No Contest

- June 4th, 2012

This Stanley Cup final is no contest.
Shocking really.
Who would have thought it would be this easy for the Los Angeles Kings _ but it sure has been. The Kings are on fire after a 4-0 win over the New Jerse Devils tonight. This one is all over but the crying.
The Devils couldn’t have imagined it would go this way.
They should have put up a better fight. They need their best players to be their best players. It hasn’t happened. The Kings are ready to get out the brooms and plan the parade route.
Who would have thunk it?
Not i. My feeling was this would take 6. It might still but the Devils have no margin for error now. None. Just the way it is.

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12 comments

  1. Mike8888 says:

    There is no doubt the seriies is over. It just goes to show that as long as you make the play offs, anything can happen. I’m really looking forward to the draft, July 1st free agency, and next season.

  2. BGoody says:

    To Kev, I am far from a natural (if indeed that was what you might have meant). I have never invested so much time at any edeavour like have at golf and got so little in return. Proof positive that even bad things can be grooved!

    It is a shame what has happened in the Finals. I suspect if the NYR had a decent coach ;-) they would by playing hockey instead of golf and would prove to be tougher. Perhaps it is time to rethink how the teams are paired off for the post season matches. We hockey fans were spoiled very early and the entertainment level has been in steady decline since the first round.

    In spite of our differences, it would be nice to play some golf. For me, it is a social thing and I have fun no matter what. If anyone is interested (Kevin, Dave, Mikey, Potts, Dennis, Dan, Choke, Pav…anyone) if you are interested lets work a day and time out…waddya say. Who will be the OPI (Officer of Prinicpal Interest)?

  3. ChokerHater says:

    what did I call?

  4. Visitor - Pierre D. says:

    I don’ play golf sorry, I find it dull and uninspiring. I preferred basketball because I am big and tall and can just mow over people in my way on my way to the net. I never made friends on tbe basketball court but I wanted to win more than they wanted to have fun, and I won countless games of 21, pick-up and so on. Great fun.

    As for the finals, I hope the Murrays are looking:

    THREE Euopeans on the WHOLE TEAM.
    A CANADIAN stud D.
    An AMERICAN captain.
    Canadians and Americans all over the roster that grind, hit, snarl, shoot and play hard.

    Not a SINGLE cream puff like Spezza, Karlsdottir, Michalek, Silfverdud.
    When are we going to get some north americans here that will give everything they have and play hard, instead of these weaklings?

    It’s no wonder we haven’t won a playoff round in close to seven years.
    As for Torts, I’ll take him over Pringles. He got his team to the third round. Mr. “Attack Oriented Systems” has yet to deliver a single playoff round won!

  5. ChokerHater says:

    I love golf, played at a mountain course on the weekend, loved it, but I’ll pass because I’d be afraid to stand on the tee box lining up my shot with Mike888 standing behind me with a club in his hand.

  6. BGoody says:

    Pierre, what game do you think the Kings play. I think they epitomize an attack team; they are big, fast and pysial and apply pressure, all over the ice, in all situations all the time (that is attack in my books).

    If Yosemite Sam got them to the 3rd round at what point did he fail them. The team took 7 games to beat an 8th placed team, was that because of the great coaching. The took 7 games to beat Washington the 7th placd team; is that commendable. They then lost in 6 games to the Devils. When Lundquist was superhuman, the team lost. I would not call that great coaching, would you.

    Why an American Coach (est tu American mon amigo).

    I agree with you and have had enough with Euros and in particular Swedes. I want more Canuks – French Canadians and Americans.

    Kuba is gone and it looks like Gonchar is being described as a good fit for Karlsson, Then again, it could be Philips. If not Philips, it could be Cowen or Boro or Wiercoch…hell…anyone could be a good fit. Every move that Murray makes is a good one. Gonchar at 39 years of age, slow, extremely soft and earning 5.5 would be my first choice to move. Why Wiercoch come up in a discussion is really very silly. He has not played well at all in his professional career. Maybe if Lee was still here, he would be a good fit…God knows his replacement would not.

  7. OD99 says:

    I would still be up for golf some time. I am sure our debates would be better face to face, with a sunny sky over head and a pint in our hand.

    Hey Bruce and Don – you both like to play golf and to have a frosty beverage…would you find it acceptable to hit the links with some of us? My only suggestion is a decent track – haven’t played Greensmere in a couple of years but I think it was alright however I would take a round at Eagle Creek or something like that as my choice every time.

    The Kings certainly peaked at the right time and look like a very deserving champion. Have to love Mike Richards…just a pure winner and leader. All of their guys are playing to full potential or higher right now, just like you need to get your name on the Stanley Cup.

    For Pierre…at least two of those Euro’s are playing great for the Kings and they are not in the finals if it isn’t for Kopitar.

    Sens could use some toughness and better compete from some of their still players but the nucleus looks good and many of the guys coming up will be Canadian if the prospect pool is any reflection on the future roster.

    Silfverdud…guy hasn’t played a regular season game and was one of the best Sens in the 3rd period of game 7 yet there you go again…amazing that you can know a players ability so quickly. Can’t wait for him to score 20+ next season and then see what names you can come up with.

  8. Dennis_w says:

    Visitor,

    I expect nothing else but this sort of prejudiced and short-sighted analysis from you. Should a GM want to set up a team based on prejudices of ethnicity, it would still take years to do so.

    And these things are very cyclical. Were you saying that every team should be made up of Swedes after the Lidstom-led Red Wings won the cup and Zetterberg won the Conn Smythe? What were you saying when the Kings struggled for most of the season?

    I would hope that a competent GM would based on talent merit and not on ethnicity or language. That’s for you and the Don Cherrys of the world.

  9. BGoody says:

    Dave, the Creek is my favourite track; Ottawa has many nice courses and I have played em all (Royal, Hunt, Rivermead, Costalot, The View) but The Creek with the beautiful vistas, each hole challenging and unique, impeccable condition, it has it all!!!

    Dennis, I suspect there are no racist here. I certainly am not and I want to see more Canucks on the Sens. Are we to assume that the Murrays are anti-French Canadian.

  10. Dennis_w says:

    Bobby,

    You, “your buddy” and I might have different views on what’s offensive. But that’s up to the blog administrators.

    I’m not sure about the Murrays being anti-francophone. But I think the number 3 guy (Pierre Dorion) might be.

  11. John Newman says:

    First and last time visitor to the blog – wow, and I thought the comments after the articles were dumb!

  12. Daniel Murphy says:

    Hello Newwwwmannnn!!!!!!

    Stick around, you might find this blog site to be very interesting, informative, argumentive and full of crazy characters who for the most part know their hockey. Things are rather slow right now so you can’t expect much. What special blog site do you belong to?

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