2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Experts Say Series Is More Even Than You Think

May 27th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
There are favorites, and then there are overwhelming favorites.

With the odds-makers in Vegas giving them a 3-to-1 shot at winning the Cup, you can consider the Chicago Blackhawks to be the latter.

However, NHL analysts Don Cherry, Mike Milbury, and Pierre McGuire say "not so fast" when considering the Blackhawks as merely Stanley Cup champs in waiting.

The three men participated in a conference call with Bleacher Report on Thursday as part of the NHL's Media Day.

"When you take a look at the forwards, if you say 'Toews,' I might say 'Richards,'" explained NBC analyst Mike Milbury. "If you say 'Kane,' I might say 'Briere' [etc.]. When you go down the list like that and you start to match things up, this is going to be a longer series, I think, than people realize."

"This series is going to go a lot longer than people think," said NBC analyst Pierre McGuire. "There hasn't been enough credit being given to the Philadelphia Flyers."

McGuire explained that, though seeing the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals is something most would have expected at the beginning of the season, the Flyers unexpected eme ...

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