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You know, sometimes when the going gets tough – the tough have to get going. That’s pretty much what’s been going on here in the last month or so. I have been experiencing a hell of a time in my personal life, I won’t go into details but it’s been a trying time. I have lacked the drive, creativity and patience to actually sit down and figure out what to write about – but I think I am ready to come back.

Last night I had the pleasure of watching 3/4 of Game Seven at the residence of one Steve Carlson of Slap Shot fame. While sitting around during the pregame, Dee Karl aka 7thWoman took everyone’s prediction of the outcome. Naturally, Doug Davidson and myself picked Pittsburgh to win in overtime (double overtime for me) but at least we still picked right. I like Detroit mind you, Chris Osgood helped turn the Islanders around in the late 90′s – but enough is enough up there in Motor City. Not to forget, the Penguins are chocked full of ex-Islanders (and a Long Islander to boot) that I was hoping would get the chance to hoist the cup. Most notably, our most recent captain – Bill Guerin.

Dom over at Lighthouse Hockey tends to think along the same lines as I do (more often than not actually). This time, Dom states he felt this may have been Guerin’s last shot at winning Lord Stanley’s Cup – and I agree. Looking past all the hooplah during the March trade deadline that had Billy G going in all sorts of directions (and then none at all for a time) – the trade worked out pretty good for the old war horse.

Check out the video for just how great Guerin felt in this (possible last) moment of glory in his great career:

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On behalf of all of the New York Islanders fans, I would like to congratulate Bill Guerin and all of the other former New York Islanders players in their Championship win last night. It was definately a great hockey year, right down to the bitter end.