1. Is there anything more demoralizing than lowering yourself to cheer for the Rangers only to have them LOSE? There is no way the Rangers are going to win game seven. No way at all. The good news is that even though I’m sad the Caps are poised to complete the comeback (sorry Frisbee), I’m not so far gone that I can’t enjoy a good Rangers collapse. The Rangers seem CRAZY bonkers, and I love it. I love that the Rangers are so sick-in-the-head that they are more inspired by SEAN AVERY than they are by Chris Drury. *cackles evilly*
2. Much like how I’ve been cheering for the Rangers in order to cheer against the Caps, I’ve been cheering for the Ducks in order to cheer against the Sharks. Unlike the Rangers, I’ve taken a genuine liking to the Ducks. The Ducks have some truly disgusting characters, but they also have Drew Miller, that Ryan kid, and Hiller. Even Getzlaf has been growing on me a bit. I’m not sure I would cheer for them over the Wings if that’s what it came to, but I’m glad to found another team that I more-or-less enjoy. I’m a little ashamed that that team is the Ducks, but whatever.
3. It the Sharks come back I will be CRUSHED, mostly because I want the Sharks management to be forced to admit it’s never going to happen with Marleau and Thornton. Then, I want them to trade Thornton to the Sabres for Derek Roy. I know, I know, Thornton is better in every way than Roy-Z, but SURELY the Sharks are desperate to get rid of Joe by now- and just think how happy Mike Grier will be to see Roy-Z! Sucking in the playoffs is not a problem Big Joe will have to worry about too much around here, so he’ll fit in just fine.