Remember that feeling? Good, because some crazy shit (i.e getting our asses handed to us in our own building by the Caps) has happened since then. Not least of which was Claude Noel's incredible post game interview in which I'm pretty sure he threatened to get medieval on our asses. But that was yesterday, and this is about, uh, a couple days before that.
Well I'm writing from Toronto. Sitting in the Silver Dollar room, listening to Brews Willis (great/clever for a 5 year old name, godawful excuse of a band, doing their best to keep the bar low enough that even a dumbass tarsier could get over it with their freakish fingers), we were unfortunately relegated to following the score on someone's magic telephone, which unlike that piece of crap Alexander Graham Bell invented, can do awesome things like show you how to get to the closest kebab shop, suggestions on which beer will give you your most liquor for your dollar (PBR, which tastes like garbage water) and let you know how awesome the Jets are (very). AGB's garbage invention on the other hand could "connect you to someone outside your home." Yawn. That guy was booooooring. That guy was pretty much the Brews Willis of the inventing community. He was no Nicola Tesla at least.
Anyway, as we return from magical space ray land, we find our heroes rejoicing to the tune of a 3-1 mauling of the braindead Bruins, who have been unfortunately1 experiencing a considerable amount of success this year. Jubilation bubbling up from deep within our souls, the
But it raised the point of whether we should be respectful of other team's victories, and embrace the joy that those hockey fans are experiencing for their own vicarious victories. The answer is: no we shouldn't, especially if it's the Leafs, Sens, Oilers, Flames, Habs, Canucks, Bruins, Rangers, Hawks, Wings, or the Devils. As for the rest of the league, based on attendance, those teams have no fans, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Add in the fact that those teams are all terrible, and regardless of which city you're living in, you
1 For anyone who thinks that hockey should be focused around anything besides being a fucking insane goon who will take the hit over the puck 9 times out of 10. Sorry Leafs fans. I'm sure Colton Orr will experience a late career, Tie Domi-esque goal scoring renaissance.