I can't recall the last time, in any sport really, that of the last four teams remaining, I would be fine with any of them winning the title: Vegas as an expansion team, Winnipeg to end the Canadian drought, Capitals give The Great 8 his first Cup, and even Tampa Bay with their injuries the past few seasons. But the NHL marketing team I am sure is cross[check]ing its fingers for VGK v. Caps, as the other 2 teams don't scream Nielson (who is that guy, anyway?) ratings.
I think this is the end result the NHL wanted (and props to Vegas for not booing Betman as long as other rinks have done; can we get over this lame, played-out practice, "fans"?), but perhaps would've liked more than a 5-game series. Congrats to Alex O., but cheapshot Tom Wilson DID get the boos he deserved.