In puck-on-stick action: The NHL, Weezer Style
Just came across this really funny paragraph from Grantland.com’s Spike Friedman that I felt I had to share. It’s hidden deeply enough on these here Interwebs that most readers probably won’t see it.
Grantland runs a feature every day called “About Last Night” where they run down in a humorous way the five biggest sports stories from the previous day. The fourth story today was about a hockey game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Buffalo Sabres. Last week Buffalo – the worst team in the NHL – traded their star goaltender, Ryan Miller, replacing him with backup Jhonas Enroth, but it didn’t stop the Sabres from defeating the playoff-bound Lightning. Here is the Grantland recap:
Steven Stamkos returned to the ice while Ryan Callahan made his debut for the Tampa Bay Lightning, but they were not enough as Jhonas Enroth made 43 saves and the Buffalo Sabres came out of Florida with a 3-1 win. Enroth, who replaced the departed Ryan Miller, said after the game, “My name is Jhonas, I’m carrying this team.” When asked what he thought the secret was to blunting Tampa’s new-look attack, he replied, “Thanks to what they shown us, this is how I feel: Don’t shoot pucks at me, it will end badly, if you ask me, they miss St. Louis. Things were better then, once but never again. He has left all them, doomed to be also-rans.” Enroth then started yelling, “The workers are going home!” over and over again until the collected media dispersed.