I really don’t have much of substance to say. I think Ray Shero’s critically changed the chemistry of the Penguins, and I doubt that Hossa was worth it. I think it’s very indicative that you haven’t heard anything out of Army and Crush, only out of Hossa (who’s supposedly an old buddy of Shero’s), and I think that the Pens have crippled themselves for the future by losing Espo and the draft pick. Regardless of whether they get the Cup this year or not, I think it’s going to be a very painful next couple of years for them, as I see very little depth in WBS. In short, I’m having rather a crisis of Penguins faith.
I don’t think I can outrightly stop watching them, but as I’ve admitted before, Army is really the singular player that got me into hockey, and it’s rather wrenching to see him not on my first love team anymore, and I’m man enough to admit that there were waterworks when I found out (just ask Caps Chick.) In addition, the longer I spend in DC, the more the Caps grow on me, and with the DC/Atlanta rivalry the way it is, it’s especially hard to figure out where my loyalties are supposed to be in this situation.
However, rather than being ridiculously emo and lamenting how much life sucks (which it does, trust me, I’m not out of the depression phase into acceptance yet by a long shot) I’ve chosen to channel it into making the….
Ray Shero, Please Walk Off A Cliff mix.
Midnight Train to Georgia Gladys Knight and the Pips
Expendable Youth Slayer
Boys Don’t Cry The Cure
Mad World Gary Jules
Don’t You Forget About Me Simple Minds
Sunshine (Go Away Today) Jonathan Edwards
Everybody Hurts REM
Worst Day Since Yesterday Flogging Molly
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell
Don’t Dream It’s Over Crowded House
Take A Picture Filter
Hurt Johnny Cash
The Stolen Child The Waterboys
I’ll Be There For You The Rembrandts
Hallelujah Rufus Wainwright
Leaving Town Dexter Freebish
Move Along The All American Rejects
Ashokan FarewellMark O’Connor
And an extra, for Joe Motzko