Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Icemen Cometh

Last night, JD and I went to the Caps' preseason home opener. The playing was less than stellar. I know, I know, preseason doesn't count, but it stinks to see your team playing so badly.

Poor Ovechkin. He wants to win and do well so badly that he starts playing every position. Not a good situation.

Matt Bradley looked like he was playing well, and I especially enjoyed seeing our new man, Mike Knuble (lately of the Flyers - boo). Knuble is everything that the Princess (my brother's wife, who is a diehard Flyers fan - boo) said he was -- a gate crasher, someone who is just going to plant himself in front of the opposing team's net and score and score. We desperately need a pro at doing that, since we really only had Brooks Laich starting to play that role last season.

It was also good to see a goal from Keith Aucoin (from Waltham, Massachusetts - home of my alma mater!). Hoping to see great things from him in the future.

Here's a toast to the new season. May the Caps win the Cup, rock the red and play better than they did last night and may the Penguins get their wings clipped. Here, here!


HereWeGoAJen said...

If I had to pick a sport to watch, I would certainly pick hockey. But since I don't have to watch a sport, I don't. :)

Melissa G said...

How refreshing to read a hockey post. Man this summer seemed so long - I'm a Sharks fan so it was an especially long summer for us...

I can't toast with you to the Caps, but how's about we meet in the middle for hoorah to a new season?

Woo hoo!

Anonymous said...


I stumbled across your blog a few weeks back. I enjoy reading it....and was amused to read you are from my neck in the woods. I grew up in Watertown, MA.
Anyways, best of luck to you in your fertility pursuit.


~Jess said...

I've gone to one hockey game: It was with DH (in high school) for a boy scouting event. It was really cool and actually a lot of fun...we haven't gone to one since, but I did enjoy it.