Stanley Cup Finals
Predators vs Penguins
Date: Monday 29 MAY, 2017
Time: 08:00 ET
Venue: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Predators vs Penguins Live Stream
The Stanley Cup Final begins Monday when the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Nashville Predators at 8 p.m. ET (NBC).
USA TODAY Sports hockey columnist Kevin Allen and Adam Vingan, Predators reporter for The Tennessean, explain why each team will be the last one standing.
This is due in part to a paucity of original thinking among NHL GMs and a difficulty in understanding exactly what made successful teams successful in the first place. Remember when the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup? People thought it was because they had multiple guys who were willing to fight; multiple teams ignored all the elite players on the roster and said, “Well we gotta find some face-punchers.”
Shockingly, this did not result in those teams winning Stanley Cups of their own, as Los Angeles and Chicago traded off the next four championships.