In part two of my entries on Game 7s in the first round, we look at the Eastern Conference, Habs and Captitals.
So we have the 8th seeded Habs looking to upset top ranked President’s Trophy winning Washington.
Like it was done for the Coyotes/Wings, Down Goes Spezza has all you need to know.
Pro: Have a set of skilled dynamic forwards who know how to move the puck around the offensive zone
Con: All of whom are less than 5 feet tall
Pro: Have set of strong leaders with playoff experience including Stanley Cup Winners Brian Gionta and Scott Gomez among others
Con: Also have Hal Gill, a free agent once signed by John Ferguson Jr. of the Toronto Maple Leafs
Pro: Will play game 7 in Washington, free of rioters who might try to set the team bus on fire.
Con: Will play game 7 in Washington, free of Belarusian mobsters who may try to make the Capitals disappear
Pro: Have a blue line anchored by Norris Trophy nominee Mike Green who is known for offensive playmaking abilities make him a threat to score at any time
Con: Have a blue line anchored by Trophy nominee Mike Green who is known for defensive playmaking abilities that make the other team a threat to score at any time
Pro: Captain Alex Ovechkin is an incredibly talented scorer who’s known for his ability to bat the puck out of mid air
Con: Coupled with his pitching ability, Ovechkin may be jumping ship to the Washington Nationals
Pro: In a gift to the team to prepare them for the playoffs, Captain Alex Ovechkin had “too hot to handle” sticks made for every player on the team
Con: Sticks were promptly used to start bonfires in post-game riots after game 6 in Montreal leaving the team with sticks that are "slightly warm" instead
Who’s going to win?
It seems the Capitals turned their backs on the series after going up 3-1. And of course, whenever something turns it back on the Capitals, Ovechkin promptly runs it into to the boards effectively destroying it for weeks to come. On the other side, Halak’s followed the tradition of Habs goaltenders started by Carey Price of smoking. Habs take game 7, then promptly get destroyed in the next round when Halak's fire goes out.