It's a 60 minute game. That would be 3 periods of 20. PLEASE to be playing all 60 in the future? If I can play it, you can play it. You're all in much better shape than I am. Okay?
Thanks in advance,
This was, in short, a very painful game for everyone not named Andrew Gordon. As I said to Caps Chick, this game was made of fail unless you were Andrew Gordon, because he almost had the entire Pirates bench fooled into believing that it didn't REALLY take 20+ people to make up a team.
This jersey, it's like magic, I tell you. Second time I've worn it, second AHL hat trick for Gordo. Pretty soon here, I'm going to have to start charging to wear this thing. If anyone has a picture of his second goal celebration with the leg up double fist pump, I'd love a copy. I was sitting behind the goal on that one, and it's murderously hard to get that angle. I did, however, get a virtual lapful of Beagle and Gordon celebrating, which, if I can let the inner girl out for a minute, was so incredibly excitably adorable on so many different levels that I almost said "Awwwwww." But I didn't. IMPORTANT NOTE. BUT I DIDN'T.
Deano had a good fight I am handily giving him the win in even though he was wrestled to the ground. Clymer stepped up and punched a guy off of Beagle's back at one point, and Louie, well, just isn't Louie unless he goes after a dude. Here's hoping that Kayden Michael Robitaille makes it through grade school before starting to take after his father. (Kid is a cutie, though. They showed him to us on the jumbotron tonight.)
Other randomly noticed things:
Beagle had a bad case of Tampon Nose halfway through the first. I'm not sure when he got hit, but I'm guessing he wasn't just doing it because it felt cool. He's also got a fan club up in the 200 section that's new, for "Beagle's Dog Pound." It looks like Beagle's finally starting to get himself back together after the concussion, as he's looking faster and more on top of stuff again.
Is she talking about me AGAIN?
McAllister, still not impressive for a guy of that size. I really want him to be in there all over the place being intimidating and throwing himself around, but a Bourque-sized Pirate shoved him out of the way and ran by tonight.
Pirate wise, Baby Crunchy...
(thanks for the name,Interchangeable Parts)
Replacement Pirate goalie Mike McKenna also um... well, yarked all over the ice tonight. Guess he wasn't feeling too good, but I can't imagine trying to get vomit-smell out of a goalie mask. I don't envy that equipment guy.
I don't know if I'm allowed to admit this here, but I'm also confirmed as a participant in the Caps' "Hockey and Heels" event on the 25th. I'm really doing it as thesis research, but hey, if I can have some fun with it at the same time, why the heck not? If anyone else is going to be there. lemme know.
Also, finally, to end with A Completely Selfish THTM Request.
If anyone out there reading this has the wherewithal to get me one of the Caps "Young Guns" posters, I'm willing to... well... negotiate, probably in the form of baked goods or knitwear, possibly photography. It doesn't even have to be signed, just the poster will do.