Monday Night HockeyShareThis
To my non-hockey readership: This constant coverage will eventually end. But it’s like The Masters. Certain sporting events are worthy of daily attention, plus, I’m in Canada. Obama could kidnap the Queen and forclose on the White House and our leading story would be: The Canucks Are Killin’ It! Wooooo! Canucks, Ya!
(2) Caps vs (7) Rangers
(Prediction: Capitals Series: 2-1 NYR)
I’m not in love with the Caps beating the pants off the Rangers in MSG tonight. I love that they beat them, don’t get me wrong; I’ve not yet wavered from my belief that the Caps are a premier NHL team (in fact, I’ve claimed that they’d be this years best). But the beat down they laid to NY tonight may have been too much.
Hockey, like all sports, is just so mental. The Capitals played the first two games like they believed they’d be handed the series based on talent. I’m worried tonight might put them back in the mindset they seemed to have in the previous two games.
On a different note, I hate Sean Avery. He’s not that bright, as much as commentators like to chalk up his antics to plotting. He’s barely a step above acting on base instincts, and the second the game was out of reach he needed to make sure he grabbed his share of the attention. He’s a clown, an absolute clown. I’m mad at myself for mentioning him.
(1) Boston vs. (8) Montreal
(Prediction: Boston Series: 3-0 Boston)
Recently, I was explaining to a guy how I loved the majority of NHL arena’s for their solidarity in colour: red in Washington, orange in Philly, the white towels in Van. His comment?
“Plus, we can look forward to all the light brown in Montreal. They’ll all be wearing bags on their heads”.
(4) Hawks vs. (5) Flames
(Prediction: Blackhawks Series: 2-0 Blackhawks)
When Iggy gets that fire goin’ he’s a force. If you were a player on the other team, he’d be one of those guys that is fired up and chirping at you, but you totally respect him, yet on the other hand, you can’t let him treat you like a punk in front of everyone, so you half-heartedly chirp back. In retrospect, sorry to the Ferraro brothers, I felt obligated.
We have a good seeerrries heeerreee….