Not a bad assessment except you're missing one comparison that I thought made the series closer than it should have been: goaltending. Without this considerable advantage, NT would have lost much earlier. To put things in perspective, imagine if LA's Quick was playing against Philly Flyers (either one). It was that unbalanced. Sorry Tiger goalies but thats the way I saw it. NT did play hard though. So why the hate against them? It's because of the way they are coached. They don't play the honourable way. They look for teams susceptible to mind games and they are a master at playing mind games. I don't know if this is an insult or a complement cause they do it so well. Frankly i can't stand watching it, but thats one big reason why they are successful on the scoreboard.