The Blame Mike Green Train has left the station with all NBC announcers aboard. I hope it derails (off a bridge) and only Liam McHugh’s career survives.
Mike had a rough day Saturday. He was -2 with no points and only 1 shot. He fanned on a couple of power play set-ups from the point. His defense was the worst part – Anisimov danced around him for the first goal, then a turnover caught Mike on a line change and he chased Kreider like that chick in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade who falls to her death trying to reach the Holy Grail.
Criticism is warranted. Mike has not been a factor (1 G, 1 A, both in losses) in these playoffs. But when Mike Milbury rips on someone I get the urge to punch a cartoon character. Jeremy Roenick and Keith Jones were on about it again Sunday during intermissions. They also seemed shocked that Sasha Fierce took two bad penalties. That one made me laugh out loud.
I understand they can’t watch every team all season. I also hope Caps fans don’t take their word for it and forget to have a little faith. Hell, we’ve been living off it all season! Green has not been great. Neither have Ovi, Wideman or half a dozen other players. We got by Boston in a true team effort, but we’ll need a little showstopper action to beat New York. Pooh Bear, Piglet and Co. better find their way out of the Hundred Acre Wood. I expect more and hope to see it tonight in Game 2.
Post-game interviews (Ovi & Chimera goatee duel, Nicky’s curls) here.
Ugh, I’m so optimistic! I even like Ovi’s goatee for heaven’s sake. One good series and I feel like we can take on the world. Caps, please don’t let me be the only one!