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Boston Bruins, the 2011 Stanley Cup Champions

16 Jun

I was so pissed. I was so sad. I was so disappointed.  The Boston Bruins won. They did it. 

After 5 minutes of screaming at my computer and TV screen, I found out how happy I was for the Boston Bruins. They deserved it. They won 4-0. Through tough injuries, 82 games of the regular season, 4 Game 7’s in the Playoffs and 39 years of waiting, they did it. They made it here for a reason and they proved that they were the best of this season.

At first, I didn’t like Tim Thomas, the winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy, but now I think I do. I appreciate him in a way that I never have before. Maybe it was how he didn’t seem like he was rubbing it in the Vancouver Canucks faces (which looked pretty glum to begin with). Or maybe it was how he shook Luongo’s hand and forgot about Luongo’s comments the week before. Or maybe it was the fact that he was awkward picking up the Conn Smythe Trophy and was like “what the hell do I do with it now?” Or maybe it was how he played tonight. How he didn’t let the crowd, of very prideful fans, get in the way of playing his game. I respect him.

I’m really, really, happy for them now especially for Mark Recchi, who played his last game tonight. He is a 3-time Stanley Cup Champion and is now retired at age 43 having played for 22 years.

I guess you can call me a semi-Bruins fan. I’m not 100% there yet but in time, it might happen. I still wish that the Canucks won but they proved they didn’t want it enough and I know that now. It took a lot of yelling and three glasses of water for me to understand that. I do, however, feel bad for every single Canucks fan who bought that really expensive Game 7 ticket and hoped that they were going to win.

What really made me laugh was Zdeno Chára’s man/lion roar when he held the Cup. It was kinda scary but we all could tell he was super happy. He played an incredible season and he deserved to be the first to hold the Cup, although the scream(s) was a little much. He’s a great captain and fun fact: knows how to speak in 7 different languages! Maybe he can teach me Russian after he spends his two days with the Cup, my guess back in Slovakia.

what big teeth you have...

But I guess now it’s my turn to talk about the Canucks. Honestly, I don’t like the Vancouver Canucks coach, Alain Vigneault. Why? He failed to put Cory Schneider in to replace Roberto Luongo at the most crucial time, when the Canucks needed that change the most. He had too much pride in him and that was their biggest downfall. If it hadn’t been for the third goal, I think that the Canucks wouldn’t have played like they didn’t care. But it’s not just Luongo’s fault. The whole team lost and it’s the whole teams fault. My biggest disappoint was how the Sedin Twins played. Not one single goal in this series by them and that’s saying a lot. Even Alex the “Biter” Burrows was better than them. I was pretty proud of Kesler though, he played amazingly in the first period. If he had continued pounding Tim Thomas, he might have let a goal in. Maybe.

But that’s all in the past now. Boston won and I’m proud of that; I’m proud of them. They deserved it. 


In times of anger, sadness or annoyance…

21 May

Look up pictures of hockey players.

Oh Sharkies

14 May

I had a horrible night last night and I needed to know if the Sharks won. So at 5 in the morning, I looked up to see if they did or not. Tears were forming in my eyes and sweat was rolling down my face as I looked at the screen.“Sharks Top Red Wings 3-2!”  I almost, almost, started crying. It was a very happy moment– and then I went back to being really tired and wanting more sleep.