This changes the balance of power in the West. I was leaning towards a San Jose-Detroit conference final but now that will have to change. A second round matchup between the Sharks and Avs should be interesting.
You're in a desert, walking along in the sand when all of a sudden you look down and see a tortoise. It's crawling towards you. You reach down and flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over. But it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping.
Chris Pronger recently went on the Dan Patrick radio show and ripped many European players, especially Jaromir Jagr, for playing so hard in the Olympics, but so obviously not playing with that same level of intensity in NHL games.