Just like the rest of us, Washington Capitals
owner Ted Leonsis anticipates thrilling hockey between his team and the defending Eastern Conference champion Pittsburgh Penguins
. It promises to be so much more than Alex Ovechkin
versus Sidney Crosby
, as if that's not enough.
"I think you're going to see playoff-style hockey but with a little more offense," said Leonsis Thursday on the NHL Hour with Commissioner Gary Bettman on XM Radio. "We like to play a puck-possession game, as do they. Our organizations are very similar. So I think it's going to be a classic series."
Leonsis sees his own team following in the path of the Penguins, even if Ovie is no Sid and vice versa.
"I think (the Penguins) embarked on the exact same (team building) journey we went on maybe two years earlier," explained the Caps' boss. "In fact, I know they did because they traded Jaromir Jagr
to us for draft picks.
"They're a couple of years ahead of us in the process. And it shows – they went to the Stanley Cup Final last year."