Thursday, April 15, 2010

Playoff Predictions

"PREDICTIONS ARE FOR GYPSIES”…
THE GREAT TOE BLAKE SAID THAT 50 YEARS AGO…AND IT’S STILL TRUE…
4 PLAYOFF GAMES…4 UPSETS…
IT IS DIFFICULT TO DETERMINE WHICH WAS THE BIGGEST…
ON PAPER…IT WOULD HAVE TO BE COLORADO OVER SAN JOSE…
BUT…ARE WE REALLY SURPRISED???
AFTER ALL…IN THE LAST 4 YEARS…THE SHARKS HAVE OPENED THE PLAYOFF AT HOME…AND ARE NOW A PERFECT 0 FOR 4…
THEN THERE’S PHOENIX OVER DETROIT…
THE WINGS WENT INTO THE GAME AS THE HOTTEST TEAM IN THE NHL…
BUT…THE COYOTES HAVE SPENT ALL SEASON SUPRISING PEOPLE…
AND BECAUSE OF THAT…WON 50 GAMES…A FRANCHISE RECORD…
THEN THERE’S OTTAWA OVER PITTSBURGH…
BUT…MARC ANDRE FLEURY HAS STRUGGLED ALL SEASON…
HIS GOAL AGAINST AVERAGE WAS 22ND…AND HIS SAVE PERCENTAGE WAS 31ST …
LAST NIGHT FLEURY GAVE UP 5 GOALS ON JUST 26 SHOTS…
SURPRISE!!!...SURPRISE!!!
AND THEN THERE’S PHILADELPHIA OVER NEW JERSEY…
BUT…DURING THE REGULAR SEASON…THE FLYERS TOOK 5 OF 6 FROM THE DEVILS…
WHICH GETS US TO GAME 1 TONIGHT…BETWEEN THE CANUCKS AND THE KINGS…
ON PAPER…THE CANUCKS SHOULD WIN…
THEY HAVE HOME ICE ADVANTAGE…
THEY HAVE THE ART ROSS TROPHY WINNER…
AND THEY ALL THAT PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE…
BUT…IN THE REGULAR SEASON…THE KINGS FINISHED JUST 2 POINTS BACK OF THE CANUCKS…
AND OUTSIDE OF THE OLYMPICS…THIS SEASON GOALTENDER ROBERT LUONGO HAS NOT LOOKED LIKE…WELL… ROBERTO LUONGO…
HE’S BEEN PULLED 7 TIMES…A CAREER HIGH…
HIS GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE IN THE REGULAR SEASON WAS 27TH IN THE NHL…
AND SINCE THE OLYMPICS…HIS GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE IS A MERE….”892”…
AND THAT INCLUDES THE 8 GOALS HE GAVE UP 2 WEEKS AGO AGAINST THESE VERY SAME L.A. KINGS…
SO…
IF THE AMERICANS CAN PULL OFF A MIRACLE…AND BEAT THE SOVIETS…
IF THE JETS CAN BEAT THE COLTS IN SUPER BOWL 3…
AND IF “BUSTER DOUGLAS” CAN KNOCK OUT “MIKE TYSON”…
THEN CANUCK FANS HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE NERVOUS…
UNLESS OF COURSE…THEY HAPPEN TO BE…”GYPIES”…