The oddsmakers say the Chicago Blackhawks are favored to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning for the Stanley Cup. Jonathan Toews is also the favorite to win the Conn Smythe as playoffs MVP.
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon has ties to both teams in the Stanley Cup Final, but he's not going to pick sides.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been built primarily through the draft, but have continually filled out the rest of the roster effectively enough to have reached the Stanley Cup Final three out of the last six years.
Garth Brooks had to cancel all three of his scheduled shows in Tampa Bay due to a conflict with Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Marian Hossa has appeared in five of the past eight Stanley Cup Finals as a member of three different teams.
Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay has a slight problem. The Lightning are scheduled to play Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final the same night as Garth Brooks was slated to play two shows.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking to become the first team in NHL history to beat four consecutive Original Six teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
CBS Eye On Hockey writers Adam Gretz and Chris Peters make their selections for the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Chicago Blackhawks may have the best core group of players in hockey and for the third time in six seasons, they'll be playing for the Stanley Cup.
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