Organized Sports Stanley Cup Finals Recap: We Goin’ to See the Kangs

Dustin Brown.

The Los Angeles Kings have an American-born captain who is a defensive power forward. Sounds familiar, Blues fans.

Organized Sports is a recurring sports column named for a seminal DC avant-hardcore song by the equally stupid and brilliant (to me, “equally stupid and brilliant” pretty much just means “brilliant”) band Void. Take from that what you will. 

It is mid-June, and the National Hockey League is done until October. Let’s re some cap after the jump. Continue reading

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Organized Sports Stanley Cup Playoff Predictions: Conference Finals Recap, Stanley Cup Finals Prediction

Potential Stanley Cup winning goaltender and handsome dude, Henrik Lundqvist

Potential Stanley Cup winning goaltender and handsome dude, Henrik Lundqvist

Organized Sports is a recurring sports column named for a seminal DC avant-hardcore song by the equally stupid and brilliant (to me, “equally stupid and brilliant” pretty much just means “brilliant”) band Void. Take from that what you will. 

Welcome, sports journalists and pundits who only pay attention to hockey once a year, then tout how the Stanley Cup Playoffs are the best sports has to offer. As you jump on the bandwagon, I happily jump off. But not before I make my prediction, after the jump. Continue reading

Organized Sports: Grading the Stanley Cup Finals and Additional Thoughts

Kings Stanley Cup Finals

Get used to it, Los Angeles. You’re apparently a hockey town now!

Organized Sports is a recurring sports column named for a seminal DC avant-hardcore song by the equally stupid and brilliant (to me, “equally stupid and brilliant” pretty much just means “brilliant”) band Void. Take from that what you will. 

Nearly halfway into June and it’s over. The Los Angeles Kings are the Stanley Cup champions, the first eight-seed to ever hold that honor. A team that barely made the postseason dominated the opposition without a single bit of trouble until up three games in the Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost two straight for the first time before finally closing it out. Thoughts after the jump.

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Organized Sports NHL Playoff Predictions: Grading the Conference Finals, Predicting the Stanley Cup Finals

Stanley Cup bikini girl

A scene a few weeks into the future, when the Kings win the Stanley Cup.

Organized Sports is a recurring sports column named for a seminal DC avant-hardcore song by the equally stupid and brilliant (to me, “equally stupid and brilliant” pretty much just means “brilliant”) band Void. Take from that what you will. 

The Western and Eastern Conference Champions have been determined, and if at the beginning of the playoffs you had the Kings and the Devils vying for the Cup, you were probably insane. If you had the matchup at the beginning of the season, maybe less so—the Kings were expected to make a push after the addition of Mike Richards, and the Devils have the mix of young stars and experience that makes a good blueprint for a championship hockey club. The Stanley Cup Finals begin tonight. Let’s see how it’ll shake out, after the jump.

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