It’s hard to believe I have to work hard just to come up with a post about Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals….but…here we are. I realized last night that the second you decide that you’re not going to write about Roberto Luongo, you’re almost out of stories. At least that’s what the lamestream media would have you believe. It turns out, surprisingly, that you can’t make it to the last game of the season without having a couple of interesting storylines. And so…this is the story…of those stories…
– I heard a professional hockey analyst describe these finals, without any sense of irony, as “classic” because “it’s not like any other finals I’ve ever seen”. So there you have it, these finals…classic-ly un-classic.
– 43 year old Mark Recchi is tied for the scoring lead in the finals. If Boston wins you have to think he retires, but what if they lose?
– Vancouver is either a really fucking good hockey team or a really fucking lucky one. Like it or not, they’ve made it to game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals with a goalie who’s been pulled 4 times (I know it’s technically only 3, but I count an 8-0 game as a pulling) and a minus rating as a team! Imagine how good you have to be, to be outscored and still win.
– Bodog has 5 to 1 odds that Luongo gets pulled tonight.
– Downgoesbrown has a great deconstruction of the run each of these teams had to put together that, for me, really highlights the idiocy of cheering for a jersey on any serious level.
– Question of the Day: “Should a team that’s fallen so short on so many levels -biggame production, personal comportment, class -and which is (so we hear) unloved by many in the Rest of Canada be given the hero treatment if they rebound from their Boston embarrassments and win tonight?”
– Answer of the Day: “No.”
– Let us pray, that in a year full of idiotic gestures and acts, this game isn’t decided based on a ridiculously stupid play by a ridiculously stupid player on one side or the other. On the other hand…maybe it would be a perfect ending, it wouldn’t be the first time the Hockey Gods have shown us the error of our ways.
– I’ve never heard so many hockey fans talk about how they just want the season to be over. To all those fans…I would have them be reminded of this.
That’s it, I’m out of here. Go Hockey Team!!