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Sunday, June 04, 2006

Stanley Cup Finals are set, but who will be watching?

It's that time of year again. The Stanley Cup Finals are set and the possbilities of the average fan to watch it are slim to none. Abeltoyzerman dropped a line about the lack of respect for the final, but we, as true hockey fans, know this is a great sport with exceptional passion and skill being displayed in the marathon that leads up to the Stanley Cup Final. You got to hand it to absolute jackasses like Ted Montgomery that just throw their own feces against the wall in hopes that something will stick.

"Believe me, more fans will tune in to a Kansas City Royals-Seattle Mariners matchup than any of the Stanley Cup Final."

FU Ted...You have the forum to be a part of the solution. If you are not going to be part of the solution, try not to exaggerate the problem. Jerk.

However, I understand the comment. OLN is not widely available (duh!) in the US and most of us do not have access to Hockey Night in Canada, so a good percentage of us are screwed. That means the fans have to head down to a local bar and beg/plead with the owner to allow us to watch the game, instead of the Sklar brothers, a re-run of a World Series of Poker from 1973, or American Idol with freakin subtitles. Now the major network carrying the NHL is NBC and its ability to provide the games with a little more ease is there. However, the network that showed curling and hockey during the Olympics on its stations, such as CNBC and the USA Network, would rather show re-runs of Monk or "Deal or No Deal." I actually would rather have Fox back with the damn "puck-trax" then the pathetic showing of support for a sport that has taken steps to improve the game and make it more exciting for the fans. Too bad nobody can watch it this year, because the playoffs have been nothing short of matter what team you support.

Can Monk shoot a backhander or solve the mystery of the immovable force (aka Kerry Fraser's Hair Tonic)? I think not.



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