Flyers/Blackhawks: Final Thoughts Leading into the Stanley Cup Finals

May 28th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
It’s funny how things work out. Last summer there were a few teams that kept creeping into the experts Stanley Cup champion predictions—the Chicago Blackhawks and, to a lesser degree, the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Blackhawks and Flyers took very different routes to the Stanley Cup Finals. For the Hawks, their high-powered offense and stingy defense paved the way for their regular season and subsequent playoff success.

As for the Flyers, their inclusion in the Stanley Cup Finals came in spite of a coaching change, numerous injuries and with the benefit of hard work, fighting through adversity and a little thing called lady luck.

Regardless of the way these team have arrived in the Stanley Cup Finals, it’s safe to say both of these teams deserve to be here.

Chicago enters the Stanley Cup Finals as the prohibitive favorites with a roster that features some of the most exciting players in the game, mainly, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook.

Upon further review, the Flyers, while offset with plenty of veteran players, boast their own impressive group of youngsters in the form of Mike Richards, Je ...

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