Penguins-Flyers series a war? That's the idea

Updated: May 9, 2008, 12:56 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Every playoff series has a personality, an identity that evolves and matures as the series progresses. But before the puck drops on any series, there is only an idea.

And the idea of this highly anticipated Pittsburgh-Philadelphia Eastern Conference finals is that it's going to be war. If the "idea" of this matchup lives up to its billing, this will be "Gangs of New York" on ice. Get Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day-Lewis their skates and let's go.

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