Sand Trap


This Sandgate thing is hilarious.

What, did Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello come dancing past the Flyers dressing room before the game? I know those movies are big with Canadiens’ fans.

I have no doubt in my mind that this was intentional. There is a certain desperation in Montreal now as their days of waking up with morning wood every day after dreaming of their Cinderalla Cup run taking them all the way to the finals for a rematch of 1993 are evaporating before their eyes. What does a girl do when she’s desperate in a fight? Start clawing. This sort of pathetic, cheap attempt at sabotage is exactly in character for the Diving Princesses and an organization and fandom that considers itself the entitled royalty of the NHL.

Unfortunately they just made themselves into the Tonya Harding of the NHL.

It’s sort of like taking three diving penalties in a Playoff game. Cheap, obvious, pathetic and ultimately unsuccessful. And it sours a lot of what’s been accomplished so far by this team. Leaves us with the bitter aftertaste of poor sportsmanship instead of the brief memory of a team that put on a heck of a show before it finally returned to it’s true level.

Life’s a beach, isn’t it?


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7 Responses to “Sand Trap”

  1. KofC Says:

    Definitely suspicious. I’ll think the funniest part of that Puck Daddy link (w/about 20 comments at this point) is the comment that Bettman’s fixing it to get Montreal in the SCF so it’s Original Six, for ratings. After I’ve heard endless remarks that Bettman’s trying to keep Canadian teams OUT of the SCF, for ratings. I’ll admit I hadn’t followed playoffs closely enough before this year to realize how full of conspiracy theories they are!

  2. nightfly Says:

    Conpiratists never cease to amaze me. Here’s a conspiracy: why not let actual hockey decide the playoff results? They’ll never suspect a thing! They’re supposed to be playing hockey anyway, right? It’s so crazy it just might work!

  3. Ken Socrates Says:

    I’m pretty sure it wasn’t sand on that runway, anyways. I’m thinking it was probably sequins that fell off of the Habs’ practice uniforms from that day’s morning skate. Nothing fucks up your skate blade worse than a scattering of holographic sequins. Just ask Johnny Weir.

    Wait, wasn’t he the honorary Team Captain for the Canadiens that game?

    Mystery solved.

  4. Chippy McGuinness Says:

    I think it says a lot about a team who thinks the only way they can win is to cheat. If they were real hockey players, they’d win the way my Flyers do – by beating the crap out of every man on the ice wearing the wrong colors.

  5. Ken Socrates Says:

    There wasn’t a single fight in that Bruins-Flyers series, Chip. Believe me, I wanted one, too. How it is that no one decided to step up to it with Daniel “Train Wreck” Carcillo during the course of that series is mind-numbing to me. The toothless whack job was begging for it and Shawn Thornton owed him from that lucky punch in the Winter Classic.

    The Flyers are an edgy bunch, though. Starting with Mike Richards who likes to behead guys at center ice. And Scott Hartnell who I now classify as the Most Annoying Hairdo On Skates. Carrot Top called, Scott. He wants to know what kind of conditioner you use. Seriously. With the beard and the hair he looks like an out of control Jesus Chia Pet.

    I guess the question is, though, can the Flyers intimidate what is a very talented but also very young Hawks squad to make this series interesting?

  6. Chippy McGuinness Says:

    I’d leave it to you to spend the bulk of your comment focusing on a guy’s hair. I know repressing your sexuality forced you from your true calling as a beautician, but surely you can do better than that.

    Trust me, the Flyers are going to bring it, and they’ve got Chris Pronger’s elbows with them. Toews and Kane better tighten those chin straps.

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