Monday, May 19, 2008

Penguins Emperors Of The East!

1) Congrats to your Eastern Conference Champions, Pittsburgh Penguins. We at FAUXRUMORS back in September http://newfaux.blogspot.com/2007/09/pre-season-playoff-cup-winner_30.html predicted the Penguins would be in the Finals. We also correctly predicted that the pens would play and beat Philly in 5 back last fall: http://newfaux.blogspot.com/2007/09/pre-season-playoff-cup-winner.html We got it backwards seeing the pens beating the rangers next, but the end result was the same. Ofcourse then we also saw the Sharks as their opponent. Not likely this year. We may find out as soon as this evening whom they will face for the Cup, as the RedWings hope to close out their series against the Stars in Dallas at 8:00 pm.

2) Many are again asking in reference to the West series if 33 is a-lucky-number. The Redwings seemingly with a stranglehold and playing at home on Saturday to close it out like the Pens did yesterday, laid an egg and allowed the Stars right back in it. Dallas playing before their home fans can extend the series to 7, and give further hope for the improbable. Click on the link for our history synopsis of that. We have to say that we felt the Stars would be no push overs especially if Turco played as well as he had against San Jose. Which is why in our final-four predictions we had the Redwings winning, but it taking 6 games. Dallas has a chance to prove us wrong, but possibly make history in the process. We do NOT see this happening. Detroit has shown that once they are pushed they respond, so we wouldn't be shocked to see a similar response as the Penguins from yesterday.


3) As for the Pens, as we mentioned, no big surprise. They simply were the better team. Kudos to the Flyers for getting this far. Many didn't even see them as a playoff team before the season. We at FAUXRUMORS saw their team ready for a quick turn around in our pre-season-predictions-east. We maintain that we are not sold on Martry Biron as the guy to get them to the promised land, but he was certainly a big step up from what they have had in recent years. They still need to add a player or two on defense, but if they can retain their core forward unit, they should be right back in the thick of things next season.


4) Barring significant NHL news, or a post from FR2 or Antz, this will be our last post until our Finals prediction, probably by week's end. Look for it! As always, keep it here for all the latest!

15 comments:

The Dark Ranger said...

Well done Faux...nice calling it. Despite your picking the Penguins taking the Rangers, I - too - predicted the Penguins as Enemy #1, and despite a poll stating NJ was the next contender, I went on the line with the new Philly trades and predicted them in #2 behind Pittsburgh.

http://www.thedarkranger.com/2007/08/
peta-alert-extermination-of-penguins.html

Ah,...we are such hockey geniuses. One thing rings true this next upcoming season. Rivals Flyers and Rangers now have new hatred for SID the Diver... Pittsburgh opens the season as the biggest modern rival in some time. Despite my dislike for Philly, I wanted them to kick their ass -- so may Detroit (or underdog Dallas) take it to them and show them a little Western conference love.

tdr

Ron said...

Ok can we please stop the diving charges bullshit. Crosby is the best player in the world. Its jyst a crock to say he's diving. Cryer fans and the pissed off ranger$ fans just are crying cause their teams got beat. Boo-hoo. Tough!
Nice calls faux, but is your arm a bit tired with all the self back patting?
I think we have the momentum that will carry us to the Cup. I want to see Dallas take Detroit the distance so we can rest up.

The Sashas said...

Ron, man great job by your team winning and all, but you have to be kidding about the Crocby not diving right? Its not just Ranger and Flyer fans, its everyone man! I agree he's a great player and all that, but he is also a great embellisher. You touch him with a stick he flops like he was shot. The league overlooks it because he's their golden boy.

Antzmarching said...

How can anyone, outside Philly, NOT be happy with this outcome? The Flyers are a bunch of cheap shot, dirty bastards, who have been allowed to bend the rules ALL season... Finally, justice has been exacted on this group! Also, Biron SUX! He will be a back-up goalie next season... BIRONS do not excel in the NHL... Ask Mathieu...

Antzmarching said...

Hey Faux, STOP begging for compliments - LOL! You got lucky, because you have never had any
confidence in M.A. Fluery... He played very well, btw...

Ron said...

So a Craps fan is going to try to set me strait huh? Love your gay picture of the 2 alex's too. Crosby is no more a diver than both of your love interests 'sasha'. Both of those guys, especialy semin, fall if someone breathes on them heavily.
By the way who's gonna be your goalie next year? Your boy Ollie left town when you dissed him. I bet Huet can't wait to get big bucks but it aint gonna be in dc. Hello Martin Gerber? LOL

Duncan N. Komani said...

We wish Pittsburgh well for winning. They play better than us most of series. I no like the Antzmarching statement that say we are all cheap shot dirty bastard. We have tough team, not dirty. Who your team? I think Biron have bad game yesterday but is good goalie.
I am not get into the crosby dive argument here. He is great player. Wish he on my team. Flyer will be back in next season.

Antzmarching said...

I reiterate - the Flyers are dirty and Biron sucks!

FAUX RUMORS said...

1) Wow, we take a short break and boom the comments section explodes. Anyway here are a few responses/our viewpoint of the discussion:
2) TDR: Seems we are in agreement on Sid as well. Sorry Ron. We actually did a post some time ago on this subject: http://newfaux.blogspot.com/2006/12/age-of-diving_15.html.
3) Antz: Agreed that Biron or 'French Toast' as he is known by some is NOT going to be a goalie to bring a team a Cup. He is as we noted an upgrade from what they had previously.
4) Duncan & Antz: The Flyers certainly earned their reputation with so many suspensions, but we wouldn't classify them as 'dirty.'

dlyjoe5726 said...

Crosby is a fucking candy assed, diving fucking piece of shit. He's a fucking girl on skates. Fuck him and his whole fucking team. That whole city is one pile of shit!

FAUX RUMORS said...

1) As always your input is 'unique' djyjoe. Tourettes? Geez.

Sauce said...

Joe -

I've got a question. Don't worry, it's multiple choice so it should be within your grade-level.

The sphincter in the picture attached to your post is...
a) a self portrait
b) your favorite food source
c) your best friend
d) all of the above


Take your time.

Antzmarching said...

LOL! GREAT question, Sauce... However, I continue to wonder why Faux allows this clown's posts to remain on the blog... They/He are so quick to remove HockeyNutz, but Joe's offensive rants are tolerated...

FAUX RUMORS said...

1) Sauce: Very funny! We're surprised he's not responded to ya. LOL
Antz: We have allowed Nutz's comments, and almost everyone else for that matter.
2) Our only issue with he and a very select few was when they were posting and reposting the same old nonsense. Cluttering the blog to the point that it wasn't readable. Else we welcome comments, even inane/inflammatory ones such as Djoe's

HockeyNutz said...

Should we bow down to you for allowing us to post here faux?

If anyone is really reading faux means false. This whole blog is a waste of space.

 
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