Congratulations to the Detroit Red Wings who beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to clinch the Stanley Cup. The Red Wings had a phenomenal season and earned the right to lift the holy grail of hockey. Congratulations are also in order for Henrik Zetterberg for winning the Conn-Smythe Trophy for the most valuable player of the playoffs. He proved that he can dominate both offensively and defensively, and was a tremendous force behind the Red Wings success.
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Despite the disappointment of coming so close and falling short of a Cup win, the Pittsburgh Penguins have every reason to be proud of the season that they put together, the adversity that they overcame, and the accomplishments that they achieved. This group of talented young players matured a great deal throughout the course of the season and the post-season. It is quite evident that this team has a bright future ahead of them in the coming years, and the experience gained throughout this post-season will be likely pay significant dividends for seasons to come. Throughout the course of the finals, the Penguins exhibited a tremendous amount of character in battling back, and didn’t fold after going down 2-0, or when they were 35-seconds away from losing Game 5. They are to be commended for their heart, spirit and belief in themselves. After several years of missed expectations, the Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be poised to excel over the coming years.
I have enjoyed blogging about the Penguins throughout this highly entertaining season, and I will continue to keep things up to date throughout the off-season, so check back weekly! I want to thank the thousands of readers who have come to NHLPens.com since I started the site at the end of August 2007. Since that time, NHLPens.com has had over 19,000 unique visitors and over 60,000 page hits. If you liked the content I have provided, or would like to see something different, please let me know at Paul@NHLPens.com, or leave a message in the forum by clicking the link at the top of this posting.
Let’s Go Pens!!!