Generally speaking I've found most of this year's playoffs to be kind of dull. There was some good drama in the first round with a few near upsets and emotional and mental regression of the Montreal Canadiens, but even those few scraps were wont to be found in the second round. If Bettman had just handed off the Stanley Cup to the Blackhawks after they came from behind and spit on the Wings' grave, I don't think anyone would've complained. Well, Bruins fans would've complained and Bettman would've been forced to give them a second Cup and maybe a CD of Dropkick Murphys B-sides. Wrapping it up: the conference finals begin on Saturday and the Kings and Hawks get to play back-to-backs because the NHL isn't going to waste a weekend and screw the Western Conference teams. It isn't as if getting from Los Angeles to Chicago on a Saturday night is a difficult thing to accomplish.
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Hello! Evgeni Malkin finally makes his liveblog debut, as Magnitka take on league minnows Dinamo Riga. Game time is 12:30 PM ET, and we'll post a link so you can watch the game once we find one. And oh yeah, UTP's Cait Platt will be joining me for commentary.
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Picture this: It’s your birthday. There’s a big tasty double fudge cake with big scroll like letters sitting on the counter. Across it says “Happy Birthday!”. Safe to assume that cake is yours, right? Wrong. It’s not yours, not to mention, you’re not allowed to touch it, sample it, or lick the frosting. You have to sit there and watch everyone else have a piece or in some cases 4.
Finally our long national nightmare is over as Parise and Suter have found a team to sign with. The guys discuss this along with Peter's love of The Twilight Zone, Brandon's idiot neighbors and what is to become of Rick Nash.
Songs Featured In This Episode:
Don't Start by Punch
Pretty Good Year by The Loved Ones
Resist by Anti-Flag
City of Cold by Raised Fist