To the readers:
Well, I decided to bring back the mailbag and answer some of your questions or concerns about the NHL, especially the New Jersey Devils. My offseason has gone pretty well so far and doing some reading. I started to read books during the lockout and it is good way to pass time waiting for next season. Also, I am working on some hockey projects for next season.
Roger and I are working out the logistics and we'll be blogging on a regular basis throughout the summer. You can also find me on the Pens Buzzcast with Metzer and May.
What do you know about the bruins?
My prediction is Bruins in Four
I know a lot about the Bruins and I am familiar with Claude Julien. They are a good team but they are not getting past the Canes, which defeated the beast of the east.
I like your spirit and can you send me a video of Smokey the Bear chanting, "here we go Bruins, here we go!"
4 2nd round upsets
Right... that aint gonna happen.
I do not understand your argument. Three of the four teams I picked have beaten their opponents in Game 2 on the road. The Ducks, Hawks, and Canes have proven they can win on the road and have taken back home ice advantage.
The Pens have an uphill climb but I think the Caps will falter. The Hawks nearly could have pulled off a 2-0 lead over the Canucks. The Ducks have some great goaltending and the Canes will be running over the Bruins like they did in Game 2.
Canes in 4?
You know I did have some respect for you, but to pick the Canes in a SWEEP? Could it be because the bitter taste of defeat is still in your mouth, because you cracked open the Michelob Ultra Light with 2 minutes to go in game 7 thinking there was NO way they were getting one by # 30 Mr.Dependable? Have you watched one Bruins game lately? In case you didn't hear, they signed a guy name Zdeno a few years back. Let's see what Staal can do with Chara draped over him every shift.. Kessel, Savard, Ryder, Bergeron, Krejci etc.. who on your blue line will stop them? Get Wesley & Zarley Zalapski out of the retirement home.. And I haven't even mentioned Lucic. Yes Lucic. He will run the Canes over. Excuse me for my tone, but these are the Canes that were a minute & a half from being eliminated a few days ago & now they're going to SWEEP the Bruins?? As if to say the Devils would have beaten the Bruins? I'll get back to you in a week..
I know. I know. It is easy to get excited about winning the Stanley Cup after moving past the first round since the Ray Bourque/Sea Bass days, but let's not get too ahead of ourselves. Yes, the Bruins are a great team but Carolina has something that no other team has showed me yet during the playoffs. That is a gritty determination and a fearless attitude, unlike the last series with the Habs. This Carolina team will win the Cup.
I apologize for predicting a sweep because I underestimated the fact New Jersey wore the Canes down the last series. But the Canes have adjusted and to answer question who on the Canes' blueline will stop them? Don't need them because they have Cam Ward. And your boy Chara limited Staal to one empty net goal and one assist in Game 2.
By the way, my beer of choice is Molson XXX or Budweiser.
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