Thursday, May 11, 2006

It depends on what your definition of "ugly" is...

Just saw this over at Slam Hockey (still not sure what the Canoe thing means). They have a poll up that asks, "What's the ugliest potential Stanley Cup matchup?" Talk about a push-poll. I voted Carolina/Anaheim for two reasons. First, I think it's a real likely match up the way things look today, and second, because that's what I knew they wanted to hear. Here's how it broke down after my vote:

Carolina - Anaheim 43%
New Jersey - Anaheim 22%
Carolina - San Jose 12%
New Jersey - San Jose 8%
Something else 16%

Total Votes for this Question: 2718


The Hurricanes have two shots at "ugly" dominance in this poll. Talk about us against the world. Canadians and Nor'Easters may hate the idea of a Carolina/Anaheim matchup, but the hockey could be unbelievable. If either the Hurricanes or the Sabers get to the finals, the thought of one of these teams against Anaheim, Edmonton, or San Jose is really intriguing. Lots of speed, physical play, stars of the future in the spotlight. TV ratings are in the tank anyway, so why not just have fantastic "New NHL" hockey for those who flat-out love the sport?

8 comments:

Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

Canoe=Canadian Online Explorer

The ugliest potential Stanley Cup matchup? Anything with The Devils in it.

I'd prefer a Canes-Sharks final.

girlysportsrant said...
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girlysportsrant said...

Media's definition of ugly is always the same.

No Canadian team or
No original 6 team or
No big market team

Which in a sense is true. The ratings are taking a beating this year with 8 'small market' teams in the 2nd round.

I'd like a Anahiem-Buffalo final. Two young and speedy teams.

DrFrankLives said...

I want to see the look on Betteman's face when NBC has to broadcast Carolina v. Edmonton (should such a thing, by the grace of the hockey Gods, ever come to pass).

CasonBlog said...

No Toronto, no Philly or NY. I think Bettman already has that look on his face. Edmonton would be a fast and physical opponent.

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The Acid Queen said...

Way OT, but could you drop me a line, CB? There's a newsbot from the N&O that wants to get a hold of j00.

CasonBlog said...

Thanks for the heads up. Did you speak with him?