The puck is almost ready to drop on the latest NHL season and the EA SPORTS NHL team is keeping tradition alive with another season simulation. After treating fans to two Original Six match-ups in the first round of playoff action, it was business as usual for the Eastern Conference powerhouse Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins.
Dispensing of the Canadiens and Capitals respectively in the second round, Boston and Pittsburgh met in the conference finals for a second straight year with Sid the Kid and the Pens moving through to the Finals.
So, the Penguins are going to beat the Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals and play the Blues fo the Stanley Cup. Didnt we just go through this bullshit?
I cannot believe how many people are ignoring the fact that the Bruins just swept the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Finals last season. Its like it never happened.
Anyone who thinks the Penguins are magically going to beat the Bruins this time is time around is an idiot. Not only did the Bruins get better this offseason with the acquisitions of Loui Eriksson and Jarome Iginla, but the Penguins got worse.
They lost Jarome Iginla, their goalie, Tomas Voukoun, is out indefinitely recovering from hip surgery and their other goalie Marc-Andre Fluery is so fucked up in the head that he has reportedly been seeing a sports psychologist.
To ignore the fact that the Penguins literally dont have a goalie and pick them to make the Stanley Cup Final just because they have Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin is idiotic. I cannot believe some people's hard-ons for Sidney Crosby are really THAT stiff.