The 2009 season is finally down to the Final Four, and I must say, I'm not pleased.
In the West, we find the Detroit Red Wings.
I was going to expand on the thought, but Jibbles already one-upped anything I could/would have come up with.
The Wings will be facing the Chicago Blackhawks.
While I feel no animosity towards the Blackhawks, two things really piss me off:
1. They're young. They haven't paid their dues. Not fair.
2. Joel Quenneville is the coach.
In the end, every Avs fan should be praying for a Blackhawks victory.
In the East, we have the Pittsburgh Penguins.
If the Pens win the Stanley Cup, the picture of Crosby hoisting the grail will be the one image NHL fans have to endure for the next 10 years. I'm not ready for that.
Their opponent is the team from Carolina - the Hurricanes.
Once again, no animosity, per se, but I've never been able to enjoy a Hurricanes game.
A Hurricanes win, however, will please me.
So that means, in my best case scenario, the Final Two will feature Carolina and Chicago.
I don't smell big ratings.
Best Case (From an NHL standpoint): Detroit-Pittsburgh
Best Case (From an Avs fan standpoint): Chicago-Carolina
Best Case (From a NBA fan's standpoint): Cleveland-Denver