Sabres vs. Canadiens 2/29/08

Pregame

Mood: Pumped but cautious.
Favorite Sabre: I’m tempted to say Steve Bernier, but I feel it’s too soon. Goose and his tree-hugging ways are always a good bet, but the thing is, Toni Tony Tone really recaptured my heart the other night. He had FOUR(!) assists on Wednesday. He’s a points getting MOOOONSTER!
Least Favorite Sabre: Sigh. T-Bone, I just can’t deal with you.
Animal representing my hopes for this game: Duh

Summary of thoughts: It’s Leap Year Day which is obviously a date steeped in black magik and mystery. I don’t know if Leap Day is good or bad for the Sabres, all I know is that it’s a weird day. All sorts of oddness is swirling: A healthy Staffy and Max being scratched for Peters and Kaleta? Whaa?

After the 1st (0-2, Canadiens)

Mood: Unhappy, sad, and hungry.
Favorite Sabre: BOOOOOOOOOOOOO! BOOOOOO! BOO!
Least Favorite Sabre: I could never choose. I hate all my Sabres equally.
Animal representing my hopes for this game:

Pathetic

Summary of thoughts: Steve Bernier did NOT score two goals in this period. In fact, he scored ZERO goals. What the hell? Staffy and Max are back, but they’re NOT even trying to woo me. Is it just me, or did that period COMPLETELY SUCK? They were slow, disorganized, and Crunchy is….worrisome. I want my money back. I want my life back. I also need to eat dinner because this game is crazy annoying on an empty stomach.

After the 2nd (1-4, Canadiens)

Mood: For awhile I was feeling unreasonably irked, but now I’m just….blank.
Favorite Sabre: I have to admit that my hideous mood was somewhat soothed by the sight of Crunchy in a shower cap/hair net and goggles wandering around the ice cream factory trying out his personal flavor “Breakaway Berry-er”. Due to his excellent work with the ice cream industry, Crunchy is my temporary favorite Sabre. Since there is more hockey to play, I’m confident this renewed sense of calm won’t last.
Least Favorite Sabre: I am not at all happy to have you back Max.
Animal representing my hopes for this game:

This is just sad

Summary of thoughts: The Canadiens are much, much better at hockey than the Sabres. One thing that is awfully discouraging about this team is that they never seem to rise to the challenge of a better team. I basically couldn’t stand to watch for most of the second period, so I went into the kitchen and made myself a delicious nicoise salad. I can highly recommend eating a nicoise salad tonight. Do it. You might feel better about life.

At the end (2-6, Canadiens)

Summary of thoughts: I TOLD you Leap Year Day was EVIL. This day doesn’t EVEN EXIST.

Okay, hold on. Mike Robitaille just called the Montreal powerplay “staccato-like”. That’s kind of…..awesome. GREAT. Now I’m in love with MIKE ROBITAILLE. This day could NOT be worse!

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9 Responses to “Sabres vs. Canadiens 2/29/08”


  1. 1 Lauren February 29, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    I have to ask you – why do you call ryan miller crunchy? im dying to know…

    also, was that you that called into the whiner line this morning with the bernier poem??

  2. 2 Katebits February 29, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    Hey Lauren! I picked up “Crunchy” from the gals over at IPB. I think it just got started while he was in full blown, Jesus-y, longhaired, playoff mode. It just stuck, and now he is Crunchy. :d

    This is the worst game EVER.

    I SO SO SO SO SO wish I had called the Whiner Line with a poem!

  3. 3 Amy February 29, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Those battered teddy bear shots are making me so sad. And that’s on top of the sad this game has already made me.

    Did you notice Crunchy’s lab coat had his name on it, too?

  4. 4 Pookie February 29, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Did you notice Crunchy’s lab coat had his name on it, too?

    Are you serious?! That’s AWESOME!

    Katebits, that picture of the rubble bear was positively Pensblog-esque. Brilliant.

  5. 5 Amy February 29, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Are you serious?! That’s AWESOME!

    Well, it said “Ryan” and not Crunchy, but it still was awesome. I’m really hoping the video is up tomorrow. I need something to write about other than “this game/team sucks.”

  6. 6 Katebits February 29, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    I did NOT notice that Crunchy’s coat said “Crunchy”! Oh PLEASE put that on the website, Sabres! PLEASE!

    Pensblog-esque?! Wow, thanks Pookie!

  7. 7 Pookie February 29, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Pensblog-esque?! Wow, thanks Pookie!

    I calls ‘em like I sees ‘em, what can I say?

  8. 8 Shari February 29, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    As long as you hate all your Sabres equally Kate, that’s all that matters. Your a good Mom! Come to think of it….I’m old enough to be a Mom to a few of them.
    I agree with those last few comments you made, the ones under the croaked bear. Except even though Robis a nice guy, He just doesn’t do it for me. And seeing there’s a few new Sabres, maybe it’s time for a new Kates favorite Sabre competition??

  9. 9 Patty (in Dallas) March 1, 2008 at 12:04 am

    Poor, discarded bear. Don’t toss out the Sabres, there’s still lots of hockey left!


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