Re: Around The League - Playoff Style
posted at 5/25/2013 12:20 AM EDT
In response to shuperman's comment:
In response to BSXIII's comment:
Pittsburgh is rolling right now. Ottawa impressed me the most of all EC teams in the first round, and they just got stomped. Hopefully the Pens get some rust during the long break.
I think the Bruins forwards can contain Crosby, but Malkin really worries me. He's a freak who plays his best in big games. Whatever size and strength advantage Chara has on him he more than makes up for with speed and agility.
Ottawa's defense and goaltending was great all season, and Pittsburgh lit them up. They look damn scary right now.
I agree, but Chara is a huge game changer for us. Seidz must come back. Ottawa and NYI do not have 4 lines deep like we do. I think Chara likely will match up against the Malkin line. I think Seidz foot speed is better for Crosby. I likely try to match Bergie against Crosby. KHL+Chara against Malkin.
I like our goaltending and defense better. LA Kings had 50+ hits last game. That's insane. I think our team must use the same approach. Our PK is the best in the league vs an amazing PP.
I said this when Iggy went to Pitt. I believe Boston has the exact type of team to beat them. The fact the NYI took them to game 6 OT tells me they can be beat.
I think the LA KIngs are the team to beat at the moment.
No kidding Shupe, these guys play a hard hitting,heavy forechecking, agressive game and have the offensive talent to match.Fast breakouts by the d-men,Doughty & Voynov especially and their version of Boychuk is Andy Greene. Richard and Brown are beasts and will give the winner of Det/Chi a beatdown.Quick...well... is quick.