Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sniffs of spring........
You know, the usual stuff, dog poop and playoffs. Speaking of dog poop, we lost to the Leafs in overtime last night mainly because of our stinking power play. I was watching the game with Mr. Moey and at one point while I was in mid yap and not paying attention he tells me one of our guys was hit in the face with a stick and we were on a four minute power play. The first thing that came out of my mouth was that I hoped it was Maxim Lapierre. No offense to Lapierre but he is expendable and not exactly an important piece of the puzzle. A few minutes later there was a closeup of Max's mug and it was evident that his chops were on the receiving end of someone's stick. A couple of stitches with a shot of whiskey and he'll be fine. What's up with Max this year? He was the winner of the Jacques Beauchamp Molson trophy for the 2008/9 season (unsung hero award) but so far he's been useless. Maybe he's saving up all his energy for the playoffs? What's more concerning is that it's becoming more and more evident that Mr.Moey has chosen the lesser of two evils; watching hockey has become preferable to listening to me yap.
We could have used the two points, but to be honest the fact that Markov emerged unscathed was much more important to me. I'm waiting for the fallout on the Team 990 tomorrow morning, when we're on a winning streak we've practically won the Stanley Cup; lose one and the sky is falling, we're too small, not tough enough, the power play is terrible, yada yada yada. Such highs and lows, enough to make you seasick.
In any case, the boys better smarten up for Monday night's meeting with the Sens. It's a four pointer, so no excuses and hopefully Bambi (MAB) will be back in the lineup and manning the point on the PP. The return of Cammy can't be too far off either but it may take a couple of games for him to get his timing back.
I guess we'll be seeing Price in nets at some point this week, maybe against the Panthers, it's going to take a few days to clear the cobwebs off of him. The spiders will be raging, they've all but completed the penthouse on the condominium complex.