Here are the morning papers for the Stanley Cup Finals which begin tomorrow night:
Detroit Red Wings (1) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (2):
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press has a full scouting report and, of course, her prediction on who will take home the cup. NBC Analyst and former NHLer Ed Olczyk likes the Wings to defeat the Penguins. In injury news, Wings winger Johan Franzen has been cleared to practice, however, his status is doubtful for Game 1. Dallas Drake has a chance to win his first championship since 1991.
- The Penguins march behind Sidney Crosby, writes Shelly Anderson. Ron Cook talks about how winning the Stanley Cup changes a player's life. Dave Molinari re-examines Ray Shero's acquisition of Marian Hossa. In practice yesterday, Gary Roberts was not on the top four lines.
For Illegal Curve, I'm Richard Pollock.
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