Monday, May 7, 2012

Sunday Funday

What a Sunday...

The Phillies won-who cares, they lost the series and let the Nationals believe they are the best team in the NL East.

The Sixers won-who cares, both teams are pathetic and they have no chance in the second round, should they make it.

The Flyers lost- and now everyone who thought the style of hockey from the Pittsburgh series would hold up throughout the playoffs feels stupid. And they should.

I am a true believer that pitching wins baseball championships, defense wins football championships, and goaltending wins hockey championships. Sorry, Bryzgalov doesn't fit that mold. When a team jumps to a 2-0 lead early, on the verge of tying the series, you have to come up big in the net, to preserve at least a one-goal lead going into the second period. Give your team a boost. Don't get me wrong, the defense looked awful. And Lilja is a mess. And Carle and Coburn continue to disappoint. And I don't think they're missing much with Pronger being out. But Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Brodeur and whoever the Capitals goalie is (he's good by the way) seem to always be able to make a big play when their teams need it.

The Devils lost game 1, in many opinions, due to fatigue from their first round series. Now the skill of each team is showing. The Devils are better. The Pittsburgh series was a joke, obviously. All the Flyers fans got all emotional saying they are going to win the cup. I even saw some Facebook banners saying the Flyers will win the cup. Then all the thumbs up underneath. Then all the 'ra ra' comments.

Get serious.

If you are judging a cup champion based on the absence of goaltending in the first round, you're an idiot.

I think the Rangers would sweep the Flyers. But they won't get the chance to.

Cole-Good job. Make a 19 year old phenom hate the Phillies, then play him 18 times a year. Great.

Jrue Holliday- start 1-for-13. Then somehow bring your team back to win late in the game because the Bulls are awful too. D-Rose would have had his team up by 20 at that point and your 'heroic' threes would mean nothing.

However, I do like the Sixers making it to the second round and exceeding expectations. What are the chances they make Boston look stupid? Meh.

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