Despite all my detractors, I continued to cheer for the Carolina Hurricanes throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.
After the Senators and Mike Fisher were eliminated by the Sabres, a team I can't stand, I hoped and prayed that the 'Canes would go all the way.
Why? Several reasons...
- Glen Wesley had played so many seasons without a Stanley Cup.
- Eric Staal had such a breakout season and I was hoping he could cap it off with a Cup victory. His family are good friends of mine and I was cheering for Eric all the way.
- Cory Stillman has Peterborough connections and I've met him several times.
- Cam Ward played with incredible poise for a rookie and I appreciated his comments regarding his faith so much.
So...another NHL season has finally come to an end on the 19th of June, just before the 1st day of summer. What a year it's been! I guess we appreciated hockey so much more after the lockout last season!
CONGRATULATIONS, Glen, Eric, Cory and Cam! I'm thrilled for you! You deserve this!