This year's Stanley Cup Final matchup is not only what the NHL dreamed of all season, but it's also what most fans wished for as well.
These are the two best teams in the league and, after watching 10 minutes of game 1, it's clear that this will be a better final than any in recent memory.
The question I've been struggling with all week is this one: How do these two team stack up against each other? Let's do this using hands:
On the one hand, Detroit, IMHO, has a slight edge in primary scoring (Datsyuk/Zetterberg vs Crosby/Malkin).
On the other hand, Pittsburgh has the edge in secondary scoring (Hossa/Sykora vs all other Detroit forwards).
On the one hand, Detroit has the edge on D.
On the other hand, Pittsburgh has a slight edge in nets.
On the one hand, Detroit has the edge behind the bench.
On the other hand, Pittsburgh has the edge on the PP.
On the one hand, Detroit has home ice advantage.
On the other hand...
I'm all out of hands.
Detroit in 7