So these Cup finals have been pretty epic and exciting, eh? Sigh. The Red Wings are rocking their jaggernauty ways perfectly, and the Penguins look mostly pathetic. I think the Penguins might have got a little comfortable in their overall easy coast to the Finals, and weren’t prepared for the Wings and their totally dominating team game. Oh well. Sid will just have to wait a few more years, until he can actually grow a beard, to win the Cup. Some veterans retire and never get one, so I don’t feel too bad for him yet.
I was kind of on the fence for a while, and pondering cheering for the Penguins, but after seeing Gary Roberts punch Johan Fransen in the head, who was one game back from a concussion, there’s no way I will. I love hitting and love watching a good fight in hockey, but that was sorry. And unnecessary. I’m pretty much fully behind the Wings now. But I do wish Osgood would stop diving. It makes it hard to cheer for him completely.
Since these Finals have been quite boring, and just asking for my scattered attention, I find that Zdeno Chara is rather captivating me, and probably deserves more of my time. Chara is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa to benefit the Right To Play organization. I got the full story from Puck Daddy over on yahoo. He’s even auctioning off a spot to climb with him on Ebay. How adorable is that? What an awesome thing to do in your off season. I’ve had a soft spot for Chara ever since I watched him at the all star game this year, and this just makes me love him more.
Such a cute giant. And so charitable.