Morning Free Association: The Upside Down

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It’s happened; we’re in the upside down. It’s the only way to explain what happened to the Stanley Cup Final. There’s no way this could happen, but it did.

The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Winnipeg Jets to advance to the SCF in it’s first year in the NHL.

And it was Ryan Fucking Reaves who scored the game winner.

They are only four wins away from hoisting the Stanley Cup. Problem is, THEY TOUCHED THE TROPHY!

Tonight, Tampa has the opportunity to defeat the Capitals to advance. This is not nearly as exciting except for the ability to laugh about the Capitals losing again.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Satan81
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Satan81

Is this the worst year ever for Canadian hockey?

No medal for the men at the Olympics and WHC. Women lose to USA in the gold medal game. A Canadian team fails to win the Cup for the 25th straight year.

The Cup final could easily be a team from Nevada versus a team from Florida.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Well, there’s always the Raptors…

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. GO KNIGHTS GO! Saw a lot of whining this weekend about the Knights run being a slap in the face to hockey which has just made me root for them more.
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Maybe hockey needs a good slap in the face (or maybe a lick).

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

And some more ear tickling!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

So much this. I’m starting to like MAF since he went to Vegas. His face was lost in the crowd in Pittsburgh. A goalie’s role on that team was not that significant – try not to fuck it up completely. Now I see what a great goalie he is, plus he’,s fun. I thought tickling Wheeler’s ear was hilarious.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

And he seems like a really nice guy. Easy to root for him.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

It does kinda make a mockery of all the franchise that have carefully built up their teams over number of years with careful draft picks and the like.

It’s also kinda hilarious for the same reason!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Also, took a software update that broke the fuck outta this site. Spent an hour fixing it.
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Then I come in this morning and realize that I left one of the features turned off.
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IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

I’m pretty happy for Vegas.
Of course, one has to ask, if an expansion team can make it to the Stanley Cup Final in their 1st season, what is wrong with 25 other teams who haven’t been to the final in decades?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

The answer is not George MacPhee. Unless he learned his lessons in Vancouver and Washington. 94 Canucks were pretty fun. He had some good Cap teams, just no hardware.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey Pals!
Wow! Vegas!!!! I have to ask…. Is the fix in? About time for the oddsmakers to cash in on the Golden Knights being the flavor of the month. Hence, Lightning in 5. Wow! I blew the Craps off without a second thought!!! Okay, cynical me signing off.
Hey Pals!
Missed all the hockey action as we were in Shangra la all weekend. Cleaned up a ton of debris, burned a shit ton of nasty old wood and have enough for camp fire all through next weekend. Over the last couple weeks we moved the kitchen to a different part of the house so we could continue floor removal/ replacement. So, why did I get up at 5 this morning and start my domestic chores? No idea.
Good coffee!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Morning folks.

Wow, Vegas! I had a look yesterday and at the start of the season their odds to win the Cup were 200-1 and no team was rated less likely to win it by bookmakers.

Of course they haven’t won it yet – Tampa were being talked up by a lot of pundits before the season and they’ve been in the top two or three teams all year. I think they probably end the fairytale. If the Caps get through though, I’m not so sure ….

I’m glad he touched the trophy. I don’t get that silly superstition (although you’ll never catch me failing to salute a single magpie!)

Its my day off but I’ve been adulting this morning – arranging a mortgage meeting and booking a hire car and I still need to open a savings account. You know, for my two-years salary that I’m sure you’ve all got lying around as well (you might not get that reference if not on Twitter).

Lunch first though …

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Not on Twitter. I’m so behind the times. Trying to catch up would be folly. I am going to open a savings account, though. Soon…..

IntentionallyWidenberg
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no team was rated less likely to win it by bookmakers.

…bookmakers who operate out of… Las Vegas
The fix was in from the beginning! lol

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I’m glad he touched the trophy. I don’t get that silly superstition (although you’ll never catch me failing to salute a single magpie!)

I think I read Fleury told him to touch it. Superstitions be damned!
(Says the person who uses the same coffee mug during a points streak when the Bruins are playing or a win streak when the Red Sox are playing. I WASH IT PEOPLE, DON’T WORRY!)