3 thoughts on the Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers Stanley Cup Final

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The Stanley Cup Final is here. The Edmonton Oilers are set to take on the Florida Panthers in what promises to be a wonderful battle of two great teams. 

Each franchise has a lot riding on this championship but only one will win. It is a battle of great skill that contrasts well. All of the hockey world will be in awe while watching how great they match up. 

A lot of big things could happen in this series and the anticipation is through the roof. These are the three biggest storylines to think about while watching the series: 

Connor McDavid is finally playing in the Stanley Cup Final

The Edmonton Oilers have been building toward this moment for a long time. It all started when they selected Connor McDavid with the first pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

It didn’t take long for him to overtake Sidney Crosby as the best player in the NHL. He remains the best player to this day (and it’s not particularly close. 

The all-time greats always make it to the Stanley Cup Final a handful of times while trying to win it here and there. Now, McDavid has a chance at his first. 

He is entering the Stanley Cup Final as the leading scorer in the playoffs. The Conn Smythe is within reach as well which would add even more to his legacy. Special players do special things and McDavid is certainly special. 

Watching a guy of his caliber play on a stage like this is amazing. He is going to dominate all of the headlines as the league’s marquee player has a chance to win a Cup playing for the team that Wayne Gretzky played for.