*shrugs* They are expressing them selves, so trying to calm them down without saying calm down would be more effective
Ah, you got a point there.
Well, speaking a bit about manga vs anime: I have to admit that some series take a whole different story in the anime (like Love Hina, which is one of my favorites), but except for the fillers, I've seen that Naruto has stayed close to the manga (sure, we have these details which makes us frown every now and then, but they've stayed pretty close to it)
But in order to not go very far from the topic at hand... I agree with merryGoflava on this one. Even if they are NH fans in the studio, we've seen that they've had to do pro-NS episodes and fillers. I'm not sure if they would go as far as to change the ending completely (I would also be disappointed if they do this), but the evidence suggests that they've had to make the anime flow with NaruSaku.
BTW, someone who never ceases to amuse me is Guy. Funny, but when it's time to get serious... KAI!!!!