Posted on: May 5, 2008 3:49 pm

NHL Final Four

- And then there were 4: Pittsburgh and Dallas advance in overtime thrillers, and, while Pitt was no surprise, the Stars managed to race out to a 3-0 lead, and then allowed the Sharks to creep and creep back into the series. However, Marty Turco has looked nothing short of amazing on getting his way to the Western Conference Finals. What interests me the most about these Western Conference Finals is that Marty Turco generally struggles against the Red Wings, especially in Detroit, where the Stars lost twice this year, only going 1-3 over the course of the series this year. Will Turco continue this hot streak? My guess would be yes. Unfortunately for him, I don't think his team is better than the Red Wings, considering one of their second line players, Johan Franzen, just broke the franchise goal record for a series, besting Gordie Howe's mark of 8 in a 7 game series, with 9 in a 4 game series. Their starting line of Henrik Zetterburg, Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Holmstrom is, in my opinion, the best line in the country, with Sydney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Marian Hossa coming in as a close second. Personally I think the Wings will win in 6 games, and the Penguins, who still have not played a quality opponent in my mind, will march through the Flyers in 5 games, setting up a pretty interesting Stanley Cup Finals. Personally I think the Wings will win (then again, I'm a hometown fan) but lets see how things work out.
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