First let me just say that I am a Blackhawks fan and hate the Red Wings, however I find myself cheering for them to advance. There is a good reason for it so hear me out. The only reason I am cheering for Detroit is because I believe that they have a better chance to beat the Canucks in the Western Conference Finals and I despise the Vancouver Canucks. If you haven't heard the Red Wings have fought their way back from being down 3-0 against the Sharks to tie the series 3-3. This is part of the reason why I don't think the Sharks could beat Vancouver.
The Sharks have shown us from past seasons that they are a great regular season team and a terrible playoff team. They are Washington Capitals of the Western Conference pretty much. As Noffke stated in our intense Business Lunch, if the Sharks advance to the Western Conference Finals it will be a match of which team freaks out first (Lets face it the Cancuks faced a Nashville team that has no offensive weapons so they had nothing to fear in that one). On that note I have to give credit where credit is due, the Canucks are a very good hockey team. A hockey team that freaks out just as easily as the Sharks but can beat them as well.
The Red Wings have solid veterans on the team that have the playoff experience that will benefit them is this Game 7 and possibly beyond. The majority of the roster is over the age of 30 but they are still solid players that could match up well against the Canucks. So is it wrong for me to cheer for the Red Wings because I think they have a better chance to beat the Canucks? Don't get me wrong if they make it to the Stanley Cup Finals I hope they get swept but I want them to beat the Canucks in the process. Thoughts?