We need to start today, we think, with a bit of a disclaimer: IPB’s official sister, Kate The Great, was visiting this weekend (in anticipation of Schnookie’s birthday, which is actually next week. Gentle Reader, you may send presents accordingly) and brought with her the leftovers of a recent beer tasting party she hosted. We are, to put it mildly, soused. We just finished up a long, delicious lunch of pork-and-bacon kebabs and a stroll through the world of innovative beer-brewing techniques. Mmmm… beer.
The NBC studio pregame show features Ray Ferraro discussing how Giguere is good despite his not being very athletic. He neglects to mention the fact that he really annoyingly drinks from a water bottle with a goofy straw on it.
To our endless delight, NBC gives us a “Stanley Cup Memories” featuring Scott Niedermayer. Nieder discusses in it how the first time he won the Cup it was just very exciting, but the second and third times had much more of a feeling of recognizing how difficult the winning is. We don’t doubt the shoot for this interview was followed by Baby Nieder saying, “Fuck you, Scott.”
We are quite impressed — the Joe is full today!
18:27 We get our first report from Pierre between the benches today. He blathers on meaninglessly about Pronger while wedged into a teensy space. Pookie complains, “I bet if they made that space smaller, he’d just stand in there sideways.”