Alex Ovechkin scored his 700th goal late last week to move into 8th place on the NHL’s all-time goal scoring list. This must be featured on my sports/world view blog as Ovechkin continues his run as one of the truly greats the sport has ever seen. Like Putin….I have Ovechkin as my favorite active contemporary player in the game.
It won’t be long before the most glorious tournament in all of sport gets going in early April. It is my favorite time of the year when the Stanley Cup Playoffs get underway. I love the Thunder and OU football for sure, but nothing compares to the journey for the right to hoist the Cup.
No one in Oklahoma covers the NHL, but as per my norm on my modest little blog…I’ll be covering the Stanley Cup Playoffs and of course…. The Masters as well.
Last year was fabulous with the St. Louis Blues defeating my Boston Bruins in Game 7 on the road to win their first ever Stanley Cup Championship.
It could very well be a rematch this year as Boston and St. Louis both sit atop their respective conferences as the teams to beat. In the West…I have the St. Louis Blues as a solid favorite to get back to the Finals.
Even though Boston has the best record in the entire NHL…the East will be tough. Boston, Pittsburgh, Washington, and Tampa all have teams which could make the Finals depending on whose goalie and whose power play gets hot at the right time.
I have the whole cable extravaganza to watch every NHL playoff game once the playoffs get started. It’s a juggling act for me between the NHL and NBA, but I make it work. The Thunder of course get first priority, then the Boston Bruins.
Just a wonderful NBC Sunday game yesterday as Ovechkin’s Washington Caps beat Sid’s Pittsburgh Penguins by a 5-3 count with a late open netter to clinch the game.
Ovi per se isn’t what you’d call a pretty goal scorer like say the prissy Gretzky. Gretzky didn’t check or fight though. But Ovechkin is a ‘real’ hockey player. Prolly my second favorite goal scorer of all-time is Canadian born Super Mario Lemieux of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Perhaps the most unique blend of size, hands, and pure goal scoring skill the game has ever seen. I get goose bumps watching this video. Seriously–I get goose bumps.
Traber loves hockey like I do and he’s a Pittsburgh fan. So maybe I’ll call him and see if he could do a little on air talk about the impending Stanley Cup Playoffs.
LET’S GO BRUINS!