What I will probably turn into if it ends up the Flyers vs. Sharks


Am I the only one who thinks the Flyers look like Halloween pumpkins?

Montreal vs. Philadelphia

What are the Habs to do?  Will the mad scramble to reorchestrate for today’s game have worked?  How will Calamari – sorry – Cammalleri adjust his play to get around the Flyers big defense?  What will they do to get all the big butts out of Halak’s face so that he can actually see the puck in order to play it?  And finally, how will they break up those crashing the crease maneuvers Phil is so good at?

One positive note, though.  Pronger might be injured.  But don’t count him out.  This is a dude who once dislocated his shoulder in the first, had the trainer pop it back in and returned in the third. 

What are the Flyers to do?  LOSE!!!  Gosh darn it!  (I don’t like to curse unless it is absolutely necessary.  It’s unrefined and unladylike.)

Mmm! Shark sushi! My favourite!

Chicago vs. San Jose

If the Sharks solve the Niemi puzzle, that’ll be a large problem for the Blackhawks.  However, this is an experienced team who knows the virtue of patience and tends not to get flustered easily.  They need to wear down the Sharks top line early and play smart, not rough.  Playoff penalties seem to be the bane of everyone’s existence.

What are the Sharks to do?  Please see my comment above regarding the Flyers.

In addition to my fellow bloggers, NHL.com has a couple of nice preview pieces here and here.

{couldn’t resist since Squddie factors so prominantly in the playoffs}

And finally…


Tags: Blackhawks Cammalleri Chicago Flyers Habs Halak Hockey Montreal NHL NHL.com Niemi Philadelphia Post-Season Pronger San Jose Sharks Stanley Cup