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Friday, March 07, 2008

BoC > BoO


Rawr.

And with that, the sweep is complete. I'm normally not a huge gloater, but sometimes things get so one-sided that I can't help myself.

January 9, 2008 Anaheim 5, Toronto 0.
January 10, 2008 Los Angeles 5, Toronto 2.
January 12, 2008 San Jose 3, Toronto 2.
March 3, 2008 Anaheim 3, Ottawa 1.
March 5, 2008 San Jose 3, Ottawa 2 (OT).
March 6, 2008 Los Angeles 2, Ottawa 0.

Battle of California 21, Battle of Ontario 7.

BoC takes it by two touchdowns. Sorry, fellas, but it just had to be done.

State Provincial Rape

Now available in Canada.

And don't even get me started about last year.

23 comments:

RudyKelly said...

Booyah!

Honestly, can we all just admit that the Pacific is by far the best division in hockey? Honestly, it's not even close.

CKim said...

Sleek, great post to end the night after watching the Kings shutout the Sens.

ocsharksfan said...

I don't think anyone could question the Pacific's dominance in the NHL right now. At least you can take some comfort in knowing you last in the toughest division in hockey. Be thankful you're not last in the Southeast.

kbs said...

I'll admit it... the Sens BLOW right now. It's getting really hard to quote their first half record while trying to defend their play the second half of this season.

That being said, at least we don't mistake a province (or state for that matter) for a city. I guess I'll chalk that up to the intelligence level of BoC'ers. ;-) (I'm an asshole, but I have to take what I can get. These are desperate times!)

Rudy, I think your "Battle of Calfornia, Battle of Ottawa" should read Battle of ONTARIO. ;-) At least let us get raped together. Hey, maybe throw in the Habs too - Eastern Canada rape?

At this point, I can only hope that the Western Conference rips itself to shreds in the playoffs before facing the Sens (haha, who am I kidding) in the finals.

kbs said...

At least you can take some comfort in knowing you last in the toughest division in hockey. Be thankful you're not last in the Southeast.

Keep in mind which conference holds 2 of the last 3 Stanley Cup winners...

kbs said...

Shit... which DIVISION holds 2/3 of the Cup winners... wow, and I just insulted BoC'ers. I'm just going to go into a corner and cry.

Earl Sleek said...

That being said, at least we don't mistake a province (or state for that matter) for a city.

Heh, I guess I was too excited. Now it's fixed for a more geographically correct slam.

Sherry said...

I have to remember that BoC is not appropriate reading before I have any coffee because it only fuels my murderous rage.

Really helps to wake one up though.

kevin said...

That pic of Spartacat looks like mascot porn.

kbs said...

Next time, maybe think twice about insulting Sparty. The Hockey Gods have decided they'd had enough of your jibber-jabber:

Perry is hurt real bad.

But in all honesty, he is one hell of a player, so I wish him nothing but a speedy recovery... (after the Ducks are bumped from the playoffs)

kbs said...

Goddamnit.. I give up...

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=231441&hubname=

Earl Sleek said...

I didn't watch last night's game, so I can't say this for sure, but there's one lesson I've learned in a few years of watching Corey Perry.

When he falls over and looks injured, he is definitely not injured. The times he does get injured, it's without his usual diving fanfare.

In the first round of the '06 playoffs was Perry's only other real injury, and that was from a hit by teammate Sammy Pahlsson.

I guess is that if there's any bright side, (a) Selanne can move with Getzlaf, which should be fun to watch, (b) B. Ryan gets another shot at the big leagues, and (c) the last time the Ducks played a playoff series without Perry, they swept Colorado.

Still, now you have to wonder: why was Burke so eager to unload Bochenski? Seems he could have been useful in this situation.

PPP said...

I'll let it slide because I am still really appreciative about the way the Finals went last year.

Plus, if the Mighty Ducks can win the Stanley Cup then any franchise can!

PS. hopefully Corey Perry learns some humility and class from his injury.

Earl Sleek said...

PS. hopefully Corey Perry learns some humility and class from his injury.

I wouldn't hold my breath on this one.

RudyKelly said...

Man, everything is coming up Rudy this morning...

Doogie said...

Keep in mind which [division] holds 2 of the last 3 Stanley Cup winners...

And which division had exactly one team worth a damn in both years. That's not a good argument, especially now that the SE has no teams worth a damn.

PJ Swenson said...

Flopping into goaltenders carries with it some risk.

Earl Sleek said...

Bear in mind that I'm artificially unfazed by this Perry development, or the Ducks' recent 2-game suckage.

I guess I picked the right games to have viewing conflicts, or maybe it's just that the Ducks don't score goals if they know I'm not watching.

Don't fret, though. I'll be free to watch Sunday's game.

Sherry said...

Still, now you have to wonder: why was Burke so eager to unload Bochenski? Seems he could have been useful in this situation.

I wonder that too but it seems like there's something about Bochenski that just makes teams give up on him (maybe even a bit prematurely).

And I'd like to dispute your 'not a huge gloater' claim.

Itlan said...

BoC >> BoO (much greater than)

WC > EC

Sutherby > Bochenski

RudyKelly said...

Ha, I just noticed the U in "Censoured." Well played, sir.

Earl Sleek said...

Sutherby > Bochenski

Well, this certainly depends on what role you are trying to fill. If it's a second-line spot or a power play position, I'd flip the sign.

Besides, it's not like this was an either/or option. There was room to keep them both, I think, so I'll just counter with:

Sutherby + Bochenski > Sutherby

Itlan said...

Sutherby + Bochenski > Sutherby
Well played, my friend. Well played.