Thoughts From Section 209, Weekend of 2/28 and 3/1/2009!

Ah I had to say something about this nice little weekend of hockey we had here (though I still contest whoever thought it was a neat idea to have back to back home matinee games on a Saturday and Sunday… he should be pistol-whipped to a near-death state… or be forced into a Weekes-like exile!!) … but when lack of sleep is all you got to bitch about…. it’s a hell of a weekend!!!

The Good:
— Me thinks Andy Greene had one HELL of a game on Sunday here (I’ve been talking about to the Greene-Machine to people I trust the hockey knowledge about…. and to be honest, people give Greene a lot of shit because he’s an average player on what looks like a VERY special team, and people don’t get it! Lyle Odelein…. HE was a bad Devil…. Ken Klee…. BAD DEVIL…. Kevin Dean… BAD DEVIL… Phil Housely… HORRID Devil…. Andy Greene… you’re ok buddy!!!!)
— MB30… what can I say… he was FINALLY tested in the Flyers game and came up big, more so in the 3rd period… and boy did he shut up the Phailure Phans en MASSE, I did like the WHY SO QUIET chant too!)… I still would have felt better if Weekes had played on Saturday… i’m paranoid… deal with it!
— 2 games and a 10-2 win margin… yeah we likey!!
— Zach Parise… man the MVParise wagon is GROWING, and those Zajac and Langenbrunner guys are pretty good too!!
— Power play and pk clicking… defense… offense… goaltending… this team seriously has it all! it’s scary to think how far this team CAN go this year…..hell even attendance is awesome (too many people in the place for MY liking :p)

the Bad:
— Cameron the shirt tossing pile of AIDS is not only still alive but it was tossing shirts on Saturday and I will not be happy until it dies savagely! (OH MY GOD I just found we pay it $2000 a game FOR THIS… fuck meeeeee)
— There was an awful lot of players falling on that blue line all weekend… I’d almost swear they greased that bastard up for the game!

the Funny:
Some highlights from the weekend:
— One of the 209ers decided to buy a ton of dollar hot dogs and share them with the section… and he did… and in mocking the 40-year old shirt tossing pedophile, he was tossing hot dogs across the section… which was awesome… until he hit an unsuspecting 8 year old in the face with one… ah screw it… it was hilarious!!!
— “The Wheels on your house goes round n round…. round n round… round n round… the wheels on your house go round n round….all the daytime long!” Ahhh… it’s been a while!
— Good God there was so much insanity and I’m kinda winded (and have a month in review to write on my snow day I’ll just say show up at Sun Tavern in Roselle Park on Tuesday Night and just JOIN IN!!!)

Devils/Leafs… Thoughts from Section 209

Well seems I’m the only one here who watched this fiasco…. so let me get to it…. but gotta save some stuff for the Month In Review coming soon to a website near you!

But where to start on this one….

— I have issues with Brent Sutter… but I’ll get to those probably Friday Night (depending on how nasty work gets to me)
— Jamie Langenbrunner looks trapped in concrete on ice, and really should NOT have played… forget about having major ice time in the third period… don’t tell me about chasing points in October and WE LOST ANYWAY… let him get HEALTHY (not to mention it’s a dick move to call up Berfgors and let him sit in the XL-4000 Luxury Easy Chair once reserved for Kevin Dean, the all time king of healthy scratches)
— we call up Halishuk and he looks good… plays with energy and keeps up on the Madden line… and he SITS in the 3rd period… oops…I’m Sutter foreshadowing…..
— poor Gio… stuff that puck into Toskala a hundred times more would ya?? Thankfully the Zub-a-roonie saved the day
— this team went into a shell at 2-0… then blew the lead… Clarkson with the best fight of his career wakes them up… they take the lead… and go into a shell… and blow it AGAIN, this team can’t sit on a lead in the THIRD PERIOD… STOP TRYING IN THE FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (go with what is WORKING)
— Toronto worked their BALLS OFF, and frankly deserved to win this game… Ron Wilson.. you can coach my team any day sir!
— ANDY GREENE… there is no stopping you my man!!! (he’s even made Mottau look better)
— Marty, you looked tired and uninterested…. I know it will never happen… you want to light a fire on this team and send a message.. “Kevin… you’re up Saturday”… watch this team respond!
— Power play.. AWFUL (why are the grinders on the outside and the play-makers like Elias and Parise standing in front… HELLO)… penalty killing… WORSE… geesh

there was not alot to be happy about here… and for a team at 5-2-2, there’s a LOT to not be happy about…..

more to come in the next few days!!!

(oh good I can edit this :p)

also:
— Luke Schenn… sounds like a Mortal Kombat fighter!!
— Faceoffs were AWFUL.. yeah the stats say 45%… but I think 90% of those were in the first period… if I use one more percentage I sound like the guy in the NHL Network commerical giving 110% 100% of the time…..