We are beginning to hope the Devils don’t get home ice in the playoffs.
P.S. Sutter needs to give a copy of the new rules — the new rules Shanny pushed during the lock-out when he was calling the Coffee Klatch That Saved Hockey — to Shanahan and Holik. They consistently take hooking and holding calls that every other productive player in the post-lock-out era has long learned will be called every single time. Is it really too much to ask that those guys accept that it’s 2009 and those stick fouls will result in putting the team down a man?
P.P.S. Why is Brendan Shanahan killing penalties? What, is there a shortage of forwards on the Devils who are PK-capable and also understand the rulebook?
P.P.P.S. If there is a way to program the Devils to think the second period is just an extra half of the first period tacked on to an extra half of the third period, we need to make that happen.
P.P.P.P.S. If Zubrus didn’t have bad luck on goal reviews, he’d have no luck at all. The War Room really, really hates him, doesn’t it?
P.P.P.P.P.S. Stately IPB Manor held a Tranny Bride Appreciation Party this afternoon, hosting Kristin of Eager To Go Psycho for a wine and cheese picnic during the Philly-Boston game this afternoon. A lovely time was had by all (except Marty Biron), but it did result in our TiVoing this game for later. We managed to artfully avoid all scoring information until thirty second before we were to start the game. All annoyance at having the final spoiled was erased after seeing the game. If we hadn’t been warned, this might have gotten ugly. So thanks, Columbus Blue Jackets broadcast, for giving a completely random out-of-town-scoreboard report.