Here’s to the winners, lift up the glasses
Here’s to the glory still to be
Here’s to the battle, whatever it’s for
To ask the best of ourselves, then give much more
Congratulations to the LA Kings
2014 Western Conference Champions and Stanley Cup Champions.
Congratulations to the New York Rangers 2014 Eastern Conference Champions
After the Montreal series, I begged for hockey with honor. That’s exactly what we got from the New York Rangers and the LA Kings. Both Clubs are to be congratulated for playing honorably in the Stanley Cup Final.
The Rangers overachieved this season. Prior to the playoffs, the Kings had underachieved. I say this while looking at both teams depth charts. The Kings had the better horses, the deeper roster The Rangers pinned their hopes on a Hobbit, a Mac Truck and the King.
At the end of the day, the talent on the LA Kings showed up. Too bad the same cannot be said for the Rangers. To add insult to injury, Alain Vigneault succumbed to the same mistake as the last four head coaches of the Rangers.
Vigneault went to the high priced talent, Richards, Nash, Girardi, in the clutch. They let him down. It’s Vigneault’s own fault. He kept putting Richards on the point on the powerplay. It didn’t work for Torts and it didn’t for Vigneault. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
LA made a move at the trade deadline that put them over the top. They acquired Marian Gaborik. Marty St. Louis played admirably but didn’t have the complementary pieces on the Rangers that Gaborik did on the Kings.
Marian Gaborik, once the Rangers 40 goal scorer, the player Torts pissed on, has his name on the Stanley Cup. Good for Gabby.
The people involved in these playoffs that were dishonorable are the incompetent officials. They have been castigated by the fans and the media nightly over all the games played in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. At times they have made the NHL a laughing stock.
It’s time for Colin Campbell and Stephan Walkom to be replaced by people who know what they are doing and can educate their on ice officials properly. Kerry Frazier would be my candidate. Get a committee of retired referees to help him.
Lastly, Gary Bettman is the biggest disgrace of all. As if it isn’t bad enough that NHL fans have to see this little pisher when he presents the Cup, he did so this year without once congratulating the New York Rangers on their wonderful but improbable playoff run. A mistake? I think not. He hates the Dolans and by default the New York Rangers.
I cannot imagine how it feels to be so universally despised.
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