Monday, June 05, 2006

Game On!

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae.

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals goes tonight in Carolina. I like the Oilers to win the Cup for the first time in 16 years - while the regular season stats would say that Carolina should walk away with the series. I like the Oilers for a number of reasons
  • Dwayne Roloson is playing better than Cam Ward - though I was never sold on Roloson, you have to give him credit for the way he is playing. Cam Ward has had a couple of shaky moments during these playoffs. Slight edge to Edmonton

  • Chris Pronger is the shutdown defenceman that Carolina lacks. Pronger can play 30 mins a game and neutralize the likes of Staal and Stillman - Carolina doesn't have anyone like that...few teams do. With Pronger, the Oilers are better behind the blueline than the Hurricanes.

  • The Oilers scoring seems to be more balanced. Carolina is relying heavily on the same few guys - which they should be doing...your best players SHOULD be the guys you look to. But in the playoffs, it often comes down to contributions from other players - the Oilers are getting that.
I think what it comes down to is - if the Oilers can avoid the penalty box and that deadly Carolina power play...they can win this series. Edmonton can skate with the Hurricanes, they are as physical as the Hurricanes - and the one intangible Edmonton has is that people in Edmonton's organization have won a Stanley Cup...they know what it takes. That experience could prove to be the deciding factor.

More on this later...along with the Hazies. Have a great one peeps.

The busier you keep yourself, the better. Money may be an issue if you owe or someone owes you. A job or hobby that you haven't been able to finish in the past should be first on your to-do list. 3 stars

Hazel, I hope things are groovy in your world.

Song of the Day on Hazelspeeps - Rednecks vs Roughnecks...just has that redneck feel to it

Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

Peesth Out...Buh Bye!


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