Monday, December 18, 2006

Happy Happy Joy Joy. Also Worry.

So later I will tell you all about my coach, Lindy Ruff, because I totally adore him and think he's great. (YMMV as it seems to with some fanbases.) But tonight I just have to share my very, very good news. Are you ready, Margee?


That's right, ladies, Timmy is back on the scene! Toni Lydman was recently out with a neck injury and missed a few games because of lingering headaches. A lightbulb went off in someone's head and he thought, "Hmmm... Maybe Tim's headaches aren't necessarily post-concussion syndrome at all." And then someone else said, "Hey, didn't Antoine Vermette have a concussion a few years back that was so serious he thought he was going to have to retire? And then he got his neck realigned and all his headaches went away? Yeah, what about that?" So sure enough Timmy had a bulging disc in his neck. And now they have him riding a stationary bike, doing light workouts, and getting his heart rate up. And they say he could probably be skating soon. And for the first time in months, Lindy actually seems really optimistic about the chances of Timmy coming back this season. And oh my, I'm just so, so, so, so happy right now! I'm totally setting myself up for devastating disappointment when this all goes to pot, but for now... happiness!

In other news, while I probably should not complain too loudly about a team that has only lost six games - half to the dang Senators - the power play is starting to worry me. (The penalty kill is equally offensive at the moment, but I expect it to improve with Henrik Tallinder's return in the next week or so.) ZERO SHOTS during a 5 on 3?! Are you kidding me, boys? Lindy keeps saying they're working on putting the puck on net more during PP time and the boys keep saying that's the goal so WHY ISN'T IT HAPPENING? So here's the plan my husband and I came up with. We hook each player up with some kind of little electronic box. Every time one of them PASSES when he should SHOOT THE FRIGGIN' PUCK Lindy can push a button that gives them a shock. Not a little wussy shock that they can shake off. A shock that will put them down on the ice. Maybe it takes them out of the play for a while, but hey, atleast they'd get the point. I'm glad you guys are not selfish but PLEASE, for the love of all that is good and holy in this world, SHOOT THE PUCK!!!!!

The power play has not been the same since Tim Connolly went down during the playoffs. See how I tied this all together like that?


Jordi said...

Well our Even Strength totally sucks. You guys better watch out for our PK & PP though! Apparently we're amazing!

I'm so excited about next game - I mean Higgins!

Sherry said...

I'm a little upset with my boys that they can beat the division leaders but have so much trouble against Columbus. No offence to them or anything.

Ruff can come off as a bit of an asshole at times but I think for the most part it's just posturing.

margee said...

Timmy Connolly and his soft, soft head! Squee!

PS, I was talking to someone at work the other day and he was telling me how he's friends with Connolly's sister. And I was like, "Dude. Give him my number." And he was like , "I totally can." And then I freaked out and ran away.