Cup winner? I'll take Pittsburgh this year.
Nope, for the same reason Philly won't win it this year. Bryzgalov being a flake in the goal is pretty well documented, but Fleury is a head case, too. When he's good, he's good - but he can get psyched out far more easily than people give him credit for. Pens and Flyers are very similar teams - their offense is so good that it offsets the fact that their D is weak and goaltending fluctuates from great to awful, with little in between.
I have to say it'll be the Rangers winning this year, as much as I loathe Tortorella as being the most ungrateful, bitchiest, New Yawk-iest, whiner of a coach I've ever seen. Also, Rick Nash is another case of something I despise - a player who whines their way off a team and onto a championship team (you saw that with Jeff Carter last year). That drives me nuts (though I think that the Blue Jackets actually got the better end of the trade, to be honest).
Clearly I'm the cantankerous grouchy old man here, but I can't fathom rooting for a team whose owner was clearly among the shitheads in the lockout. I couldn't stomach rooting for the Capitals, Bruins, Predators, etc. knowing the evidence that those teams owners were the minority who kept the lockout going. And the Blackhawks' owner in an interview today flippantly disregarded any notion that he should apologize, saying “Labor is labor, and that’s just the way it is. It might be very distasteful for the fans, but, unfortunately, when you have unions involved, that’s the process you have to go through.”
Now, considering all of what we know about the lockout, that's a really shitty, ballsy thing to try to do - blame the players for the continuance of the lockout.