Spring is in the air, golf clubs are getting warmed up, mullets are in full bloom...wait. Mullets? Uh-oh, you know what that means. It must be time for another thrilling visit from the Pittsburgh Penguins!
In honor of our feathered guests (both on the ice and off) I present :
And those of us with normal hair
From Crosby's Crowd to Fleury's Flock
Those curly tendrils flow
But all your hearts and souls belong
To the man called Mario
You toss your locks (and then your beer)
With a high and mighty air
For all bow down to the glory of
That lovely Pittsburgh hair
Special thanks to Amanda for the inspiration...
But enough silliness. It's time to get down to the real nuts and bolts with another round of the $64,000 question - which Caps team will show up today?
Will it be...
...the team that blows a 4 goal lead?
...the team that plays solid defense yet can't score to save their lives?
...the team that phones it in?
...or will it be the elusive creature that is the hard-working, high-scoring, lead-holding team?
Only time will tell. And that, my friends, is what makes being a Caps fan so much fun. This team is, um...well, they're like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.
It would be nice if the Caps avoided a sweep and put in a good, solid performance in front of what is sure to be a packed house tonight. The Pens are a tough team, a playoff team fighting for the division lead and home-ice advantage. I think all Caps fans would agree with me that putting a crimp in those plans might make for a delightful Tuesday evening.
Er...it appears we've interrupted his meal. Sorry, Sid.
Then of course there are the other youngsters...
Staal, Malone and Malkin can be lethal in their own right.
And don't forget about...um...those...other guys.
The Penguins have a pretty potent power play, ranked 5th in the league.
Wow. Look at that setup!
You also have to get past their muscle...
Laraque, Ruutu and Roberts. And don't discount their offensive ability, either.
The Penguins do have a weakness or two, though. Take their defense for example.
Look at them - they can't even find the puck!
Oh, good. The Penguins' fans are here.
Nice mullets, boys.
Where's everyone going?
Oh. Of course.