I must admit, I would have never thought that the Stanley Cup finals would have gone to a game 7, but I am glad that it has. There is nothing better in any playoffs – then a series being even and coming down to just one game to decide who is the best. Baseball, basketball and hockey are the only major sports to do it. I don’t want to take anything away from the sports that do – a winner take all (champion) scenario, but it just is not as exciting. Setting up, the any team can beat any team on any given day – is not my idea of a true champion. Make it a best of seven… Now the better team always wins. Winning 4 times is not that easy if you are not the better team.
Friday night, we will get to witness the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins take on each other for the oldest trophy in North American Sports, Lord Stanley’s Cup. I know I will be watching! I really am looking forward to a very good game (I am even hoping for overtime…).
I must go ahead and make my prediction… Red Wings. For those that have been watching – the home team has won every game in the series. Detroit is home – it is hockeytown, the fans are crazy about their Wings and they are the better team. I believe that there has been 19 game 7 Stanley Cup finals and the home team has won 17 of them.
Let the debate on who should win begin! Friday night it will be all settled.