Now that we know that Goose is going to be alright, I would like to say, “FUCK YOU, GOOSE! WEAR A DAMN VISOR!” I have no patience for devastating avoidable injuries. I would imagine that a bleeding eye injury has got to be pretty terrifying to experience for a hockey player, and the good news is that Goose seems properly shook up. Maybe he will be scared into using a visor now. Sigh. If anyone finds a picture of Goose online with his eye all swollen shut, looking pathetic and unhappy, please send it along to me. I have long insisted that Goose is actually too handsome; I think a disfiguring injury might cause me to collapse into a full blown swoon. Have your smelling salts available…
I’m sure that by season’s end we will be sick to death of all these commercials, but Pominville has a new one that is delighting me to no end. I love his sing-songy French speaking voice, I love how he stares blankly into the camera, and I love how he somehow manages to look like he has a potbelly. My affection for Pommerdoodle knows no bounds. You can’t get much more adorkable than this!
Can you tell I am avoiding talking about the game tonight? I am officially scared to watch the Sabres. Thankfully, I have to work tonight, so I will be able to avoid the horror of watching them slog around ineffectively if that’s what’s in store. Everyone agrees that the team has the talent to get it done, so we seem to be wandering into some dicey chemistry issues here. In some respects, I am still clinging to the belief that this is exactly what this team needs. These guys are used to winning with ease and I think that’s created some tension between how the team views itself, and the reality of the situation. They need to be motivated to fight harder, and if it takes a devastatingly bad start to light the fire, then so be it. I just get the feeling that these guys need to be broken of their old habits, and then mentally reassembled using old fashioned team work. Let’s hope they have the character to improve.
Good luck, boys!