In praise of Bobby Ryan

In praise of Bobby Ryan
"The biggest thing is just his poise and his hands are unbelievable. I played with [Evgeni] Malkin and [Sidney] Crosby, and those guys are probably the two best in the league. Bobby's hands are right with those guys... He's a superstar in the making, it seems."
---Ryan Whitney, former Ducks defenseman

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Home ice advantage

I'm at work, listening to the Pittsburg radio feed of tonight's Game 3 between the Pens and the Red Wings...

Sounds like the Pens have come back a bit tonight. The third period is opening and the teams are tied 2-2. Ex-Duck Chris Kunitz, although not having scored any goals (neither has Sidney Crosby for that matter), has been putting tons of hits on the Wings. Attaboy, Kuni!

I do hope Sid the Kid gets on the board tonight, that would just be NICE, you know? It's a lot easier for me to root on a team that I'm less emotionally invested in. I mean, I don't have to hold my breath or grit my teeth... or feel like bashing a hole in the nearest wall when one of my guys turns the puck over in the defensive zone. I can just be simply entertained by pure hockey. So, as much as I enjoy keeping an eye on the Penguins for this Stanley Cup final, I don't really give a damn whether they win or not.

Two minutes stand between the Pens and their first series victory. The score is 3-2... empty netter from Talbot and now the Pens lead 4-2. And... win! What a treat for the Pen fans at home.


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