Henrik Lundqvist the New York Rangers advanced to the Stanley Cup final with a thrilling 1-0 victory over the Montreal Canadiens. But most importantly, the Montreal Canadiens were eliminated from the playoffs in a demoralizing 1-0 loss to the New York Rangers.
For your average wrestling fan, this series must have been stellar. Much better than that Kings-Hawks series where the coach's aren't developing proper story lines and drama to immerse than fans.
Naturally, I'd take this joke and and run with it until I go clean off a cliff, but it's really just cringe-worthy. How the coach's conducted themselves was a joke and I, as a hockey fan, couldn't be more glad to see the Habs out of contention. The fans didn't exactly help either. I don't think there's a fan base that gets more annoying when they actually have something to cheer about. Yeah, you could say Oilers fans, but that would imply that they have something to cheer about.
But hey, without this series we wouldn't have gotten this gem:
How did you beat TB in the first round again? RT @AndrewBerkshire: Congrats to NYR for beating a team using their backup.— Bottle Cst. Clarkson (@50_MissionCap) May 30, 2014
Onto the Walk.
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Casey Who, man?
IN THE HUNT
Rangers knock out Habs in 6, reach Cup finals - Yahoo Sports
With the Rangers punching their time, someone tell me that they saw this coming.
How did NY Rangers handle trophy ceremony without captain? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
By not handling the trophy at all.
Year of the Rangers: New York's long, strange trip to the Stanley Cup final - Yahoo Sports
....preluding to their viscous beating in the SCF. #EastIsTheLeast
And then there were three: Canadiens eliminated | ProHockeyTalk
And the hockey world goes WILD.
Down Goes Brown's latest homerun.
OFF THE TRAIL
Gallery: Evgeni Malkin's awesomely goofy photos with Putin, world leaders | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
If you're going to click on one link, this is the one.
Stars sign ’13 first-rounder Dickinson | ProHockeyTalk
And the Stars get even better.
Think I got it spelled right there, though.
Ted's Take should be "about team; not about individual players."
HELP THE CAUSE
I've already written up a piece on this in last Sunday's walk, but please take the time to sign this petition. The local rink I lived by here in Florida changed and sculpted my life, and I'm sure this one has had the same affect on the families of San Mateo, California.
The petition currently needs 455 signatures in order to reach its goal. Let's see if we can put a dent in that, eh Wilderness?