I enjoy watching the game, but the constant dropping of gloves to fight just turns me off. Of course, the Thornton/Orpik matter goes beyond your typical hockey fight, but its still a sport where its routine for players to stop skating and start punching it each other. Its not only tolerated, but encouraged.
Prediction: The abundance of Gemini juju on the Senators’ squad is a boon in terms of astrological events. The end of May heralds Jupiter migrating into Gemini, removing its influence from Taurus. Factor in that the Senators’ captain, Daniel Alfredsson is a Sagittarius (a sign ruled by the planet Jupiter), and this is a pretty dang good omen.
In astrology-speak, Jupiter moving into Gemini signals a streak of good luck and blessings — particularly where it concerns hard work and a diligent effort. Jupiter has a positive impact on any sign that the planet enters. In this instance, this astrological event can swing the odds in the favor of the Senators in their bid for the Stanley Cup, seeing them trump the Penguins and send them packing, Cup-less, all the way back to Pittsburgh.
I have no idea who will win the series, but I do know that the likelihood of this "prediction" coming true is no better than random chance.
Orf course, I have to ask, is SI so bereft of writers that they have to turn to this sort of factless schlock to fill out their webcontent?