2010 NHL Season Ends, Pops is Rich, I Miss Hockey

Stanley CupEvery year I make sure I'm watching when the Stanley Cup is clinched and the cup is awarded. There's no better spectacle in all of sports. I love watching each player hoist Lord Stanley's mug, it's the toughest trophy to win, after all.

I thought I might miss that magic moment last night because I had a slo-pitch game until 11pm, but thanks to overtime I was there when Patrick Kane scored the winner. I'm not a Kane fan, but I was rooting for the Blackhawks. They waited 49 years for a cup, and now it's our turn to own the drought. The chants of "1967" are now our rallying cry. I can't wait.

In my annual playoff pool, Pops won the big money thanks to his Flyers trifecta. Outside of Pops, only one Flyer was actually drafted. Pops, you deserve the big win.

In my pool, the second place finisher gets to break even. This season there was a tie for second and for the first time ever we had to go to the tie-breaker. Rule #7 clearly states the following:

7. In the event of a tie, the poolie with the most players from the Stanley Cup winning team assumes the position. If it's still a tie, the winnings are shared.

Because he had two Blackhawks vs. Ryan's one, Steve gets his $20 back.

I tried to catch as much NHL playoff action as possible. It's truly a marathon and not a sprint, but I never tired of it. Nothing beats playoff hockey. Nothing.

If you fancy your chances, find & compare the Best NHL odds for this season at canada.betfair.com.

I miss hockey already. Go Leafs Go!

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Dave

I don't mean to dump on your enthusiasm, but I sort of can't believe they were still playing last night.

I just find the NHL season goes on SO long. I stopped paying attention once Montreal got eliminated.

June 10, 2010 @ 5:55 PM

felix

Funny, I started paying attention once Montreal got eliminated.

Seeing as all the other 5 teams that joined in '67 (I'm not counting the Oakland Seals) have all at least played for the Cup, I'd have to say our Buds are the toast of the town in terms of futility.

And I guess, technically, Oakland has made the finals, by way of Cleveland, into Minnesota and then on to Dallas. Who, of course, won on the Brett Hull goal/no-goal in OT.

June 10, 2010 @ 8:04 PM

David

The Leafs are the deemed the "Worst" team in hockey, that's not the distinction I personally like as a Leaf Fan, the once proud and storied Leafs team...has been nothing short of disappointing for 5 seasons now and one wonders how we can cheer on another team during the playoffs?

Is it really any wonder? Our city, the fans, those that love the Leafs deserve way better. If this was customer service you got at a store, you'd bet you'd switch stores...

June 11, 2010 @ 7:15 AM

Digger

Leaf fans should print and construct this. It's the closest they'll come to the Cup for many, many years. http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/acrobat/2010-05/54023508.pdf

June 11, 2010 @ 10:07 AM

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