Well, I brought up hockey the other day when my team won, so I think it's only fair to mention it when they lost. Last night the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup by defeating my beloved Pittsburgh Penguins. The Red Wings were clearly the better team.
I haven't watched hockey in years, and I haven't watched the Penguins since I moved to Dallas (I followed the Stars there). I like the 2008 Penguins better than the Jagr era Penguins. These Penguins play defense. They're feisty. They aren't afraid to put a body on someone or play "dump and chase" hockey. The late 90s Penguins were all about getting Jagr in an odd-man rush--exciting, but you lost a lot of games that way (especially in the playoffs to teams with good goaltending). When the Penguins did not win the Stanley Cup in 2001 with Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Alexi Kovalev, Martin Straka, Robert Lang, Jan Hrdina, and Kevin Stevens on offense, I figured it was never going to happen. You gotta play defense and you gotta have goaltending. It looks like the new Penguins have both of those, with some offensive superstars to boot.
If hockey is on TV next year, maybe I'll watch.
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