James Neal. Coyote D, you had one job. ONE JOB. AVENGE THE PRUCHA. DO NOT ALLOW THE TWATHEAD TO SCORE. Of course, the defense was all
So yeah, James Neal, my arch-nemesis, the bane of my hockey existence, man I once threatened to fight in the parking lot, scored. Of course he did.
Yes, it’s been years, but my rage memory is long. In related news, GODDAMNIT RIBIERO. YOU score? Where the hell was that last year? We paid you 10K to play the game tonight and Nashville paid you 5K and you score on US? Ungrateful.
In non-shanking news, IT WAS YANDLE’S 500TH GAME!!!!!! He has, thus far, survived all the Yandle trade demanders. SUCK IT HATERS. And a very hearty F-U to all the Coyote “fans” who have booed Yands in his own arena. You know who you all are.
To celebrate your awesomeness Yands, Imma get a Yandle mask for Howl-o-ween.
To celebrate his 500th game, Yandleface got a goal! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! He also had an assist on the goal from the Czech who shall not be named. GOOD JOB YANDS!!!!
Klink also dropped the hammer. Good job Klink! Hopefully you can keep it up because the goals, they be not plentiful.
The game went into overtime. The Yotes had a good opportunity to play 4 on 3 to start OT when karma dealt James Neal a penalty for existing. Doan, Antoine, Olli, and Yands were out there for the whole power play and it almost bit us in the ass. When Neal came out of the box, he ended up with the puck and Olli barely was able to knock the puck away and stave off a goal that would have been the end of me.
SHOOTOUT! OMG OMG OMG PUT IN VRBATA. Wait.
No Vrby. Boeds, someone, Antoine, Czech who shall not be named.
Someone? That’s how not memorable it was, I literally forgot that Gagner shot. Antoine was the only one to score.
It should be noted that Dubnyk got the start tonight instead of Smith. Tippett said something along the lines of ‘we need someone who consistently makes big saves’. OOOOOOOOO BURN. Obviously, he read my last blog entry and is willing to start examining the goalie options. HEADS UP BB GOALIE!
The points are still not good. 5 points in 5 games. You can totally tell that most of the other teams in the division and conference got better. Some, significantly better. The Coyotes sure as hell did not get better and it will be a struggle all year. You can’t get blood from a rock. You can run a system and get some wins, but is that what is going to fill the arena? How long until the Be A Goner to Get Connor (McDavid) (OMG TOTALLY TRADEMARKING THAT) campaign starts? But then #1 picks don’t necessarily work out, AMIRITE EDMONTON?
Finally: Proof that the Marty/Vrb bond still exists: