Petshark: Talking Stick
Entries with the tag: zac rinaldo
By winning against the Flyers, the Sharks climbed up to sixth in the West. By not winning, the Flyers fell to sixth in the East. The Flyers still have two more points and one more win on their record than the Sharks, but last night’s game brought them closer in the standings, close like that game. Them being close in the standings is not significant to anyone but two-teaming fans like me.
I may be that, but last night I was no homer. My loyalties cancelled each other out. In that period of forced clarity I noticed some things, even though I did not have the benefit of in-game penalty replays or a full view of the ice. I had to go home, feed the critters, and watch the game on tv to see that stuff.
I didn’t know what it would be like to go watch them play each other live, my two teams. I found myself rooting for everyone to do well, cheering for both goalies, happy the game was close, only disappointed it didn’t go to overtime. I was less disappointed when I saw how the Sharks started to look so tired at the end, and when I realized that if the game went on much longer someone might get killed.
Actually, the Flyers have been here for a couple of days now, learning about Pinkberry from Wayne Simmonds, being bussed between rinks and meeting fans at Sharks Ice. It is very exciting for Bay Area Flyers fans. It’s like a TaO fan holiday.
Yesterday I saw this article on NHL.com detailing the deadline day trade between the Sharks and the Avalanche. The title is “Avs add McGinn on deadline day.” It goes on to talk about what a splendid acquisition McGinn is for the Avs.
Isn’t that nice? McGinn is the big news, the article makes his acquisition out like the big story, only devoting a few lines at the end about Galiardi and Winnik…
Wait, what? OMG, DW, what did you do?