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The End is Near…

Not that end, but the end of the 2008-2009 playoffs.  I don’t know what I’ll do with my life when there’s no more hockey. 😦  I gotta say, though, that these playoffs rocked.  A lot.

I LOVED that my favorite former Star, shootout assassin, Jussi Jokinen had an awesome postseason.  I love his nickname, “The Finnish-er.”  I almost passed out after I watched the last minute and a half of that Game 7 with New Jersey.  I definitely did not see that one coming.  But it rocked.  I wanted Carolina to win that series because of Juicy, but also because that was the only way we’d see the ultimate series:

Crosby vs. Ovechkin.

Before the playoffs even began, I figured out the only way that we could see Washington play Pittsburgh, and miraculously, it happened.  And that series is one I’ll never forget.  I triple-loved Game 2 when Ovechkin and Crosby both netted hat tricks.  “Anything you can do, I can do better…”  I rooted for the Caps to win the series, and I was initially heartbroken to see them lose the series, but it just wasn’t the year.

Then, of course, we got to see the league’s professional choke artists at their best.  Yep, after winning the President’s Trophy, the Sharks bowed out of the first round to the Sucks.  Gawd I hate Anaheim!  But I wasn’t all that surprised, honestly.  The Sharks just can’t raise their game when it matters.

In the West finals, I loved seeing Detroit own Patrick Kane and the Hawks.  I hate that kid.  He’s such a Mike Modano-wannabe.  Him and Bobby Ryan.

And in the Cup final, we’ve gotten to see a rematch of last year’s and the irony of ironies in Marian Hossa.  The series has been so intense for me, that I haven’t been able to eat on game day, and I’m shaking during the game.  I don’t even want to know what I’ll be like tonight in a winner-take-all Game 7.

It’s been  a great playoff year, and hopefully next year will be even better with the Stars involved and going far.  Stars for the 2010 Stanley Cup! 🙂

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1st Official Post!

It seems kinda stupid to kick off my Dallas Stars blog when they aren’t even in action right now, but whatevs. So, it’s a rematch of last year’s final tomorrow night. I’m not gonna lie, but I really don’t know who will probably win. My gut tells me Detroit, because they ALWAYS seem to win, but Pittsburgh’s been hot lately.

I feel like as big a traitor as Marian Hossa, but I’m rooting for the Wings. Truth is, I just don’t have any respect left for Crosby and Malkin after that Carolina series. Crosby was diving left and right and Malkin was being a dirtball. I had a feeling Malkin wasn’t very nice after that move he pulled on our very own Darryl Sydor by checking Syd’s head with his elbow. And he didn’t even get called for it. I thought the league was trying to outlaw head shots, but…anyway, that’s why I’m pulling for Detroit.

Oh, and here’s an interseting point I read somewhere. Detroit won its last 4 cups against Pittsburgh, Carolina, Washington, and Philadelphia in that order. Pittsburgh defeated Carolina, Washington, and Philly to get here in that order. Weird coincidence or what?