Stanley Cup Finals Begin Tonight

2012 May 30
by bc3b

Tonight the most solemn time in professional sports begins  – the Stanley Cup Finals. This year’s finals are different as the eighth seed in the Western Conference (JM’s Los Angeles Kings) face off against the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference (New Jersey Devils) in beautiful Newark.

JM is somewhat of a novice to the game (aka jumped aboard the band wagon late, after her Clippers went down in flames). Since hockey is the only winter sport left in the LA area, we have developed this primer especially for her.

The Cup – Winning the Stanley Cup is what it is all about (aboot if your a Canadian or Canadien if you’re a French Canadien). The Stanley Cup is unique as it has the name of every member of every winning team inscribed on it.

They just keep adding layers to the base.

JM’s Stanley Cup Primer

 1. It’s played on ice.
2. 98% of the players are honkys. They do not typically have 5-10 or more illegitimate kids spread around North America, which just might have something to do with them being honkys.
3. Only one point for a goal. No two point shots or three point plays.
4. You don’t get a penalty just for breathing on another player, unlike some other professional “sports.”
5. All 60 minutes plus overtime are important, not just the last five minutes of regulation play and overtime.
6. The main job of the referees is NOT to make sure the game is close going into the final period.
7. There are three periods in regulation time.
8. If you “hot dog” too much, somebody on the other team will tear your head off (or at least put 20 stitches in it). Hockey players “get in your face” with their fists, not their mouths.
9. No shuckin’ and jivin’; in fact, shuckin’ and jivin’ usually results in a game misconduct.
10. The Kings are the ones wearing black and white uniforms.

My prediction for the Cup winners:


The Kings – they have better forward lines.


29 Responses leave one →
  1. 2012 May 30 4:45 pm
    JustMary permalink


  2. 2012 May 30 4:51 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Don’t fall off the band wagon, JM. Don’t know if they are televizing the game in the LA area (other than NBC Sports Channel). Naturally I am watching the game, which starts in 10 minutes, on CBC.

  3. 2012 May 30 4:55 pm
    JustMary permalink

    #2 A good percentage of my local friends are watching, so all I’ll have to do is check my facebook feed later tonight to see how the Kings did. LOL

    Me? I’m watching part 2 of Hatfields and McCoys (had to record it last night cause we were out).

  4. 2012 May 30 5:21 pm
    bc3b permalink

    I’ll try to keep you informed. They are singing the National Anthem right now.

  5. 2012 May 30 5:41 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Kings ahead 1-0 halfway through first.

  6. 2012 May 30 5:41 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    JM primer…..

    I need to add after interviewing a couple hundred hockey players. (About 30 to 40 were in NHL) Most come from hard-working families, with high morals, and they donate to charities. I can only name two players who were jerks. AND best of all—funniest guys around—-love to have a good time and take care of one another!

    Stories I could tell. EH!

    Go Devils!!! (sorry JM)

  7. 2012 May 30 5:48 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    Someone needs to toss a bucket of smelt on the ice and see all Canadian players go wacko.

  8. 2012 May 30 5:50 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    Went to fridge and found a Labatts.

  9. 2012 May 30 5:51 pm
    MI Conservative permalink

    Now if a team from Canada could win again. I bet some folks up der aren’t to happy.

  10. 2012 May 30 5:52 pm
    bc3b permalink

    MIC –

    Seriously, I cannot remember a year when two lower-seeded teams fought their way to the Stanley Cup finals.

  11. 2012 May 30 6:15 pm
    bc3b permalink

    The last Canadian/Canadien team to win a Stanley Cup was the Canadiens, who beat the Kings in 1993. It’s been a drought. The exchange rate used to be a reason; for the last few years, that shouldn’t be an excuse.

  12. 2012 May 30 6:43 pm

    May the team with the better looking cheerleaders win. 😉

  13. 2012 May 30 6:45 pm

    Oh wait,I just actually read the full post the boobies were distracting the first time around, so the Devils made it to the Stanley cup, wow ok then may the Devils win.

  14. 2012 May 30 7:23 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    Quite an ironic article coming from the main “pimptress” of Willard “I am THE RINO” Romney:

    Now we all have to be “hardcore” conservatives?

    Where was this when we were nominating a presidential candidate?

    This lady has zero intellectual or moral consistentcy

  15. 2012 May 30 7:29 pm
    bc3b permalink

    They were showing fans coming in before the game. One had a Devils jersey with the number 666 on the back and the name Lucifer.

  16. 2012 May 30 7:48 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    #15 Awesome, nothing like being a free adverstising platform for the Anti-Christ…..probably got out of a car with an Obama “Hope n Change” sticker on it

  17. 2012 May 30 7:49 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “The time has come to consider the reality that the American electorate will replace Obama with the “lesser of two evils.” In doing so, I can’t help but consider the absolute dearth of true statesmen among those who covet political power. President Harry Truman once said “a statesman is a politician who has been dead for 10 or 15 years.” Even a cursory glance at the archetypal 21st Century American politician proves him right. But why can’t we find our modern-day incarnation of Cincinnatus?

