Not sure why I have the Flyers on the brain this year when it comes to the Stanley Cup, I have done a pretty crappy job of picking the Stanley Cup Champion the past few years.
The Chicago Blackhawks are, in my opinion, and in the opinion of many, a much better team, and should be able to overcome the lowly Flyers in this best of seven series.
So why still hold on to the dream that the Flyers can take this series? For one, I don’t flip flop in the middle of the series. The ‘Hawks could have gone up 3-0 or 3-1 and I would stay on the Flyers bandwagon, solely because thats where I started the series.
Home ice advantage has been huge so far in this series, with the home team winning every game; with the next game in Philadelphia – we could easily be talking about a Friday night Game 7 (and again, we all know how much I love a game seven!).
Before you go planning a parade through downtown Chicago – remember Detroit won game 5 last year to take a 3-2 series lead before Pittsburgh won two in a row. And the series was eerily similar to what we have this year. The home team won games one through five. Detroit embarrassed Pittsburgh 5-0 in game five, and Pittsburgh went on to to win their final home game as well as Game 7 in Detroit.
Its often said if you win Game Five the series is yours, but I still hold fast that the Flyers will win in seven – and the fans of Chicago will have to watch as another Pennsylvania team wins the Cup before them.