Some random notes while I enjoy not working in Baltimore instead of the Tampa Bay area:
Congrats to the Penguins. The national media wrote them off after game two and game 5. Nice to see Fleury bounce back with a great game in Detroit. Game 7 reminded me a lot of the Bolts game 7 in 2004. Check out the similarities:
1. 2-1 game. Both the Bolts and Pens had 2-0 leads cut in half in the third period and held on to win.
2. Scorers - Ruslan Fedatenko and Max Talbot both tallied two in their teams wins.. Not exactly Crosby, Malkin, Lecavalier and St. Louis lighting the lamp, but it shows how important secondary scoring is to winning a cup.
3. Key Saves - Marc-Andre Fleury hurling himself across the goal crease to make one final save was eerily similar to the pad save Nik Khabibulin made on Jordan Leopold with about 3 minutes to go in the Lightning game.
How about the ad wizards for Gatorade? I remember seeing this commercial earlier in the season. I'm sure Sidney is much happier to be in this picture.
Congratulations to my buddy Link. As a Pittsburghian he's enjoying quite the memorable sports year. A Super Bowl trophy and a Stanley Cup. Oh yeah and he's getting married to be a pretty cool girl as well. Now only if the Pirates can win the World Series.....
Now the real offseason fun can begin. Already, there are rumors of Chris Pronger being traded to Los Angeles, Danny Heatly joins Vinny as a highly paid offensive players on the trading block, the Coyotes, Canadians and Panthers could all have new ownership groups by the time the puck drops in the fall, and finally who gets Tavares?