Okay, not exactly the outcome I was looking for from the 2007-08 NHL season, or from this playoff series, but Detroit certainly earned it. They were strong all year, and Pittsburgh put up a valiant fight, but was ultimately just outplayed.
And at least they’ve put a couple of annoying memes to rest:
- Detroit only does well in the regular season because they’re in the Central and play horrible teams like Columbus so much, but they fail in the playoffs because they’re untested
- European captains can’t lead their team to the Stanley Cup.
I can drink to that!