Of the teams in the playoff race, who would you like to see in the Stanley Cup?"Great question Danielle! The teams that FS always cheers for the in the playoffs are the teams that have less exposure in the NHL, haven't had playoff success in the last few years, and have players I like.
Right off the bat, I can eliminate Toronto, Pittsburgh, the Rangers, Montreal, Detroit, and Buffalo for their league-wide over exposure. I can eliminate Carolina, Tampa, and Calgary for their recent successes. I can eliminate the Ducks because I don't like Pronger and Getzlaf. I can eliminate Atlanta because I hate Bob Hartley.
That leaves us with:
New York Islanders
in the East.
In the West that leaves us with
So looking at those teams, "Ask FS" is hoping for a New Jersey/Nashville final. That should tick off the suits in the NHL front offices sufficiently, it'll help both cities, Nashville to boost attendance, New Jersey to gain some forward momentum as they move into the Prudential Center this fall.
Thanks for the question Danielle, it's always great to hear from a female hockey fan! Until next time, "Let's Go Caps!"