The Wings won. yay? I didn't watch, but I guess I'm happy the Pens lost just so I didn't have to hear about Crosby for the rest of the summer. When they were bad, I didn't mind it, but now, eh, there are 29 other teams in the league. How about talking about the Caps or the Stars, or even LA, once in a while? And really, it's not like the Wings fans can get any worse; they're already arrogant and obnoxious. We're just used to it. But if the Pens had won. *eyeroll* Oh well. Points to Fleury though, he's improved dramatically from his rookie year.
No more hockey. We've still got some drama though. July 1st starts free agency. And we've still got the clusterfuck that is the AHL to figure out, with everyone switching affiliates and teams changing names. Should be mildly entertaining.
In Dallas we've got the most entertaining GM in the business, so I'm sure we'll have plenty to talk about. Washington's got a few things to work out. And Ollie, well that's another thing entirely to keep our eyes on.
All and all, things worked out okay for the league this year. They got the match-up they wanted and it turned out to be a nicely storyline for the press. No sweep, which I have to guess is good for TV ratings. Plenty of blood, plenty of dirty plays, and of course, the refs threw the rulebook out once again.
2007-2008 was a good season. 2008-2009 should be even better.