Ashley from The Life and Times of a Caniac supplied a nice Carolina Hurricanes preview. Here's an excerpt:
"Probably the top storyline is the master-padawan struggle between Cam Ward and Martin Brodeur. In the last playoff series, there was a lot of hype about the rookie Ward facing his childhood idol. Does this chapter end the same way? Or does Brodeur show that he's still got the skills to pay the bills?"John Fischer from In Lou We Trust came through with an in-depth look at Canes-Devils from a New Jersey perspective. Here's a sample:
"Even if Carolina does respond, the Devils will have still the confidence to regain or re-take the lead. With two lines (Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner, Elias-Zubrus-Gionta) capable of giving the opposition defense a lot to handle, along with some chipped-in efforts from a third line (usually whoever David Clarkson is with), New Jersey usually makes a lot possible. They just need to close the deal more often – be it in even strength, shorthanded, or on the power play."Click here to jump to the New Jersey vs. Carolina mini-blog.