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Can you imagine what it would be like if there had been more than a day off between Games 3, 4 and 5? Do you know how much overkill we'd have to read or listen to on the Team 1040 about those two losses? We'd probably get more Tony G bitching about Boston's subway system

Sports-talk radio PSA
If you are a call-in type of person to the Team 1040, check yourself before you call in. Ask yourself, am I going to sound like an idiot? Or a complete homer who can't put a game into perspective? Or has Rintoul/MacDonald/Pratt/Taylor/Price etc already addressed my idea or comment?....BEFORE YOU CALL IN.

I don't know what it is about talk sports shows that make people become complete idiots with their ideas...or maybe those people really are idiots in real life, who knows, but there are an incredible amount of callers that sound like dumbasses. Do yourself a favour, and ask someone first if your idea sounds dumb or out of line.

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So here is some things for you to read to put these two losses into perspective:

Tyler Dellows of mc79hockey gives some stats to say that teams that win Game 1 and 2, even if they drop 3 and 4 to a blowout, statistically win in the end

Ed Willies talks about how both fanbases have been waiting a long time for a Stanley Cup win, and both fanbases are equally hungry for it now

Bruce Arthur writes that neither team is more pure in this matchup, both have made dirty plays, were taunting about the finger biting stuff and have fans that have done some despicable things. And I'd have to agree with him on his points. If I wan't a fan of one of the teams, I don't know which team I'd pick to be a fan of.

The last link was not to say that everyone has to like the Canucks or Boston for that matter. It was just a well written and balanced article on the truth of these two teams. Personally I don't care if anyone else likes the team, because an SCF win is not going to be between those people and my team, it's between ME and my team.