Man, I’m having to write a lot of these things.
That’s pretty cool.
Two years ago I would have been over the moon to just be in the Conference Finals. I wouldn’t have expected to even win a game. Just making it that far would have been joy enough.
I’m not that same fan. That fan is still floating around, somewhere in my gallbladder most likely, and he is flabbergasted. Two years in a row we make it to the Western Conference Finals. “Holy hell!” He tells me, “Isn’t this just like Christmas?”
“No, you innocent fool’” I say. “We’re Jewish, remember? And Christmas is for red and green things. I want the silver thing.”
“Isn’t that what Jonathan Toews’ beard is made of?”
That fan keeps me in check and makes sure that I am going to enjoy every sweet second of hockey left to play. But the guy that watched the Kings win a Cup sees only an obstacle. He sees swarms of Blackhawks jersey and imagines all the yummy bruises the Kings can give the players wearing those jerseys. He wonders what their red blood will look like staining their red jerseys.
This is going to be a fun series.
Brown vs Toews
Carter vs. Kane
Doughty and Keith
The other guys’ name doesn’t belong in the same sentence.
Will this be a series of superstars or will the tale of role players unfold?
I have no analysis to start, only an eagerness to see what happens. But I did just get the distinct feeling that King and Lewis are going to have a monster series.
You know what to do. Pray with me.
Our Kings, Holy Hockey Puck, Hockey gods. Check out these Kings, who art in the Conference Finals once more,
And how hallowed is thy game.
Thy Kingdom rises up, with will it will come,
On Chicago’s ice, as it has been on ours.
Give us this day our daily goals, and forgive us our previous road woes,
As we forgive the Hawks for the hurt they force us to inflict upon them.
And lead our defense strong, our shots swift, and deliver us a win.
2pm on a Saturday is a bogus time for a game.
But it’s the perfect time for a win.
It’s always time for Kings playoff hockey.
Now go, grab a beer, a while you’re at it, go nuts.
GO FUCKING NUTS!
GO KINGS GO!!!
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