The Canadiens are making me so incredibly mad right now. I can’t believe they’re doing this.
I am so EFFING SICK of game 7s from you and I am so EFFING SICK of your shenanigans and if you lose tonight will punch all of you one by one.
Yes, that’s right Nicky. You will all be punched. I already saw one of my favorite teams knocked out in the first round and I better not see you get knocked out too.
In what will certainly be a high-scoring battle, the Sabres take on the Rangers tonight. The only problem is that the game is at seven, instead of an afternoon game. Listen, I get that a lot of people don’t like the Oscars and think they’re dumb and I can completely respect that, but I LOVE the Oscars. If I have to choose between watching this current edition of the Sabres play this current edition of the Rangers or the Oscars, I’m gonna go with the Oscars. I’m sorry. That’s just my choice.
I have now successfully gotten out of watching Philadelphia and New York two games in a row. CHAMP.
This one kid I go to school with is fond of saying things are out of control. “So-and-so is out of control,” “This teacher is out of control,” “This class is out of control,” “This homework is out of control,” etc. I would now like to borrow his expression:
The Sabres are out of control.
I didn’t even watch the game last night, but I know it’s true. I saw the final score text. What is WRONG with them? Have they all been replaced by ALIENS?
The two worst parts of last night’s (first) game?
1.) Crosby scored.
2.) I had to listen to FSN. For the whole game. It was awful. They were blatant homers, they went out of their way to bash the Caps, and they had no idea what they were talking about as far as Capitals. Tomas Fleischmann isn’t a dirty player, and Kris Letan was out a shift later. Get over it.
Other than that, the game was a ton of fun. I know it’s just the regular season and last year the Caps beat Pittsburgh three times in the regular season and it doesn’t amount to anything, but it was kind of cathartic to win. Take THAT, Penguins.
I’m 99.9% sure I won’t be able to watch the game next time they play each other. I’m pissed.
As for the Sabres, they lost again. This time it was the shootout, so they at least got a point. I conked out before the game even started but it sounded like a really good game. Hopefully the Sabres will play another good game against San Jose but win on Saturday?? I’ll be watching that one. I hope they win. Washington is gaining ground.
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.
Things that are good:
- Ryan Miller got a shutout! And not just a Ryan Miller Shutout, but a real one. Oh, Ryan. Your shutouts make me so happy. I may be freaked out about this spring when you’re so tired you can’t even get your skates on, but I have to admit that I’m completely in love with your badass play right now.
- Timmy K scoring! And Jochen scoring! And Henrik scoring! Look at all that scoring love right there!
- Beating the Leafs. Hahahahaha.
- Lars getting a three point night. Larsiepoo, I love you.
- Jose playing a solid game after having a lot of time off. Jose, I sincerely hope that you’ve been able to work through your personal issues. And I’m glad you’re playing well.
- The Thrashers winning. I love them.
Things that are bad:
- OH MY GOD ALEXANDER MOTHER EFFIN’ OVECHKIN WHY DO YOU INSIST ON HURTING ME LIKE THIS??? KNEE-ON-KNEE? REALLY? THAT WAS A DIRTY PLAY. THERE, I SAID IT. IT WAS DIRTY AND I’M MAD AT YOU AND IF YOUR ACL IS TORN I’LL NEVER TALK TO YOU EVER AGAIN I WILL BE VERY SAD. YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN BUFFALO IN A WEEK AND A HALF, MISTER. I LET IT SLIDE ONCE LAST YEAR BECAUSE YOUR GRANDFATHER WAS SICK AND I LET IT SLIDE IN THE PRESEASON BECAUSE IT WAS THE PRESEASON, BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I WILL NOT TOLERATE THIS EVASIVE BEHAVIOR ANYMORE.
- Now that I’ve worn out my caps lock, let’s continue in a rational manner. Oh my good golly gosh, that was awful. I’ve never seen him in so much pain before ever. This is so bad. The Capitals are in deep shit without him. Team Russia needs him. I want to see him play live. Lars needs him. I can’t believe he would do something so dirty. Stupid, stupid Alexander.
I’m going to go hang out with Little Ryan, because he isn’t pissing me off right now. Looks like it’ll be time to get the bobblehead bandaids back out again.
Ryan Miller’s not actually starting tonight, is he? I mean, I know that he kept us alive in that Carolina game (as he does in every game), but you’ve gotta give the guy a break. Their schedule is hellish for the next couple weeks and it’s just Toronto tonight and Lala really needs to get in there again because it’s been –
Wait. Miller is starting tonight? You’re kidding, right? Lindy, are you TRYING TO KILL HIM?