This year's finals of mostly local interest

Originally Published: June 6, 2004
By Damien Cox | Special to ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- It could be the most dramatic conclusion imaginable to the the 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Or it could be a snoozer.

Even if Game 7 Monday night between the Calgary Flames and Tampa Bay Lightning turns out to be a spectacular night of hockey, it's doubtful that the overall series will be remembered with particular fondness anywhere but in the two cities involved.

To be sure, having both Games 5 and 6 go to overtime has added excitement to the series and produced ...

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