Ahh, the playoffs.
How long it's been.
This is the time that separates the men from the boys and shows how truly craptacular OLN's TV deal with the NHL is--guess which series is the ONLY one that LanceTV errr The Cycling Network errr FlyersTV errr OLN is refusing to show?
If you guessed "Carolina-Montreal", you're right!
You know what? Fuck OLN. It's been my mantra all season, as I've steadfastly boycotted them because they refuse to give a fair shake to the 26 teams in the League not named Philadelphia, New York (Rangers), Colorado, or Detroit.
Moving right along:
The Hurricanes need to not take the Habs lightly. Case in point: Boston. The last two times the Habs and Bruins met in the playoffs, the Habs wound up winning because the Bruins decided "Fuck it, we're up three games to zip--it's Miller Time!" and took a vacation....which culminated in them being sent off to early tee times at Bethpage Black.
Goaltending will be pretty key, here--most wags have Huet starting in goal, but I think that Gainey might toss Aebischer at us instead (in a sort of master/padawan duel). That could be interesting to see. The refs also claim that they're going to call penalties, but I'll believe that the first time I see Ribiero called for diving when he falls to the ice like he's been shot cos Eric Staal looks at him crosseyed.
We'll see--and as I've said before, they'll finish where they finish.
SCREW JUSTICE! I WANT A CUP!