Punch line. Right now. Everyone get in.
Mike Green, you first.
I know that USA did something special, and when we look back on it we’ll be really proud. And the Canadian fans were really classy during the medal ceremony. But to come that close and then lose to Sidney Crosby hurts. I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that we don’t want to hear about it for the next four years.
Today was the first time I actually full-on, not-just-dust-in-the-eyes cried over a sporting event.
USA! USA! USA!
USA! USA! USA!! USA!!!
I knew it would happen but I was forced to go to the game anyway. The Sabres were not very good. The second period was fun, but that was it. I felt like I was watching a bad team, not a (for the time being) division-leading team. Gross.
Tyler, however, continued to be FABULOUS. PLEASE BE OKAY.
Thomas Vanek sucks.
The guy sitting behind the Bruins bench acting like a chicken every time Chara skated by was actually hilarious.
Thank goodness we’re almost at the Olympic break.
I think the Sabres and I need this Olympic break. I’m pissed as hell at them and we need to regroup. I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to watch them this week since I’m insanely ridiculously busy (last week before break, whoop whoop), but this might not be the worst thing. I mean, they lost to Carolina last night. The Carolina Hurricanes. And Ryan Miller was terrible. And he’s playing every game at the Olympics. We’re screwed.
However, one glance at the schedule right after the Olympics proves that it’s not exactly going to get better, what with the Sabres playing Pittsburgh and Washington (I’ll be there! I’ll be there!) back-to-back. Yikes.
The Caps, however, continue to be SO AMAZING AND FUN AND EXCITING. FREE CHICKEN WINGS FOR EVERYONE!! I encourage all of you to take a gander at the league leaders stat page on NHL.com. It is HIGHLY ENJOYABLE to do so.
Lars Nicklas and Sidney Crosby are tied for points. Just throwing that out there. CLEARLY Sidney is the better player, though.
My parents were at the Sabres game last night and I’ve never seen them come home from a game as pissed as they were last night. It was a mess. I need to stop fuming about it.
Tonight the Sabres travel to Columbus to take on my beloved Chris Clark. I still feel a dull ache when I think of him despite how ridiculous Alex has been since he got himself the C. I, however, will be missing the game as I will be attending a party. Oh, Christopher. Know that you and your classiness will be on my mind.
If I check my phone at 9:30 tonight and find that the Sabres lost to Columbus too, I might have to do something drastic.
If I was willing to even talk to the Sabres right now I’d say they owe the city of Buffalo. But I get the feeling that even that is asking too much of them.
Getting swept by Ottawa in the first round after they lose the division to them is going to hurt a lot this spring.
I’m choosing to pretend that NOTHING happened last night. I find if I do this I’ll be able to lead a much happier life.
It’s a really good thing the Sharks never make it out of the first round of the playoffs, because if the Capitals had to play them in the Cup finals they’d be screwed.
Last night the Capitals lost to the pukey Hurricanes 6-3. Eric Staal had a FIVE POINT night. Let that all sink in, kids. 6-3. To the Hurricanes.
Bruce and Brooks and everyone else keeps going on and on about how finding out two hours before a game that two teammates/friends/the captain had been traded wasn’t the reason for their total disinterest in the game. I know they’ve got to say things like that. And part of that game was Theo sucking and Erskine sucking and then both of them sucking together.
But part of it was the trade. You could tell. The guys looked on the verge of tears in the postgame interviews. I don’t understand why the trade had to be made RIGHT THEN. If it had been in the works since September, it could have been done after the game or long enough before that the guys weren’t all in shock on the ice.
I just hope this game isn’t an indication of how things are going to go out in California. That…would be bad.
At one point last night I read somewhere that they wouldn’t rush to name a new captain out of respect for Christopher. Um, two things:
1.) I get that, but right now your team is captainless and after the game last night, they need someone to stand up and tell them they all suck and get them motivated.
2.) You’re really talking about respect for him right after you traded him? For reals?
I’m taking this trade much harder than I probably should, but I’m on break so it’s not like I have other things to think about.
I can’t be mad at Lars Nicklas for taking a double minor because I still can’t stop laughing that he actually high-sticked a guy and did so hard enough to draw blood.
Andrej Sekera made the Slovakian Olympic team. Woo, Reggie! I’m not a huge fan of him and his bald head, but congrats. Gooo Olympics!
I decided that if Paul makes Team USA I might have to splurge and get a Gaustad Team USA jersey. Otherwise I’ll just get an Ovechkin Russia one or a Backstrom Sweden one. My birthday is, after all, in the midst of all the Olympic fun.
If the Sabres fail to score on 17 power plays like they did last time they played Pittsburgh I will flip shit. They also better win this game. I looked for Sidney Crosby when I was at the mall yesterday but alas, it would appear as though he has filled his shopping quota for the month.
THEY TRADED CHRIS CLARK. THEY TRADED THEIR CAPTAIN. WHAT TEAM THAT IS CURRENTLY SITTING IN FIRST PLACE IN THEIR CONFERENCE TRADES THE CAPTAIN?!?!
THIS IS SO AWFUL.
I don’t understand it. I really don’t. I could deal with Jurcina getting traded; I always kind of liked him but business is business and sometimes players have to be moved. But to move CHRIS CLARK?! And he didn’t even realize he was about to be traded? That just seems so…harsh. And in exchange for the two of them, they get the guy who helped lead to Alex’s injury. Excellent job, GMGM. Top notch. This better not mess up the dressing room chemistry.
I was going to write a nice post about how the comeback win for the Sabres was so important after Saturday night and they’re finally playing well in front of Lala and Timmy’s naked chest makes me want to vomit, but I’m too angry.
Right after I heard he got traded I put on my Clark shirt and I’m not taking it off.
George better have something HUGE up his sleeve. I’m not sure if even a Nicki extension could cheer me up right now. What if I never get to see him play ever again? That would be awful!
I’ll never understand why a team would trade their captain. And now who’s going to be the Capitals captain? Knuble already seems like a real leader but maybe they’ll want to give it to someone who’s been on the team longer? I think it’ll come down to Alex and Brooksie. Alex because he’s well, Alex, and Brooks because all I hear about him is that he’s a great leader already and once Christopher’s time was done he was surely in line for the C and I never even listened because I didn’t think they would TRADE THE CAPTAIN. But I could see Brooks getting it. And he’s been in a bit of a slump and he seems like he’s really hard on himself. And plus, the cougars of Washington might kill the Caps management if he didn’t get the captaincy.
I’m so mad. I think I’m just going to sit here and stew a while longer. And I plan on yelling a lot during the game tonight.
Stupid Capitals. Even the Sabres wouldn’t trade their captain.