Hockey still has nothing to do with Fedora.

So once again, apologies to those who care nothing about the sport.

But if you watched game 7 between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New Jersey Devils, and you didn’t think that was an amazing game, then you just don’t like sports. We just ripped the heart right out of the chest of the winningest goalie in NHL history. Oh, so sweet. It’s kinda sad that everyone fawns over the Ovechkins and the Crosbies of the hockey world, because that series between the Canes and Devils was one of the best 7 game series I’ve ever seen in any sport — and most American hockey fans didn’t see any of it. To score two goals in the last ninety seconds, against the winningest goalie in NHL history, to first tie and then win a deciding game seven, on their home ice? And it wasn’t even on VERSUS? Ridiculous. I hate American hockey coverage. Oh well.

To recap on our wager. First, the losers:

Mr. Cafiero. Sorry, buddy. I’ve seen too many Presidents Cup winners lose in the first round. Your Sharks need some grit.

Mr. Stanley. Great series for your Rangers, tough to lose in 7, but Avery is still a punk.

Mr. McMartin. Surely you’re not surprised that your Habs got swept. They didn’t really even deserve to make the playoffs. You know it’s true.

And now, to those who continue to fight on:

Mr. Williamson! Luongo is great, but the Blues were hardly a challenge, were they? I suspect the Blackhawks will be a truer test.

Mr. Boyer! I’m sure your Red Wings will have no problem plucking the Ducks.

And Mr. Callaway. It’s come to this: Bruins versus Hurricanes. My friend, I don’t know if you’ve been watching the Canes the past week, but you’d better stock up on the Advil, because our boys are going to give you a headache like you wouldn’t believe.

I love playoff hockey. The beard — such as it is — stays for a while longer. 🙂

Hockey still has nothing to do with Fedora.

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