Monday, March 23, 2009

Step Away from the Optimism.

by Anne

I'm happy Ryan Miller is back in practice. This season is pretty much a bust at this point but it would be nice if he were able to play again before the season is over. However, I don't want him to aggravate his injury. Something tells me Ryan isn't that foolish. Although maybe he can rehab his ankle in Switzerland?!

I really don't like being a Debbie Downer. Its not fun. I'd like my blind optimism of old to return by next season. I'll probably turn the corner 'round about my birthday (July 4, did you all take note?!) when things will be looking up again.

I actually watched Miller's post practice interview today. I think I enjoy torturing myself. Someone asked (I hope they weren't serious) if there was any chance he'd be ready to play on Wednesday. Ryan didn't completely rule it out and ask if they were looneytunes but he pretty much said "uh-uh." Which I think was the answer everyone expected. I miss his gaunt little desperately-in-need-of-a-shave face and his gravelly tired voice.

Ok, I'm continuing to watch Miller's interview and I'm relapsing. MAKE IT STOP.

I really am afraid that if/when Miller comes back I might relapse into thinking the Sabres could squeak into the 8th playoff spot. Set me straight! I need to be reminded about their sudden inability to score goals and their inherent lack of toughness and their basic inability to play a consistent 60 minutes. They did okay in New York with playing more than 40 minutes but it wasn't enough. Again.

Sigh. I just need to watch a team I care about win, then I'll feel better. Fortunately both the Kings and Canucks play tomorrow night. Fortunately their games are in the Central time zone so they're earlier. UNfortunately they play at the exacty same time. Oh well. Hopefully I'll be able to switch back and forth and one of them will win? Maybe?

Here's some good news! The Dow closed UP almost 500 points today! Something about the government buying lots of bad bank assets. There's something to be chipper about! Yay!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, you know the Swiss and their ankle healing powers...

    I hope your tummy feels better, Anne! Thats no fun.

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Glossary... Sort of

  • "Ryan Miller" Shutout - A 58 minute multi-goal shutout lead that is blown by Miller allowing one meaningless goal
  • Britney or SabreBritney - Thomas Vanek
  • Butter Snaps - Carolina Hurricanes
  • Craigory - Craig Rivet
  • Full Monty - Steve Montador
  • Greener - MATT Greene (LAK)
  • JBG - Jolly Blonde Giant - Tyler Myers
  • Little Foot - Drew Stafford
  • MK - Anne's sister; often leaves nonsensical comments under her Twitter name Mmmkizzle
  • Noodles - Derek Whitmore
  • Oscar - Anne's cat and STH's unofficial mascot
  • Parsley - Jimmy Bonneau
  • Sir Christopher - Chris Butler
  • Sissy - Jaroslav Spacek
  • Telly Monster - Mikael Tellqvist

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