POLL NO. 1: BLACKHAWKS-OILERS, BEST OF 5, BEGINNING SATURDAY: WHO WINS?
Upshot: The Hawks won two of three in the teams’ regular-season series, which means next to nothing. Is it possible the Hawks’ and Oilers’ records through 70 and 71 games, respectively, mean next to nothing, too? That’s the kind of dismissive talk we’re hearing from inside the bubble, anyway. If there is a clear advantage in the Hawks’ favor, it’s in postseason experience (although a skeptic might point out their experience hasn’t helped them win a playoff round since their last Stanley Cup title in 2015). And the old dudes shall lead them.