This one's a bit of a quickie, since I'm in Florida right now with the family. Excitement! Despite the fact that I'm supposed to be spending quality time with people or whatever, I have had the chance to catch game 1 of the SCF, and aside from laughing at the absurdity of the entire game, I was not impressed. Where was the solid goaltending by the backup-cum-starters? The first line of Kane, Toews, and Buff was completely invisible, as were Carter, Richards, and Giroux. The defense, with the probable exception of Chris Pronger who managed to be a +2 on the evening, was just not even anywhere near the level that you need to be at to win a hockey game, let alone a Stanley Cup Final game, in front of the goaltenders that both teams have to work with. What in the world is going on here?
So, I was wondering - what do you guys think will win the Cup? Will it have to be defense against big scorers who have finally woken up? Will it be solid goaltending against the role players? Will it be someone knocking Daniel Carcillo the hell out (he's back in tonight)? Or will it just boil down to whatever coach can pull miracles out of their team's collective ass? Every aspect in these games are important, but which one do you lean towards?