A snoozer of a Stanley Cup

A snoozer of a Stanley Cup

A snoozer of a Stanley Cup
By Chris Stevens

Is everybody excited?

It's the Anaheim Ducks and the Ottawa Senators in the Stanley Cup finals!!!

Yawn.

No, really. The Ducks vs. the Senators, can't wait, how about you?

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

It's the greatest show on ice. The Cup, man, the Cup. We're talking about the Cup.

Are you going to watch?

Does it conflict with bingo? If it does, then you know the answer.

The NHL is in trouble, folks. And, no, it's not just because a number of their playoff games were aired on something called VERSUS, a channel I don't even get on my TV. Is the NHL's aim to keep the playoffs top secret? Poker tournaments and dog competitions get better play than that.

If you heard any loud crying last night, it wasn't necessarily from Detroit Red Wings' fans. It was from the higher-ups in the NHL, who must be in state of depression over what they're offering hockey fans in their premier showcase -- the Ducks vs. the Senators.

It's a who-cares series in what has become a who-cares sport.

You can hear the spin right now from the NHL. With the Ducks playing the Senators, it's a chance for hockey fans in regions out West to get to know the sport.

Yes, and 16 hockey fans outside of Anaheim will be right there with them, watching every second of the action.

Losing Detroit was huge. It's an Original Six team that has a large and loyal following, not only in the Midwest, but throughout the nation and in parts of Canada.

The Ducks? Well .... they've got Snoop Dogg as a fan, I hear.

With the NHL's TV ratings already in the toilet, and their scheduling throughout the regular season already extremely puzzling, they should figure out a way to get Boston, Detroit, New York, Toronto, Montreal or Chicago in the Cup finals.

Give them a free pass. Let the other teams fight for the final playoff spot.

They need to drum up some interest in this sport.

Here's another thought. Don't play the Cup finals in June. Start the season earlier, like in September, shorten the number of games, and have the Cup finals take place in late February or March, when hockey is on the radar of most sports fans.

With the Cup to taking place in June, especially with this dog series, it won't out-draw reruns of Seinfeld.

Fans in Canada, knock yourselves out. You'll be right there, watching every second of the Senators' games. Hockey is in your blood.

For 99.8 percent of Americans, the season ended last night when the Red Wings were eliminated.

Maybe the Red Wings should play the Buffalo Sabres in an alternate Cup series. That actually has some intrigue.

But the Ducks vs. the Senators?

Yuck.

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Re: A snoozer of a Stanley Cup

Let me guess he's a Red Wings fan  ;D

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