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2010 Stanley Cup Finals: We’re in for a treat, says Burish

I doubt many people expected a Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers finals for the Stanley Cup. I know I didn’t. Despite the great run the Flyers have been on this postseason, it also doesn’t seem that many are giving the Flyers much of a chance (more on that later today).

Still, I’m expecting we’re in for one heck of an entertaining series, and Adam Burish agrees:

''From top to bottom, just look at their captain; the guy fights seven, eight, nine times a year, Mike Richards, They have [Daniel] Carcillo and [Arron] Asham. They got [Scott] Hartnell, who plays hard. They’ve got a lot of guys that teeter on that edge.

“People watching, you’re going to be in for another treat of a series because ... it’s two kind of cocky teams playing against each other. It will make for a good finals.’'

Burish hinted that the Blackhawks will be looking to take advantage of the physicality and the attitudes of the Flyers, much in the same manner they goaded the Vancouver Canucks into focusing on the agitating itself and not the actual play on the ice.

It’s one of those immeasurable aspects of a Cup finals, the intangibles inherent in both teams that you don’t have a stat for. These two teams will be playing mental warfare with each other, as they look to find any edge possible over the opposition.

This is what Adam Burish lives for, and now he gets to be as annoying and agitating as possible in the Stanley Cup finals.