Blah, blah, blah Stanley Cup finals...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Myeh, couldn't care less right now. My only interest is to see Crysob lose. Hey, I got to see Ronaldo lose. What, I forgot to mention that Man U lost in the Champions League final? Oops. Well, they did. They lost 2-0 to Barcelona. I think I could very well be persuaded to like Barcelona. Anyway... One whiney crybaby down, one to go!


I was just reminded after reading something on puckdaddy that Detroit has beaten the Flyers, the Capitals, the Hurricanes and the Penguins to win their last four Stanley Cups. In that order.

Notice anything?

Why yes, the Penguins have beaten the Flyers, the Capitals and the Hurricanes this season to reach the finals.

I think that's slightly creepy. Not as creepy as those Sedin twins. But still....

And am I the only one who doesn't really care about Hossa and which team he plays for? He was a free agent, he wanted to play with a team that could win, Detroit said "sure we'll take you". What's the deal? Is everyone who leaves the Penguins to go play with a team that beat them going to be labeled as a "jerk" now?


Justin said...

He's not a jerk because he left to go to the Wings, he's a jerk because he made every indication that he was coming back. Not only did he not come back, he took less money and a shorter contract to go to the team that just beat his old team in the Finals.

Oh, and the time that Shero was wasting trying to figure out what was going on with him could have been used to much better effect in just about any other possible way.

At least, that's what I'm told. I'm fine that he left. While I'd rather have him than Satan or Fedotenko for sure, I'd rather have the combination of Orpik and long-term Malkin than Hossa any day, and I'm not sure that those two contracts would have been possible with Hossa on the team long-term.

Eternal Pessimist said...

I was under the impression that most people considered him jerk because he said he wanted to go play with a team that could win (with the obvious implication that the Pens were not that team). That was certainly my impression of him last year. I've obviously changed my feelings bu that has more to do I think with my general views as a fan than they do with what teams I am a fan of, if you know what I mean.

In all honestly, most of the griping I've come across hasn't come from Pens fans. The media seems to have decided that this was a big issue when it's not really. I think that was more point. Players come and go and Hossa isn't the only player from the Pens last year to be playing with the Wings this year. Just leave the non-issue alone.

Justin said...

Oh, it's definitely a fan thing, too. Just not this fan.

But you're right. Nobody's bent out of shape about Conklin being a Wing, even though we're now stuck with Garon as a backup.

Eternal Pessimist said...

I know it's a fan thing. I've just managed to avoid most of it. But when I look at my newspaper - in Montreal - and all I see is "Blah Hossa, Blah, Pens, Blah, Wings", I get annoyed.

I'd be sad if I was stuck with Garon too....Oh wait. We were stuck with him... but that was a long time ago =p

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