ABOVE: The Pens crashed and burned in the finals last year, but they'll use that loss, plus the defection of the loathsome Marian Hossa, to their benefit this time around.
For the NHL, it has to be a dream-come-true: The same two teams that captivated the hockey world last year making it back for another go around. Only this time, both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are scoring at a pace and are so red-hot that it boggles the imagination.
Oh and that train wreck? Never happened. Incredibly, one locomotive, as it approached the other at full speed suddenly had its' boiler explode and it rained train debris all over the horrified crowd actually killing two spectators. What a complete disaster this stunt turned into for the railroad.
You can read into this analogy what you will.
ABOVE: The Detroit Red Wings may find themselves run-over in the finals...or even exploded for that matter. One thing we know, it ain't gonna be pretty.