What's next? Going to a brewery for a Professional Hockey Writers Association meeting with Tarik, Mike Vogel and Corey Masisak to pick up next season's Masterson Award candidate? :-)
By tj, The New York Times, Apr. 15, 2009, "Hockey Night in Blogdom: Capitals-Rangers, a Partisan Preview":
Who will win this series, and why?
Caps have better chances. Ovechkin is God. Boudreau is the best. Green is superb. Theodore is as good as Vernon who won the Cup for Detroit, but Lundqvist is no Roy.
Any history between these two teams?
N.Y.C. vs. D.C.? Madoff vs. Fedorov? But seriously, all the history between these two teams is an ancient history. Before Ovechkin. It is irrelevant now. What is relevant? Better off with Fedorov and Yes, we can!
Do your team’s fans have an opinion about the other team’s fans or the city they play in, and if so, what is it?
Caps fans hate Flyers, their city, their fans. Maybe more intensely they hate Penguins. There’s no hatred towards Rangers or New York. MSG? Caps fans think it really stinks there, especially after the dog shows. Let’s be honest, MSG is showing its age.
Do your team’s fans have any special chants, songs or mottoes that you’d like to share?
don’t be fooled cuz he’s a Russian
it’s your body he’ll be crushin
it’s your tears that will be flowing
and your blood that will be gushin
he will leave you badly battered
with your hockey sweater tattered
you will see your team defeated
and your records really shattered
~ “Ovechkin” by Pummeler
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