So I don’t have too much witty sports knowledge here but seeing as how I was spoonfeed on the Red Wings until I finally moved out to NYC at age 21(so yeah that was the peaking era of Hockeytown) well I’ve got enough emotion and input to dish out a little bitterness, smartassness and banter(the hat trick if you will).Octopuses on ice, virtually spending entire seasons @ JLA in the deep ghetto of D-town where us Bloomfield Hills and Grosse Pointeers would trek to watch our magical men conquer the ice or tear each other to shreds, blood splashing across the glass, we’d hoot and holler…it was utter madness and probably some of the most amazing moments in my sports childhood. And yes, a girl just said this. I remember treking to Rite Aid in search of brooms with my neighbor, we were going to hang them out the window tosymbolize the sweep that the Wings were about to acheive. he victories and the sweeps and the blood and the trips to the arena all blended together for me b/c the team was truly unstoppable and let’s face it, no one will ever compete with the immense trumph and talent that came from Hockeytown in the late 90s but needless to say iwill extend mild congratualtions to the TB Lightning, despite the fact I don’t think they really put out the passion that lives in the Flames they will carry the Cup home with pride.
Overall a soutthern team took a Canadian team. Tampa Bay Lightning beating the Calgary Flames with a 2-1 defeat in game 7. Personally in my humble opinion Canadians live and breathe for ice sports ok…ice is there life , I mean they deal with it nearly every month of the year and so for them to lose this champuionship is more than just a team defeat but a lose for Canadian culture. And to top it off, they have lost to a team that originates from , what is to them a land of imagination, palm treees, sunshine and endless beaches, so that to me is just a bit disheartening. Needless to say I suppose there is always next year but for now the great Stanley will be chillin’ down south, catching a few rays and kickin’ back with a Corona…not a bad way to hang if I do say so myself.