I tweaked the cover to make it more true to real life:
Not only is Sidney Crosby on the cover of the Sports Illustrated's NHL Preview edition, the assholes are picking the Penguins to make it to the Stanley Cup Final!!!!!! WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?!?!!?
Last year, in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Bruins not only swept the Penguins but held them to two friggin goals. There is absolutely no reason to think the Penguins can get past the Bruins this year. None.
The Penguins beat the Islanders and the Senators on their way to the Eastern Conference Finals. Thats not exactly an accomplishment. Then when they finally played a real team, they got their asses handed to them by the Bruins. The Penguins' status as an "elite" team in the Eastern Conference deserves to be questioned. No one should be washing their balls right now.
I mean, when you score two goals in the Eastern Conference Finals and get swept, you're a friggin punchline...not the favorites the following year.
There is no reason to think theyve even recovered psychologically from that ass whipping. Hell, they have the same coaching staff and same GM as last year, so they will have the taste of that series in their mouths for a long time That locker room is going to be a friggin mess going forward. .
And these idiots at Sports Illustrated are picking the Blackhawks to make it out of the West? That is so friggin lazy of them. Now they are just trying to sell magazines. Thats all there is to it. There is no other explanation for this kind of stupidity and laziness.
Im sorry, but the only people not picking the Bruins as the favorites in the Eastern Conference are people who have their heads firmly planted up their own ass...or in Sidney Crosby's ball bag. Im still not sure which camp Sports Illustrated falls in to.