Mood: Sweet mother of Lindy Ruff! EVERY SINGLE DEFENSEMAN IS INJURED! We have a bunch of TODDLERS playing on the blueline. PATRICK LALIME is starting! We’re totally effed. The good news is that this game starts really late. I love late start games.
Favorite Sabre: Spacek, I didn’t know how much I loved you until you were gone! Waaaaaaa! Come back!
Least Favorite Sabre: Spacek, what are you, eighty? A hip injury is for old men.
Prediction: Andrew Peters and George Parros are going to fight and it’s going to be lame.
Duck representing my hopes for this game: Scrooge McDuck.
Remember when we were swimming in healthy defensemen? We were all, “Oh, defensemen are a dime a dozen. We’ve got so many of them! We can just bench the bad ones and swim in the rest.” Well, maybe we should have been appreciating those defensemen instead of swimming in them. Now all we have are Gragnani, Paetshchsheathschtash, Butler, and Weber. You can’t swim in guys like that.
After the 1st (1-0, Sabres)
Mood: Pleased. The Ducks seem content to let our team of AHLers control the game. Fine by me.
Favorite Sabre: You know what? I’m normally quite stingy with praise for Patrick Kaleta, and I didn’t really miss him while he was gone…..but it’s kind of nice to have him back.
Least Favorite Sabre: Why is there a pile of puke skating around out there?…..oh wait. That’s Vanek.
Summary of events: The Ducks are acting like they’re too cool for school. Ducks, when Patrick Kaleta scores on you, and Andrew Peters gets a legitimate scoring chance, you’re NOT cool. You’re incredibly lazy. Lazy, and possibly drunk.
Duck representing this game thus far: Rubber Ducky
This game is rather pleasant.
After the 2nd, (1-1)
Mood: This game is the OPPOSITE of pleasant. Everyone is all punchy.
Favorite Sabre: Patrick Lalime, you’re doing well.
Least Favorite Sabre: Jason Pominville, when was the last time you scored? Bad dog.
Summary of events: The Sabres decided to fight everyone on the Ducks, which would be fine by me if it weren’t primarily Sabres DEFENSEMEN fighting all the Ducks. Dude! Craig Rivet, THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE ANDREW PETERS FOR. If we lose another defenseman to injury Lindy Ruff is going to have to suit up. Lindy is foxy and all, but he’s a BIT RUSTY because the last time he played in the NHL Abraham Lincoln was president.
Duck representing this game so far: Howard the Duck
I know. He’s EXTREMELY annoying and anyone in their right mind would punch Cory Perry Howard the Duck in the face if they could. But Craig Rivet, you’re going to have to let Andrew Peters punch on your behalf.
At the end (3-2, Ducks)
Mood: Cranky. I suppose it could have been worse. It got kind of interesting at the end.
Summary of events: Coat-a-lick. Coat-a-lick. Coat-a-lick. Coat-a-lick…..
Duck representing this game:
Maybe the Sabres thought it was just a drill?