Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Hey, Guess What?

The playoffs start tonight!
The playoffs start tonight!
The playoffs start tonight!
The playoffs start tonight!
The playoffs start tonight!
The playoffs start tonight!
The playoffs start tonight!
The playoffs start tonight!
The playoffs start tonight!
The playoffs start tonight!

Yeah, I'm excited...

...just imagine what I'll be like when the Caps are actually in the postseason again. Me. Big hole. Through roof.

I'm not going to make predictions or do previews or tell who I'm rooting for, at least not yet - partly because I have no idea who should win and partly because the second I announce my allegiance to any given team they start to lose. So I'll keep that little tidbit to myself for now.

Gambling comes to the Cheap Seats later in the week, as I'll be conducting a pool among a group of fellow hockey-bloggers - the "prizes" will certainly entertain any hockey fan, I'm sure. All the participants will be listed here once I've received all the official entries, so stay tuned for updates and standings as the playoffs continue.

I'm also inviting the contestants to use the comments sections of the update posts as the official forum for all things smack talk...bring it on. And to those hockey bloggers I've contacted and any I may have missed - get those picks in, you don't want to miss out on all the fun! (E-mail me if you need a form or go here to my helpful little elves at Bleu Blanc et Rouge...)

Round 1 starts tonight...can you feel the excitement? Hear the cheering crowds? See the announcers, the writers, and the NHL all wetting themselves in anticipation of having Sid the Kid in his very first playoff series?

It's time. Drop the puck!

Update: Don't forget to check out Maggie the Monkey's playoff predictions...almost always 50% right!

14 comments:

Tyler said...

Woo Hoo!!

Let's go Pens!!

Shelby said...

SALT THE SLUGS!

GO anyone-that-isn't-Buffalo!

And yes, that even includes the Penguins. Don't hate me.

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

Your helpful little elves acknowledge Santa's good work this Christmas.

:D

CapsChick said...

Tyler: Careful, that kind of comment is likely to get deleted by the comment fairy ;) Hey - you're a hockey blogger, go fill out a bracket and send it to me!

Shelby: I...I don't know what to say.

Actually, yes I do - it won't be an issue because the Sens are handing the Pens a first round loss.

Oops. Darn it, I didn't want to reveal my picks. That one was predictable though, right?

BBR: What about Hanukkah Harry?

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

BBR: What about Hannukah Harry>

lol, sounds even better than Santa Claus. :D

Matthew Macaskill said...

Maggie's got nuthin' on me, yo!

george said...

IT'S PLAYOFF SEASON!!! and yes, i took the day off work to watch the games. my dorkiness abounds.

my mom also has herself convinced that her allegiance to any team ultimately dooms said team, a belief was cemented in Janauary when the we crushed the Canes on a nite she was wearing their jersey. she has declined to root for my Wings in the playoffs based on exactly that theory. (yeah, i admit it, you're not the only one with split loyalties... bring on the groaning).

Shelby said...

Shelby: I...I don't know what to say.

I'm extremely pumped about the Pens losing, don't get me wrong. I want to see them go down. But, if it has to be that way, I'd be able to deal with their death at the hands of the Pens.

P.S. If a reader couldn't guess that pick, they have apparently never gone anywhere near your blog before.

Shelby said...

I meant the Slugs' death at the Pens' hands. Typing issues. Forgive me. =[

Heather B. said...

Well, geez, SOMEONE needs to say it: LET'S GO BUFF-A-LO!

Victor said...

You know what was cool? Listening to the French-Canadian feed on the Sens game on XM last night. Didn't understand a word (except for the names) but you could still get a feel for the game...and especially when the Sens scored a goal.

CapsChick said...

I used to love watching Habs games on RDS, which is the French-Canadian version of TSN (which is the Canadian version of ESPN...but a billion times better). I learned some great French words that way.

Voila, Un But!!!!!!!!

Bleu, Blanc et Rouge said...

My favourite:

Le tir....et le BUUUUUTTTT!!!

That has become so classic, that it'll go down as one of the most famous things ever said by a broadcaster.

Anonymous said...

However, George's Mom is 7 out of 8 for first round in the "wouldn't it be nice if they won" but not actually cheering category. Number 8? Well, what can I say I grew up in the Cinderella generation, go ISLES!!!!!!