Stanley Cup Finals: For Fans Sake Let's All Hope Detroit Wins the Cup

Joel DundasCorrespondent IMay 23, 2008

As the title depicts fans of the NHL (excluding Pittsburgh fans) should all be hoping that the Detroit Red Wings are victorious in their match-up against the Penguins. Especially if you are a fan living in Canada.

Seems like an odd statement does it not, but honestly would you ever watch a sports program again if Pittsburgh won the cup?

If Pittsburgh won the cup you can expect 24/7 coverage of how Sidney Crosby is the best player in the world today (which is not true).

As it stands today and has for a while, sports broadcasters have been talking incessantly about Sid the kid, and very little about the rest of the league. This is an especially big problem in Canada.

It has gotten on my nerves, and the nerves of a lot of other fans that I have spoken with. Many NHL fans are fed up with the coverage just as I am.

I may have even enjoyed watching Crosby play if it wasn't for this problem, but now I find myself cheering for whatever team Pittsburgh is playing at the time. 

Do not get me wrong I think Crosby is one of the best players in the league, but he receives more media attention then he probably deserves. Players such as: Iginla, Phaneuf, Lidstrom, Ovechkin, Lecavalier (especially Lecavalier), barely get any air time, and they are arguably better players then Crosby.

From my standpoint at least, it does not seem fair.

If you are willing to watch non-stop coverage of Sid the kid you can cheer for the Pens, but if you can't, just hope that Detroit takes the series.

All I know is if Pittsburgh wins, I won't be watching another sports station in quite a while.