So we draw Montreal in Round 1 of The Stanley Cup playoffs.
Who do you think has a better chance of winning this series?
Who will have the better goaltender?
Who will be the best defenseman?
Who will be the best goalie?
Will Kassian pull a Carkner>?
Who will be the MVP?
Who will be the overall better team?
Who will be the tougher team?
Who will be the faster team?
Just got tickets...They were almost sold out game 1 before the game started tonight. THUS, Less Montreal fans games 3 and 4 in Ottawa.
Finally, MacLean juggles the line up. The third line is looking good at the moment with Pageau, Conacher, and Condra.
Alfy is playing great. Especially, if he has reduced minutes i.e. 15-20 is great. I feel if he goes over 20 his play starts to diminish.
Gryba and Weircoch could be our third D pairing with Phillips out.
Montreal is really the best match up we could get. Thus, I believe we have a good chance to win. We both play similiar hockey. Price has not been that good of late. Thus, Andy could out play him.
Kassian will be our Carkner this matchup. As in I could see MacLean using him the same way he used Carkner in the Rangers series if a certain player picks on Karlsson.
If we can win this series...i would say we have 40-60% chance looking at the matchups...Then, Spezza could return and the other teams should be more banged up than us as the Canadians dont play as physical a game as Boston, Pittsburg, Toronto...Thus, lets take this one down!
In order to win this series the Sens HAVE TO WORK ON THE PP...The Canadians power play is very good and they will make us pay for taking penalties.
We also have to score more goals on average than we did in the season.
I believe we will win in 7.