Final 2009-2010 Season Notes

First of all, take a look at this new site design! Not too shabby, eh? The Bests are doing a great job running the Fansided network, and their continued dedication to the best sports blog network on the internet is inspiring.

Now that all the brown-nosing is finished, let’s talk hockey.

Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks, the 2010 Stanley Cup Champions! The series was intense, and game six was a nail-biter. I’ve always felt that sudden death overtime victory to win the Stanley Cup had to be one of the most dramatic moments in all of sports. Uwe Krupp’s goal in triple overtime in ’96 to secure the Colorado Avalanche’s (and Denver’s) first championship is legendary in these parts.

However, that simply was not the case in this instance. The confusion immediately following the goal (which looked eerily similar to Crosby’s Olympic Golden Goal) led to one of the most anti-climactic finishes in the Stanley Cup finals ever! I know that means absolutely nothing to a Blackhawks fan, but certainly, when fans dream about their team winning the Stanley Cup, there’s always that epic announcement “The (Insert team name here) did it! The (Insert team name here) did it! The (Insert team name here) have won the Stanley Cup! Can you believe it?!” When instead, what they got was something close to “Kane fires the puck! It goes off Leighton. Kane is speeding down behind the net to chase the puck down, Leighton doesn’t know where it is! It’s wrapping around up to the blue line — no, wait…Chicago wins.” The announcers were about as awkward as Roenick’s teary-eyed congratulations.

I would be remiss if I didn’t extend a special congratulations to Joel Quennville, former head coach of the Avalanche. I knew that he had the potential to be a great coach, and while I don’t think he ever brought enough fire to the bench for us, he certainly proved he has what it takes to coach a stacked lineup to the Cup.

Now, sadly, there is no more hockey. This is the time of year I like to call the dark ages. None of the “good” sports are on, so I have to do other things, lame things. Like go outside.

Is the draft here yet?

Tags: Avalanche Chicago Quennville Roenick Stanley Cup

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