Saturday, May 30, 2009

Time to gloat

Hey everyone, I've been out of the loop for the last little while, but I have a good excuse. My lovely wife Karine gave birth to our second daughter on May 21, and let's just say that took precedent over the Stanley Cup playoffs.

But now that we're at the finals, I can't help but gloat just a smidgen over having picked the two finalists at the beginning of the playoffs. Things like this rarely happen to me, so I have to revel in it when they do.

So, having already picked the Penguins to beat the Red Wings in six games, my work is done.

Seriously though, I do believe the Pens will win for several reasons, but the biggest one is the Red Wings injury situation and the fact that Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby are at the top of their games. One of them is almost constantly on the ice for Pittsburgh, making line matchups nearly impossible for Mike Babcock because he can't have Nicklas Lidstrom on the ice for 45 minutes a night.

I like Marc-Andre Fleury in goal over Chris Osgood, even though Osgood is proving once again that he's one of the top money goalies of all time (look up the numbers before you laugh).

Having come so close without winning last year, and with the added incentive of jamming a Stanley Cup victory down Marian Hossa's throat, I think the Penguins will come out on top of a tough series.


B B said...

Congratulations! Healthy, happiness, long life to your family and yourself!

I'm indifferent to the Cup, the teams I didn't want to win are gone, so... eh...

Do you have any insight, or better, inside information as to "who" and "when" with the sale of the team?

Any UFA/RFA news? Any credibility to the $6M Kovalev story?

Again, best wishes, thank you for your work!!!

Anvilcloud said...

Congratulations on your daughter and on your picks.

Ted said...

Congratulations to you and your family and kudos for the picks. I would like Pittsburgh to win but it really doesn't matter that much other than the fact that you realize 28 teams need alot of work to catch these two.

jkr said...

Congrats on the new addition. That takes priority over everything, even hockey. :)

I picked Detroit for several reasons. They seem to be able to battle though key injuries and win without making excuses (are you listening BG?). And I am still not a believer in M.A. Fleury. After 2 games he's proving me right.

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Anonymous said...

Makes hockey seem kind of insignificant, huh? Congratulations!