Well after Game 1 I thought Tampa was the stronger team but man that was an ass kicking last night. While I wouldn't mind seeing a David vs goliath matchup of Flyers vs Flames, I have a lot of hate for the Flyers and hope the Lightning win.
Lisa: They used it to settle fights at taverns Homer: She said tavern! I'm going to Moe's Marge: I never agreed to that rule
Geez, why couldn't the Isles have done that (Please don't answer that, I already know why)? I also hate the Flyers (I do love TastyKake, though) and really would love to see Tampa Bay win this series (after that, go Flames).
Heh...looked to me like the Lightning played right into the Flyers' hands by the end of that game. The last thing they wanna do is turn this into a physical series, especially heading to Philadelphia for the next two games. Their only chance is to try and out-skate the Flyers the way Ottawa did the last two years. If the Flyers continue to lock down Lecavalier and St. Louis, though, that might not be possible in which case things could move along very quickly in the Flyers' favour.
The Toronto Maple Leafs: Hockey's equivalent of the Chicago Cubs, but easier to hate.
The Flyers have had a whole range of games in the Playoffs but when they're ON, they look unbeatable. It just seems like it takes a loss or a really pressure packed situation to get them to switch it on this year.
I wouldn't count Tampa out just yet, though. I think Khabibulin will bounce back and steal them Game #3.
"Each race determines for itself what indecencies are. Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them." - Mark Twain
So I see why San Jose would make the deal, but what do the B's get out of it? They save a bit of cap room, but there were other ways to do that... Is Boston throwing in the towel on the season already?