And last but not least – Ovi caps the magically numerical night off with a non-numercial goal – number 30 for number 8 but has a magical ass dance to win in OT!
Mr. Cherrie and I were THAT couple in our local Pub – you know the ones – I was wearing my Caps shirt and he was wearing his Ryan Miller jersey. But we live in Seattle so the irony was lost on EVERYONE. Oh well. We had our own kiss cam when each team scored a goal. Or should I say, neither one of us are very good winner/losers! It’s one of the few times we have to agree to disagree. Buffalo is his team. Always has been, always will be.
I’m talking about the dress. I don’t allow the matching hockey wear! Total fashion DON’T!
My life is COMPLETE! After taking almost two years off twitter, the Gr8 8 (isn’t that redundant) why yes it would be – is back tweeting important things like where he’s going to eat, when he’s going to bed and random comments like “Yes” or “luck” or who knows what. Actually, I could probably guess but …It doesn’t matter because it’s Ovi man and it’s important and we want to know, at least I do.It’s only Tuesday and this week is shaping up to be a suckfest so I pulled a photo of my three favorite Russians, Sasha Fierce, The Gr8 8 and Sergei Fedorov. I couldn’t believe my luck to find one with all three in a – a- um, well, is there a word for an all male menage trois? And since I don’t speak french, do they have a word for a male bromance of three? And because I really miss Mike Green and I want and NEED him back even though I heart meinen Herr Sturm and new hottie Jason Arnott I found this sweet photo of Mikey in better days. Hurry back Mikey but only when you’re 100%.
What would have happened if GM GM would have traded one of his most valuable ass-ets? We know he can’t trade first Sasha but thank the hockey gods he didn’t trade second Sasha and instead got everyone some awesome support. Now GM GM, WHERE’S MY GOALIE - because sweet Neuvy took it in the face tonight and Varly has been suspiciously absent – no complaint here about that but Holtby isn’t exactly who we need in right now. Just sayin’.
Because from rubbing Poe’s belly, I’m prognosticating something shiny, silver, tall and a lord for the Caps come June-ish if things keep going this way.
Three of our top searches yesterday? Mike Green, Capitals bromance, Washington Capitals bromance. I think this means you want Mikey Monday: Bromance Edition. We exhibited yesterday why Mikey needs a hug these days and who better to deliver than his ENTIRE team?
It must take hours to amass so many exhibits for our bromance case files, right? Wrong. Two minute search people. And the bromance isn’t picky: Ovi, Nicky, Brooks, Sasha… Mikey loves them all. Or they all love him.
So much love, it almost makes you like the Capitals. No? Perhaps one more?
In effort to throw the other Sasha some good karma and some love, from WUYS, here is a post just for him. I guess he was on vacation? I don’t know. I don’t care. I was thinking about the trade issue and maybe he doesn’t want to stay in D.C. under the other Sasha’s shadow which is why he is only signing one year deals. Either way, Sasha Fierce, we will love you whether you stay or go, cue THE CLASH!
The good news? The Washington Caps beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 tonight. My masterblaster, the Russian Machine punched another one passed Fleury for the only goal of the night making his stat against the Flower 20 points in 19 games. OUCH-A-RONY! But Ovi can only carry this team for so long. At some point, Atlas will shrug.
The bad news you say, the rumor mill is grinding again that GM-GM (GM George McPhee) is looking to trade Sasha Fierce (Semin) again for – God knows what – probably NOT A GOALIE. Since word is they feel they have solid goaltending. Say what? This makes me a very sad panda because I love me both Sashas.The last time this rumor surfaced, they traded Tomas Fleischmann instead and got Scott Hannan. While Fleischmann is out for the season it isn’t like Hannan has been on fire. At least he is a plus now instead of a minus like his first 6 games. But Hannan has been a total No-goalov and Sasha Fierce has been Hat-trick McHatty. So I guess we get to play the wait and see. I really hope my house is bugged so if you’re listening GM GM, don’t trade Sasha Fierce. You have other dead weight to deal with – it’s Russian but it’s not named Sasha.
