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Stanley Cup Preview – Chicago vs Philadelphia

Posted in Hockey Blogs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2010 by davepoleck

I literally cannot wait for these Finals. I have proclaimed all year that the East is no match for the Western Conference, so this should be a cake-walk for Chicago right? The media seems to agree with me as Chicago is the overwhelming favorite to win. Just for the record, I did pick the Flyers to win the Stanley Cup in the preseason this year. Continue reading

No Superstitions for Flyers

Posted in Hockey Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by davepoleck

This gives me the feeling that the Flyers feel like they have nothing to lose. They also know that they are the clear underdogs in this series, so why not play around with something as stupid as not touching the Campbell or Wales Trophy. Chris Pronger said on the Fan yesterday that he told Richards to “do whatever he wants” when he accepts the Trophy, they both know that something like touching a trophy is not going to affect whether they win the Cup.

What A Shift!

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

This is what Mike Richards bring every shift. What a great shift and goal that was last night. Make sure you watch the whole video so you see the hit he threw on Marc-Andre Bergeron just seconds before scoring the tying goal last night.

Mikey Likes Him

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 9, 2010 by davepoleck

Mike Richards had one (empty net) goal in the eight games that Jeff Carter was out of the lineup; he has two tonight in Carter’s return. The see-saw game of the night was 3-3, but Gaborik just gave the Rangers the lead with a flip shot over Boucher’s shoulder.

Leading the Way

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 25, 2010 by davepoleck

Rick Nash

On a night when it was expected to be Crosby vs Ovechkin, the newly formed shutdown line of Mike Richards, Rick Nash and Jonathan Toews absolutely stole the show. If I were Mike Babcock, I would continue putting them out there before I put the San Jose line. Each of those guys were absolutely fantastic every shift of the game.

Anyone who doubted that Mike Richards should be on the team, I hope you saw his effort along the boards before the Shea Weber goal last night. I can’t find a replay because the fucking Olympics has a stranglehold on everything, but he basically outmuscled a Russian forward while on his own ass, got the puck free and moved it up the ice. And I will admit, even once the tournament started, I was a bit skeptical of Jonathan Toews being picked over some players; but he has been absolutely phenomenal, both on the draw and with the quiet seven assists he has put up. And Rick Nash, well, I never thought I would say that he had an amazing game shutting down the league’s best player. I hope they put this line head to head with Hossa and Demitra tomorrow night.