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.

1 comment:

  1. Another interesting goaltender to throw into the mix would be Chris Osgood. I know many will scoff at this, but if Detroit goes on to win the cup again this year, you'd have to figure that Osgood will draw some attention.

    Bottom line: the guy knows how to win. Put him in goal with a good team in front of him (kind of like what he has in Detroit) and I think he would perform.

    There's also the Yzerman/Detroit connection to think about, etc...

    It's just a hunch, but if Detroit wins again this year, I wouldn't be surprised if Osgood's name is on the shortlist for goaltenders.