Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Little People Will Need to Do Something Big to Avoid the Collapse: Caps 10 - Habs 1 (including previous periods)

It's unfortunate that this is playing out the way we expected it to.

An interesting game intro, marking an obvious and deliberate schism with the past, highlighting the feats of 86 and 93 only, leaving any footage in black and white behind. The only homage to the antiquated past: a child skating around the rink with a torch in hand and a number 9 on his back. And then, a live shot of a healthy looking #4 in the stands. They also showed Jean Béliveau.

Strong first period, riding on the energy cascading from a delirious crowd.

And then, the little push followed by the all too predictable metldown, a meltdown that would send shivers down a polar bear's spine.

Jaro Spacek and Roman from Days of Our Lives Hamrlik are making a huge case for discrimination against Czech defencemen wearing the numbers 6 and 44, named Jaro Spacek and Roman Hamrlik.

This series is making the 2 D's look out of place, out of context, like they just don't belong. I honestly can't imagine a young PK doing any worse. Actually his speed would be a blessing.

Not a peep from me about Jaro Jaro. Jaro No Jaro Jaro, no playoffs playoffs.

Every futile goal Pleks scores only costs the team another 500k in salary next year. Boy would it be greater if his tallies weren't in a losing cause. I'm glad he's shedding the Thornton rep though.

Carey will take over from here on in unless we see another 4-goal outburst in less that 56 seconds tomorrow. That doesn't help to wean me off the asthma medication. The two goalies that gave the two best efforts in this series are now relegated to the passenger seat. Strange. So demonstrative of the short leash the goalies are on today in this modern league driven by instant gratification.

It's going to take something special now. The team is moving closer to a re-articulation of what most versions of the Habs have displayed for many years. Another collapse in the makings and yet an immediate opportunity to at the very least lose with a bight more bite.

But maybe it just boils down to how fucking good these Capitals are.


Jaybird said...

They are nothing without Backstrom.

Igor said...

Um.. but they have Backstrom. Also I am pretty sure he wasn't on the ice for 4 of the 5 goals last night...

GoldenGirl11 said...

Caps are nothing without Backstrom as Marlena was nothing without the original Roman. I mean seriously. Making Chris into Roman was ridiculous. It would be like moving Metro to the first line and calling him Gomez. Just doesn't work. Yes they're both bald but we can tell that they are different people. We're not blind like the refs!

Hopefully the Habs will rise from the ashes once again as the evil Stefano Dimera has done more than 357 times in the last 17 years and our love - like the one that Marlena and all three Romans have shared - will be rekindled.

Damn you Stefano Dimera.

orangeman said...

First of all, they're only down 2-1. I didn't see the 3rd yesterday, but the 1st was great and besides some horrendous D the 2nd wasn't all that bad. Yes, yes, they were outscorced 4-0 but they also had chances and were robbed here and there. I don't believe it was as bad as the final score showed. Yes, the D sucks terribly, but so does theirs. They have more firepower, but our goalies can still make the difference. To steal from the Olympics I BELIEVE!

Second, I haven't been convinced by the Caps. Besides Backstrom and Ovie (here and there), their stars haven't really done anything. Green? Semin? Who? Unfortunately, the Habs have a tendancy to make any opposing goalie look like Brodeur. Don't get me wrong, they're a great firepower team. And so was Russia.




wv: happe. I would be happE with a win tomorrow.

TimHortonsPaulCoffee said...

Roman from Days of Our Lives Hamrlik says, "Like sands through the hour glass, so are the days of our playoffs"

TimHortonsPaulCoffee said...

Time to start playing like a possessed Marlena, you fucking Pants!

JT UTAH said...

Should the fans bring some kind of anti-Ovechkin billboards at the Bell Centre to get under his skin? How about getting a special cheer for Varlamov?
Check out these pics

Mark said...

It's funny how so many people were predicting the Caps in three and now that we're three games in and the series is 2-1 they're patting themselves on the back for being right. Have the Habs been repeating the past; yes. Does it have to be so; no.

In the immortal words of Han Solo, "It's your imagination, kid. Come on. Let's keep a little optimism here."

Love and kisses, Mark


WV: peenta

If all else fails we could have the Caps peenta cup and test their urine for 'roids.