Amazing game I will not soon forget. The action on the ice speaks for itself. Getting the lone bad thing out of the way first - hearing that goal song in person was such crap. Bring back RR pt 2. Standing up, cheering and awkwardly thinking "oh wait a minute - somethings wrong here" really took away from the celebration. The "you suck" is mixed in even more with this song and the whole thing feels so damn fake. Crasher's analogy is perfect
As mentioned, hit up Dino BBQ and it turned out to be delicious and a pretty good price to be honest. So my girlfriend and I get to the game at 6:30 and head right to the seats to sit down. Up walks a guy in a suit asking if we'd like to be the free upgrade winners. Freaking sweet. We moved down to the restaurant but it was way out of our league, I don't think I saw anyone else in a jersey and here I was in a jersey, jeans, and work boots for Christ sake. I wish I didn't eat so much at Dino cause the buffet and carving stations in the restaurant were awesome.
Out of nowhere, in walks Bryce Salvador and the rest of the scratches. I walk past and do a double take and say "Holy crap, it's Bryce Salvador" and he smiles. I didn't want to bother him as he was walking around, but he ended up signing one of the tickets. Asked him how he was feeling and said he's planning on playing next week. Total professional. There really hasn't been anyone harder on him than me around here but he really is a class act and a cool guy.
As for the action on the ice, I thought Merill looked very very good in person. Great on the d zone rotation, smart with the puck, long reach - he really could be the total package. Gelinas' game may be more flashier and he certainly has been a huge asset to the team, but in the long run I could see Merill being even better. Hard to believe that with Larsson, those three could run the D corps for 10 plus years. Severson and Santini, oh man that could be the verge of something REALLY special. Good to see Boucher get his goal. Can anyone think of a player more ice cold or scolding hot than Brunner? Holy crap.
Edited by Devils Pride 26, 19 December 2013 - 12:28 AM.