Thoughts from Section 209: Devils vs Canes, Dec 9, 2009

STAND BACK!! There’s a Hurricane comin through!!! And much like said Hurricane in the WWE, this one’s beat-up.. worn down… injured often… and it don’t win too much… though it does get close enough to give you a legit scare now and then…. and with this being game 2 of a 4 in 6 stretch… and two more home games next week… holy shit I might run out of material!!!!

the Good:
— Another AWESOME first period… hell this game mirrored the Buffalo first period, except Carolina tried and gave an effort to get back into this one….
— Each time we mentioned Andy in the game thread on my facebook status…. Andy would respond with a goal… the timing was beautifully hilarious 🙂
— Colin White… damn he hit the shit out of people… and that one shift in the second period where he took down Ruutu (I think)… and then kept slamming him on to the ice… and then some other Carolina player came to take a run at Colin… and just BOUNCED OFF…it prompted me to just laugh out stupid loud because the whole thing was hilarious! Dare I even say it.. Colin played PIST!! (not to be confused with a FIST or MIST… or even pissed… this is more an I WANT ATTENTION AND I WANT IT NOW kinda angry… who knew Colin was a fake blonde attention whore?? (Salvador also had a nice physical game when he came back from the boarding incident…thank God… we need him!)
— Rob Niedermayer had another shifty and smart game, and the damndest empty netter you may ever see….
ditto this on McAmmond… he’s a faster John Madden with a bit more sense in the offensive end… pity he’s stuck with some major slug players on that 4th line….
— Brian Rolston too… he’s been better and more a part of this team since his “heart palpitations” (a crack I made on the 2ma FB when Rolston missed a game)… but I think playing with that Elias guy helps too……

the Bad:
— Hey I am a big fan of low attendance turnouts… and you knew this was a who cares kinda game, but man that whole crowd was comatose tonight… it was like they made that drive with me back from Buffalo….
— Jamie Langenbrunner… way to whiff on the open net… and it’s weird… he’s putting up numbers… but something seems WRONG in his game now… I can’t place it…maybe he’s just losing a step… this is not as bad as it could be since Bergfors (and Clarkson when healthy) have done well with Parise/Zajac and he’s not needed on the top line….
— Once again a damn Sutter goes out and screws up a special Devils moment in this building… least this time it was actually his JOB too… and he didn’t run and hide in Calgary after either!
— the Devils did kinda get a little too happy with themselves at 3-0, but least when the game got scary they got back to what they did…. and this team’s never gonna play “a full 60 minutes” most fans cry for (hell most teams DON’T AND CAN’T).. but they have enough moxie to get back into it and win them more often then not… and the right way too….
— Mike Mottau was not good tonight… too much time in the box, and maybe all the excessive minutes are wearing on him…..

the Funny:
— a random conversation and a story on ESPN (God help me for even gazing at that channel on accident made me think of this)…but hey if Congress… yes CONGRESS… can sit and actually try to PASS A LAW that College Football needs a national championship playoffs (and we thought the steriod hunt was stupid)…. if our govt. wants to waste their time and our tax dollars…. ya think they can spend a few minutes and REMOVE the shootouts from the NHL game…. please?? really?? For my birthday on Sunday?? CMON!!! Or maybe make the NHL have compitent management?? Ah I dream…. I dream… least I’m not dreaming in Spanish :p
— Poor Cam Ward… the crowd was so dead NO ONE yelled “AND I HOPE YOU DIEEEE” at Cam Ward when Pete would scream “HEY WARD YOU SUCK!!!”…. I guess he gets to live??? Though I did like Lil Nicky yelling “AND YOU’RE HURT!!!”
** Rob Tonnesen: what makes ward so special??? why does he get to live??? i guess somewhere clint malarchuck is smiling
…..i always gotta go the extra mile
** Scott Mackie: You haven’t gone the extra mile till you make a brett hull reference in buffalo!
— this was creepy:
** Rob Tonnesen: did zajac piss someone off?? why is he playing with pikachu (8:29pm)
** Scott Mackie: Zajac with pikkachu and pelley, who did travis make angry?? (8:29pm)
** Scott Mackie: Dude, that’s creepy!! (8:30pm)
** Rob Tonnesen: agreed as soon as i saw that i was like oh wtf

…. still just WEIRD timing….
— Lord Krang: I wanna see a Rod Pelley goal
Me: buy the video game…
Andrew:…and the player editor….

— the Andy Greene worship!!
** Rob Tonnesen: i dont think im going to be having a running commentary anymore its been too weird lol…. stan fishler is interviewing andy and called him an all star
** Scott Mackie: There is no all-star game this year :p
** Doug Mecca: well hes an all star in my mind anyway
** Scott Mackie: They’re renaming the all-star team the all-andy team!
** Rob Tonnesen: is this before or after they rename the norris trophy the greene trophy
— Scott Mackie: Andy Greene doesn’t need a hat trick to bne great, the hat trick needs Andy Greene for validation!
** Doug Mecca: that was my thinking, maybe they should just call it an andy greene ” player x gets his 1st goal then his 2nd AND GOIN FOR AN ANDY GREENE OHHHHH “