Admitting Something Sad

April 30, 2009 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Alex Ovechkin, Anaheim Ducks, Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Evgeni Malkin, Frostee Does Predictions!, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, This Irks Me, Vancouver Canucks, Washington Capitals | 2 Comments

I know people are saying that since the Caps managed to win a 2-1 game when it mattered the most, they’ll be able to play with Pittsburgh, but honestly, I’m not so sure.  I don’t think Washington will win this series, which means that all of those crazy Crosby fans will make it seem like the ONLY REASON Pittsburgh managed to win is because CROSBY IS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD AND NO ONE COMPARES.  Forget that the Pens have a great goalie and Evgeni Malkin, the player who I actually think is better than Crosby.  Merely because the Penguins have Sidney, they’ll win.  Trust me.  I know these things.  My grandfather is one of those Crosby fan boys.  A Don Cherry type, if you will.  All he does is get on my case and tell me that if I think Alex is better than Crosby, I clearly don’t know hockey as well as he thought I did.  And then when I go and tell him that Malkin and Alex are the two greatest players in the league – I’ll relent that Crosby is third – and so Crosby isn’t even the best player on his own team, he leaves the room.  Yo, Grandpa, just because Alex and Geno are Russian doesn’t mean they’re automatically below Sidney on the list.  Being Canadian does not equal being the best.  Last time I checked, Sidney wasn’t even one of the three finalists for the Hart.  They’re all Russians.  Um, so, yeah.

But I digress.  I have faith in Washington’s goaltending, which is an odd feeling to have, but they don’t have as much experience as Pittsburgh and they need to get their defensive game down perfectly.  The Penguins have a tad bit more offense than the Rangers did.  Washington needs keep their power play clicking and make sure their penalty kill is solid.  Alex needs to try doing a little less, Nicklas needs to keep up his fabulousness, Michael needs to start playing like Michael, etc.  I just…don’t like this match-up.  I don’t like it one bit.

That being said, I think this series could be highly entertaining.  The regular season games between these two always were, and I can’t wait to see Alex lay somebody out.  I also can’t wait to see if Michael really has returned for good.  I have a theory that he had some sort of cold.  He sounded really congested when they interviewed him before Game 2, and sounded less stuffy before Game 6.

Carolina vs. Boston will be almost as good as the Pittsburgh vs. Boston series I had been hoping for.  It’ll be interesting to see if Carolina’s momentum can carry over.

My apologies to the Hawks fans reading this, but I think Vancouver’s going to come out on top for this one.

Finally, Detroit over Anaheim.  I love the Ducks, but come on.  It’s Detroit.

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  1. This will definitely be an entertaining series, but you gotta wonder how Varlamov will hold up against Crosby and Malkin — they’re in an entirely different league than the Rangers’ offence.

    I hope at least a couple of my predictions come to fruition:

    http://stevemccutchen.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/round-two-fight/

  2. Crosbaby is such a joke. He is NOT the most talented player in the league. And for the league to hang their name on his shoulders pisses me off. In all honestly, I believe Ovie is… BUT he has gone and pissed me off lately with his ‘over enthusiastic’ antics.

    I think Crosbaby has been favored his whole life and expects it to continue. He needs to learn that we can see through his whiny ways and there is no respect for BOYS like that. I honestly don’t feel he is any more talented than any other power forward in the league. Lightening strike me now.


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