The Caps finally snap their regulation losing streak against Pacific Division teams this season beating the Ducks 7-6! Semin had his FOURTH hat trick of the season (video). He is one of only two players in the NHL right now with that honor. For a dude with a scoring drought, he certainly knows how to come back from them with style!My honey Ovi had a masterful goal basically willing the puck into the net with brute force while falling between two Ducks – using my now infinite wisdom from reporting on BATTLE OF THE BLADES, I’d call it a true - SHOOTING THE DUCK - so take that Todd Warriner. Anything you can do, Ovechkin will do it better AND score a goal while doing it (video). Oh and did I mention Varly got pulled after the first period – OK - Mr. Cherrie says, ”He didn’t start the second period.” But then I can’t say – “Varly got pulled like a Pork sammy left out on a hot summer day. Smelled like one too.” Have I mentioned – WHEN ARE THE CAPS GOING TO GET A REAL GOALIE? No offense my sweet, Neuvy. You make an awesome #2 and maybe a real goalie when you hit puberty. No, Yes? Maybe? A goalie? Not an imploding Russian Spy satellite or Lon Chaney’s bastard son. But something akin to a wall, not, let’s say a sieve, like this blog? BB, can you hear me now?
I’m just getting warmed up for SJ. Packing bags, putting on the lucky sweats and the magic necklace – oh – you all didn’t SEE THAT. Well, that will be another post. Pants will let you know if she survives 24 hours with me!
I love Canadians because they gave us hockey and aspirin with codeine without a prescription, but living in the most pass-aggressive city in the U.S. I know when I’m being told to piss off! Living close to the border, you’d think that we’d get lot’s of hockey here but you’d be wrong. U.S. NW peeps are NOT hockey lovers. When given the opportunity of a life time to see Men’s Olympic Hockey, the Canadian’s scared the crap out of the U.S. citizens warning us of long lines at the border and the fact that we were not worthy of Men’s Ice Hockey tickets – so forget it!
But I was not so easily daunted. My love for Ovi was too great. Someone had to represent for those non-Canadian players. So we drove the 2 and half hours and found to our amazement, no border wait! It was like a McDonald’s drive through but with no “May I help you?” When asked at the border why we were going into Canada, the border guard laughed in our faces that we thought we would get Men’s Ice Hockey tickets.
And it gets even better, we picked the day that the U.S., Canada and Russia were playing. We raced down the ‘CANADA HOCKEY PLACE’ what they renamed GM Place where the Canucks play, to try to score tickets to the U.S. game, they wanted face value for the game even after the first period! HELLO! I don’t think so.
So we decided to go the box office and see if actual tickets were available. Now, don’t get me wrong, Team Canada had some lovely players, Martin Broduer is one of my favorite honeys, and I have a certain weakness for goalies, and I cried when he was replaced by Snidley Whiplash (AKA Robert Luongo) but I was there to see the BEST HOCKEY PLAYER IN THE WORLD – ALEXANDER OVECHKIN.
My first priority at $125 a ticket was to see if there were any tickets available for Russia vs. Slovakia. There were about 5 seats still available! HOLY H-E – DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS! Two were front row.
You have got to be kidding me?! We stood there stunned in silence because we really had resigned ourselves to sitting in a bar, watching the game with a bunch of drunk Canadians who had been too polite to say anything too rude to me about my Ovechkin Eastern Conference All-star Jersey other than, “Ovechkin?! Ovechkin?! …. Ahhhh .. yeah. He’s pretty good.” Seriously. That is the best a Canadian can come up with to slander Ovechkin. So we bought the tickets and I did the Dance of Joy – Balky –style!
We had a clear view as you can see of my beautiful photo of OVI. I also have a lovely shot of his FABULOUS butt too! I don’t want to discuss the multiple missed shoot-out shots … that was a terrible, terrible dream! And let’s just say that it was a good thing the Canadian’s were really, really drunk from their win earlier in the day from – let’s be honest – A SHOOT OUT WIN OVER SWITZLERLAND?
Anyway, we had to do the walk of shame up Robson Street to get to the tram to get back to our car for the long drive home. But it was one of the BEST HOCKEY experiences a hockey fan could ever have. And shame on the Canadians for making the U.S. hockey fan think we didn’t have a chance to share in the HOCKEY LOVE. Cause we did!
And one more thing, I find it VERY interesting. Only AFTER CANADA hosts the Olympics, the NHL is considering no longer allowing NHL players to play in the Olympics …And guess where the 2014 Olympics are? SOCHI, RUSSIA ! Hate OVI Much?
We also got a warm up puck and I have to say, Sergei Fedorov was kind of hot too … And yes, this is MY photo because that was how freakin’ close I was and it was probably good there was plexiglass between me and him because it took an astronomical amount of self-restraint to not cause an international incident.