Dear Hockey Gods,
Wow, I don't know how you are going to set the bar in round 2 as high as you did in round 1, because it was awesome!! I just wanna thank you for a great first round. I don't know what I did to deserve having my most despised teams like The Buffalo Sabres, The Montreal Canadians, The Pittsburgh Penguins and of course the lowly scum of the earth NY Rangers, to all lose in the first round, but I'll take it!!
The Western Conference is a little boring...(Kinda like the National League is in Baseball) But, I like the Sharks, and the fact that you have Luongo a second kick at the can in beating the Hawks in a great series was dually noted. The Wings are always a constant, and thank you for including them in the playoff picture. God knows that living in Detroit, you might need SOMETHING to cheer about, so I like where your head is at with that good gesture. Nashville winning its first series was kinda cool, but let's let them have their moment now. I think that we both know that Winnipeg should have a franchise before Nashville does, but I will leave that up to you, seeing that you are the Hockey Gods.
I would like to thank you for my Flyers stepping up in the playoffs, and showing Leafs fans what playoff hockey should be like. It's hard for most Leafs fans to remember the last time they were in the playoffs when my Flyers beat them on Jeremy Roenick's Toe Drag, Top Shelf, where-they-keep-the-girlie-books goal. But thanks for trying to remind them...
I would also like to ask for one more thing... No, I'm not going to ask for a Stanley Cup for my Flyers and the great fans of Philadelphia. I'm going to be altruistic about this one, and ask for something bigger for the game of hockey.
Please, oh, all knowing, all seeing hockey gods.... If you could please see it to allow a piano to fall on Gary Bettman really, really soon, that would be AWESOME!! -Then maybe Winnipeg would get a team back where it belongs!
Charles Bastie Esq.