Favorite Sabre: Goose. Word on the street is, Goose has the flu. You know who had the flu last week? ME! Goose has my flu. Cute! Also, poor Goose.
Least Favorite Sabre: Tim Connolly. This one isn’t really fair. It’s not his fault that he is made out of kleenex and pipe cleaners, but boy, I’m sick of wishing he was healthy.
Prediction: At least Vincent Lecavalier will be there.
Animal representing my hopes and dreams: Paper crane
Summary of thoughts: I kind of wish the A-S break was a full week. This return to hockey is a little jarring.
After 1st Period (2-0, Sabres)
Mood: I feel pretty decent.
Favorite Sabre: Pommers! Pommers! Pommers! Good boy, Pommers! (Although, Crunchy is looking kind of foxy tonight.)
Least Favorite Sabre: Soupy. Just cuz.
Prediction: Hmm. I am hesitant to relent on my pessimism because they seem to like it when I doubt them. I predict that I will have to watch that commercial with the guy who ignored his rotting, stinking foot. He’ll be standing on his one leg in the playground…..where he smoked his first cigarette. I’m not sure what smoking has to do with being too dumb to go to the doctor when your foot starts rotting off, but whatever. Smoking is bad, kids.
Animal representing my hopes for this game: Paper crane mobile. That’s right. The cranes are organizing.
Summary of thoughts: I kind of don’t hate them tonight. It’s confusing.
After the 2nd Period (4-1 Sabres)
Favorite Sabre: It’s time to stop this waffling. It’s time to commit to a Lydman Jersey.
Least Favorite Sabre: Soupy, but it’s not really his fault tonight. The Versus guys won’t shut up about him, and it’s getting on my nervies.
Animal representing my hopes for this game: actual crane
Summary of thoughts: The Tampa Bay Lightning are very bad at hockey. We’ll take it if your just going to hand it over Tampa, but, we might respect you a little more if you made us work for it a little. But, you know, whatever. I guess you’re just feeling easy tonight. Don’t get me wrong, we’re not complaining.
At the End (4-2, Sabres win!)
Favorite Sabre: The Tampa Bay Lightning.
Least Favorite Sabre: I’m not even that cranky with Soupy, but still, for the sake of consistency, I’ll go with Soupenheimer Smith.
Animal representing my hopes for the future: Frasier Crane.
Summary of thoughts: Tampa Bay was so terrible that it’s kind of hard to feel too worked up over this one, but still. Two points. Yay!