Stanley Cup Final

Perhaps after last night’s embarrassing 4-0 rout of the Whalers ‘Canes at the hands of Edmonton, some readers will be kicking themselves for not heeding my advice.

Truthfully, I thought the Oilers were done. But they’ve proven their tenacity by winning the last two and forcing an exciting game 7 tomorrow night for the whole cookie jar. Few teams, or rather none, have come back from such a deficit to win.

In other sports news, yesterday’s 1-1 tie between the US and Italy was probably the worst example of World Cup officiating I’ve ever seen. I didn’t know that Italians were such good actors. He stubbed my toe! Red card. What a joke.

Locally, I watched the Martens Volvo Grand Prix of Silver Spring bike race today. To be honest, I’m a newbie in town and wasn’t even aware of the event until I took a walk and saw the hay bails and heard the racers whizzing by. Sorry, I should always carry my camera or I would have taken some photos.

Start your engines folks, the final Stanley Cup finals will fire-up at 8:00PM Monday.

4 Comments so far

  1. Chris (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 9:53 am

    Those last two games have been great, even with the blowout Saturday night, it was still great hockey. Lots of hard hitting from Edmonton. Tonight’s game shouldn’t disappoint either. I find it hard to believe that more people don’t like hockey, but they can watch cars drive in circles for 3 hours.

  2. Doug (unregistered) on June 19th, 2006 @ 10:35 am

    I couldn’t agree more, with all of your points. I was turned on to Hockey back in Michigan in the 90’s when the Red Wings won back-to-back cups. The rivalry with Colorado was tremendous–you gotta love a game when even the goaltenders skate out to center ice to duke it out.

  3. Chris (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 12:33 pm

    Game 7 was great. Carolina looked like they had seven guys on the ice through the first two periods. I would have liked to see the cup go to Edmonton, but I have no problem with a team like Carolina winning it. Just as long as it’s not the Stars, Wings or Devils.

  4. Doug (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

    Great game. I’m kinda glad that the ‘Canes won–if for no other reason than I think Brind’Amour deserved a cup after all his years in the league.

    Watch what you say about my Wings. ;-) Which reminds me, Aaron Ward scored the first goal for Carolina.

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