I’ve avoided posting about Ice Hockey during the off season but couldn’t hold off any longer.. So Kovy’s signed with SKA St Petersberg of the KHL, at least until the NHL lockout ends (whenever that may be), he’s also walked straight into the Captain’s job, and he’s not the only one to head to Russia for hockey so far.
It’s good to see that there will be hockey in one way or another this year, but the NHL and the players need to get their act together to get this situation sorted and stop it happening once again.
Goodbye Parise. it’s sucks to see him leave the Devils as It felt like he was the franchise player who was going to be a Brodeur, Daneyko or Elias playing his whole career in New Jersey. I’m glad he got the contract he wanted ($98 Million over 13 years), and gets to play in his home state, because that was obviously a big thing for him, and I hope he has the same success and more there that he had with the Devils.
So gutted to wake up and see that the Kings had won 6-1 against the Devils in LA last night to become the Stanley Cup champions by winning their 4th game in the best of 7 series.
Congratulations to the LA Kings on their first Stanley Cup ever as a franchise, and I’m not bitter as a Devils fan, it sucks that we fell two games short of the Cup after being down by 3 game but considering we didn’t even make the playoffs last year, I couldn’t be more proud to see the Devils not only make the playoffs, but come back to win in 7 against the Panthers, beat the Flyers in 5, become the Eastern Conference Champ by beating the Rangers in 6, and being the first team to beat the Kings in the playoffs on home ice and to get two straight wins against them so there’s definitely no shame in this season and playoff run.
Now we just need to get Parise locked up into a nice long contract and to make another run at the cup starting in October!
3 games down and the Devils pull off a win on the road and then the win last night to beat the Kings and hand them their first on the road defeat, and their first two straight losses in this year’s playoffs. Don’t count this team out for one second. Just two more wins.