Monday, June 2, 2014
THE NHL PLAYOFFS DO TAKE FOREVER....
Earlier today I read Toronto Star sports writer Damien Cox's review of last night's NHL Western Conference final game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Chicago Blackhawks. He noted something I did not want to read -- something I ranted about two days ago (here).
Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final round between the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Rangers will be played on Wednesday... fine. But, Game 2 will not take place until Saturday. This is bloody ridiculous!
Damien Cox is right about something...
"Manhattan will play co-host to the final for the first time since the Rangers won it in 1994, a time when Sports Illustrated proclaimed the NHL to be North America’s coolest sport — after which the league allowed the game to be dragged into the Dead Puck Era."
Bingo! So very Bingo!
Damien Cox in the Toronto Star...
NHL playoffs: Kings dethrone Blackhawks in OT, advance to Cup final: Cox
L.A. defenceman Alec Martinez scores overtime winner to end wild Game 7; Rangers await in big-market Stanley Cup final.