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A few round recaps, followed by a few rant hash-outs. Enjoy.
(2) Les Capitales vs (7) New Stupid York
(Prediction: Washington Series: NYR 3-1)
In general, my predictions have made me look like I sort of know what I’m talking about. I’m up or tied in most of my series. Sadly, in a moment of weakness, I picked the Capitals to win the cup. I’m not selling out on them. They can still do this.
But times are dire. Down 3-1, I’m facing the obvious fact that my Ovi-awe may have skewered my vision. Are they tough enough? Do they have the goaltending? Probably not. But dude. Ovi is sooooo good.
(1) Beantown vs (8) Montreal
(Prediction: Boston Series: Boston wins series, 4-0)
I’m not sure which Montreal d-man it was that set up Boston’s Michael Ryder for the one-timer right down broadway, but I wouldn’t be suprised to hear he was found downtown with his jersey tied around his neck and a fleur-de-lis up his you-know-where. That was exactly how you would want someone to set the puck up if you were in the hardest shot contest. Yikes.
(4) Blackhawks vs. (5) Flames
(Prediction: Blackhawks Series: Tied, 2-2)
What a roller coaster.
That was one of those games that fans love to watch (5-4, wow!) and coaches hate. A turnover laden debacle, this game had more bad plays than off-broadway.
While Calgary tried their hardest to let Chicago grab the game, the ‘hawks never stepped up. Even after blowing three leads (2-1 in game one, 2-0 in game two, 4-1 in game four), the Flames have held on to make it a good series. And by good, I mean there’s a chance we may get to see Iginla finally blow that gasket that we can all plainly see is under a heightening amount of pressure, and we might get to see someone commit the world’s first actual on-ice murder.
Chicago is likable and chalk full of talent; they even seem to have that extra bit of edge (and if I may say something Don Cherryesque), that good amount of Canadian playoff style to go with their talent. They’re just so young, it’s tough to know if they’ll realize their potential. But if I’m Jim Cramer from Mad Money, I’m pointing you towards Chicago’s stock and yelling “Buy! Buy! Buy!”
Let’s hope we don’t see them go bye bye bye.
(Playoff Prediction Record: 2-0)
Okaaayyy, okay, that’s a lot of hockey coverage lately. I’m still super into it (it’s just heating up) but here’s a little lighter fare for readers who don’t drool on their baggy couch clothes the second the Hockey Night in Canada song comes on (or the second whatever-it-is-that-Versus-plays comes on for my deprived American friends).
Lemme switch gears:
1) You know how sometimes you’re watching TV at someone else’s house and the volume is wrong? You stew on it. It eats at you. Something needs to be said. “Hey, would you mind turning the volume up a bit?”
Inevitably, someone hits the up button like a half dozen times. Now it’s too loud. And you can’t be a complete dick and correct their correction. That’s just being demanding. I wanna know… what is wrong with the double-button-push? If other people are watching television with you, and not complaining, the volume couldn’t have been too far off. Two in either direction can make things right, I promise. Which brings me to my next point.
2) Old(er) people: I understand that your hearing goes a bit as you get older. You like the TV louder, but for some reason, the radio quieter. I’m not getting into that now.
But in movies, the volume will fluctuate. People whisper. Theres car chases. Guns. Tender moments. Not everything is meant to be heard on the same plane. It adds to the intensity of dramatic moments, and to the sincerity of quiet ones.
I feel like every time I let an elder run the remote for a movie and someone whispers, we need a TV extension to read how far the volume bar stretches across the screen. Just a thought: triple digit volume is never necessary. Nothing better than the transition from the whisper to the car crash at volume higher than Courtney Love. I like that ringing sound to last for hours.
3) Speaking of asking people for moderate favours, is there any bigger f-you response than “will do”? Is there any chance anybody is actually following through, taking notes on, or even thinking of that thought again after saying “will do”?
“Say hi to your folks” … “Will do”
“Call me on the weekend!” … “Will do”
“Dismiss me in the most demeaning way possible without using any unkind words” … “Will do!”
4) Phew, long rant. Here’s an observation: I enjoy my tuna sashimi (the observation is coming).
On the east coast, it has a nice dark pink colour, with little segmenty deals in each slice. On the west, it’s a light flesh colour – equally delicious, but totally different. So, um… yeah.