In the end, all the words and analysis won't mean a thing.
The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will decide who wins the Stanley Cup with their play on the ice. Head coaches Claude Julien of the Bruins and Joel Quenneville of the Blackhawks will have some input, but the players will decide who lifts Lord Stanley's chalice.
However, that doesn't stop hockey analysts from having opinions on the outcome of this classic series that pits two Original Six teams in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 1979.
Here's a look at some of the expert predictions from around the web.