Chicago is the better team and proved it in the series.
Now look for the Sharks to start building a team to beat Chicago (Sharks spent the last four years building a team to beat Detroit).
Just a few last gripes to get in now, though.
–The Chicago fanbase is second behind Pittsburgh as the most UNdeserving. So many bandwagon fans, and I hope they get swept in the Finals.
–Niemi is not that great. He is your run-of-the-mill Cam Ward. Success in his rookie year before fading into mediocrity. Sorry. I just don’t see anything special in him. He had a lot of luck this series.
–Byfuglien is getting hyped beyond belief, and he is awful. By next year, he will be as overrated as Tomas Holmstrom.
–Who the heck is this Dave Bolland? He earns the mosquito award for being the biggest pest.
–Hopefully NBC can find some new commentators to do playoff games. There’s no excuse to have a Blackhawks analyst in the booth. That’s clear bias. Not to mention all you ever hear about is Chicago. They’re the Pittsburgh of the West.
The rest of Chicago is good, although I think Toews is incredibly arrogant. There’s no way they can keep all those players after this season.
As for the Sharks, it’s time to find a new goaltender. Nabokov does not have what it takes to get it done. The Sharks need to start stockpiling draft picks because that’s how it seems championships are won these days. Suck for ten years and get first overall picks.
Maybe this will somehow help the Sharks. They did finally realize how to get out of the second round. Coming back against Colorado and destroying Detroit will always be remembered for me.
When is it going to be the Sharks’ year?
Why do all the big cities get all the love with championships?
Enough with Boston, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles.
I just want to win it all. Why is that so hard to receive after all this time?
Never in my wildest dreams (OK, maybe my wildest) would I have expected to beat Detroit in five games. I was completely wrong about this team.
No question it was incredibly difficult, but when it came time to dig deep, the Sharks did it.
I’m absolutely ecstatic. Unbelievable!
Wings and Takoyaki for dinner!