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This is our second of four dances with the Fishsticks; last time we met in our barn and got away with a 2-1 final. After tonight there are two more to go as we trade dates and homes at the end of February.
As long as our boys get up on their toes from the start of the game – not, say, :40 minutes into it – we’re fairly optimistic about the game. We would be more optimistic, however, if we didn’t seem to have worsening troubles in the net. First Varly was out on injury, then Neuvy, then Varly and now Neuvy. Braden “Hot B” Holtby has been called up from Hershey…giving the Caps not one, not two but three cute goalies. Let’s hope his groin stays injury-free.
Andrew Macdonald wins the prize for ‘Name Most Likely Associated With Haggis’ (and that’s saying something in hockey), but he’s no prize pig. Hardly. At 6’3″ and 210 (shoots left), Windsor’s Matt Martin is another looker – although every shot we’ve ever seen he’s scowling like a constipated turtle. (Sheesh, Matty, is it so hard to be good looking?)
For a sport where you’re likely to take a puck to the face, we think Rob “Cocktail” Schremp (no, really…) would have a lot to lose, maybe more than most. He’s impossibly cute…as are Mark Eaton and Dylan Reese, although Reese probably fits more in ‘rugged’ than ‘cute.’ Nice to have choices.
Yup, there’s more, but we have more games and more time and more pics later. Just settle down and be patient.
However, the PuckBuddys have obtained special exclusive scouting video of the Islanders at their most recent practice session.