Here in Muscovy, things are far from quiet. Fireworks are going off everywhere, and people are literally in the streets out here screaming. And not because we are shooting at them in a drunken rage: they seem oddly happy.
Dr. J and his team did well, although the Czar is a bit disappointed the overtime goal was not crystal clear until review. Patrick Kane, however, knew he scored that goal long before anyone else did; this is the type of intuition reserved to those who punch out Buffalo area cabbies from time to time.
Still, with all due respect to the good doctor, the Czar is quite disappointed that the Washington Capitals were not in the finals with the Blackhawks. That would truly have been something to treasure. Heck, it might have meant Puter staying up past 8:30pm.
See you all next year. The Czar hangs up his blood-drenched skates until the 2010-2011 season.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.