Happy Boxing Day!!December 26, 2009 at 11:55 am | Posted in Alex Ovechkin, Buffalo Sabres, Frostee Loves Way Too Many Guys, Happy!!, Olympics, Ottawa Senators, Patrick Lalime, Players, Ryan Miller, Semyon Varlamov, Tyler Myers, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment
I hope you all enjoyed your day yesterday, whether you celebrate Christmas or Festivus or any other holidays that fell over the past few days. I know I did.
Santa didn’t bring me as many hockey-related gifts as he did last year, but I did get a Sabres calendar, a fleece blanket in Sabres colors (to go with the fleece blanket in Caps colors I had already gotten), and, of course, my new jersey.
It’s so pretty. It’s a third jersey, because the slugs are ugly and I don’t want to wear them and supposedly they’ll be gone after this season. It’s blank. I’m toying with getting it customized with Tyler’s name and number, because I kind of adore him (and it only made me love him more when he ran into Alex Wednesday night and bounced off), but I might just leave it blank because it’s kind of cool like that too. Now, I just have to get to a few Sabres games that the Caps aren’t playing in so I can actually wear the thing to HSBC Arena.
Team Russia’s roster was announced late Thursday night. It was rather exciting. The original list I saw freaked me out a bit because Alex’s name was the second last, but fear not, it was there. It also made me laugh because for Varly it said “Semen Varlamov.” Semen and Jizz, together for the Olympics. Even if he doesn’t see any ice time, which I doubt he will, it’s still really exciting that Varly made the team and will be able to get invaluable experience for Sochi. I don’t know too much about the KHL players on the team, but I do know that the offense is really, really scary. Holy cow. Watch out, everyone. These guys are loaded.
Will Lala be starting tonight? I’m sure the Sabres will lose either way, so they might as well give Ryan the night off. Especially after he gave up five goals Wednesday. It seems like we’ve been seeing an awful lot of the Senators lately even though this is only the third game against them this season. The Senators have been getting a lot of press-time lately, between partaking in poisoning opponents and arson and getting engaged to Carrie Underwood. (Has everyone seen the rock? It’s huge. She’d sink straight to the bottom.) Alfie and Spezza are out and Heatley is gone so the Sabres won’t have to deal with that, but I still have no faith in them against this team.
After the way the Caps manhandled the Sabres and put five past Miller, I’m looking forward to seeing how they handle Marty Brodeur tonight. If they get swept by the Devils I might cry.
Now, off to go eat all the leftover Christmas cookies.