I was laying in bed last night thinking about win the Red Wings put together, greatful I was about such a win, but I couldn't stop lamenting over how fantastic a game 5 triple-OT cup-winner would have been at home. Pa and I determined that we didn't want the Wings to drop game 6 and win it at home in game 7 (classic bird in hand vs. two in the bush scenario). On the other hand, I was thinking about how shitty it would have been to be on the losing side. The Pens were on a huge emtional surge after game 5 only to be inches away from from forcing a decisive game 7. In the minutes after the game concluded, I saw two great pictures of Malkin in heavy dispair. Basically your classic "wow-this-fucking-sucks/I-wanna-kill-myself" look.
No one dawned a better "wow-this-fucking-sucks/I-wanna-kill-myself" look better than J.S Giguere did after a heartbreak game 7 Stanley Cup Final's loss in 2003. Besides a Brook Shield's dose of Prozac, his only consilation prize was the Conn-Smythe trophy. Only 5 players have won the trophy in a losing effort.
In the sick and twisted stylings of the Demotivational Calendars (thanks Sean), I came up with this litte gem in a rare moment of brilliance. If a picture is worth a thousand words, these are worth 1015.
Wow, huh? Before you non-hockey types jump on me for my spelling (it's a proven fact that all white people are obsessed with grammar) of "Hart" look up what the "Hart Trophy" is before you get your panties in a twist. Otherwise, hockey types will find this amazingly clever. Malkin, Hart Trophy, courage, cowardly lion? I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a phone call from Kevin over this one.
(Garrett breathes on knuckles and brushes them against his chest in smug approval)