Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/11/12 at 12:22 PM ET
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
What we have here is a team with a realistic chance of winning its first Stanley Cup in 18 years and second in 72 years with the playoffs beginning tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden with Game 1 of the opening round against the Senators.
We have a team of blue collar laborers proud of that identity led by royalty in nets who, truth be told, is a Black-and-Blueshirt at heart and who is fit for a hard hat every bit as much for a crown.
“My game has always been about battling, first,” The King told The Post last week in Pittsburgh. “It has always been about competing.
“It’s always been about doing everything I could to win.”
The King, the nickname I bestowed upon the goaltender in the game story that followed his fourth NHL start and first shutout in October 2005 — “He is King Henrik of Sweden,” I remember writing as if it were yesterday, so apparent were his world-class skills—is everywhere these days, the name above the title on the Broadway marquee.
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