Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Growlings from the Gahden and other Miscellaneous Puck Talk

So after taking a few days to cool off, Caps' defense man Mike Green finally spoke to the media about the disheartening Round 1 exit and his take on his performance.  Hockey Mom can totally understand that (as I myself had to wait 24 hours before being able to write anything that wouldn't be censored by the FCC). In Green's own words: "It almost took a couple of days -- three days -- to not have the anxiety, almost, and feel like you want to break something." So now Green and his mates have an awful long summer to regroup; HM is hoping that GMGM might be able to get someone, like say Anton Volchenkov of Ottawa, in the off-season to bolster that blueline for next year. That is in addition to keep the youngster duo of Alzner and Carlson up to play with the big boys. One of my fellow hockey mom pals said she's first in line to buy the John Carlson action figure upon its debut.

And if watching all the other guys play (jeez, this bites) isn't enough, you can at least get the Capitals' summer schedule programmed into your calendar courtesy of Tarik El Bashir. And my pal Homer McFanboy (who shares my thoughts on a possible Volchenkov acquisition) has done a brilliant job of breaking down exactly what needs to get done this summer in terms of all the contract wheelin' and dealin'.

But for now, my Canucks dropped a lead last night with some sloppy third period play and there was lots of Emmy-worthy drama in the very heated Bruins/Flyers series. The theatrics started pretty early on when the ubernasty Daniel Carcillo took a medal-winning dive after a scrum in the corners. But the scene got really ugly when Carcillo and pals retaliated on Marc Savard (who we all know recently returned from a devastating concussion that kept him off the ice for two months). Savard took a slash on Flyers' goalie and Carcillo, doing his duty as an enforcer type, proceeded to engage in fisticuffs with the Bruins' forward. Apparently in the melee that ensued, Carcillo claims that Savard bit him. In this case, I'd say Savard needs to get the rabies shot. More humorous insight plus video reaction of the incident can be found over at Puck Daddy. Good times, good times...

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