This will be one of the better series IMO. I think the Pens have the potential for a first round upset, but I think they will be in tough to pull it off against the deep and playoff experienced Sens. I think the lack of experience + lack of depth, will be the Pens achilles heel.
But if Emery can't be a rock back in between the twine, the Sens hopes for a long playoff long run, are a lil slimmer. Will the loss of Hasek and Lurch (Chara) be evident? I guess we'll see..
Crosby, Malkin, Staal, Recchi will give the Sens fits on defense, but can the rest of the team step up as well? The added grit of Roberts and Laraque should help the young inexperienced Pens. Depth behind Gonchar and Whitney is suspect, and will be tested when other teams are rolling out 3-4 lines.
If anything, this series should give the Pens good experience to build on.
Sens in 6.
"We have enough youth, how about a fountain of SMART?"
Madness takes it's toll....please have exact change.