Nevertheless, there's no reason for us to lose faith in Ottawa's potential to blow it in the finals. After all, they came by this win on a cheat. If that rascal Comrie hadn't pulled that stunt and knocked the net off with about three minutes to go, the game wouldn't have gone to overtime. Buffalo would have won it right then and there.
I'm hoping for an Anaheim/Ottawa cup final and an Anaheim cup win.
For those of you who think I'm anti-Canadian for not cheering for the only Canadian team left in the playoffs:
Detroit has 8 CanadiansShould Detroit make it to the finals rather than Anaheim, I will justify cheering for Detroit because of my visceral hatred of the Senators.
Ottawa has 14 Canadians
Anaheim has 19 Canadians
At this time of year, it's less about being a Leaf fan and more about being an Ottawa hater. Yes, they have great players -- probably the best. But they also dive and cheat. Don't you be telling me that the Leafs do those things. I can't hear you.
I don't know what it is about Ottawa that makes my blood boil when they win. It isn't that I hate the city -- Ottawa. I've never even been there.
Maybe it's the red. Liberals are red. That must be it -- because there's just no way that it's sour grapes.
* Edited for correct spelling of that rascal Mike Comrie's name.