Another week is in the books and another star player is taking heat for not performing when it mattered most. Crosby had a tough second round, but so did a lot of the Penguins. If you had Crosby in your pool, like I did, he didn’t exactly help out much in the standings. After jumping almost 100 spots last week, I was ready to stop blaming Chris Kelly and forgive him for me being stupid enough to pick him. Well, I’m falling again and I don’t think even smashing into the concrete can stop my decline this time around.
For the second week in a row, this Rammertime fellow is dominating the leaderboard! How did you do it, sir? You must have known something that the rest of us didn’t, of this I’m sure. I know what it is, you picked guys that were actually playing in the playoffs didn’t you? You didn’t fall for the dud picks like Alex Ovechkin, Chris Kelly, or Gustav Nyquist…*realizes that Nyquist “played” during the playoffs” Yeah, no points worth of playing, Gustav! Thanks a lot, regular season hero.
Speaking of Crosby…there was a lot of debate going around Twitter about who you would rather build your team around – Toews or Crosby. It’s a tough call. Sid is a point producing machine (playoffs aside) and you can’t question his skill. Toews, on the other hand, seems to have ice in his veins and always seems to rise to the occasion when it matters most. So I’ll leave it to you, Crosby or Toews – what say you?
Did anyone else notice that there was no games on TV last night? NO. GAMES. It’s going to get even worse in the conference finals and eventually the Cup Finals. We may even go multiple days without games. That’s no good for anyone. Even worse is that this is a reminder that the season is almost over! With no hockey, we may actually have to spend time with our families and not drink beer during the week! Do you realize this? Oh the humanity!
Last week, I was in 178th place so you may be thinking that my fall down the standings hasn’t been that bad. BUT…I encourage you to look at my lineup and see how many Penguins and Bruins were on my roster. Regardless of what happens in the Kings/Ducks Game 7 tonight, I will have 1 player left on my roster for the rest of the playoffs. I will be depending solely on either Ryan Getzlaf or Drew Doughty to power me through until the end. Frankly, I don’t like my chances. I expect my fall to be steep and relentless. I have embarrassed my self and I have embarrassed the Shaolin Temple.
Dear Ryan Getzlaf/Drew Doughty
One of you handsome gentlemen will be my only hope for climbing out of 191st place and into the top 20 where the prizes are. I know it’ll be a hefty task for you to accomplish, but I know that either one of you can do it. I believe in you. You’ve both won Stanley Cups, and you’ve both won Olympic Gold medals – if anyone can do it, it’s you guys.
Ahh screw it…I’ve got no chance. Can I have some money instead?