You know how sometimes when you start a new relationship and everything’s nice and enjoyable but it takes you a longgggg time to declare exactly what you love about them? That’s totes what I felt for this year’s Canucks team. They weren’t so awful that they made me cry but they didn’t excite me and make me swoon overly much. The line up seemed off kilter to me and I couldn’t decide what I felt for the new guys. I was rebounding with Shane O’Brien but when I was alone at night I was looking at the shoebox of pictures I secretly kept of me and Matty Ohlund together. Only one Sedin in the line up long term is just strange to the eye. This odd disconnect made blogging about them REALLY hard.
Anywaysssss, the Chicago game was a breath of fresh air and they played exactly how I love them to play. Quick skating and sexy sexy defence and limiting quality shots and all that good stuff. If they keep playing like this, I’ll be madly in love and want to move into their dressing room. Heh. We’re going to have a beautiful passionate relation….season together.
I was thrilled to see Grabby get his first ever NHL goal. And what a clutch one it was to tie the game. A gorgeous shot too. I’ve always really liked Grabby and it’s good to see him finally getting comfortable at the NHL level. With Danny Sedin out for a while longer and reports that Pavol Demitra is out even longer with his shoulder, Grabby has a nice chance to stick up here for a while if he keeps playing well.
I am now in full on swoon mode over the new second line. Kes was ALL OVER the ice, blocking shots and taking hits. Raymond is looking really confident. Oh and the SPEED! Rawrrrrrrr.
You know who I’m really digging like a shovel this season? Mermaid. Mermaid Rypien. He snuck into my heart way back at training camp when he laid on the ice and did a stretch that made him look exactly like a mermaid while a zamboni almost ran him over. If that wasn’t enough, immediatly after that he threw pucks to little kids and signed their jerseys. Shane Baybee is still my boyfren. All I’m saying is, Shane might have to have a boyfren off with Mermaid in the near future.
Leafs tomorrow and I can’t wait. There MAY be a drunk liveblog somewhere else. Stay tuned lovelies.