Just real quick, I don’t want to bore anyone with a long post like my novel from the last one, I want to talk about how things are going to go down tonight in game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Carolina is going to win, with a score of 5-2. I have $1.20 riding on the Hurricanes. Here are three reasons why the ‘Canes will win this one.
1. Offense. Edmonton has mediocre forwards who have stepped up the past couple of games. Fernando Pisani, Raffi Torres and Ales Hemsky aren’t yet great players. If they were, the Oilers would have been higher than the 8th seed in the West. The Hurricanes, on the other hand, can rely on Eric Cole, Doug Weight, Mark Recchi, Eric Staal, Rod Brind’amour, and Mark Cullen, many proven veterans with playoff experience are mixed with those young skaters.
2. Goaltending. Cam Ward has been stalwart in net for the ‘Canes for the playoffs, and Martin Gerber is waiting in the wings. Dwayne Roloson had had Ward’s role for the Oilers. The only problem is Roloson’s season ended during game one. The Oilers now are relying on Jussi Markkanen with Ty Conklin as a shaky back-up.
3. Home ice. The last team to win on the road in a major competetive sport in a Game 7 of a championship series was the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Orioles in 1979.
5-2. You heard it here first. – Ryan