Stanley Cup Finals: Angels and Demons

Dany LemieuxContributor IJune 9, 2009

DENVER - MARCH 04:  Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings warms up prior to facing the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on March 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Red Wings defeated the Avalanche 3-2.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

My friends, we are heading towards Game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals and I have noticed one obvious thing on B/R: People think the Wings are Angels and the Penguins are Demons.

I am so sick and tired of people referring to the Penguins or their captain as punks, cry babies, no class sons of a gun, and other not very nice words.

Red Wings fans' whining and crying is getting so annoying that it makes me wonder who is the bigger whiner—Sidney Crosby or Red Wings fans?

In this series the Pittsburgh Penguins have the role of the Demon, according to Wings fans, of course!

Whether it is because Crosby talks to the referees—Wings fans call this whining—Malkin fighting with Zetterberg, or Talbot hitting Datsyuk with his stick, the Penguins players are simply evil.

By the way, great acting job by Datsyuk on the Talbot slash.

He looked like a European soccer player when he gets tripped, grabbing his ankle and yelling like someone broke his ankle.

Seconds later a miracle happened, Datsyuk got up and start skating as if someone magically healed his ankle.

Datsyuk should be up for an Oscar for that one.

Dany, Dany, Dany!

The Wings are a bunch of Angels because they have a Wing on their logo, therefore they cannot do anything wrong.

They are just a bunch of nice guys. Are they really that nice?

Yesterday on The Fan 960 in Calgary, Craig Conroy had a very interesting take on the Wings' style of play.

Conroy had the following to say about a game the Flames played against the Wings earlier this season: " see a guy flying at you he raises his hand up and he looks like he his going to punch you so Vandy (Jim Vandermeer) just beat him to the punch you know, and we were just on the powerplay and now they will be on the powerplay for the entire first period."

Conroy continues his comment: "That's what so frustrating about them, they'll spear you in the back of the leg, they'll whack you on the face-off on the top of the foot. They just are always doing something but they never get penalized for it.

"If we were going to hit them in the back of the leg while they are skating by or chop Lidstrom, come on, I would get a penalty! But if they chop Phaneuf, not a call."

There is more!!!

"That's the difference, and that's what gets frustrating. I can see where teams get mad."

You can hear the entire segment with Craig Conroy on The Fan 960.

So judging from what Conroy had to say and from what I have seen in this series, you have to wonder: Who are the Angels and who are the Demons?