can have all the assets in the world but it doesn’t mean a thing. The Pens were beaten by a better team and beaten in every aspect of the game at the same time.
The Bruins have Tuukka Rask. The Hawks have Corey Crawford. Neither has done it before. That could be the difference in this series. Goaltending could be what it’s all about here. In that corner, I’m taking Rask.
I saw it first hand at the East Final. Rask was outstanding.
Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg are a force to be reckoned with and that could be a lot for the Hawks to handle. I like Marian Hossa and wouldn’t mind seeing him with another Cup as well.
I will take the Bruins in 6. The physical force will be out the talented Hawks with Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith. Another parade in Beantown this spring.
Let’s get yours. Bobby please lead the proceedings.