Hey Each and Every Last One of You,
That was some game, right? Lots to muse on. If the Sens were to play every game like that especially the way they did in the first period they’d beat the Calgary Flames on the road Tuesday nights all the time, every time.
Craig Anderson, or as Denis Potvin might call him, Greg Granderson, really kept the Sens in this one early. He matched and eventually bested The Mighty Kipper. I was thinking before the game, sure the Sens haven’t beat the Flames since the The Gilded Age but now we have a former Western goaltender who played these guys pretty regularly and might have a bit of a book on some of their shooters. It’s a shame the wonkiness of the goal that got past him, Andy deserved a shutout. Maybe my favorite game from him this season.
Enrique Karlsson. Did you see that play where Karlsson made a bit of a flub but then backchecked his little buns off to catch up, laid a nice hit AND scored a sweet take away? Our special little guy has a sweetheart and that sweetheart is me. “ALRIGHT BACK OFF….BACK OFF! …He’s going to the dance with ME!” – A.C. Slater
“Diamond” Bobby Butler. Ive been hard on this guy so far this season I mean the guy has to live up to his being on the side of OC Transpo buses fame but damn he looked HUNGRY last night. Somewhere in the second period I really noticed Butsy Segal putting on the jets and I just had a good feeling about his game. A fantastic game from Bottle Service.
Powder Play: They didn’t score on the PP but hot damn when you see Gonchar, Spezza and Karlsson each get a good clean chance to step into a shot you effing better have Mikka Kipprusoff in net. Jah bless those three can shoot.
Its always interesting to watch a Western game as you get surprised by some of the players who aren’t huge marquee names. I thought Mark Giordano or in Potvin-speak “Gurgando” looked very impressive. Ditto Rene Bourque. I mean I obviously don’t see these guys game in and game out but it was funny that a couple guys attached to trade rumors were standing out last night. Calgary you might want to hang onto those dudes. On the other side of that coin….
The Ballad of Oli Pumpkinhead: Wasn’t it just fantastic watching Jokinen getting SONNED in the faceoff circle by Jason Spezza last night? I don’t know, I cant stand that dude for some reason.
More on Spezza: I’m noticing a lot of comments (obviously not on this site as you’d think the comment section was shut down WIIIIIINK) moaning about how he had a couple of giveaways. I gotta say, guys, I agree to a certain extent but giveaways happen. Other really good players cause giveaways Ovie, Malkin, even the high exalted Datsyuk has his moments. I’m just saying, Spezza had a pretty great game, was nails in the circle, shot lots and even had a couple takeaways. It’s like complaining about penalties, I get it I get it but penalties are just gunna happen in this work a day world. Keep shooting for the stars Jason Spezza and I’ll be right there to borrow money!
Fun Fakt: Jabe BonesMister makes over $6,000,000 EVERY YEAR. To put that money in perspective take 75,000 dollars then double that, then double that, then double that… Computer Explode