Friday, May 1, 2009

Less Than 24 Hours til Showtime Folks...

The media circus has rolled into town and the sound bites from the NHL's poster boys, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, are inundating the airwaves (even on ESPN, not particularly known as a hockey-friendly sports outlet). In less than 24 hours, the Phone Booth will be rocking like an ACDC concert and the puck will drop on what promises to be a playoff series for the hockey history books.

We all know about the bad blood between Cindy Crosby and AO, but both teams have other incredibly talented players, making this one even more exciting if you can imagine! Penguin's Hart Trophy candidate Evgeni Malkin made peace with fellow MVP nominee Ovie after last season's bitter rivalry. But Hockey Mom has to wonder how long this truce will last as these two competitors battle for goals and the action on the ice gets heated? Add in gritty forward Chris Kunitz, picked up from the Anaheim Ducks at the trade deadline, who plays that nasty brand of Ducks hockey and me thinks that this series is going to be wild!

Of course HM will be in the Phone Booth for all the excitement tomorrow. Just in case you want to keep up with what the enemy is saying, I've included some sites for your bedtime reading:

Fodder from the "dark side" to get you fired up for tomorrow - as if any of us needed more motivation from the outside for this series!

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