Thursday, May 28, 2009

Coach Willie's Stanley Cup prediction

Well I was 2-0 in the last round of the playoffs and an overall 8-6. Both Pittsburgh and Detroit return for a rematch of last year's final. The final is a bit more challenging to predict since both teams have a realistic shot at winning the Cup. Their regular season record doesn't help since they went 1-1. At this point both teams have key players banged up and too injured to play. However, Pittsburgh doesn't have as much depth as Detroit which will be a disadvantage as the the series lumbers on.

Detroit's weakness was supposed to be goaltending but Osgood doesn't seemed to have hurt them. Pittsburgh has a slight chance of winning the Cup but it will only happen if Crosby and Malkin continue playing at the same level as they have been over the first three rounds. Either way it will be an exciting series dominated by very skilled players.

Detroit in 6 games.