Today is the anniversary of the Polish-Lithuanian Constitution of May 3, 1791
Also, there was hockey last night.
Since some of our people attended the Boston Polish Fest on Sunday, it seemed mildly relevant to celebrate the anniversary of this Polish historical landmark document today.
But hockey excitement & silliness did not cease in the previous two days.
Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz spouted absurd nonsense concerning the suspension of Brooks Orpik “I’m disappointed in the length more than anything else. That injury to [Dmitry] Orlov in the previous season [could have been] career-ending,”
“I’m disappointed, but I’m not surprised based on who we’re playing and all that,” … “Take it for whatever you want.”
Yes Barry, the suspension was clearly some sort of conspiracy to protect the Pens, and had nothing to do with the fact that Orpik makes dubious hits like this all the time.
“I think we made a point before the game and before the series to be hard on their guys, especially their defensemen,” Mission accomplished.
Don’t worry, you’ll get a chance to complain about Kris Letang now.
The NHL named Philly’s Gostisbehere, Edmonton’s McDavid, and Chicago’s Panarin as the finalists for Calder Trophy.
Also, the Masterton Trophy finalists are Dupuis (Penguins), Jagr (Panthers) and Zuccarello (Rangers).
I’m guessing the gnome gets it.