As Wings fans, we're veterans when it comes to dealing with the playoffs. We know a first round victory doesn't mean anything. So when the Preds and Blues started getting a little too cocky after their first round wins, I couldn't help but hope for a hard fall for both. And boy, were we treated to a show.
The Blues? Swept.
The Preds? Embarrased by Phoenix.
I couldn't have asked for more. Thanks Kings and 'Yotes. So to continue on our tradition here at NOHS, let's take one moment to laugh at their loss.
After the jump, of course.
Of course we are returning to our "friends," the oh so bitter Blues fans over at St. Louis Game Time:
What they were saying after last series and before this one (I've underlined the best parts):
I think the Blues take the series in 5 or six. F#ck Nestle Quick, I drink Ovaltine! They are good & have probably the hottest goalie, but the reality is….the Blues are better. More defense, more depth & the goalie (um, pardon me, goalies) aren’t too shabby either. Outside playoff experience, I just don’t see many holes in this team. I have them in the finals this year and stand by it.
When the Wings, Hawks, and Nucks went out, it matched what I thought would happen. I picked these 4 to come out of the West, and I thought all 3 would be a tougher matchup when the teams they eliminated. In fact, I strongly feel the Blues, Kings, and Predators are the 3 best teams left in the playoffs.
This is the best series win the Blues have ever had, in my opinion. After 10 nasty and depressing years, it’s amazing to have playoff hockey success back in our hometown.
What's the second best thing to the Blues winning? Sex. What's the third best thing? Beer. What's the fourth best thing? Watching the Detroit Red Wings lose. Dear God, there's nothing I love more than watching the Wings tank it. The Wings went down in epic fashion to an illegitimate franchise that thinks they're in contention to win the Sprint Cup.And now, what the little girls in St. Louis are saying these days. Things have changed a bit...
I don’t mind seeing the guys lose the series, but did it have to be a fucking sweep?
FIRE HITCH! THIS TEAM WILL NOT WIN THE PLAYOFFS EVAR BECAUSE THEY ARE GET SWEPT
there’s your lead from the front. IMHO, this team’s collapse and probable sweep AGAIN is due to their team leadership. Time for a C change
i'd resign my captaincy if I let my team get swept. Either I suck at motivating people or I'm not leading by example
If we had found a way to beat the Kings, we might have been in the conference finals against the Coyotes. The Coyotes! We would have had a legitimate chance to win that series, which would have put us in the Cup finals. The Cup finals! Imagine.Wow, that last one really lost touch with reality there. Though the greatest thing might be this poll they put on their sidebar:
Incredible. Welcome back to your reality St. Louis, 45 years of sucking.
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The comment about Ken Hitchcock surprised me, even from a blues fan. If I remember correctly, prior to the switch the team was a nice pile of crap. After the coaching change they started doing well. Its not his fault that losing teams usually revert to their losing ways; at least with Ken their fans got moments of winning.
Ah St. Louis... To quote a well known proverb, "Don't count your chickens before they hatch." In their case, I believe they were counting the great-grandchildren of their eggs. I picked LA to win the Cup from the beginning (sorry, but I was being a realist yet hoping Wings), so I'm not surprised. Great goaltending, solid D, and since the deadline good offense. They were the most complete team coming into the playoffs, so I'm not at all surprised by the "upset." See you on the greens St. Louis! (sidebar- I'd love for them to make a Captain change by trading Backes to us).
@ThroatShot I think the worst culprits for that were Nashville fans, they were acting like they'd won already. I love how they basically gave up after they beat the wings, just goes to show that in their heads that was all they were aiming for.
My other faves included the comments from their LBs. Oh how quickly they'd abandon their team and give up all hope in EACH game. Sickening. Also, the Polak Door. Hitchcock is such a weirdo but Blues fans ate it up and it was great to have the NBCSN/Yahoo folks get a few jabs in about how silly he looked out there. Just a complete meltdown, it was beautiful.
I enjoyed the comment about the Preds being an illegitimate franchise. It may be true but considering the source it's hilarious.
BTW: what's the process here in asking Miller to change his number? Does Holland approach him? Does Lidstrom make the first move? Or do you just let Suter handle it? I figure since we can't sign Suter till July 1 that we could just get the ball rolling now and get some of that paperwork done.