I'm becoming the fan I hate.
I got season tickets this year. Wonderful. Exciting. Thrilling. Cool. I was, as the kids 20 years ago would say, stoked. And for the first, I don't know, eight games, I was really digging it, groovy. But now, like in game 80000 or whatever we are at (I think it's like 26 or something) I'm getting grinded down.
They play like, every other day, man. And, like, how can people make these start times? And, like, stay for a whole game? The whole thing? And the three stars afterwords? Where's my fainting couch?
So yeah, I'm becoming that guy. Not proud of it, but it remains true nonetheless.
And the team is winning! I don't even know what I'd be like if we were losing. For christ's sakes, never get old, kids. It's corrosive for your soul.
Two teams in the West that are currently in the playoffs that have a corsi% of some particular flavour under 50%. The Flames and the Canucks. Of the teams nipping at the Flames heels (COL, MIN, DAL, LA) only Colorado has a corsi% of some particular flavour under 50%.
I don't know what that means but it appears to be a thing. The Flames are scoring goals on the shots they take. As we saw during the horrible desert of a losing streak, that 'trick' can go away.
It will be interesting to watch.
Dion is becoming a thing.
I've been championing it all season, so I'm like a pioneer and shit. But I didn't know his contract was 7 million x 7 years. Holy fuck.
I think the guy would be a good fit slotted behind Gio and Brodie. But that's a lot of money and term.
Still... Dion and Wideman. On the same blueline. Imagine it kids. Could it get any more car-crash-terrific?
San Jose game is tonight and I'm going. I'll let ya'll know which celebrity I run into this time.
Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.
I figure I better write about the new arena soon.