This is going to be a big matchup between the defending champions and a ragtag group playing for hockey’s most storied franchise. I expect a bigger role from Jordan Staal in this series. Sidney Crosby can take care of the rest. Jaroslav Halak proved he’s no slouch, but the Habs simply won’t be able to match Pittsburgh’s firepower.
For a brief moment in each team’s quarterfinal matchups, there were moments where it seemed neither team had enough gas to make it into the second round. Yet they got over their initial stumbling and ultimately ended up taking control.
The Good Old Hockey Show host Jeff Hancock stepped away from the radio booth and into his shoes as WEBN Sports‘ NHL analyst.
Hancock answered the viewers question in this week’s mailbag segment.
Special thanks to Joel from Milford, MI, Andy from Oslo, Norway (and from Fight Night at the Joe) , and Greg from Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
This Saturday The Good Old Hockey Show will be joined by James Mirtle of the Toronto Globe and Mail. Mirtle will be joining us at 1:30pm to talk some playoff hockey.
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Contrary to what my esteemed colleague Jeff Hancock believes, there are in fact fans of the Coyotes and there are plenty of them, as evidenced by the white-out that has returned to the Jobing.com Arena.
In fact, during tonight’s 3-2 victory over the Red Wings, Phoenix pulled off the feat in front of an announced attendance of 17,125. How do you like them apples, Jeff?
Granted, this series is far from over, but I stand by the underdogs.