1. As we told you yesterday, this series is all about Sid vs. Ovi and... one moment... we're getting word that this series is in fact not about Sid vs. Ovi, but about the teams for which they play:
Trotz says it's "disrespectful" to refer to #Pens vs. #Caps as Crosby vs. Ovechkin. He understands it's a good storyline.— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) April 26, 2016
Ovechkin: "It’s all about Caps and Penguins." Kuznetsov: "It’s Pittsburgh against Washington." This should be a drinking game.— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) April 26, 2016
#Pens Coach Sullivan: All due respect to the great players and storylines, but this series is about 2 great teams playing each other -SK— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) April 26, 2016
NEW: Why Alex Ovechkin doesn't want this series to be Ovi vs. Crosby: https://t.co/4E7yDvgMyU #CapitalsTalk pic.twitter.com/FsDMBfyQcP— CSN Capitals (@CSNCapitals) April 26, 2016
More on this developing story as events warrant.
2. The schedule for the series finally dropped and... no one's complaining about it? That can't be right.
3. Picks are starting to roll in and, well, USA Today isn't even a real newspaper anyway:
Wow. Closer to even than I thought. And only two think it's going less than 7. pic.twitter.com/7br27XZE2s— RM Cooper (@RFCapsMoustache) April 27, 2016
Perhaps I spoke too soon....https://t.co/5Xo21UbCOQ pic.twitter.com/CCB54aHmbX— RM Cooper (@RFCapsMoustache) April 27, 2016