Chicago Blackhawks Win Most Undramatic Stanley Cup

Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks who has won the Stanley Cup in 2010.

Despite winning in overtime, the Blackhawks won the most undramatic Stanley Cup ever. Winning on the road in Philadelphia, the crowd was not with them. However, nobody could really find the puck when it went in. The red goal light didn’t go on. No horn went off.

In a late reaction, Patrick Kane, who scored the goal, seemed to have been the only one who realized it. His teammates almost seemed to joined him only because they wanted to believe him that he scored the winning goal.

Even the referee had to go to the box for something or rather, almost as if to see if a video replay were warranted, after the fact as the Blackhawks were celebrating. It took a replay to confirm it did go in because even the commentators seemed uncertain for a little while.

Wow. How uneventful could an overtime Stanley Cup winning goal be!

I didn’t even flinch.

Did you if you were watching it?

Great to see an Original Six team win it again, and at least one championship drought ended, too.

Oh, congrats also to Marian Hossa. After 2 consecutive years of having been on teams with 3-2 leads in the Stanley Cup final, only to lose, he finally wins one. I don’t think he thought the Blackhawks would be winning quite as much as he did when he sold out to join the Penguins, then to join the Red Wings who had beaten the Penguins only to get beaten in the rematch last spring. You can’t be unlucky forever, Marian, as much of a loser as you are.

Jonathan Toews won the Conn Smythe trophy and deservedly so.

Now, are the Natives and Native rights activists going to protest the politically incorrect name and logo of the Blackhawks?

I say get on the Washington Redskins first. Actually, the Cleveland Indians would be the better first choice with the dorky smiling Indian logo. At least the Blackhawks and Redskins have tough looking logos that at least had the intent to imply respect, whether some interpret it to be so or not.

Any other suggestions for politically incorrect team names that should get changed?

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 7.3

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Sidney Crosby Olympics OT Golden Goal Video from Five Broadcasts

There were so many great moments during the 2010 Winter Olympics. Yet, there was hardly any footage to be found on YouTube. YouTube had pretty much succumbed to Olympics pressure and I, for one, blogging a lot about those moments, was very disappointed not to be able to show clips with my blog posts.

A bit ironic, don’t you think? An organization that has a generation named after it deliberately blocking out some defining moments lived by that generation! We had a defining cultural moment here in Canada with Sidney Crosby’s Golden Goal, and YouTube wouldn’t let it be put online. Canada could have crushed Susan Boyle’s Britain Got Talent audition video in days if YouTube only had that Sidney Crosby golden goal video online… the way our players crushed American hearts. Call it a 100 million hits lost opportunity as I’m sure we Canadians would have watched it 4 times over within a week, easily, to get that total.

However, the screws are loosening. See the video below added much later than this post date. It is a compilation from five broadcasts for five times the glory! Nice stuff!

I love it!