So if you’ve been living in a cave the last day or so, and care not at all about hockey, and yet somehow found your way to this site, I suppose I should let you know. The Chicago Blackhawks ended a 49 year drought and won the Stanley Cup in 6 games from the Philadelphia Flyers. Well done Chicago.
Capping off what was frankly a series of mediocre performances from the Blackhawks, they were clearly the stronger team throughout the playoffs, and the Flyers were unable to come back from this one final punch. Due respect to the Flyers, they played hard, and certainly made for some entertaining playoff hockey, but I can’t say I’m disappointed to see them lose. Especially Pronger, that bastard can lose the rest of the games in his career and I’d be just fine…
Jonathan Toews took home the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs to add to his growing collection of hardware. As a 22 year old, the kid has already secured a Stanley Cup, a Gold Medal, and now a Conn Smythe Trophy. Not to mention his plethora of other smaller awards. He didn’t put a huge performance on during the Finals, but he certainly did more than enough throughout the playoffs to justify the award.
To end with some relevant “topical” information… with the win, the Kings are tied for the team with the longest Stanley Cup drought, having never brought Lord Stanley’s Cup back to the City of Angels. It’s a traumatizing fact to be sure, but it’s a fact. At least now when we get to the final, we’ll get the sympathy vote… unless we’re up against the Maple Leafs. Here’s hoping that happens soon (our appearance in the finals, not the Leafs)