Here is my theory on why the flyers will most likely sweep the Habs:
It all has to do with matchups. The habs are a less talented version of this years Devils. It's hard to characterize each team acuratelly, but I think this would be easiest to simply compare teams. Both Pittsburgh and WAshington are teams that win by sustaining zone pressure and scoring the pretty goals. The habs weren't a great matchup for either of those teams. It's more like those were the only teams the habs had a fighting chance in beating. I think the habs are basically last year's canes. The canes were able to hang in there against those defense first type teams. But they couldn't beat the pens offensive system. For the habs, they're able to hang in there against those offensive teams, but they're not going to be able to handle a team that plays the griddy physical style of play like the Flyers.
For the most part, the playoffs only take you as far as your good matchups go. You'll get those close series where teams are evenly matched, and the character and skill of each team's players will be put to the test. THe teams that can avoid bad matchups and win the evenly matched series will go the furthest.
Anyway, habs are done in 4, maybe 5 if they're lucky.
Edited by The Facepainter, 16 May 2010 - 11:46 PM.