posted on May, 5 2004 @ 01:00 PM
SanJose - Calgary should be a great series, I see this series going at least 6 and more likely 7 games. Netminders Nabokov and Kiprusoff have been
playing very well and should continue that in this next round. I dont really care too much who wins, but it's nice to see SJ and Calgary in the
The Flyers travel to Tampa Bay to start their conference final on Saturday. The Flyers didnt beat TB this season, but in my biased opinion that
doesn't matter now. Heck, we had Jeff Hackett in net for a few of those games and well, enough said.
I think the Flyers take a TON of momentum with
them down to Florida and face a team that hasn't played in well over a week. Some say the rest is nice, but I'll take the momentum over rest anyday.
The Flyers are playing well in both ends of the ice, they're scoring, hitting, checking, and Esche has been nothing short of AWESOME. The Lightning
are also a very small team, although they're speedy. I think our much bigger forwards (Primeau, LeClair, Brashear, Handzus, etc) will eventually wear
down the Bolts and make them always looking over their shoulder, which can be very distracting when trying to carry the puck. I'm hoping for at least
a split in Tampa the first two games and then we come back to Philly where we are 6-0 in the playoffs. I hope Sami Kapanen is ok, you know what I'm
talking about if you saw the hit on him about 30 seconds before Roenick scored the overtime game winner. Kapanen got up and fell three times before
finally his teammates on the bench grabbed him in. The ironic thing is that JR was just getting on the ice in place of Kapanen before he labeled that
shot top corner, what a beautiful goal!!! I'll tell ya, Toronto has some damn dirty players, especially Tucker and Sundin. Now they have all summer to
practice their cheapshots.
I'm picking the Flyers in 6 games, winning game 6 right back here in Philly. I told my friends that if we make it to the Stanley Cup finals this year
that I would shave my head bald. Get the razor ready!! GO FLYERS !!!!!!!
I'm also picking the Sharks in the west final in 7 games.
I love the NHL playoffs, I live for this $hit!