I was a Bulls fan all throughout the glorious 90s. Sometimes you just knew you were going to win a series no matter what could go wrong. The reason? You've got the best player.
Not equals but nobody's gonna take this series from Crosby. He can coast and wear the gatorade towels over the shoulder at the end. Game 1 I guess he did so in between setting up two goals with a primary assist and knocking the USS Hal Gill on his ass.
He is the best folks.
No doubt they win the series and the east with or without Staal. I think they'd be an underdog in the finals but now with the reports that Staal could be back in a few weeks, who knows.
That'll teach me to trust tsn as a source. I think they first reported Gonchar out of the playoffs last year after the knee on knee and he ended up playing less than a week later.