NHL 09: Zdeno Chara is Tall (and Boston Wins the Cup)

EA Sports recently ran its simulation of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs and determined that the Boston Bruins will beat the Chicago Blackhawks to take home the team's sixth Stanley Cup, and their first since 1972. That's all well and good--despite being complete and utter horse poop...

EA Sports recently ran its simulation of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs and determined that the Boston Bruins will beat the Chicago Blackhawks to take home the team's sixth Stanley Cup, and their first since 1972. That's all well and good--despite being complete and utter horse poop. Everyone knows the Sharks are the team of destiny this year. Presidents' Trophy, wut?!

The real story from EA Sports' fake playoffs is this screenshot:

Look at Zdeno Chara (right in the middle). Dude is leaning on one knee and he's still nearly as tall as the guys on the back row. I still don't understand how anyone who is 6'9" can even stand up on skates, much less be the captain of a playoff-bound team.

Can you imagine if Chara was bearing down on you at full speed with the Redwood tree he calls a hockey stick and malice in his heart? I think I'd make a mess in my hockey shorts right then and there...

Who do you think will take the Cup this year?

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ibStratus
ibStratus

Woo!!! Devils; Eliminated, Bruins; Eliminated, Penguins; Soon to be Eliminated. Hurricanes all the way baby!

Jchervy201
Jchervy201

Bruins are taking it home this year. Timmy Thomas is unstoppable -- I don't care how hot Jumbo Joe or Pavel Datsyuk are... they're not getting that puck past Thomas.

inline243
inline243

Pens all the way! Pittsburgh Steelers and Pens in the same year!

rhinows22
rhinows22

Bruins all the way, sharks are choke artists. Boston/New England is the pinnacle of athletic greatness IN THE WORLD!!!

endwill1
endwill1

the red wings....they are going to repeat

ericman22
ericman22

I predict Boston and Vancouver will go to the finals I miss the Sens...

bschroth
bschroth

Especially after the shutout last night, I again say the Canucks are gonna take Lord Stanley's Cup!

sujoy618
sujoy618

flyers will kick their ass

JefeNIU09
JefeNIU09

It will be a rematch of the 92 Finals, Hawks vs Pens. I think this year the Pens will win due to their experience last year, but the Hawks will give them a tough time.

Annogi
Annogi

Being a longtime fan of the Sharks it is hard to root for them in the playoffs. I want them to win, I just don't expect it. Might as well keep rooting though, right? Sharks all the way this year.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

That's if they get passed the Habs. But seriously, I think the Sharks will take it all this year.

bf210
bf210

Im also with the Canucks

PinkFloyd2003
PinkFloyd2003

if the cup finals come down to sharks vs b's, ill die happy

mechberg
mechberg

@Dizzy003 et. al. -- Gotta say I like the Canucks too. If the Sharks manage their traditional early playoffs exit, I'll be pulling hard for Vancouver.

Dizzy003
Dizzy003

lmao, that's too funny. Anywho, I'd have to also say Canucks. They had one of the best records in the last half of the season, they have one of the best goalies (if not the best at the moment, sorry Brodeur), plus they have the Swedish triple-header consisting of the Sedin twins, with Sundin the middle.

gs_13
gs_13

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shaunmc
shaunmc moderator staff

Although I have a soft spot in my heart for the Canucks, I gotta go with the Sharks.

mechberg
mechberg

EA Sports recently ran its simulation of the 2009 Stanley Cup playoffs and determined that the Boston Bruins will beat the Chicago Blackhawks to take home the team's sixth Stanley Cup, and their first since 1972. That's all well and good--despite being complete and utter horse poop. Everyone knows the Sharks are the team of destiny this year. Presidents' Trophy, wut?!

The real story from EA Sports' fake playoffs is this screenshot:

Look at Zdeno Chara (right in the middle). Dude is leaning on one knee and he's still nearly as tall as the guys on the back row. I still don't understand how anyone who is 6'9" can even stand up on skates, much less be the captain of a playoff-bound team.

Can you imagine if Chara was bearing down on you at full speed with the Redwood tree he calls a hockey stick and malice in his heart? I think I'd make a mess in my hockey shorts right then and there...

Who do you think will take the Cup this year?