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Hit the Road, Jack October 19, 2008

Posted by CapitalSpirit in Uncategorized.
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If this had been the AHL, I would have titled this “Jump On the Bus, Gus.” As it is…

Last night’s minor setback against the Devils–which is really all it is–seems to be falling right in line with that 7 of Swords a couple of posts back. Not a good game, true enough. But it wasn’t really a bad one, either–sneaking a trio past Martin Brodeur isn’t bad, assuming you can keep the Devils off the board. That didn’t happen, and we had to settle for one point. That’s not a great result for a Saturday night in front of a pretty raucous house, but it’s also not the end of the world. It’s a step in the right direction, no more, no less. We still have miles to go before we sleep, and there’s lots of hockey left to play. It’s one extra-time loss in October–not great, but acceptable. For now.

One more practice tomorrow, and then the Caps take off on a West Coast swing against the Flames, Coyotes, and Stars. This is Jose Theodore’s beat from last year, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him start two (or even all three) of these games. He’s got 19 games against Calgary, and a more or less even record against them.

Phoenix is the site of Ovechkin’s famous from-his-back goal in his rookie year, and this is his first visit to Phoenix since then. Ovechkin has been awfully quiet the first couple of games, and he has done quite well, thank you, in that barn. Is this the game?

Then comes Dallas, and probably Marty Turco at the other end of the pond. It will be very interesting to see who starts that one, and it will be even more interesting to see how they finish.

I’ll refer spiritually-minded readers to Psalm 91, but I won’t type it out in full.

I had this really, REALLY weird dream about the Caps last night. I don’t remember much: I’m awful at remembering what I dream. I do remember it involved Ovechkin and Semin, and something about Semin typing on a computer (in Russian) that I was an idiot. Weirder: I can barely read Russian in real life.

And now, I’m getting out of the house for what’s left of what looks like a beautiful fall Sunday.

CAPITAL SPIRIT
AH, THE NEW HOCKEY SEASON…

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