Neither Alfredsson nor his teammates would dare say it, of course, but the winner of this series is now a mere formality, with the Sabres so completely out of sync they have no chance to record a historic comeback.
Assuming the Sens do get through to the final to face either the Anaheim Ducks or Detroit Red Wings, the 34-year-old Alfredsson will be their leading candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
Imagine if that were to happen. Alfredsson, the only player in the entire NHL the Leaf Nation insists on booing every time he touches the puck, winning the trophy named after the founder of Maple Leaf Gardens.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
A little stale but still tasty...
Yesterday's column by Cox: