Two best teams in the league, just the way it should be. Chicago in 5.
Didn't the 2 best teams just play in the western final?
PMed a couple people and said Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals just might be for the Clark Cup. Making that argument is not without reason but coming from you it's pure homer IMO. ... But hey Maiden, why change horses in the middle of the street?
Couple things I'm sure of.
1, this will be a no bells series. Noticed no bells at SC and I know, for now , no bells in the City of Big Shoulders.
2, SC IMO has the talent to overwhelm if they play their game often enough but so do the Washington Caps. Tarek Baker is their 4C and their goalie is a 96 with a .950% SPG. No need to go into anymore detail trying to point out their talent.
Other than that as far as I know SC is healthy although Dman Wilson took a funky spill with his leg twisted under him in Game 5. Hopefully the kid is ok. ...... Couldn't say that about Loo with +29 Dman Ryczek out and Bowers obviously not right when he could suit up but they pushed em to 5.
Just so hard, and forgive me for acting like a dog on a bone, to really get the SC overall game with that damn SD feed (man I can't even read a number on a jersey!!!). No detail or nuance but when I see em on the road in a HD feed what surprises me from this uber skilled group is their physicality and ability in their own zone. No super skilled one trick pony are the Musketeers. From my novice eye this group plays the game the right way despite their skill, same as the Steel do.
Far as I know, and I don't ask anyone, the Steel are still without 2 of their starting Dmen in Aamodt and Regula but the forwards are healthy. If I'm right SC advantage before puck drop as the Steel will run with 5 Dmen for the 3rd series in a row.
I need to see SC Journal's Jerry Giese's write up tomorrow for a feel of the thing. Great writer who not only knows the Musketeers but the league as well. One more free read for me and I saved it up for Giese's look at the series before Game 1.
Would love a Steel win but give the fans a Game 5 and how the hell can you complain as the two #1 seeds collide?