It’s hard to believe that we’re at the cusp of playoff time, as NotGlen Sather calls it, “The Second Season.” Again. Heck, wasn’t it just like three days ago that the L.A. Kings were celebrating their Cup victory? Okay, fine, it was almost 10 months ago, but still. Is it me, or does time go by way too quickly? Yes, I’m old. Deal with it.
Yet this hockey season was curious. The Flyers and Devils are out (and let me take this time to remind you that every single Devils fan I know gave us SHIT about the Rangers losing the first three of four games this shortened season…hope you’re all enjoying your tee times), and as death, taxes and the power play sucking, the Rangers are facing the Washington Capitals in the postseason. (See my video from the first round last year below)
And I’m not sure how to feel about this. It was tough for me to get excited about this season, be the prolonged start, and abbreviated season it was. Talking to fellow Ranger fan, KB, the other day, she was kind of nonplussed about the team making the playoffs. I can see that, but I can basically say one thing. That once they start to win, or advance out of the first round, we’ll start to get the bug, the itch that it may OUR year. Even if we have given SOME OTHER teams grief over winning “half a cup.”
(And yeah, if it comes to that this year, I’m not sure how to resolve my feelings either on that one.)
Of course, this means another sport will be neglected, and that will be baseball. With good reason too. To say the Mets have been lackluster is an understatement. I keep telling my husband, “IT’S ONLY APRIL.” Yet, by their effort this month, it’s evident that it will be a LONG ASS season. Until, of course, Zack Wheeler is called up. And who knows, his start has been below par too out in Vegas.
But it makes me happy that I can shy away from baseball, though it is my favorite sport, I don’t feel bad about not giving it as much attention as I do the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Now, if you want a good laugh or be entertained while watching hockey, be sure to follow my sports tweets @Coopz22. I have a heart attack with every pass, every shot on goal, every Henrik save or close call, and every goal scored by the Rangers is the BEST GOAL EVAR. Or I threaten myself with bodily harm. Just myself. You don’t have to worry about yourselves.
It’s a do or die situation. Whether we’ll be invincible or not, remains to be seen.
Trust me, I operate on a different plane during this time of the year. Apologies in advance.