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Eastern Conference Finals--Montreal v. Philadelphia
The Flyers look ready to dominate. After coming back from their deficit last series, the Flyers feel like they cannot lose. The Canadians are buying into the Flyers attitude, they seem to be playing timid. Choking under pressure is a good way to put it. Montreal needs to regain its composure if they want to comeback. Losing two games by such large margins, back-to-back is not good for the self esteem of any team. Mentally, I feel they are not in the right place they need to be to win; physically, they are worn down and are being outplayed. The Flyers are doing everything right and as long as they continue to work and believe they will win it all, they will.
Western Conference Finals--San Jose v. Chicago
San Jose has 6 good face off men, big, strong forwards, and can skate up and down the ice all night. They are good in moving the puck in transition and have played the first two games at home. Despite all this, they have lost the first 2 games in the series. So what is going on? Chicago is controlling the game. They set the tempo, the speed, and they set how the game is going to be played. Chicago is doing a good job of disrupting San Jose's offense and is not turning down the pressure. If the Sharks continue to allow Chicago to dominate how the game will be played, they do not stand a chance of getting back into the series. Chicago has one of the most complete teams left in the playoffs and they will continue to build on their success.
Who will win? I think the Flyers. They feel like they are already the champions, and after coming back from such a large deficit in the semis, they cannot help but feel that they are destined to win.