An ASG themed pregame post

Tonight the Caps are in Montreal. It’s gonna be pretty interesting, because they’re just as hot as the Habs, except they’ve just been shutout by Mason and the Blue Jackets, which means they’ll be pretty fired up.

Of course, with the Caps come Coach Bruce Boudreau. You see, Bruce is all pissed up, because he finds it APPALING that Ovechkin won’t be in the starting lineup at the All Star Game because he was not voted in, and ABSOLUTELY REVOLTING that players like Semin and Green are left out because of the “one player per team” unwritten rule.

Semin Semin, facing his children in the future

Hmmm, well, Bruce, you know what? SUCK IT!

It may be sad, but Semin won’t be an all star until the NHL decides to tweak its skills competition to include a Bongo challenge.

They say that I’m a clown, making too much dirty sound…

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Speaking of the All Star Game, I know the NHL is trying to make all the money it can with the event, but the amount of corporate sponsorship is really baffling. Just for fun, here is an actual excerpt of a “news” item from the All Star Game section of the NHL website:

The game’s most dazzling shootout artists will attempt to wow the voting public in the NHL Mobile brought to you by Bell Breakaway Challenge and the classes of 2007-08 and 2008-09 will battle for youthful supremacy when NHL All-Star Weekend gets underway with the 2009 Honda/NHL All-Star Super Skills Competition Saturday night, Jan. 24, at Montreal’s Bell Centre.
The realigned NHL YoungStars Game presented by Upper Deck and the fan-judged NHL Mobile brought to you by Bell Breakaway Challenge will join SuperSkills mainstays such as the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater, McDonald’s NHL Accuracy Shooting and Cisco NHL Hardest Shot competitions to determine the League’s best in various disciplines.

Wow… And they didn’t even mention the “XM NHL All-Star Fan Balloting presented by 2K Sports”, the “Scotiabank NHL Fan Fav Breakaway Challenge”, and the “Gatorade NHL Elimination Shootout”.

That’s a bit overwhelming. Come on NHL, I’ll never be able to drink Gatorade, open a bank account, buy wathever Cisco sells, eat a BigMac, and buy some tires to go with my new honda on the same week end!

Allright. Now, I think I’ll enjoy my NHL Toyota brought to you by Gillette Super nap. Or maybe I’ll just have a Classic fan-judged Smoothest Reebok cup of NHL coffee, presented to you by Amazon.com.

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