I was with the OP on Capitals and Black Hawks making it to the end and I'm definitely surprised to see the Flyers there. I will be cheering for the Hawks but won't be upset to see the Flyers win.
How do you really feel? Injured players..... suspensions..... bench clearing beatdowns.....
It's just a game, get over it. Probably just as well the Habs lost for the sake of Montreal. The city probably wouldn't have been left standing after the rioting.
Being a Blues fan, I have some interest in both teams winning. I think coach Q got ran out of town here and he is a top coach. He got a team committed to win and I want him to get a cup. On the other hand Pronger was one of the pillars in the Blues last decent team. He too got ran out of town by the Lauries. I have such a respect for his game. He plays on the edge. He finds out what he can get away with and then does a little more. He has a respectable shot from the point and has learned how to use the whole blueline.
If the Hawks can get Pronger in the penalty box, they will have more success and Coach Q knows that.
Great first game.
This style of play will slow down for game 2........There sure was plenty off hard hitting going on the Ice tonight.....They said on the Rap Up Show on the hockey chan.after the game that both coach's hate this style of fast pace play.....(I can see their pt.).................. But game 1 was "On the Edge of Your Seat" type play!!! I loved it...Go Hawks!