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There isn’t even any hockey on this Saturday night

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Winnipeg Jets v Toronto Maple Leafs

It’s Hockey Night in Canada Saturday. There is no Stanley Cup Final game tonight. Does it matter though? Many big names in the media have declared the Final as ‘boring’. The narratives usually revolve around the fact ‘no one’ likes Sidney Crosby anymore, and Nashville’s play is ‘weird’ and ‘uninteresting’.

I personally have found the games to be enjoyable. There are times where bad Pekka Rinne shows up and then it’s a bit dry by the third period, but, overall, I am not hearing much about what is missing from the games, only some mystical and non-quantifiable ‘good hockey’.

What do you think?

Poll

Is the hockey bad this year?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    They’re right, the games have been boring.
    (31 votes)
  • 16%
    I’ve enjoyed watching the games.
    (37 votes)
  • 59%
    I think the ‘every three days’ schedule is throwing us off.
    (130 votes)
  • 9%
    I hate both the teams and/or I haven’t watched it anyway.
    (21 votes)
219 votes total Vote Now

Did Crosby have his best ever NHL playoff game in Game 5? - PensBurgh
Forget the noise about water bottles and P.K. Subban, and let's look at the fact Sidney Crosby had one of his most impressive playoff games ever.

Speaking of trades.

Arvind has tossed out the idea that they will move Marian Hossa, who fits those criteria rather well.

Dan Renouf’s two-goal performance lifts Griffins in 3-2 win over Crunch - Winging It In Motown
Griffins pull within one game of Calder Cup Championship — FINAL: 3-2

Gostisbehere signs six year, $27M extension with Flyers - Broad Street Hockey
Ghost is staying in Philadelphia, for now.

Knights plan to go all in from the start - G&M
The new Las Vegas franchise has been given much better terms than previous NHL expansion teams and, in an attempt to build a hockey following in the booming Nevada metropolis, GM George McPhee sounds determined to be competitive right from the opening faceoff.