The Rucker Report NHL 2012 – 2013 Intro…. Hockey Is Here
Ok people so we here at the RUCKER REPORT pride ourselves on being a true sports-fan ……meaning not just the NFL or NBA, but the love of sports covers all like MLB….FIFA….NASCAR…..and the NHL. Now a lock out in another professional sport almost cost all the NHL fans another season, but as money drives lockouts…money also drives resolution therefore both sides got their mess together to bring us a 2012 -2013 NHL season. We got our stars back from overseas and kept the ones that were still state side from leaving , but the season would have a number of questions that needed to be answered after the LA KINGS took last year’s Stanley Cup.
Now for the Kings last year was a surprise to most outside of LA as the Kings were maybe in the conversation of the NHL’s elite , but certainly not it’s top team with the Penguins, Bruins and Red Wings still looming. The Kings became one of those teams that during the playoffs got hot….and getting hot for the Kings that meant great scoring from Anze Kopitar and great goal tending by Connecticut’s own Jonathan Quick. Don’t get mad about the Connecticut shout out people ……I live out here so don’t go there (In my Nortious BIG Voice….lmbo). This lethal combination of offense and defense had the Kings making short work of all that took the ice against them….Yeah even my New Jersey Devils too …..but we aint get swept like everybody thought……#jerseystrongbaby Either way the Kings took Lord Stanley’s cup and early in this young season they have shown flashes that it may stay there …..but beware of the Cup Hangover L.A. …… plus y’all got the Dwight Howard Jinx messing up the city anyway……don’t judge me people he told his daddy to check Kobe. Man aint you 7 feet tall……see this dude got me talking about basketball during hockey time……LOL.
One of my favorite rivalries in the NHL is the NY RANGERS VS. the NEW JERSEY DEVILS. Now this tri-state battle has a rich history and going back to the 2011- 2012 playoffs the Devils gained another notch in their belt by coming back to beat the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Final to reach NHL Finals with a chance to bring the trophy back to Newark. The Devils fell short , but they have gained even more of a fan based with their playoff run. This year the Devils looked poised to make another run as they are one point out of first place in the Eastern Conference and leading their own division. Now the Rangers are the Rangers the kings of MSG have a deep following and with last years run they continue to prove that they will be a contender every year. The Ranger are looking good as well with 15 -8 record stringing together some impressive wins as of late which means one thing Eastern Conference supremacy will probably come down to the Rangers and the Devils again ……BTW the Devils already got the one up on the Rangers this season with an early 3 – 1 victory…..Yeah WE NICE…..GO DEVILS!!!!!
Star-Power is somethings that the NHL has always had with the Rangers Rick Nash ….the Devils Patrik Elias ….the Capitals Alex Ovechkin ……and the Penguins Sid The Kid Crosby with all these stars it’s easy for fans to love the game. The young stars of the game are the reason that the league will be in great hands as the Kings Quick and Kopitar are leading the resurgence in LA….. Mulson has given Islander fans a renewed sense of hope….. Brian Elliot has given St.Louis a brick wall at the net and the combination of Johansson and Ovechkin have fans in the nations capital saying that we have a chance to get to the promised land. With all these great names I can wait to see the rest of the season as the NHL has an amazing balance that keeps you captivated throughout the entire season.
For all my NHL fans this season has been great so far and for those that may not know the game as well don’t worry I got y’all as I continue to bring you the world sports only the way we can here at THE RUCKER REPORT. Til next time people Be Easy …..Enjoy The Games ……You Know There’s Always A Good Fight During The Game …….so get ya popcorn ready you’ve just read THE RUCKER REPORT