My friend, who is an avalanche fan, has alot of respect for the red wings. But there is one quote he says about Todd Bertuzzi. When i asked him, do you think the red wings will win the cup this year? Before getting to his answer, he is an absolute hockey freak. He knows every single stat for avalanche player and has alot of knowledge from the past and present. He said that he doesn't think the wings will win the cup nor any team from the westerm conference. He said that this is because every single playoff series in the west will go at least 6 games. Even the 1 seed vs. 8 seed and then the semifinals and conference finals will go 7 games. By the time its Stanley Cup time, the team that came out of the west is gonna be dead tired. This Western Conference is amazingly tough. When saying who will win the western conference finals, you can't simply pick wings, canucks, sharks. Other teams are good enough to be there as well in western conference compared to the eastern.
Oh and one more thing why my friend said wings wont win cup is simply this:
"God will never give Todd Bertuzzi a Cup. That **** shouldn't be playing hockey and he deserves no Cup."