Monday, May 25, 2009

Red Wings/Penguins: The Sequel?

It's looking more and more like we're going to be seeing a repeat of the Finals from last season with both the Pens and Wings holding commanding leads over their opponents in the Conference Finals. Unlike last year though, these Penguins have experience to draw on in a potential championship showdown, while the Wings remain an unflappable model of consistency. Should be a really interesting series.

Oh yeah. And if that wasn't good enough on it's own, there's also the Marian Hossa defection to spice things up even more. While the Penguins/Capitals series may have had the marquee names, this one has the potential to be just as good (especially considering what's on the line).

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Currently on vacation...

...but that doesn't stop predictions. 

Wings in seven.

Pens in six.

And these Briere for Price rumours are an absolute joke. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Another Year...

...and another season where a Canadian team won't win the Cup. As Habs fans, I don't know if we should be happy or sad that we're still the last northern franchise to take the title way back in 1993...

Thankfully though, the second round hasn't been lacking in excitement this year (Canadian draught notwithstanding). The Caps/Penguins series is headed for a climactic Game 7, the Blackhawks have shown that youth and inexperience can be overcome with raw talent, the Red Wings continue their methodical pace, and the resurgent Hurricanes stand on the brink of eliminating the mighty Bruins. Certainly lots of things to keep your attention while you wait to see what becomes of the Habs over the summer.

Another interesting storyline that has arisen this postseason pertains to the goaltending situation for Team Canada in the 2010 Olympics. Going in, it seemed like a two-horse race between Luongo and Brodeuer, but neither of them exactly set the World on fire with their respective performances. Has this opened the door for another contender to step up (Cam Ward or Marc-Andre Fleury perhaps?), or will the two big names still be there when it comes time for the selection camp? Feel free to comment or vote in the poll to let us know what you think.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Donald Sutherland

Off topic, it just me, or does Donald Sutherland now do the voice-over for every other commercial? on television? And every other one is done by his son Kiefer. And the odd one is then done by Dennis Leary.

Whatever happened to James Earl Jones?

Come on, Bettman...

Let Balsillie have the Coyotes. Let him move the team to Canada.

Make it seven.