I don't know why I continue to go to Sens/Habs games in Ottawa. I inevitably wind up full of rage and have to bite my tongue to avoid picking fights with half the arena. And that's saying a lot, because I have neither the personality or the physique to be scrapping in the aisles at Scotiabank Place.
May seem like sour grapes, but I've felt the same every time I've seen these two play, win or lose. The fact is this: going into a foreign arena and booing the home-team's captain is just plain obnoxious. Absolutely no class. The na-na-good-bye song and soccer chants during the first five minutes of the game? Assinine. Congratulations... you beat a struggling, bottom dwelling team in a shootout. Now go burn down a city.
Ok, now that that's out of my system...
Unfortunately, my last post didn't take into consideration the possibility of Ottawa walking away with one point tonight. And I can't for the life of me decide if all hope is lost or not. It's not looking good, but I guess the door hasn't been totally slammed shut yet, either.
I will say this: they played with fire tonight. Despite the heartbreaking loss and several glaring mistakes, miscues and turnovers, the boys never gave up. They hit hard, they fought back and continue to play like a team on a mission. I for one would take a season's worth of games like the one I watched tonight any day of the week over the current popluar vote; to tank the rest of the season in an attempt to land a top pick.
The boys should be proud of their effort tonight. In the words of the great Tom Petty, they went down swingin!