I understand why everyone would say Pittsburgh, what with Fleury, Letang, Crosby, Malkin, plus their additions...but I reeeally think people are over-valuing the Blues. They're a great team, but they don't really have defensive depth. Outside of Pietrangelo, and maybe Polak, who've they really got? Jackman is well past his prime, and over rated anyway, and Halak isn't as good as everyone thought. He, and the entire Blues defense, was picked apart by the Kings (in their defense *pardon the pun* LA was playing lights out hockey through the entire playoffs). I would look at LA repeating before I'd look at the Blues.
I second that, le Canadien
beeing my hometown team, I can tell you about Halak he's a great #2 material or if you prefer he's an average #1 if he split the season with the other keeper. A few years ago when he was the #1 keeper for the Habs when the lost in the conference final against the Flyers after winning against the Caps and the Pens a lot of people said he have been great, that's false he have been okay and that's all. Against the Caps he started a game on the bench, in each series he have been pull off the net.
How does the Habs won their series against Washington and Pittsburgh, by scoring goals.
Habs had a goal for average of 2,86 against the Capitals, agaisnt the Penguins they had a GFA of 2,71 but in the conference finals against the Flyers they only scored 1,4. Halak look good because he had a team that scored goals in front of him to win those series, does he has been worst against the Flyers, no but they wasn't scoring like in the past 2 series. Just saying, when we lost agaisnt the Bruins, we scored 8 goals in 7 games, it's a miracle that we went that far in the Stanley Cup Final.
It isn't because we are canadian that we know everything about hockey. I'm sure if we ask to the average hockey fan how the tripping penalty work most of them would be wrong.
We have more than we think in common with ''Le Canadien de Montréal''
Both have logo shapped in ''C''
Canadien and Canucks mean the samething
We both hate the Boston Bruins now
Alain Vigneault coached both teams
Rogers Arena, Centre Bell, it's phones company
We are blue white and green they are blue white and red
Our #1 goalie is from Qc, their #1 goalie is from BC
But we have one important thing different and I hope it will change after the next season, we don't have Stanley Cup banner