April 18, 2009

It's hockey time and I'm really into the race for the Stanley Cup. The players smash everything in sight and every shift is played to the max. I'm rooting for the NY Rangers, but Ovechkin is a freak of nature. In the East, Pittsburgh has really come on strong since the late season trades and might be playing at a higher level than they did last year. Tim Thomas of the Bruins and the man, Martin Brodeur will have something to say about that. Jeff Carter can score with the best of them and Mike Richards is a rock. Oh, and Carolina never loses at home.

I haven't watched a lot of hockey in the West, but San Jose had a tremendous year. Anaheim is one of those deadly #8 seeds and is going to take them to the mat. And what can you say about the Red Wings? It all falls on the shoulders of Chris Osgood and his goaltending because offensively they are as deadly as ever and now have Hossa. It's good to see Chicago back in too and you can't count out the Canucks.

Anyway, who are you rooting for and why will your team win?

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