These playoffs have just flown by! I feel like it wasn’t too long ago that I anxiously waited to see if the Stars would make the playoffs. Well we all know how that one worked out.
Anyway, it’s a somewhat hateful final depending on who you talk to. I’ve found equal amounts of people refusing to watch the final because they hate both teams so much. To be fair, they ARE kind of unlikeable.
However, I’ll be pulling for Boston, since I hate the Canucks with a passion (they rank #3 on my most hated teams behind Pittsburgh and Anaheim). I’m sort of a closet Bruins fan. While I’m not crazy about Gregory Campbell (he’s a smarmy SOB that one…) and a few others, I loveeeee Milan Lucic, Tyler Seguin, and Tim Thomas.
Lucic is, well, lusty. Look at this fucking man:
And while we’re at it, let’s talk about Steven freaking Stamkos. Unless you’re a hockey fan living in Antarctica, I’m sure you’ve seen his grisly little collision with that puck in Game 7. It’s gross, ok? Looking at his nose makes my nose hurt. Now, I’m not the biggest Stamkos fan out there, but I have soooooo much respect for the courage he showed. While Lebron James is looked upon as a hero for playing through “flu-like symptoms,” Steven Stamkos took a puck to the face (uhm…ouch) and came back LIKE IT WAS NOTHING. He was just like, “I’m back, bitches, and I’m rocking the cage*. DEAL WITH IT.”
Hockey players are the greatest.
*Though not as well as Stephane Robidas…
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard all about the relocation rumors the Atlanta Thrashers have been enduring lately.
Here’s the thing: I legitimately like the Thrashers. They’re an adorable team that’s starting to go places, I think. BUT…if their relocation can help the Stars, I’ll take it.
Just think of all the possibilities…
1. Since the rumored relocation city is Winnipeg, the divisions will have to be realigned. The most logical thing to do would be to move Detroit, Columbus, or even Nashville to the East. That would leave an opening in the Central division that the Stars could move into. Then, Winnipeg would join the Northeast and Colorado would take our place in the Pacific. Of course, that’s not really fair to the Avs, but whatever. It”ll be their problem, not ours.
2. Being in the Central might be a little easier than being in the Pacific. You hear it all the time: the Pacific is the best division in hockey and blah blah blah. Well it’s true. After all, every Pacific team made the playoffs this season…except one. Le sigh.
3. Canada would get another team, and people would slightly tone down their bitching and moaning.
Sorry, Thrashers. But I think y’all pulled the short end of the straw.
Check out this NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/sports/hockey/08avery.html?_r=2&src=tptw
I love how Sean is one of the few players to openly express support for gays. You may not like his style or play, but you gotta respect him for this.