Let's see.....Tampa Bay....who was sort of an "obvious choice" is out in 1st round........Pen's, who don't\didn't have the "horses" to make it past the 2nd round anyway are out (Yes, I'm a Pen's fan)......
I just want my "fan participant trophy" for all the swearing I did at the Pen's defense during the alleged games they played.
I actually root for the Caps. Want the winner of the Metro to win it all. And you can hate on the Caps, but a majority of their roster, if you found out the Pens signed them as a free agent, would you love it or hate it?
Tom Wilson is just a better Matt Cooke. Of course, we all hate him, but nobody would be disappointed if he played for the Pens. Just like when Kasparaitis came here. I hated him then for how he corralled Jagr and Lemieux back in the day. Then he put on a Pens uniform and destroyed Lindros. He went from goat to hero in that one game. So, while I hate the Caps and revel in their defeat (just as their fans probably feel about the Pens), they have players that I dislike now, but I'd find a way to love if they were here.