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…