Monday, January 24, 2011
everything's coming up milhouse !
i really can't say enough about how enjoyable it has been to watch the flames win these last few weeks (i'm totally ignoring the 6-0 blanking by minny), and how much better it is to watch them beat their most hated rival. i can't describe what a pleasure it is to watch mikael backlund improve with every outing, see jackman's heart and soul on every shift, and detect the team gelling as a group (except for jokinen, who is probably made fun of afterhours for doing stupid stuff, like calling out gio for not yelling that the clock was gonna run out to end a game... and for being funny looking). i guess 2011 is going pretty well, even if we're gonna get another shitty draft pick.
in the end, though, there is nothing better for me than a sport that includes peter forsberg. oh, how i love thee... to see him back on the ice in the 'chell (lol azevedo) would be such a total joy, and not having to travel to sweden to catch him in a game would be even better...
(although, sweden was fun too.)
tonight the flambés take on a formidable opponent in the nashville predators. nobody really respects this southern team, but with one of the best defenders league-wide in shea weber and one of the hottest netminders in pekka rinne, you really have to wonder if they're gonna embarass the home side.... i like to think it's gonna be a grudge match with no solution in regulation, so that when i visit nashville next week for the rematch it'll be lights out superfun.
i like hockey.