In all the years the Infamous Writers Hockey Pool has been augmenting the Stanley Cup Playoffs with fun and suspense, this might just be the very first time Will Dixon is not walking around muttering, “I suck! I so suck!”.
Yes, there he is, nipping at the heels of Larry Raskin (not the first time that’s happened I’m sure) and looking like he might ride a hot goalie all the way to first place.
They both have the same goalie?
Well, this might get real interesting…
Another thing I found interesting over the 2nd Round games was how hard CBC announcers tried to whip up interest in all these “unknown” players from “unknown” teams Canadian fans seldom see because of the net’s slavering over bottom dwellers like Montreal and Toronto instead of where the real talent lies.
“Fans in British Columbia might remember Shea Weber from his days with the Kelowna Rockets.” …as opposed to several all star seasons in Nashville.
“Drew Doughty, the pride of London, Ontario!” …and those Vancouver Olympics CBC probably thought nobody got to see because it wasn’t broadcast by the Mothercorp.
Meanwhile, there are a ton of Leaf diehards like me quietly enjoying the contribution of all those guys recently deemed “not good enough” to play for the Buds.
Nazeem Khadri, I got one word for you, dude –- Vancouver!
And for those thinking that there’s no “Canadian” team in the 2nd round, here’s a reminder. Phoenix has 15 Canadians playing.
So “Go Yotes, Eh?”
Maybe Dixon and Raskin are onto something…
For the rest of us, the Pool standings as of this morning: