Thoughts from Section 209: Devils/PondScum, Nov. 11, 2009!

Ahhh… man oh man… Anaheim…. the not so Mighty Ducks, the anger… the hatred… the awful ESPN coverage back in 2003 (oh CMON, you remember it… Gary Thorner botching every name on the Devils roster…. Sergei Bree-land? Oleg Tver-door-sky… Jeff Friesen NO GOAL, THE LIGHT’S NOT ON…puck in the net be damned!!! And how can we ever forget that fast nasty disgusting couple from Anaheim, where the boyfriend knew his woman was the ultimate in fail and told that unhairy mule he was dating that “if the Ducks ever win a Cup I’ll marry you??” (back then the odds on the Red Sox and Cubs breaking their curses was more likely… this was this fuckers way of never having to commit to the land-whale)…. and then they FLUKE their way to the Finals, and the media picks up on the story and they bring TEAM LARDASS INTO NEW JERSEY, take 3-4 seats away from good DEVILS FANS (hell they probably needed a row :p)…. and then as we are about to win OUR CUP…. OUR MOMENT and we have to see this loser have to suck up and propose to that beast??? Oh well, guess the joke’s on him because he’s stuck with that disaster… how’s that working out for ya??)

Oh wow…. it’s almost six years later and I remember EVERY bit of hatred… every SECOND of my Devils fandom being challenged by dickhead ESPN idiocy, Michael Eisner assholery (how did that “we’re in second place parade go fucko??), intolerable ESPN idiocy, and then the DISGRACE of seeing that puffy padded no talent massive overrated butterfly hack goalie crying in his fucking beard as the idiot media in attendance hands him the Conn-solation Symthe trophy in OUR building…. “player most valuable in the playoffs” MY LEFT NUT… he was AWFUL in the Finals, he SUCKED DONKEY BALLS against Dallas, and Mike could have played lying down in the Wild series and gotten three shutouts, that team was DECIMATED with injury and played like 6 games in 9 days including some overtimes too…. so anyway…. fuck Anaheim, the only thing that would have given me more joy to see that puffy padded DOUCHE in net doing the Jiggy Pout each time we scored on him… but he’s too much a pussy to play us ever again!

the Good:
— the LEGEND…. and I do mean LEGEND of Andy Greene is growing and swelling by leaps, bounds and the bandwagon is swelling faster then the Yankee one!! Get on board!!! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=170038443324 (and that aside he did have two pretty impressive assists last night, and 26 more minutes of goodness… CMON ALL-STAR NOMINATION!!!)
— Speaking of Andy Greene… when Andy Greene passes to David Clarkson even the toe-drag wraparound move equals SCARRR!!! Andy Greene seriously could fix the economy and make me like liberals :p… hell Andy Greene’s so awesome he WILLED the deflection and even made the been playing kinda awful Langenbrunner score!!!!
(and a lil bit more on the Clarkson goal…. as it was happening we were having this discussion:
** Scott Mackie: And a nice discussion of how we can the word clark-a-roonian in a sentence and where t would go…and look a clark-a-roonian toedrag goal!!!
** Steve LaFlamme clark-a-roonie…like a spinaroonie?
** Scott Mackie The clark-a-roonie must be seen to be witnessed!!
— Wow… watching this game.. this Anaheim team is AWFUL… this makes me happy, I should have known this but the Anaheim announcers are total idiots and make the game unwatchable, and this team’s been there what 15 years? And the Kings in the area longer? and they STILL have to hockey 101 and EXPLAIN ICING?? California… such a waste of time!!
— I’d say the penalty kill looked good again, but man the rubber duckies were AWFUL…. and Scott Niedermayer is supposed to be the answer to our offensive issues?? oi to the vey!!!

the Bad:
— one MAJOR annoyance on the night, no I did NOT get to wear my favorite hockey jersey EVER… back story… back in 2003, my GF lived in Dallas… yes she was a Stars fan, but she liked Nieuwendyk and hated the Ducks like I did…. and we both got REALLY sick of the fluke that was JS Guiguere, and we sniped back… we went 50/50 on a Ducks jersey with #35 on it and OVERRATED on the name plate… here was the deal, she got to keep the thing, but I got it sent to me whenever the PondScum came to New Jersey and I get to have fun with my jersey… and go with it… you know how many times I got the jersey?? ONCE… the time before this when they came to town… it was FUN… I enjoyed my jersey… the one time I got to world tour with it…. but that should tell you something… anytime you do something that’s fun… good ol’Heather L. Ramsey has to come in and SQAUSH that fun…”you ruined the mojo of the jersey last time and I ain’t letting you have it”… YOU OWE ME SEVENTY BUCKS THEN BITCH!!!! (and people wonder why I have women issues)…. I mean really… just another promise unkept there, but I’m damn pissed on this one!!!!
— Well some people would think the small crowd last night was a bad sign… I didn’t mind, and it’s NOVEMBER… the Devils never draw shit before Christmas (say what you want this area is too clogged with sports teams)
— boy is the NHL Network behind the curve…. “David Clarkson is growing into a folk hero in New Jersey”… hey mister there is only ONE folk hero in Jersey and it’s ANDY FUCKING GREENE BITCHES … get it right!!!
— Again with the too many on the ice penalties?? REALLY??? Well I think at this point the refs know we’re getting a reputation for it… and now the refs are looking for it a little more… it’s like watching Pronger’s elbows when he comes to town… or measuring butterfly goalies for over-inflated pads and all that good stuff… it just comes with it….
— and it was annoying… with as bad as Hiller looked (and he looked like he rolled out of bed hungover)….and we can’t score AGAIN on the 5 on 3… CMONNNNN….our poor namesake is killing us!!!
— You know it was a bad night for Scott Niedermayer when he has to trip up Rod Pelley!
** Tammie Hamilton: Wonder what Niedermayer child is Mom is voting for now?

the funny:
(strap in … there was some GOOD ONES last night)
— Three things in one two minute swoop as I grab a kosher hot dog before the game….
1. Gotta love that this own arena’s food voucher cards crash the system (season ticket benefits…. oh fuck yeah!)
2. I spy a sestito jersey, that’s fucking hard to the core man!!
3. Dee is smart enough to not ask me to hold her coat when I eat something with mustard on it! (and speaking of… how about that charming discussion about a series of pornos called “mister beaver” ensues….ah, summer memories!!)
— The greatest speech EVER…. so we had some Duck fans from Anaheim out here in 208 (they actually knew what icing was, I thought that forced you to become King or Shark fans but whatever)….and they had their lil Duck Call with them… oh boy I wasn’t in the mood for this… but I ran into Tasha during the intermissions… and she likes all things Duck… go figure?? So I tell her about the Duck Call…. and she tells me something about this… I’m like “You GOTTA come over and tell them this” (see, setting up the joke)…she comes over… gets introduced… walks over to the dude with the Duck Call… “DUDE, I have an issue with your Duck Call!!!”
he’s all ready for a shouting match…. she’s like… no… wait “Your Duck Call is for a Mallard-style Duck, and that’s totally wrong! When the Ducks came into the league they were based on the White Peking Duck, and their calls sounds LIKE THIS *she makes the sound*…. dude you gotta represent right!!!”…. this could have been one of the most amazing comments EVER….
…. and also in an extra moment of funny…lil Nicky walks up to the Duck fans that same period and starts blowing on a faze kazoo in front of them mocking openly their lil Ducky call!!! Could you only imagine Andy Greene for President and Nicky as his running mate?
— hell it reminds me of an old story from 2003… and yes miss Jersey stealer, I was out with her in LA during the summer of 2003 (and people wonder why I hate LA :p)….. and we went to Disney… and you know me.. the WHOLE TIME in there I wore Devils shit all the way… I was in GLOAT and SUCK IT mode to them…. I had fought with 10 different “Ducks fans” the time I was there and I was LOUD about it too…. so we’re walking around on the way out… this guy sees the Devils jersey…. “DUDE!!” He chases us down…”I GOT ONE THING TO SAY TO YOU”…. Heather’s like… awwwww noooo…..he comes out and extends his hand “I’m an LA Kings fan, you dudes saved my summer… THANK YOU for stopping Anaheim!!!” (I guess LA’s not totally bad….)
— So dumb whore looks at us with a WTF for the KILL chant, so I stop and yell ITS FOR A PENALTY KILL, duh!!!(Some people :p)
the look on her face when she turned even more pale on that one… pretty awesome!
** Tammie Hamilton wannabee hockey fans sheesh
— You know… I gotta say for a who cares type game in November that was pretty damn fun wasn’t it???? 🙂

Thoughts from Section 209: Devils vs Caps, Nov. 4, 2009

Hey!! It seems I find a way monthly to really piss someone off in this place….
first it’s bad language, then I’m just a fat douchebag (from a chump in Buffalo
who has to hide behind a fake name, but it is Buffalo… if any sports fan has
the right to be bitter at the world it IS a Buffalo sports fan :p)…. so anyway…
love it… or hate it… YOU’RE READING IT and I’ll be in your face either way 🙂
(more so to mister Buffalo since I will be at the Devils/Sabres game in Buffalo
Dec 7, I ain’t afraid a mouth to mouth confrontation, hell ask Gina :p) ….Anyway
on to tonight, and a feel good win…. and WAH.. the Caps don’t have Ovechkin….
we don’t have Elias, Martin. Oduya (well Pando too but he don’t count)…
we still keep winning… so there!!!!

the Good:
— THREE GOALS… no sitting on the lead… two goals on the power play… this is all good! And the 3rd goal was HUGE when the Devils had their moment of Sutter letting the lead get to 3-2 with 96 seconds left… but that was gladly just an annoyance more then reason to be annoyed….
— Nick Bergfors!! The kid is making those steps… you know… from nifty player to kid you expect to see good things from with the puck (two power play goals don’t hurt…. neither does playing with Zajac (SCAAWWRRR!) and Parise (AAAAHHH!!!).. that can help your game too… ) but he also plays like he BELONGS there!
— Did I mention the power play?? Two goals…. FUCK YEAH!!!
— ROD PELLEY FOUGHT…. ROD PELLEY WON!!! He was actually kinda good tonight…. guess he didn’t like what I said!
— Brian Rolston!! OK, so what it was a Clark-a-round?? SCAWRRRREEE!!! And it’s a start…. 6 more this month and he might be alright!
— And hooray!! The Murphy AND Tammie curses are broken… she can come to games now and hope for WINS!!! (Now if only we can get a soccer playing Ninja Turtle to see a win this year…..)
— and how can I write a “Thoughts” without singing about ANDY GREENE!! 208/209 randomly chants for him on the power play and he trans-morphed into Sandis Ozlinish… he was all over the damn place…. was funny too that we all chanted… he winds to shoot and WE ALL STOPPED in awe and hope of Greene goodness!! (and we had 26 minutes of goodness too!!)

the Bad:
— I guess I could call this in the funny, but since I really HATE stupid people… this goes in the bad category…..
Why is it, the lower you sit the more retarded you are?? This fucking woman next to me is staring at her ticket and then her seat incapable of the simple task of reading both and sitting where the numbers line up!!! And you know of course… excuse me ain’t an option… let me barrel through ya… which ain’t gonna work with the “fatass” who jogged five miles today, walked another three and you know… still plays goalie at 36… just fucking say EXCUSE ME… you won’t die… you won’t get the swine flu and people might actually MOVE!
— PL^3 I love ya… you play hard… you hit… but dude… really… stop swinging your stick on the forecheck like you’re a Jamaican man in heat scoping for chicks on a nude beach by waving his mammoth junk to wow them! Control that thing!!!!
— I’m kinda worried a bit about the monster minutes some of our guys are logging again (Langenbrunner 22 mins? Rolston 17? Guess that ain’t so bad…)…. but still we’re gonna wear out our older guns… I know the 4th line sucks and the 3rd line needs work… but damn….this is not good when the schedule tightens…..
— I’m bitching off ice again… but how come they can re-pave East 22 in like an HOUR but the right lane on West 22 is out FOR
A MONTH… CMON JERSEY!!!

the Funny:
— The devils just asked me to do the pre-game game day rant (the one from the Verizon booth)…my answer “no thanks I do one after!” …. nice comment from Rob when I sent out the text to a few people…. “Oh DEVILS!!”…yes silly silly Devils!
— the premature goal horn as the Russian Vermin made a save that blooped over the net after Rolston fired… it was pretty funny cause it was obvious from our seats that ain’t going in!
— and no (GINA :p)… I was NOT talking to myself in facebook… I usually make some notes and comments I use here later… and USUALLY people chirp in and I add funnies to the recap here (remember I’m not allowed to write blogs… good thing I was doing them before they got named as such)… damn that Yankee (and for one person… soccer)… fever…*sigh* what a bad night to not care about baseball eh??
— speaking of… remember how they yelled at us for FUCK YOU SAM ROSEN last game (Obama-Palooza hit the Rock last week and everyone spazzed out… not like it helped ya Corzine!! I’ve hated him since he shook down the state to raise the sales tax!)…. so well we can’t say “It’s a power play goal…..FUCK YOU SAM ROSEN”…. but we can say it twice!!!
— and since I am dropping F-Bombs anyway…. would anyone else buy a team USA Jersey that said “AMERICA…. FUCK YEAH!!” on the front???

Wow, better get used to me sooner or later here… the home games are starting to pile up, 5 more this month… and then… oh boy….10 in December (I will miss 2 going to Buffalo, but you get one FROM Buffalo)… better hope someone else picks up the keyboard and gets to it!!!!

Capitals @ Devils LIVECAP!

9:27 PM: So that’ll do it for me tonight.  Hey, I’m willing to bet you’ll see a more traditional Mackie-type Mackie rant later this evening!  A silver lining after all?  Goodnight gang!

9:26 PM: I guess you can’t win them all, of course.  And the streak was something to behold, considering how many of the games were on the road (and in the west, for that matter), and Langenbrunner’s heroics the last handful of games.

9:25 PM: I want January back.  February sucks.

9:24 PM: …and there’s the empty netter.  5-2 Capitals and the eight game winning streak’s officially dead.  Eric Fehr with the goal.

9:23 PM: Clemmensen’s on the bench, six attackers on for the Devils, 1:30 left in the game.

9:21 PM: This is terribly disappointing.  That last power play goal by Washington sucked the life out of the team and the crowd.

9:18 PM: Four minutes to go in the game.

9:16 PM: Too many blocked shots, can’t get anything on Theodore, and the penalty to Brashear is over.

9:13 PM: Brashear goes away for goalie interference.  I missed it.  I’m guessing it was either stupidly blatant so the ref couldn’t ignore it, or an attempt at a pity penalty to make up for the crap call before.

9:09 PM: WEAK.  Nylander scores on the power play that comes as a result of a BS call.  4-2 Capitals.  Now I’m pissed.

9:06 PM: Oh come on now.  Rupp does an excellent job of creating a play for himself, drives on net, stopped by Theodore.  Rupp is tripped up by a stick as he drives, and makes some contact with Theodore…so of course, Rupp’s off for goalie interference.

9:02 PM: Elias with a snapshot on the doorstep that looked like it was in, but alas, was knocked aside by Theodore.  Mine eyes, they deceive me.

8:58 PM: Clarkaround try!  You keep going for it, Clarkie.  One day.  One day.

8:57 PM: I like how “Oduya picks up Langenbrunner at center” when Cap’n plays wing and was against the boards on the blue line at the time of the place.  I miss Doc.

8:56 PM: WOW another shorthanded chance, this time a two-on-one for Zajac and Madden, Zajac can’t bury the shot, however.  Crowd’s woken up, that’s for sure.

8:55 PM: CAPN CLUTCHENBRUNNER!  SHORTHANDED!  3-2 Capitals and we have a hockey game kiddies!  Also, Jamie’s only got one goal so far tonight, he still needs his requisite second goal yet!

8:54 PM: Oh, right, we’re still on a penalty kill.

8:53 PM: We be back yo.

8:35 PM: And that’s the end of two.  Not quite as bad as the first, but still plenty of room for improvement.  3-1 Capitals, stick around for the third.

8:34 PM: Clarkson goes down for hooking behind the play.  We’re also in the last minute of the second period.  We can’t be taking penalties tonight dammit.

8:32 PM: Hard work shift by Gio, sadly with nothing to show for it but possibly some black-and-blues.

8:30 PM: I wonder what Doc does when we play on Versus and he’s not the announcer.  Or what Chico does when there’s a game on Versus and Doc is the announcer.

8:26 PM: The Penguins apparently have a player named Luca Caputi, who has scored in their game.  Tuukaa Rask has some competition for best name in the NHL.

8:23 PM: We finally got that flow I mentioned earlier, end-to-end quickness going on.  Elias with a nice toe drag to pick up Gionta on what was a one-on-two, then breaks his stick going for the shot.  Curses.

8:22 PM: You know, I like the idea of Rupp-Holik-Clarkson, but don’t much care for the idea of Rolston-Madden-Shanahan.

8:19 PM: Elias and Parise get the assists.  With merely a one man advantage, we’re back to not being able to keep it in the offensive zone.  Dang.  And now that advantage is over.  Double dang.

8:17 PM: ROLSTON!  A BLAST from the blue line through a Zajac-ian screen and it’s 3-1.  Still on the PP.

8:16 PM: ‘nother Capitals penalty, and the Devils get a…wait for it…wait for it…2 MAN ADVANTAGE!

8:15 PM: Mike Green’s a hooker.  It’s not a smear tactic, either, the referee says so.  Hence, we’re on a power play now.

8:13 PM: Parise to Zajac on the doorstep and it’s put just wide – maybe off the post.  It’s gonna be one of THOSE nights, eh hockey Gods?

8:10 PM: Couple of nice shots blocked in front and never even make it to Theodore.

8:06 PM: We’re not winning very many loose puck battles this eve, and as such, the majority of the play this period (and in the game) has been in the defensive zone.  And as if that’s not bad enough, they’re playing Red Jumpsuit Apparatus at The Rock.  This game’s getting worse and worse!

8:04 PM: Terribly sorry for the delay, got caught up at the store.  Second period is on, and it’s…3-0 Capitals.  Dammit.  Nylander.  What the hell is going on here?

7:45 PM: That’s the end of the first – 2-0 Capitals.  Back in seventeen.

7:44 PM: Two straight post shots for Washington – for god’s sake, let’s just get out of this period alive!

7:42 PM: This is why I miss Doc & Chico – at least one of them would have told us that the Old Guys Line was not just a practice thing – Rolston, Madden, and Shanahan are skating together.  Meaning Clarkson’s been dropped to a line with Rupp and Holik – Crash Line 2.0 if I ever saw one.

7:39 PM: I think I’ve figured out what’s wrong with tonight’s game – besides the score, of course.  There’s no flow to this game.  So many whistles – offsides, puck out of play, that sort of thing.  It’s kind of annoying, really.

7:38 PM: Clemmensen’s scaring the crap out of me tonight.  Again.  As usual.

7:33 PM: The game’s kind of lagging.  Devils having issues even getting the puck into the offensive zone.

7:31 PM: A surprisingly loud Rangers Suck chant.  Perhaps referring to what we will never speak of again?

7:28 PM: Power play over, and I’m not so sure that we even got a shot on goal during the course of those two minutes.  Poop.

7:26 PM: Paramount to making something happen and being awesome, however, is puck possession, which we seem to be having issues with so far on this PP.  Sigh.

7:25 PM: Nylander to the box for Washington for high sticking, so we’re on a PP.  Making something happen here would be all kinds of awesome.

7:24 PM: Oh for chrissakes.  Tic-tac-toe passing play right off the faceoff and Brooks Laich has basically the entire net to tip in the power play goal.  2-0 Capitals, and where the HELL did our recently awesome penalty kill go?!

7:23 PM: Cap’nbrunner in the box for hooking.

7:22 PM: …did the world REALLY need a reality series about horse jockeys?

7:20 PM: Zubbie wants to continue the world-famous ZubbieCounterContest, but loses the handle on a drive in the slot.  ZubbieCounter remains at 24.  Penalty coming, apparently to the Devils because the fans are booing, but Versus won’t tell us until these words from their sponsors.

7:18 PM: Oh dammit.  Great penalty kill wasted, Mike Green sneaks down and pops one above Clemmer’s glove.  1-0 Washington.

7:17 PM: Niiiice bit of penalty kill by Captainbrunner, getting the puck deep into the Caps zone and not forcing a shot – just hanging on to it for awhile.

7:15 PM: Brashear gets to be a one-man show of puckhandling behind the Devils net.  BRASHEAR.  Eesh.  Devils take a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty, being served by Zubbie.

7:14 PM: The crowd doesn’t look so hot so far.  I hope there’s a bunch of stragglers on the way because of the weather.

7:11 PM: Parise/Zajac/Langenbrunner are buzzing early.  Elias/Zubbie/Gio with an early chance too.  Weeee.

7:10 PM: Aaaaand the puck’s finally on the ice at The Rock.  Jose Theodore’s in net for the Caps, Clemmer for us.  I like it when Theodore’s in net, I seem to recall the Devils lighting him up on numerous occasions.

7:08 PM: There’s some sort of jersey retirement ceremony going on on the other side of the Hudson.  Again.  Now let us never speak of it again.

7:01 PM: Last time these teams met, the Devils broke a four game losing streak by winning 6-5 in the shootout, after allowing Alex Ovechkin to score with one second left.  I remember that game – I was at that game.  As I recall, every time I was not in my seat, we scored.  Every time I was in my seat (or even anywhere NEAR my seat), they scored.  By the end of the night I was watching the shootout on a TV set near the Fire Lounge on the main concourse.  The sacrifices I make for this team!

6:58 PM: So here’s what we got: The Devils ride into this game on an 8 game winning streak.  The Capitals, as of this very minute, sit one point ahead of the Devils for 2nd in the conference.  Win in regulation, and the Devils leap-frog the Caps.

6:57 PM: Why do I love you guys so much?  It’s ’cause you’re awesome, yes…but the things I put myself through just to please y’all…Devils/Capitals coming up on Versus…not only does this mean no Chico…it also means, once again, NO DOC!  Sigh.  I’ll LiveCap it anyway.  Because 2MA is all about the love.