Friday, May 25, 2007
Who Will Win It All?
Here is the rundown of the Stanley Cup Finals, and who I think will eventually take home the cup.
Senators Reasons They Can Win
The Senators are finally having the post-season that the fans having been waiting for for ever. Unless you are 80+ than you haven't been alive to see Ottawa win the cup. A big reason they can win is Alfredsson. He is playing the best hockey of his career, and is the front-runner for the Conn Smythe. They also have a top line of Heatley, Spezza and Alfresson. Secondary scoring also is not an issue, as Mike Fisher leads a very good 2nd line. Chris Neil and other grinders lead the 3rd and 4th lines. They are also great on the defensive side. They have a solid defence that includes Wade Redden and the playoffs leading shot blocker, Anton Volchenkov. And finally, Ray Emery has been the best goal-tender in the playoffs putting up incredible numbers against great teams.
For the Senators to win the series, they must get the job done in regulation. In O.T, the Ducks are nearly perfect as they only have 1 loss in extra time. They also need to be more physical. The Ducks are without a doubt the most physical team in the league, so Ottawa will have to grind to win.
Ducks Reasons They Can Win
The Ducks' great teams over past years have never won the cup. But now they get another chance to do it. Their offence is full of veterans and young guys. They have Teemu Selanne, who is playing in his 1st final firing at all cylinders and is the Ducks 3rd leading scorer. They also have young guys like Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf, who are both having great a playoffs season statistically. Their defence is unlike any other team in the league. With Chris Pronger, Scott Neidermayer and Francois Beauchemin, they are amazing defensively. They also have J.S Giguere, who has found the groove he had in 2003.
For the Ducks to win, they need to keep up the physical play and take it to Ottawa's young goalie. If they can take some games to O.T, than they will win most of them. They will need to work to get the cup.
Who Will Win the Cup?
I think that the Senators will win in 6 games. Right now, no one can even come close to the play that Ottawa is at right now. They will beat the Ducks at home to grab the cup.