So I'm sick of supposed hockey pundits like Scott Burnside of ESPN fame saying that the Rangers will beat the Devils because they have more playoff experience. Yes, the Rangers are going to beat the Devils. No, it's not because of playoff experience. You know who has more playoff experience than the Devils? The Ducks. And probably the Senators. First of all, the Devils as a team have more rings than the Rangers by something like a 3-1 margin. (24-8, though I could be wrong, the Devils might have more rings.)
Dudes who were here for the '00 Cup run:White, Brylin, Madden, Elias, Pandolfo, Brodeur,
Dudes who were here for the '03 Cup run (in addition to those above): Rupp, Gionta, Langenbrunner. That's not all of our team, but that's pretty much everyone on the team that matters, sans Parise, Martin, and a few others. And this doesn't include the fact that most of this team was around the last few years when they got as far or farther than the Rangers did.
And sure, the Rangers have Jagr (who almost showed up in the Devs/Rags series two years ago. Almost.), Shanahan, Drury and Gomez, but what else in terms of playoff experience? Oh, and as great as Henrik is playing, and as much as he proved that he could do it on the international stage in '06, let's not forget that that's the last time that he has played well under pressure.
So game on bitches.