Originally written on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The Eastern Conference finals have played out exactly as NHL fans everywhere had hoped.  Pittsburgh vs. Boston. The number-1 seeded Penguins against the number-3 seeded Bruins. The B’s get their shot at taking out arguably the NHL’s best team, with an all-loaded roster led by Sidney Crosby and Evegeni Malkin. There is no shortage of storylines for this Eastern Conference final. Matt Cooke’s return to Boston as public enemy number one. The Penguins’ explosive offensive attack against the Bruins’ stout defensive structure. Bylsma vs. Julien. And of course, there is “the trade”. Months after Jarome Iginla said no to Boston in favor of joining Pittsburgh, the would-be Flame Matt Bartkowski has become a key member of the Boston defensive unit. It should be an excellent series. As we wait for the Western Conference semi-final series to sort themselves out, the Bruins-Penguins series is not likely to start until this weekend. In preparation, let’s take a look at how Boston and Pittsburgh m...
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