It all starts at 5:00MST tonight for Flames fans - the dreaded Red Wings are our first round opponent and some fans couldn't be happier.
Sure we beat them in 6 games in 2004 and sure the Oilers beat them last year...but the difference between those 2 Red Wing teams and this one is one man: Dominik Hasek.
I think the Red Wings have more confidence this year than others because he's back. Why wouldn't they? When healthy, he's one of the most dominating goalies in the league. It will be tough for the Flames but they can pull it out if they play physical, keep possesion of the puck and cycle (I never thought I would agree to cycling the puck, but it will work playoff time!).
So enjoy the series and if you can, enjoy the Red Mile!
My prediction for the series? Flames in 6!