Okay, so we survived that epic months-long stretch between the Conference Finals and the start of the Stanley Cup Final… and now we get another night without hockey? What is up with that? And what in the hell are we supposed to write about? Does Gary Bettman want IPB to fail? Aside from that time Pookie wrote an essay on her Biology AP about how water is non-polar, failure is not in IPB’s vocabulary, thank you very much! But while we might not be full of great, unified ideas for exciting, witty, insightful and hockey-smart blog entries, we are still, like any self-respecting hockey-obsessed fan, spending all our time thinking about the Final. So here, Gentle Reader, is a tour though the random musings that are filling our hearts and minds on this, the off-day between Games 1 and 2.
We are troubled by the preponderance of stupid, stupid cars being driven by participants in this series. We would like very much for both of these teams to take pages out of FIFA’s the NFL’s books and make this Stanley Cup Final carbon-neutral. And they can start by forcing Ray Hummery and Ryan Getzlaf to take public transportation to and from the games. (We won’t go into detail here how devastated we’ve been since finding out about Getzi’s Hummer. Getzi, we choo-choo-choosed you! How could you let us down like that?)