Congrats Lightning fans. I thought it was a great series and a great finish to game 7. Hopefully some of you can get past your "Calgary Flames are everything that is wrong with the NHL" attitudes and appreciate what the Flames accomplished this year as well.
Congrats to the Tampa Bay Organization on your first Stanley Cup, Congrats to the Fans in Tampa, Congrats to personally to Ex-Leafs Dave Andyerchuck and Freddie Modin.
Congrats to the Flames on your Run, Congrats to Sutter for turning this team around, Congrats to the Flames for ending the Finals drought, and Congrats to the flames fans for their ubelivable support throught the playoffs.
but most importantly
Congrats to Hulk Hogan for proving that Hulkamania is STILL Runnin Wild!
The Far better team won......and thank goodness they did..........It would have been a shame too see such a talentely challenged team as Calgary win the Cup...
This will indeed be bitter for Calgary..........it will be many many years before they ever come this close again.......As for Tampa, they will be a force for the next few years for sure.......
Calgary played way beyond their heads.....that is the simple truth......they no doubt have heart and hard work ethic but there talent level is pitiful.......Take away
Jarome and Regher and Kipersoff and this team would have a hard time battling for the AHL championship let alone the Stanley Cup!!
Anyways...........Congrats to a classy talented team ....The Tampa Bay Lightening!!
Congrats Tampa, they really deserved it. Dave Andreychuk REALLY deserved it, and I am glad to see him skate his cup around the ice. Looking at Dave's stats, talk about a guy that has been all over. Hell of a player, and seems to be a great guy. I have always liked Khabibulin, glad to see him step up and play incredibly well. You gotta love Marty St. Louis, I remembered him from Cleveland Lumberjacks days...IHL baby. Too small for the NHL, WHAT? And Fedotenko stepping up huge with 12 playoff goals, silencing anyone who criticizes that Philly trade. That seemed like a even trade, as Pitkinnen will be a great D-Man in the future, but Fedotenko was a key player in the cup win. Richards with 10 game winning points, 7 of them goals...that's huge.
You know, I was king of hoping Calgary won, but now that Tampa won, I am glad it happened this way...they all deserved it.
Great to see Andreychuk finally win....it's strange....I remember admiring his choice to stay with Tampa Bay, thinking that he could have easily found a job on a number of the Cup 'favorites'.....I thought it was classy, but never honestly thought he'd get his chance w/ the Bolts....great to see such a talented young team win the Cup....I remember being a fan (always a Pens fan first though) back when they were first entering the league and remembering the tough times they had.....it has all paid off now.