Thursday, May 14, 2009

What A Punch In the Face - Literally

It should be my team going to the Eastern Conference Finals. That's the worst part of the Bruins losing to Carolina. I'm not surprised that they lost, just that it's Carolina that now has a chance to go to their third Stanley Cup Final in 7 years. The Whalers never had a great team, but if Hartford had the team Carolina has now, the season tickets I bought in 1997 would be pretty valuable right now. And I would have witnessed a Stanley Cup Championship. Pretty brutal.

As far as the game goes, it ended the worst possible way with the series villain Scott Walker scoring the winning goal. Apparently he does more than punch Aaron Ward in the face when he's not looking. BTW, way to go Gary Bettman and Colin Campbell for not suspending Walker when he should have been kicked out of the rest of the playoffs. What he did do however, was crash the net, something the Bruins don't do. Otherwise the Bruins would have been sneaking a rebound shot past Cam Ward. The Bruins have been the same for 30 years, they have good team, but nobody like a Joe Sakic, Mark Messier, Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Henrik Zetterberg that can create chances at the net and score needed goals at crucial times. Cam Neely is the only legit offensive threat during the last thirty years - and he's only one guy. They have a good base, but they need a star goal scorer like Crosby, Ovechkin, or Rick Nash. 37 years and counting........

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  1. I couldn't sleep last night, kept hearing this stupid song in my head....