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Let's Have Another Round
May 17, 2009 - John Mehno
Penguins vs. Carolina Hurricanes (Hartford Whalers in different colors) is about to get underway.
I'm picking the Penguins in six games. I think Carolina goalie Cam Ward is good enough to decide a couple of games on his own, but I'll be surprised if he can do that over a full series, The Penguins have too much firepower to get completely shut down, and Sidney Crosby is playing crazy good these days.
If it goes the full seven games, the series will take 17 days. Arenas can't block off huge chunks of dates because most teams don't get this far. You can't turn away that much business on the chance the hockey rink will be needed.
After series against long-standing rivals Phladelphia and Washington, this one comes with very little history between the teams. I'm guessing things will heat up, though.
In the meantime, please enjoy the old Hartford Whalers theme, "Brass Bonanza."