...is afoot in the hockey world, isn't it? You'll all have to forgive my lack of posting yesterday, and apparently you'll also have to forgive the other Chronicle contributors for not picking up my slack. But I'm still not dead, happily! Just (by my standards) busy, and having Internet mishaps.
MEANWHILE the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins are playing, like, the most entertaining playoff series I've ever seen, and those Junge Falken in Chicago have eliminated your editor's pick to win the Stanley Cup this year, Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks. Fortuna is a cruel goddess, when it comes to gambling and betting and most other things...
MEANWHILE my prediction that the Boston Bruins would defeat the Carolina Hurricanes in 5 games is looking dumber by the day, and good for the Canes. That's been a wildly entertaining series too, and your editor has realized something in the last week or so: he loves Paul Maurice.
MEANWHILE how awesome would a Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings series be?
MEANWHILE another gold medal and a World MVP trophy will be joining the previous gold medal and the Rocket Richard trophy on Ilya Kovalchuk's bookshelf. By the end of next season: the Rocket Richard, the Art Ross, and the Hart. You heard it here first!