glen a richter wrote:
"snooze" is for people who want to see 20 goals a game. If you want outrageously high scoring, watch an NBA game.
Apart from the fact that the Kings beat the Blues, which for what it's worth is the reason I want them to win--It's better to lose to the best than to lose to anyone else--their brand of hockey is extremely exciting. They have a system, they all bought in and they work it like professionals every night. I only wish that the boys in the note are paying attention and have a 100% buy in next season so we can have our turn at a magical run. If you're not excited by a team shattering playoff records en route to their first cup in team history then I'm guessing it's either because of A) jealousy or B) a complete distaste for good defense and a solid system.
Considering the Blues are built around defense and goaltending and if it was us instead of the Kings in the finals I safely predict the current results would be basically the same, I assume it's not choice B because if we were in the exact same position I guarantee no one would be crying "snooze!", and choice A is totally unbecoming. We lost, it sucks, but jealousy doesn't change that.
I think it's more that this year these two teams have just come out of nowhere. I doubt a single person in the country picked these two to be in the Finals when the playoffs started. Yea they represent two of the most populous metropolitan areas in the United States but outside of that (and regular hockey fans) I doubt anyone knows a single d*mn thing about either of these teams.
Penguins had Crosby who everyone watched, Red Wings have been a "traditionally" good team for years and years, the Hawks had the Toews-Kane thing and the "no cup since 1968" going... I don't know. It's tough to put a finger on it but I definitely sense these finals just FEEL different.
And maybe if the Kings weren't just crushing everyone's souls more people would tune in but if everyone knows what's going to happen, why watch? Not my personal views, just saying.