Duncan Keith, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp, Niklas Hjalmarsson
4 out of the 7 players that have been a part of the 2 cups since 2010 are in this photo above. The other 3 not pictured are Kane, Seabrook (OCEANSTREAM) and Hossa. Those 7 players are looking to capture their third title in 6 seasons. They are also lookin to clinch and close this shit up tonight on home ice. No Blackhawks team has hoisted Stan on home ice since 1938. The previous two Stanley Cup wins (2010, 2013) were on the road both in a game six. Tonight what lies ahead is another game 6 where their fortunes have been pretty damn good.
We all saw how good this team was in 2008-2009 when they began their excellence. Joel came in, righted the wrong found themselves competing with Detroit in the Western Conference Finals and then win it all the following season. I’m not surprised by this team’s success. They know how to win. Corey Crawford has a chance to win his 2nd Stanley Cup and that’s the only thing about this team that boggles my fuckin mind. But, it just shows you how deep this team is year in and year out.
With that being said.
Remarkable day in American History occurred 21 years ago today. Obviously I’m drinkin reeb and watching MSG. It’s very hard for me dealing with waiting another year to see the Rangers make the post season and compete for the Stanley Cup. 21 years ago I was like fuckin 5 years old and shit was different then. We had quality movies like Speed and music like Smashing Pumpkins and my favorite team hoistin up Stan.
With years of growing up and spending my entire life playing hockey, the respect that I have for the game has me so goddamn hungry for a cup. I’ve dealt with the dark ages from 1997-2004 of no post season. I have dealt with the getting knocked out the 2nd round under Renney. The heartbreak to lose to the Devils in the Conference Finals in 2012. Acquiring Nash and under achieving the 2013 season post lockout and bein ousted 4-1 to Boston in the round 2.
Show John the door. Insert Alain.
Under Alain, in two seasons this team has gone to the Stanley Cup finals and won the President’s trophy but lose in the Conference Finals a couple weeks ago to Tampa. I’m having a real hard time watching this year’s Stanley Cup Finals. I truly believe if the Rangers showed up at all in game 7 and fuckin won, they would win the cup. This would’ve been their turn to win by going back to the cup.
This team is so goddamn close and has been. I don’t care about finishing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. You can finish fucking 6th or whatever I don’t fuckin care. The sign those yugs are holding in the first picture of this post sums up my life. Get it done. It’s now time to fuckin sack up and win it all in 2016.
Yesterday Sportscenter released what Lebron’s daily schedule was. Have another look at it cuz I’m sure everyone across the globe saw it:
Killorn ain’t about that life. He gonna go on Hinge make a couple swipes and go play for the Stanley Cup. Hinge is apparently another Tinder. He’s got New York listed as his current area despite being now in a new series with ChiTown. He was definitely schemin in the Conference Finals against New York and just never changed his city when they advanced.
Maybe a couple swipes before game 5 will get him on the score sheet in more ways than one because he was swipin Wednesday and did this:
Con Jooper keeps making jokes like the shmuck he is “Hey come on he’s 6’7 it takes a long time for him to get up!” That shit isn’t really fooling anybody dude. You had 20 year old Vasilevskiy in for game 4 and was most likely shitting his pants. I personally don’t think Chicago tested him enough and it was also the worst game the Blackhawks played in the post season this year.
Point is, there is alot of annoying speculation as to what’s wrong with Benjamin.
Aftermath of Saad driving the net and colliding with Bishop.
Game 2 he leaves the net, comes back, leaves the net and yada yada yada fuckin circus act. A lot of people on Twitter were sharing what they think is the issue with Bishop and a lot of people chirped him for bein soft. Luongo tweeted that it could be diarrhea. I’m gonna rule that one out though even though it’s hilarious. Doud suggested to Puck Daddy and was mentioned on their podcast that it was actually Jean Claude Van Damme escaping henchmen like in Sudden Death.
I won’t rule that one out because I pray to Christ that happened in game 2 and/or has happened before period. But at the end of the day Benjamin Bish is probably dealing with a hip or groin issue. He did not partake in today’s practice and there have been multiple updates within like 20 minutes saying he’s “uncertain” for game 5 and one that he’s “hopeful” and getting better each day. This shit’s getting annoying. Which one is it? Suck it up Ben. I hope you do play tomorrow night and there are endless chirps around the net and between plays from the Hawks directed toward you.
You won’t be the first Benjamin disliked mightily by the people of Chicago.
Mara Beard very necessary.
From the Chicago Tribune:
“The players won’t like this, but I wish they all would stop growing beards in the postseason,” Lazarus said. “Let’s get their faces out there. Let’s talk about how young and attractive they are. What model citizens they are. (Hockey players) truly are one of a kind among professional athletes.
“I know it’s a tradition and superstition, but I think (the beards do) hurt recognition. They have a great opportunity with more endorsements. Or simply more recognition with fans saying, ‘That guy looks like the kid next door,’ which many of these guys do. I think that would be a nice thing.”
Ya know whats cool nowadays (and has probably jumped the shark)? Beards. Ya know whats always been manly as fuck? Beards. It’s called fashion Mark, look it up, and in hockey you simply don’t mess with tradition*. Ken Morrow walked outta Lake Placid with gold in hand and into Nassau onto pro ice and said “fuck this shaving bullshit, I came to win.” And unfortunately, that’s exactly what he did for 4 straight years. Thus the full follicle tradition was born. Seriously as the saying goes, “how do you shave your beard? YOU DON’T.” So yea, I don’t think anyone’s about to listen to smooth faced Mark Lazarus of NBC. Not to mention, last I checked Gillette, the best a man can get, is a long time sponsor of the League of National Hockey and I’m PRETTY sure you need facial hair in order to market such a product geared toward the removal of such. Cross promotion BITCH, use your brain one time for me MARK.
Seriously, hockey’s a man’s game played by men, other than Sidney Crosby.
Hit puberty sometime before age 30 bro honestly.
*EXCEPTION: ’94 Rangers, ‘cuz Mess told his troops he aint partaking in any Islander bullshit.
I will never root for and/or like any one from any team that eliminated my team from the post season let alone the round before the Stanley Cup. I must hand it Jonathan though, his young Tampa team is competing for a cup. Gotta be doin somethin right. Oh and he is. Apparently he dropped these two lines from Wedding Crashers on his team and has pretty much become their motto:
No excuses, play like a champion.
Don’t look for opportunities, make them.
It was another underwhelming performance in the post season for the Great 8. It was also another failure yet again to lead any team of his passed the second round of the playoffs in his 10 year career. He even had the Messier-like balls to make a game 7 guarantee victory.
He’s now taking time to reflect on what could’ve been:
By chillin with a bunch of dudes at a spa drinkin reeb