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Confusing Schedule

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on May 25, 2010 by davepoleck

I must say that I am shocked Game 1 of the Finals isn’t going to be Saturday afternoon in front a NBC audience that doesn’t care, but I am even more shocked at how much this Finals differs from last year.

This season, the two Conference Finals series ended on Sunday May 23 and Monday May 24; the Finals begins Saturday May 29, with Game 2 on Monday May 31. Last season, the Wings knocked out the Hawks on Wednesday May 27, but started the Finals just three days later on Saturday. Then they played Game 2 less than 24 hours later on Sunday. While Detroit won both of the opening games, the common consensus is that they just ran out of gas over the next five games of the series.

Could this be because Gary Bettman doesn’t have his poster boy in the series?

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Another Stupid Hit

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 18, 2010 by davepoleck

Here is the feed on James Wisniewski’s hit on Blackhawk defenseman Brent Seabrook. And wow….I hate Perry…and I hate the Ducks. But what a fucking cheap shot by Wisniewski! Seabrook didn’t even touch the puck!!! I can’t wait to hear how Wisniewski won’t be suspended by a clear retaliatory hit where he charged across the ice.

I can’t really tell if Seabrook is actually hurt. His reaction to the hit is pretty Oscar worthy, but that could just be because he is knocked senseless. He looks fine on the bench after though.

In the big picture, this instance goes to show one of the of the things I truly hate about the NHL since the lockout: throwing a big check automatically results in a some sort of retaliation or aggressive attack. It is actually turning into a joke that every big body check is followed by this bullshit. It isn’t even star players any more. If any player on the ice is decked, someone to take out their dick measurer and try to make a name for themselves. Stupid.

West Disappointments and Surprises

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2010 by davepoleck

Alright, here we go; my surprises and disappointments from the Western Conference: Continue reading