Bob: most experts agree that the serie between Montreal and Boston will be a though one. *Overall, the Boston team is stronger (also much bigger) and has more scorers. *But Montreal has José Théodore which is a new and tremendous goal-tender. *In 1971, Montreal barely made it into the playoffs, and they had a rookie goal tender: Ken Dryden. *The Montreal team was not as good as the other teams, but their goaler was far superiour, and because of Dryden, they won the Stanley Cup. *15 years later, the exact same situation happened. *The number one goaler of Montreal was down because of an injury. *So the Canadians went into the series with a rookie goaler : Patrick Roy. *They won the cup that year too.
So, this year, the situation is pretty much the same: the Canadians barely made it into the playoffs, but their goaler is probably the best one of the moment in the NHL.
"Don't bet against the best goal-tender"
Anyway, we'll see. *Who's NJ playing against by the way?