Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Those Pesky Penguins

I love my Ottawa Senators. You guys all know that. So I was tremendously pleased last night when they came back from a 2-0 deficit vs. the New York Rangers to win the game 3-2. Yes, they actually held on to a third period lead, rather than blowing it. Ray Emery was stellar in nets, and they fought hard to get back in the game after a lacklustre first period.

But you know what kinda takes the shine off a solid win like that? Finding out that those pesky Pittsburgh Penguins just won't die. Ever!! Like, c'mon!! How many times in the past month have they come back in a game to take it to Overtime or a Shootout? Seems like every second night, they're doing it again. Last night it was against the Buffalo Sabres. I was trusting Buffalo to take care of them for me, so that I could have a 3-point cushion in the East, but noooooo. They let them get the 2 points in a Shootout. The buggers.

I admire these kids in Pittsburgh. I really do. In fact, I had even selected to cheer them on as my second favourite team in the NHL, until they decided to go and become my biggest competition. Of course, I've had to sever my ties with them since then. There's just no room in my heart for 2 hockey teams, I guess. But I'm having trouble trying to figure out when they went from being a bit of a joke - a basement-dwelling team last season, to one of the hottest up-and-coming clubs the NHL has ever seen. Yes, I know they have explosive youth in Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jordan Staal, and Marc-Andre Fleury. And they loaded up at the trade deadline, acquiring experience in Gary Roberts and Georges Laraque. They've got spunk, they've got heart, they've got youthful exuberance.

And they're killing me!!!

Now, don't get me wrong, I think they're awesome. But more and more each day, they're reminding me of a pesky little brother that won't just get lost! So cute & adorable for a little while, but then they just become a complete pain in the ass! It's driving me nuts! How can they keep coming back to win games in OT and Shootouts? They just never quit...And if you're a Pittsburgh fan, that's awesome.

But if you're a Sens fan...It kinda sucks!

8 comments:

priscilla said...

This hockey blog kind of ties in with yesterday's injustice blog.

Jill said...

Very true PK...I guess I'm feeling kind of disgruntled lately...

Sharon said...

You and me both. I was so happy that the SENS won last night. However, my night was not good due to my stupid car, which is still sitting at J-M's waiting for an appointment at a Transmission Specialist in Ottawa, yes it's so confusing that I need a specialist... and all I can say is bye bye savings! So I am borrowing Linda's car for the time being but that can get old fast. I don't want to abuse their kindness... so hopefully I can get into this specialist quickly and they can fix my car asap. I am not even driving it down to Ottawa, that's how scared I am to drive it... it doesn't drive right at all... so Wayne said he would of course. Here's hoping ladies.

Sarah said...

is anyone else in a bad mood today? it must be the weather! I am tired and grumpy...

That sucks about your car sharon, i have heard that JM is not the brightest though you should get a second opinon!

priscilla said...

Did you read The Equity? Wilbur's leaving, going to work in Pembroke. And somebody folded his laundry.

Jill said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you guys the Wilbur news! I found out last week on Facebook, I noticed Ali Lewis had set up an event called "Farewell Wilbur"...Apparently there was a party on Saturday night at Atko's for him...Stacy & I were going to go, but the we decided not to. ;) Oh, I'll miss my Wilbur!!

Sharon: Really hope the car gets to see the specialist soon. You're really not having much luck with it lately, eh? I hope it gets all fixed up and runs like a charm for you!

Sarah: Just remember, it's hump day...almost the weekend!! :) lol...OK, not quite, but only a few more days.

Sharon said...

Oh JMhas been really good with everything else. He just doesn't do transmissions... unless it's replacing the whole thing. And that's fine. But other than that I haven't had any problems with him.

I hope my car gets fixed soon as well... but I will have to wait and see. I guess it goes when it rains it pours. lol

ricky said...

GO PENS GO...... It's about time you talk about a good team Jill......