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    The Pittsburgh Penguins, as you know, are trailing the Detroit Red Wings 1-0 in the Stanley Cup Finals, with Game 2 coming tonight from Detroit. Now, if you are just a casual hockey fan, you might wonder how the very talented Penguins are not taking over this series. Well, despite being loaded with talent, there is a big reason the Red Wings are going to win this series. And it's one word: experience. Like all good young teams, this team will need to lose at least once before they can win a title. And this is fine, because this year's Penguins are just a like a team near and dear to our hearts: the 82-83 Oilers.

    Who were the 82-83 Oilers? The Oilers were loaded with young talent, and looked like the best team in the league. They had a very young, but oh so good Wayne Gretzky, the legendary Mark Messier, Glenn Anderson, Jari Kurri, Paul Coffey, Kevin Lowe, Grant Fuhr, and Andy Moog. Crosby is basically a young Wayne Gretzky, who also had an MVP and a scoring title by this age. Malkin is seeming like Messier, a great goal scorer who is a perfect ompliment to the superstar, and the Penguins also have Marian Hossa, Jordan Staal, and their great goalie Fleury. Those Oilers were destroyed by the New York Islanders in the finals, being swept and only put up 6 goals in 4 games. And just like those Oilers, these Penguins are going to lose to the Red Wings probably. And that's okay. Bacuse maybe all these young players need is to be through the hard times once to truly become hockey's next greay dynasty. At least I hope.



     The San Antonio Spurs defeated the Los Angeles Lakers last night 104-84. The series is now 2-1 in favor of the Lakers. This was a game the Spurs absolutely needed, and I have to give them credit, they got the job done. Tim Duncan had a mind numbing 23 poins and 22 rebounds. 22 rebounds! Right now, for some reason, Tim Duncan is being very overlooked for how well he is playing right now. He has basically been a lock for 20 and 20 every night. But since he is playing in San Antonio, he is being ignored because the lakers and Celtics are still in it. And that's sad. Now, you know that I am not a huge fan of Duncan, but he is really changing my mind. I really jsut don't see how the Spurs could not win a title with Duncan playing this good. And that's why I still think they will win another title this year.



    Chicago Buls F-C Joakim Noah was charged with marijuana possesion yesterday. This young gun is so talented, and it's looking like he is about to waste all this talent. Throughout his life, it seems like Noah has had everything given to him, with his father being a pro tennis player. But it's time for Joakim to live his own life. He could be a great energy player, but if he keeps making mistakes on and off the court, he will never live up to his potential, just like so many others.  



     In today's Bizzare News, former Cubs and Brewers pitcher was killed yesterday when he was struck by lightning in Venezuela. He was 33. We can now embrace lightning strikes as one of the top 5 threats to America. R.I.P.



    And finally, Scott Dixon won the Indy 500 yesterday. But the real highlight was little Danica Patrick, all 5'1" of her, who got a DNF and finished 22nd. After she was spun out on Pit Road by a fellow driver, Danica stormed out of her car and was about to go say some harsh words, and maybe even fight, the other driver. Unfortunalety, she was restrained. One of these times, I just want to see Danica Patrick really kick a grown man's ass out on the racetrack. Mark my words, when it happens, it will be the coolest thing ever. Now that is one tough chick.



Well, until next time, have a happy Memorial Day, and have a happy Stanley Cup Finals. 



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