After weeks of overtime, blundering, and generally mediocre play the Eastern Conference finally managed to wrap up the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. As far as my predictions go I did much better in the East as I my assumption that medioctiry would be the key to victory as we saw Washington, New Jersey and the Flyers all advance despite a total lack of ability to play vital aspects of the game. I got my Ottawa prediction wrong, but I’m not all that broken up about it. The Western conference showed some real spirit as the Canucks managed to put up as strong an effort as a pumpkin getting kicked in the face by a teenager. The coin flip that landed me on the Sharks failed to take into account that the Sharks are old and the Blues players still haven’t realized that they are doomed to failure. Chicago and Phoenix played hockey often on the same sheet of ice and they continued to do so until one of the teams won. This is the way of things. Finally, despite Nashville’s victory of the Red Wings in five games, true victory was in the hands of the Detroit fans as they held the moral high ground. The fans maintain that the team defeated itself since Nashville doesn’t deserve a team and therefore any of the Southern team’s victories “don’t count.” And now on to Round 2
Earlier on their site today, Mixtapes, the pop punk band from Cincinatti, Ohio (frequently featured on the podcast) announced a few things.It's really awesome to see the band setting out on tour and new music slated to be released too.
Hey guys! It's springtime and you know what that means! Our shitty baseball team has started to tanks and our fans are looking elsewhere for entertainment.
Oh no! How will we retain our fans?
I KNOW! Let's cover playoff hockey! Can't be that hard, right?
Goals, assists, saves, and face offs, this will be an easy thing to cover! We won't lose any one AND we'll pick up those who already love hockey!
Wow! This is a win/win idea!
Madness on the ice of London, er, Philadelphia, um, New York. It's been an interesting first round to say the least, so we brought Hockeybuzz writer(about the Bruins) and twitter curator Ty Anderson on help us break down all the insanity. No punk news this week because, well, it's the playoffs.
(Note: We recorded this before any of the series' had ended.)
Aaron Asham-4 game suspension
James Neal-1 game suspension
Torres vs. Hossa's face
Backstrom-1 game suspension
Music Featured This Week:
Can We Pretend by Break Anchor
Keep On Walking by CAMPAIGN
Lawless Godless Shameless by Elle
A Credit To His Gender by Good Riddance
Father by Make Do And Mend
Warm Blood Rush by Defeater
Sitting here and reflecting on the three-ring circus that is the Pittsburgh Penguins game against the Philadelphia Flyers, I can’t help but wonder how long until Mario Lemieux writes another open letter to the NHL. For those of you who don’t remember, the Comeback Kid got on his soap box last February to complain about the state of the NHL after his team was part of an all out brawl against the New York Islanders. I've finally reached my limit. I'm no longer keeping my mouth shut when it comes to him. Things must change!