I So Called ThatMay 14, 2009 at 3:40 pm | Posted in Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings, Losing Sucks, Mike Green, Pittsburgh Penguins, That was absolutely terrible., This Irks Me, Washington Capitals | 4 Comments
Before last night’s game, I was enjoying a delicious dinner with my family. We were discussing Game 7, amongst other things, and I turned to my father and said, “You know, this series has been such a tight affair. I’ve been kind of waiting for one of the teams to crack the other wide open.”
Yo, Caps, I didn’t mean I wanted the PENGUINS to do the cracking.
I would also like to point out that even though I didn’t mention it here (or maybe I did? Possibly I’ll check the archives?) about halfway through the first round I spent a good day telling anyone and everyone who asked or didn’t ask that Alex was injured in some way, shape, or form. I know this boy and how he plays very well, and something wasn’t right. Turns out, he had a groin injury. And while that might have been what slowed him down for parts of the first round, that did NOT seem to affect him for this series. Until maybe last night.
Possibly because of the blowout nature of the game, I handled the loss much better than I thought I would. I didn’t tear up until my mother told me that my uncle – who lives in Detroit – would have been able to get me tickets through work if the Caps and Red Wings had met in the finals. Which is assuming a lot, because there were still the conference finals even if the Caps had won this round, but still. Curse you, hockey gods!!
I almost enjoyed watching how amazingly, horrifically awful Michael had become. He was so bad, I wasn’t even sure what to say after some of his shifts. He better have an AMAZING playoffs next year or else Mr. Michael becomes Mr. Choker.
Ditto for Semin, but I never felt the same way about him, so it wasn’t quite the same.
Varly had been coming closer and closer to Earth with each game of this series, and last night he crashed. But that’s okay, Simeon. I’m not mad. You went above and beyond the call of duty by even getting Washington that far in the first place. Next year you’ll have a whole season to get ready.
I sort of hope he had a tantrum in the middle of the locker room and his translator had to rush to keep up and inform his teammates exactly what he was screaming about.
I’m very meh about the rest of the teams in the playoffs so I’m unsure of where my loyalties will fall. I’ve always kind of had a thing for Anaheim (due largely to Drew Miller), and I seem to have an affair with Detroit every year in the playoffs. I can’t explain it. Who knows who will steal my heart in the next round.
Alas, now that none of the teams I’m deeply attached to are in the playoffs, I have to start studying for finals. Ew. After I get those pesky little tests over I’ll do some sort of review of the Sabres. Perhaps the thought of returning to my true, #1 team will get me through the end of the year?