This was the REAL Stanley Cup final that year as any team who won would of swept the Panthers in 4 straight. And a series against the Pens would of been a dream final maybe top 3 of all time. What is most known about this series is Claude Lemiuxe's hit on Kris Draper in game 6 of the series, which sparked the greatest rivalry in the late 90's until the early 00's. Where does these team rank in terms of history? Had the Wings won the Stanely Cup that year many people would consider them the greatest team of all time but they lost to the Avs in 6 behind Patrick Roy, and a brilliant Joe Sakic, and young Peter Forsberg. If Wings win this series then Yzerman would have 4 Rings and Lidstrom would have 5 and Sakic and Forsberg would have 1. How big of an upset was this? Were people shocked beyound belief or did people feel this was another Wings team which failed to produce playoff time? How did the Avs end up winning? Roy gave up 16 goals in 6 games so he was good but not great, or is this a case where the numbers dont tell the whole story? Stats: Sakic finished with 4 goals and 6 assists for 10 points in 6 games and points in all 6 games. Forsberg finished with 2 goals and 2 assists Yzerman finished with only 3 assists Federov finished with 1 goal and 8 helpers. I didnt watch alot of that series but Sakic looks to be Captain Clutch again was that the case?