Monday, June 2, 2008

Delaying the Inevitable

"Denial. It's not just a river in Egypt; it's a freaking ocean." ~ Grey's Anatomy

That's pretty much how I feel today. I want to imagine that there's NOT a good chance that the Red Wings will lift Lord Stanley's Cup tonight and all of things hockey will fade into even greater obscurity than normal for the rest of the summer.

So, instead, I choose to live in denial. Sidney's Chops will be protected from razors for another day. Lidstrom will have to wait to become the first Euro Captain to win the Cup. The Igloo will host yet another playoff game this season. Army will motivate Sid to a hat-trick tonight. Geno will remember that he actually enjoys scoring goals.

Missing: Tall, Russian center who enjoys chewing on necklaces like a puppy. If found, reward will be paid in snuggles from Ryan Malone (or Penguin of your choice)

It's not even that I really love the Pens. I like them, but they're not "the one." Sid just can't compete with Goose in my heart.

I'm sorry, Chops, but I'm sure Army can help you handle this heartbreak.

I just don't want it to be over. I don't want hockey season to end. Even with our boys out of it this year, I've discovered that I just really like hockey - no matter who's playing it. Whatever will I write about for the rest of the summer? Baseball? I like Cleveland and, to some extent, the Yankees, but baseball's too hard for me to watch on TV. The Olympics? I love them, but that's a LONG time from now. The Bills? I love Paul Posluszny, but they're just not the Sabres. My sister's softball team? Be prepared to hear detailed reports about the exploits of travel fastpitch if nothing better comes along.

I suppose I'll just have to keep an eye out for tidbits thrown to us hockey-starved fans by generous men like Darcy Regier. You came through again, Darcy, signing forward Tim Kennedy to a 2-year contract. Yay for more Buffalo boys! South Buffalo is now officially a hotbed for cute, talented, blonde, hockey phenoms. First, my future hubby, and now Timmay.

Why did I have to be raised in Cheektowaga and West Seneca?

Well, it looks like we're going to have another local fan favorite on our hands; hopefully Kaleta can learn to share the spotlight. Welcome to Buffalo, Tim...Wait, I guess that's really not necessary...


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Katie said...

I'm still excited from that win!! The Chops are protected for another game!!