Monday, June 13, 2011 — Could this be a day for hockey history?

Well, we’re one game away from the Stanley Cup.  Two games, if the Canucks don’t win it tonight.

I’m thinking it’ll be tonight.

But, then again, my predictions don’t normally pan out.

So, it’s crossed fingers and the shirt with Henrik’s name and number on it today.

I’ve got mad butterflies in my stomach and it’s only 7:13 a.m.  Don’t know how I’m going to make it to 6:30 tonight.

One thing is for sure; it will be a brutal game.  The Bruins are going to be bringing their best street-fighting technique to the ice, and I’m sure Vancouver won’t be holding anything back, either.

I don’t think there is any other sport on the planet that is as physically demanding on a player as hockey.  The speed at which they have to move, the constant movement of their legs, the extreme upper body strength they must have in order to control the puck and ward off opponents while fore- and back-checking all the time, as well as  the mental toughness it takes to compete in such an intense sport makes hockey a true gladiator sport.

It’s do or die, and, when you watch how these players will sacrifice the body you can’t help but think that they have to be a little crazy.  Even the Sedin’s, who everyone likes to criticize,

Wayne Gretzky hoisting hockey's greatest prize -- hopefully, Henrik will do the same tonight. Photo courtesy Google images.

as they once did Gretzky, for shying away from the physical aspect of the game have taken their fair share of smashes into the boards, pucks to the body, sticks to the ribs and ankles all in the name of claiming first place and being able to hoist a shiny silver cup over their heads.

I hope tonight sees the Canucks win, they deserve it.  They’ve worked hard, played hard and put up with a lot of negativity and criticism to get to be one of the two best teams in the league.  Hopefully, tonight, they get to claim they are THE BEST.

Go, team, go!

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6 Comments

  1. nrhatch said,

    June 13, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I remember the excitement when the Jersey Devils won the Stanley Cup . . . we had a party that night and the atmosphere was FESTIVE!

    Good luck to your Canucks!

  2. klrs09 said,

    June 13, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks, Nancy! I hope we”re doin’ the happy dance approx. 3 hours after start time. Can’t imagine how Vancouver-ites will react. would love to be there to witness the excitement.

  3. souldipper said,

    June 13, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Our boys simply prefer playing at home, Kath!! 😀

    • klrs09 said,

      June 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      You know what, Amy, I think you’re right. Besides, all their home-town fans deserve to see them win it on home ice.

  4. Cindy said,

    June 14, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I”m not sure of our time difference, but I hope it all goes the way you hope.

    • klrs09 said,

      June 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm

      It didn’t, but thank you anyway. I’m living with it today. Tomorrow is the last hurrah.


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