“By Gum!” The Blues Might Just Do It!

The St. Louis Blues took a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final after a controversial Game 5, in which the eventual game-winner came after a missed penalty on St. Louis. Aside from the controversy, the Blues have not only won three games in this series, which is three more than they won in theContinue reading ““By Gum!” The Blues Might Just Do It!”

The Blues Are Now 1-13 in Stanley Cup Final Games

On Wednesday night, the St. Louis Blues, who are appearing in their fourth Stanley Cup Final, did something they’ve never done before: they won a game in the Final. When the NHL expanded from six to 12 teams in 1967, St. Louis, along with the five other new teams, played in their own division (theContinue reading “The Blues Are Now 1-13 in Stanley Cup Final Games”

Stanley Cup: Sorry, But…Anyone but Boston

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are now into the conference finals and after a first round in which all four wild cards won which means all four division champions lost, whatever final four we got was fine with me. But I do have one, tiny request: Please! No Boston! I know it’s been eight years sinceContinue reading “Stanley Cup: Sorry, But…Anyone but Boston”

Welcome to the Bizarro Cup Playoffs

Four division winners have been sent packing for the summer, all four wild card teams are moving on and all-together, five lower seeds are moving on in the Stanly Cup Playoffs. I’ll lay it out in a different way to display how odd the playoffs are now: Lightning: Best Team in Hockey: Swept Capitals: TheContinue reading “Welcome to the Bizarro Cup Playoffs”

Stanley Cup: The East Just Got Weird (and Could Get Weirder)

I said Lightning in 5. I said Penguins in 7. Both got swept. So that’s what half the Eastern Conference playoff bracket looks like right now. As a Penguins fan, the whole series was like getting hit in the back of the head by a 2×4. I wasn’t expecting a 4-game sweep by the Islanders.Continue reading “Stanley Cup: The East Just Got Weird (and Could Get Weirder)”