Music (I teach high school choir, music theory, music history, and music technology plus play bass in several bands as well as freelance on keys); Reading sci-fi, fantasy, and military fiction; plus a wide variety of other stuff.
Just got in due to an imbecile driving a huge rig for the gas fracking out here somehow blowing his transmission while making a right turn into their pipe yard and completely blocking route 29 (a two lane highway here in rural northeast PA) and we sat in traffic for over a half hour before they came up to tell the cars what had happened and the road was completely blocked. Nothing like driving on dirt roads that weren't fully plowed in a Ford C-Max with not the highest ground clearance.... At least rehearsal went well and my wife has decided to sing this season.
What is the short recap? I know Abdelkader hit the bingo, bango, bunghole on the PP, and saw the delay of game penalty. Thanks in advance.
Are the wheels on the bus? (Or tank). Did they light a mup? (Sorry, couldn't help that one).
Very true, you almost need to lose in the playoffs to learn how to win. Think back to how the Devils crushed the Wings in 1995 (I had tix for game 5 if it had happened), but that set the table in some ways for the 97 and 98 wins. I remember the victory lap with the Campbell trophy for winning the conference because it had been such a long drought. Even though on paper, the Wings should have won the Finals, that belied that mentally they weren't quite there yet, and the Scott Stevens destroying of Kozlov became a metaphor for the series.
The adding of Shanahan and the experience from '95 were key to the subsequent success. 2002 was a cup that should have been a no brainier, but if not for Lidstrom's long range score on Cloutier, they could have been gone in the first. So many things have to go right in a playoff run to get the cup. Cujo played great in goal for the Wings when he was here, but the boys gave him no run support, and Cujo was unfairly blamed for early exits by many.
Last year's stretch run to the playoffs was a step for the younger players, but they didn't know how to get it done in the post season, and Boston was a good team. That experience paid off this year - Nyquist, Tatar, Sheahan are all playing at the high end of expectations for them, if not exceeding them. If our boys stay healthy, they have a chance in a seven game series against any team in the league his year. They may not be favorites, but I don't think they will get blown out by anyone if they are healthy.
TheXym, I'm not sure if you're serious or if it was a joke or what but... I'm pretty sure it's "light 'em up"... not "light a mup"... If it was an inside joke, my apologies...
It was completely a joke, brother. The Fail Out Boy was the hint. . I'm sick of the song from NHL15 and a coworker singing it incessantly over the summer while I was helping him build a solar pavilion. One night my wife and I were out and had a couple adult beverages and the song came on, and she asked me "What the f*** is a mup, and why would you light it?" I thought it was funny, anyway.