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Red Wings vs. Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals: The NHL’s Dream Matchup?

Published by on May 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Sixteen different teams make the NHL playoffs, leading to hundreds of possibilities as to which two teams could potentially face off in the Stanley Cup Finals. 

If the NHL had a choice and could hand select two of these 16 teams to play each other; with marketing, hype, and ratings in mind, who would Bettman and Co. likely select?

Many teams this season the NHL could and would instantly write off:  the Blues, the Blue Jackets, the Flyers, the controversy-plagued Canadiens, etc.

The dream for the NHL, of course, would be to see the Penguins play the Capitals for the Stanley Cup.  Crosby against Ovechkin in the Finals?  The NHL would die for such a ratings boon.  Yet these...

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