Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Team Jordan - 1, Team Eric - 0

And so it begins...

Literally. The very first face-off of the series, and both teams send out their Staals. It's probably one of those things like wearing a really hot dress when you know your sister and her friends are going to be at a party, just so you look better than her (not that my sister and I ever did this, given that we never went to the same parties or wore dresses or would ever try to compete like that, but I knew sisters who did... okay maybe that was the worst analogy EVER).

It's just that both teams seem to know that this is the ONLY storyline these this series has. They've never played a playoff series against each other. They aren't in the same conference. They both have good (but not story-line worthy) goalies - No Mason, Brodeur or Ozzy here, just good, solid boys in net, who do their job well enough to get their teams to the ECF. Cam Ward is a great goalie. And so is Marc-Andre Fleury. Really, the only this series has is the Staal-factor. So really, it's the only way to frame anything we write about this series, which works pretty well for us at SOYS...


With the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals in the books, Jordan is the favorite Staal son this morning, as the Pens beat the Canes 3-2.



The Canes website is an epic fail. You'd think after Game 1 of the Staal vs. Staal Royal Rumble, they'd have a video clip of EStaal talking about hockey, the sod farm, and the fact that he may or may not be playing his brother in an important game. Not so much. Way to be on top of things, Carolina!







I'm going to venture to guess that Linda gave her second favorite son an earful after the shenanigans he pulled late in the game. Even if you steal a car and don't get caught, it's still grand theft auto. Just because it wasn't called, knocking the stick out of MAF's hand is still goalie interference. Eric, we expect more from you. Don't tarnish the family name. Oh wait...














Instead, I was able to find a gratuitous shot of the Staals in lovely menswear. That almost makes up for the lack of an EStaal presser.






Get your shot glasses ready! Game 2 is set for Thursday night at 7:30!
- Mer & Kyile

1 comment:

mer said...

and by "They aren't in the same conference" I fully meant division...