I have to say I am pretty dissapointed. Yesterday, on the morning of game three of the Stanley Cup Finals, I read this headline on the Buffalo News when I woke up. “NHL Playoff System Rewards Mediocrity” produces outrages arguments that every team should play a home and home, eliminating the division/conference system, and that 82 games with 16 in the playoffs dilutes the product.
I can only say this. If you don’t like hockey, thats fine with me. I happen to enjoy it among most things. And if your going to be a sports writer, don’t blast a game simply because you having nothing else to write about (how, on the morning on game 3 of the finals, the Basketball playoffs, the olympics comming up, the Draft – an important one for the Sabres – you have nothing to write about I have no idea). Admittedly I didn’t post yesterday. But I’m a lazy blogger, not a professional sports writer. It is the league’s job to put together a product and you can buy it or not. It is not their job to make modifications until you are satisfied.
Thankfully a dear friend came to rescue and provided me this.
I tribute to a hard nosed style of hockey that the Kings have embodied that New Jersey will simply not be able to beat. LA is deep, talented, and have a goalie that is raising the bar for what it means to be a top tier goalie in the show. No disrespect to Brodeur, who is playing great hockey, his team is just not good enough. I guess I need to hold true to my prediction and say that NJ will steal a game here with their backs to the wall, but I’m questioning that after last nights sure win in LA.
I am saddened that in a historical season of an 8 seed up 3 games to none in the finals, two American captains, and a major network television deal, all our Buffalo sports writers could muster up was an assault on a great game.
Please let me watch game 4 in peace.