Originally Posted by Smiling Assassin27
5-5 in their last 10 isn't exactly 'good hockey'. one of those was a shutout loss to the team they're playing in round 1. as for the Wings being artificially good, i'd recommend you check out the olympics--integral parts of the swedish gold medal team, russian team(datsyuk), and american team (schneider/chelios) are on this team and the only concerns are a) in goal and b) in experience (crop of young guys who can play but haven't proven they can stand the pressure of the cup playoffs yet). edmonton's a sexy upset pick but dave lewis isn't coaching this bunch anymore--babcork will not allow them to play soft.
your not winning any arguements by telling me that they have alot of swedes and a russian, or a pair of really old us defensemen, ask the people in ottawa how far you go in the playoffs with a bunch of swedes, they got there gold medal, they could care less about the stanley cup. I stand by my prediction that they exit stage right round one.