Morning Free Association: Post Season Blues

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Guys, I’m a little hockeyed out. I was a good girl. I watched a lot of hockey. I supported my team on the road even when those ticket sellers were being a bitch about actually getting the tickets to me, making me cry on the telephone to express just how distraught I was at having to call them eight times to get the damned things. And the team lost those games in spectacular fashion. I mean, did you even see the way the Vegas Golden Knights open every home game?

Last Sunday after watching the Bruins’ final loss of the season, I was a little lost. For my own selfish reasons, I wanted more Bruins hockey, not just more hockey. I didn’t even get to watch much of my side-team , Nashville Predators, because they, too, were eliminated. So, I’m just SOL.

With the choice of watching two teams I hate in the Eastern Conference Final and two with which I have a mild, casual curiosity, I’m done for the season. But, that doesn’t mean I’m really ready to talk about next season yet. I’ve been trying to bend my brain around that, but much like Bruce Banner trying to convince Hulk to make an appearance to save the day, I cannot quite convince my brain that it’s time to focus on the future or, er, save the day.

Soon we will discuss difficult team things, just not yet.

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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Had a lazy Sunday. Lots of porch time because it was really nice out.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hello folks,

Yeah, I hear ya, GH. It’s been a long season and while it would be a bit harsh to say the outcome was disappointing, there was certainly reason to believe at times during the year that the run could have lasted a bit longer.

So, if Vegas win the Cup are any other teams gonna dump all their players and hire a bunch of journeymen and third-liners? However it ends up for VGK it will be very interesting to see how they fare next season when expectations and reputations will be that much higher.

I haven’t even been following the world championship all that closely this year, although I have been pretty busy since it started. And by “busy” I mean on holiday! It’s sometimes easier to watch those daytime games at work…

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Only thing I know of Worlds is what I see on Twitter. USA seems to be having fun stomping everyone.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Yeah they seem to have put a really strong team out this year – often it’s mostly college players. McAvoy has joined them now, too.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

And I think he’s already scored about 764 goals. grin

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

It’s always “McAvoy to Kane increases the lead”
So I’m all “McAvoy, YAAAAAY!” yet “Kane, BOOOOOO!”

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Yeah, that is the downside. I don’t like Kane-stink on Charlie.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hi Pals!
My post season blues came in about Friday. Caps and Bolts have no juice for me. Western Conference is a little better – I don’t loath either team. Ready for summer! (Because Marlies vs Lehigh Valley Phantoms or Texas Stars vs Rockford Ice Hogs aren’t tickling my fancy either #AHL)

Jo and I worked our collective asses off on la maison du nord this weekend. Progress! Plus therapy for my hockey blues. Still a ways to go, but I can see that light at the end of the tunnel (oncoming locomotive!)!!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

I am mildly interested in Caps v Bolts.
I thought going into it that I was rooting for the Bolts to win but for the Caps to embarrass Vasilievskiy (because the hype on him this year is a little beyond his actual value) But I find I am taking perverse joy in the Caps beating Tampa.

Still DGAF about the Jets. I am outright rooting for Vegas to win it all now, but Jets are looking too good.