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Stanley Cup Finals: Penguins and Red Wings Bring Us a Rare Symmetry in Sports

Published by on May 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Imagine if Larry Fitzgerald had signed with Pittsburgh to start this season, only to see Pittsburgh lose in a rematch to Arizona.  How about if Evan Longoria were to join the Phillies and lose to the Rays this year?  Or if Lamar Odom signed with the Celtics last offseason, only to lose to the Lakers in the finals of the current NBA playoffs. 

Sports doesn’t often offer us perfect symmetry such as we see on the horizon in this year’s NHL playoffs.  In addition to some very intriguing historic parallels, we are soon to be treated this year to a case of perfect symmetry that I can’t recall ever arising before.

Rewind a little bit over a year. 

In a trad...

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