No matter that trying to divine the finishing point or the winner of any league and any series is like trying to squeeze water from a stone, it’s basically the responsibility of any sports-based web site to wrench predictions out of its crack staff for the playoffs. We here at Flyers Faithful certainly aren’t above it! Below are our staff predictions for the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils. Leave your own predictions in the comments below!
On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Kings-Coyotes and Rangers-Devils series, Flyers offseason surgeries, and the issues between Flyers and Sixers fans. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 24 You can also download it from iTunes here! If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!
1. Pick a new team to watch for the remainder of the playoffs. 2. Cry 3. Reassure yourself that it’s a rebuilding year and they did damn well to get as far as they did. 4. Cry 5. Remind yourself that they beat their rivals. 6. Cry 7. Whine about the referees all through the playoffs. 8. Cry 9. Take a deep breath and pray the offseason isn’t as traumatic as the last one. 10. Buy some tissues. It’s okay to cry a little.
Before the Kings traded Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round pick to the Blue Jackets back in February, they were the lowest goal-scoring team in the league. They needed a proven scorer, and they also needed someone who could provide depth. Enter Jeff Carter, apparently now the jewel in the crown. Despite Carter’s impressive regular season numbers — he led the Flyers in goals his last three seasons with the team and has had four 25-plus goal seasons in the NHL — his playoff performance has always been questioned. In Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, Carter made a …
On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the remaining teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Ilya Bryzgalov’s translated interview, Patrick Kane’s adventures in Wisconsin, and enduring a series between the Devils and Rangers. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 22 You can also download it from iTunes here! If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!