THE PAIN. THE LEGIT PAIN. We get behind. It’s our thing. We score to make it a one goal game…….the Lightning score soon after. And then it just keeps going. Turns out you don’t win many games when you give up SEVEN goals and you let a dude named Nikita get a hat trick.
Everything is fine. No biggie. Things will equalize. Games will be won. Keep calm.
CLOSE YOUR EYES!!! DON’T LOOK! IF YOU DON’T LOOK, IT CAN’T HURT YOU. ALSO TRY HOLDING YOUR BREATH UNTIL YOU PASS OUT. All of these are excellent strategies to use when observing Coyote hockey as of late.
Some of it was defensive lapses. Some of it was Mike Smith being Mike Smith. Maintaining momentum seems to be impossible for this team. Things start going ok and then BOOM, goal given up. Or stupid penalty. Or being caught in their own end for multiple shifts.
I know you can’t get blood from a rock and the ‘Yotes roster isn’t comparable to many in the Western Conference, but Jiminy Christmas they are strugglebugs this year.
Or like defense. Or scoring. Vrby update, anyone? Radim has 5 goals and 5 assists in 10 games. At this point, I’m just excited for him and want to see how many goals he gets this year. Vrb was a streaky scorer, but maybe that was just due to his linemates also being inconsistent. Just how great will the Sedins be for his game?!!?!?
Ok, let’s try something new:
Positives (and I’m really stretching here):
– Marty is back! MAR MAR!!!!
– The Czech who shall not be named scored again and seems to be having a better season than last year
– No one has been bitten by random ticks and developed a weird disease
In related bad Coyote news, I worry about the attendance and money. My workplace (which shall remain nameless) got a deal to have tickets to the Oilers game for $5 (any seat available, including Row B, up to 12 tickets per person). I thought it was a nice, fluke deal because the wife of one of the Coyote employees works at my job. But now, just a few games later, we have the choice of any seat available for $15 for the Islanders game, up to 8 seats. Hey, it’s great for me. Also, the Leafs game has 2 for 1 lower level seats?!?!?!!? This whole deal smacks of 2010 when STH got lots of free tickets to get butts in the seats. It makes me nervous and it probably should make you nervous too. DOESN’T THAT MAKE EVERYONE FEEL SUPER HAPPY?!!?!?! Oy.