Mike Lucas has more than 38 years under his belt covering Badgers sports for the Madison Capitol Times. Along with national, regional and local writing awards, Lucas has been twice named the Sportswriter of the Year in Wisconsin. He also has more than 15 years as color analyst on Wisconsin Radio Network for Badger football and basketball. You can see Mike hosts his weekly television show, Sidelines on WISC TV (Ch.3-Ch.14). Lucas has authored five books: Barry's Badgers, the chronicleof the 1993 Rose Bowl Season; Five Golden Rings; the Saga of Wisconsin Hockey; The 25 Greatest Moments in Camp Randall History; Don't Flinch, the Barry Alvarez autobiography; and Another Hill to Climb, the Bo Ryan autobiography.
Matt Lepay is a native of Dayton, Ohio and is a graduate of Ohio State University (degree in journalism). He is the radio voice of Wisconsin Badgers Football and Basketball(football since 1994 and basketball since 1988-89) and a five-time Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year (as selected by state media members). You may have seen him on TV as the host of the Badgers Sports Report with UW coaches Bret Bielema and Bo Ryan. He also co-hosts Badgers Sportstalk radio shows with Mike Lucas.
Former Badger Rob Adringa stopped by Lucas and Lepay Wednesday morning to discuss the NHL finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins which starts tonight
On Boston's power game:
This is probably going to one of the better finals I can remember. Boston brings the power game. They got some guys that can put the puck in the net. They have Krejci, Marchand, and Bergeron. Guys that are very skilled hockey players that just haven't got a lot of attention nationally compared to the Blackhawks.
On Boston advantage:
It's arguable to say that Boston has had the better of the games. They've looked stronger and got better as the playoffs has gone on. Their travel schedule is less because of the east. Everybody is basically around them. Their defense has been exceptional and I like their goalie better than I like Crawford. I think that is where the game is always won and I think Boston has the advantage there.