Who will win the Cup? Our gurus take sides (and it gets chippy)
Editor's note: In our "Friday Faceoff," ESPN.com NHL writer Scott Burnside (based in Atlanta) and Toronto Star columnist and frequent ESPN.com contributor Damien Cox (based in Toronto) duke it out over any given hockey topic. Let the games begin!
This week's topic: Again, the start of the Stanley Cup finals. What else?
Scott Burnside: Hello, Damien. Happy Stanley Cup finals! Are you pumped about your trip down Highway 401 to Detroit? Can't wait for Big Al, The World's Most ...
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STANLEY CUP FINALS
READ• Faceoff at the Cup finals: Our resident hockey gurus are back and there's only one topic on their minds -- the finals. And they are on opposite sides of the fence as to who will win it all. Story
• 10 Burning Questions: With the Cup finals set to get under way on Saturday, our experts took some time to ponder what lies ahead. Story
• Burnside's Cup finals primer: There has been plenty of talk heading into Saturday's Wings-Penguins opener. Here's all the news you need heading into Game 1. Story
• NHL's Dynamic Duos: Butch and Sundance. Penn and Teller. Just a few famous duos. And the finals are giving us a few more. We look at 10 great 1-2 punches, past and present. Frei
• Malone mirrors native Pittsburgh: After spending years trying to prove he belonged in the NHL, Ryan Malone's validation comes in a trip to the finals. Burnside
WATCH• Melrose and Levy preview Game 1
• PTI: Five Good Minutes with Barry Melrose
• Hradek: My three keys to the Cup finals
• Hradek: Marc-Andre Fleury vs. Chris Osgood
LISTEN• No experience? Crosby says he's ready
• Messier's take on Sid and the Cup
• Tune in: ESPN 1250 in Pittsburgh