Friday, June 12, 2009

Penguins Win Stanley Cup in Seven Games

The Pittsburgh Penguins won the 2008-2009 Stanley Cup with a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7.

Just over a fortnight ago, I predicted the Penguins would win Lord Stanley's trophy in seven games.

An anonymous person responded to this prediction by stating, "Well, your pick is wrong!"

Well, for once my pick is right. I suspect this person will choose to remain anonymous.

This is a young team and I think it is quite possible they could three or four more Stanley Cups and create a dynasty unseen in the NHL for two decades.

This has been a good year for Pittsburgh sports fans. In February, the Pittsburgh Steelers won their second Super Bowl in four years. Now four months later, Pittsburgh will throw a parade for the Penguins.

The Pittsburgh Pirates, unfortunately, are at the bottom of the Steel City's sports totem poll. They haven't won a World Series in thirty years and haven't had a winning season since 1992. Although the Pirates are nowhere near as bad as the Washington Nationals they are tied for last place in the NL Central with the Houston Astros. They are on their way to a 17th straight losing season. Trading away their best player, Nate McLouth, last week didn't help matters much either.

You can't win them all.

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