Well, it happened, Stanley Cup Finals, game 7. The second seed Carolina Hurricanes go up against the surprising eighth seed Edmonton Oilers. Edmonton has little to prove after recovering from a 3-1 deficit in this series and working there way and beating some of the best teams in hockey, often on away ice. Tonight’s game in Raleigh will be a huge advantage to the Canes. The RBC Center is a very loud arena, and will no doubt be packed. Additionally, only two or three teams have won a game 7 on away ice for the cup.
Edmonton however was thinking ahead when playing game six by being the more physical team, and putting every cane into the boards or onto the ice every chance they could, in hopes that the pain would linger for a few days. The best thing that Edmonton has going for it is the fact that they have won the past two games, including the game six shutout where the Edmonton defense limited shots on goal and created a lopsided stats sheet.
Personally, I want Edmonton to win. I don’t like southern teams winning in Hockey, Edmonton has the history (even though the Hurricanes were the Harford Whalers), and they have been the seeded as the underdogs the entire playoffs. Oh, and if they beat the Wings, they better be good enough to win the cup.