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RIP Crotch Bang

Posted 10:57 PM ET | Comments 8
So...after instituting the Crotch Bang on my blog the Preds went on to lose six games in a row. That was brought up to me by Hockeybuzz user 'themax':

October 24, 2007 9:24 AM ET | Delete
notice how the Preds have fallen apart since you introduced this bizarrely gay "crotch bang" phrase into your blogs? You've cursed them. Try writing a blog w/o it and I think you'll be surprised by the results.

So like any good superstitious hockey fan I took his advice and did away with the ol crotch bang to test his theory. Well...after a well played 3-0 win over the Atlanta Thrashers I am happy to announce that the crotch bang is officially dead!

More on the game tomorrow...but props to Dan Ellis for earning a shutout (in his second career start), Tootoo for a solid game, Smithson for being everywhere tonight and for Kevin Klein looking like the second coming of Bobby Orr on his set up to Tootoo.

Zidlicky was scratched...wondering if there is a chance he is on the trade block or if Trotz was trying a different D -line up?
October 25, 2007 10:59 PM ET | Delete
Awww man, hopefully some leafs blogger will pick the tradition up ;)
October 25, 2007 11:05 PM ET | Delete
Then maybe it will be known as 'the crotch bang curse.'
October 26, 2007 1:07 AM ET | Delete
Oh crotch bang, we hardly knew ye, yet we are pleased that thou hast departed from us.....
October 26, 2007 9:54 AM ET | Delete
How about "hard working" Smithson, which is what I've been calling him for three seasons now. He resides so far under most radar that very few outside of Nashville really know who he is and the role he so capably fills. (Poile, Trotz and the rest of the coaches know his value.) How many times has he been mentioned by anyone (including us Pred fans) on HB? It's often role players such as Jerred that provide what it takes to make a team's play succeed. Anyway, it was great to see him get some recognition for his great play last night. He was, as you said, seemingly everywhere. And yeah, I second the slick move by Mr. Klein - he's got the speed and skill to develop into a great D. There was a reason they made him a second-round pick in '03 and we saw some of that last night. To the whole team: thanks for a super effort and the inspired play.
October 26, 2007 10:36 AM ET | Delete
Blue - you are right on the money with Smithson. He is the type of player that all teams need. Not flashy but solid in all aspects of the game. I would love to see a bit more consistency from Smithson (more games like last night) because, I think, he does tend to go away for a few games at a time. Last night, though, he was great! He played a huge part in that win last night.
October 26, 2007 11:03 AM ET | Delete
It may not have been as widely known as the Curse of the Bambino or the Curse of the Billy Goat. Nevertheless, I have decided to take off work today and head to Nashville for tomorrow night's tilt to celebrate the fall of the curse.
October 26, 2007 2:20 PM ET | Delete
Way to recognize the problem and fix it ! Very nice. Now if you could fix Mason things would be great. I have not seen many Preds games this season but I have heard he is way off the mark right now. Nashville will get it together and Smithson is under appreciated, but he is noticed by some of us! Nice job PredJoe
October 26, 2007 2:40 PM ET | Delete
Yeah Nc, I think that last night will help Mason immeasurably. It lifted a burden off of his shoulders. He'll be fine I think. Besides we need two goalies who can do the job. (Meanwhile, Rinne and the Admirals are playing very well too). I expect Chris will start against his old pal and fan favorite Tomas V. when the Panthers visit Sat night. The competition between the two will be keen.
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