    Where is the man (sorry, ladies, person) who will not only assume power only if it is thrust upon him but will cast it aside the moment his term has ended? Is there no one among us who will restore dignity, honor and greatness to his office and our Nation?”

  18. 2012 May 30 7:59 pm
    bc3b permalink

    1-1 going into the first overtime period.

  19. 2012 May 30 8:19 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Kings win 2-1 in first OT.

  20. 2012 May 30 8:37 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.”
    – Ayn Rand

  21. 2012 May 30 8:44 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “The American economy has been stagnant for a decade. Income for working men has been stagnant (or even contracting) for 40 years. Why?

    40 years ago is when America started abdicating its classical high-growth monetary policy, the gold standard. We abandoned good money to chase after a chimerical improvement of easy money — ostensibly to promote job growth. But as 40 years of wage stagnation has shown, easy money has failed.

    Now the GOP, which was complicit in the abdication of a good money policy, is beginning to change its tune.”

  22. 2012 May 30 8:52 pm
    Wylie E. Coyote permalink

    “Or is the deck stacked against working people?

    There are grounds to suspect a stacked deck, and that the subterfuge lies in the subversion of our money itself. Easy money is a sure recipe for stagnation. Good money is based on good rules. (There is a strong argument to be made that defining the dollar as a fixed weight of gold is the best and most time-tested rule.) So if the left tries to “bring the strong down” … the right can make the fight about opportunity by promoting good money, preferably gold money.

    Keynes, whose birthday we celebrate this week, foresaw this situation and wrote, in The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919):

    Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the capitalist system was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the equity of the existing distribution of wealth”

  23. 2012 May 31 4:51 am
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    KN, New Yorkers are voting with their feet, similar to the old East Germany.

  24. 2012 May 31 5:04 am
    RepublicanPundit permalink

    Democrats and the real war on women. The democrat party (AKA, the abortion party) finds itself in a real squeeze over the video which showed that planned parenthood is advising women on how to abort a female baby.

    We seem to learn nothing from history. Isn’t this how Greece lost their empire.

  25. 2012 May 31 5:07 am
    drdog09 permalink

    WEC, 17,

    That posting will need to be updated. You need look no further than the previous occupant of the WH to find that person. No I am not declaring Bush a saint. He made many things worse. But here is the test. Have you heard a peep out of the man since he retired?? The current administration casts ill on the man every chance they get. So he has plenty to respond to it he wanted. He doesn’t care, he knows what the score was, did his bit, then gave it up.

    Now contrast that with Clinton. Somebody speaks ill of him and YOU HEAR a response. He can’t let go. I rest my case.

  26. 2012 May 31 5:23 am

    Bloomberg suffers from that common malady (*LWS) among washed up over the hill has beens with money to burn. They can only buy
    so much stuff, so their only avenue left for self gratification
    since their johnsons have shriveled up, is to compensate by wielding political power in this manner. This is why there are so many geriatric
    shriveled puds in the political ranks, as these bitter clingers can’t give up their gavels or soapboxes. It is their last futile attempt to grab the consolation prize of an ex post facto vicarious orgasm.

    *(limp willy syndrome)

    for females ~~(arid hoochie syndrome) (AHS) ©ip727

  27. 2012 May 31 5:23 am
    drdog09 permalink

    WEC, 22,

    I can explain the wage stagnation in terms other than the fed. At the conclusion of WWII there were only two economies intact — Brazil and the US. Britian had spent itself and the rest of the world got bombed back to 1850. The US embarked on a policy of global assistance. We did not need domestic wage stabilization as the end of the war it was pent up consumer demand and global sales. But slowly the rest of the world has grown up. For a while we could compete based on computerization and moving the wage earner up into higher order earning scales associated with those skills. Well the rest of the world has now caught up with that as well.

    Labor now competes on a global scale. Factories are no longer built piece by piece. They are shipped in sealed containers. Pop off the sides, align the containers cell to cell, power them up and your widget production line is up and running. If the labor rate in Vietnam becomes cheaper than that in China, well you just seal up the containers and ship them to Haiphong. You are up and running in two weeks and save 20% on labor.

    Labor has been in a race to the bottom for two decades. Our laws, lawyers and politicians still have a 1949 mindset when it comes to labor rate reality. We need to change this. That means adjustments in immigration, import/export, education from a practical standpoint.

  28. 2012 May 31 5:26 am
    drdog09 permalink

    for females ~~(arid hoochie syndrome) (AHS)

    Well that explains the senators from CA….

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