[reposted from my other blog, http://beyondthefried.blogspot.com]
It's a frustrating time to be a Preds fan.
Hubby's work gave him free tickets to the game against the Capitals Tuesday night. Sigh. I don't think I've ever heard Preds fans boo their own team that much. The first period was really bad. They played better in the 2nd and 3rd periods, but it just wasn't enough.
Things overheard at the game Tuesday night:
"Maybe he'll shoot....no......maybe he'll shoot....no...."
"Tootoo looks like Admiral Ackbar." (I'm still trying to figure out that one.)
I'm at the Red Wings game right now. Ellis got pulled in the 2nd period after the Wings scored 2 goals on (I think) 13 shots. I don't think Trotz should have pulled him at that point. I know our goalies aren't great this year, but generally I think Trotz has been pulling them way too quickly. As I told Paul, it's like Trotz keeps switching checkout lanes at the grocery store to see which one will be faster. And the truth is, it really doesn't make that much of a difference.
I'm happy to see Cellblock 303 in good form tonight. They had been eerily silent at the previous games. I don't think they even had anyone holding up the signs. Fortunately, they're back to insulting everybody tonight.
At least there have been some good fights/scuffles during this game. If we're going to play poorly, in the interest of tickets sales we at least need to have some interesting fights. I think that will appeal to the people who go to NASCAR races for the wrecks.