Thursday, February 8, 2007

Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?

Time to kill a king or two.... or a whole slew of 'em

The Caps need this game in a bad way. Their confidence looks low right now, despite the Russian Machine's comments to the contrary (scroll to the bottom of the article). Their first line was a non-factor in their previous couple of outings, and they've been dressed down by low level teams in Florida and Boston. In most cases I would say the Queens offer just what the doctor ordered, but the Caps disturbing tendency to play down to the level of their opposition is a serious concern. Anything less than 2 points tonight is unacceptable, and the team should act (and play) that way.

The Kings come in having just lost in overtime, 3-2 . Sounds familiar, doesn't it? In their previous game, they destroyed Florida 7-0. That's not so familiar sounding, unless you invert the score. The game before that, they lost to the lowly Blackhawks, 3-2. The Queens sit sit last in the Western Conference, with only 18 wins to their credit. They are, however, 4-2-2 against Eastern Conference teams, so they should not be taken lightly.

Game time is 7 at the V. Let every man be master of his time, Till seven at night.

The Wizznutzz will not be happy about this selection, but today's BHM spotlight is on Director Spike Lee, whose always gritty and almost always controversial movies have been some of the best of the last two decades. Lee directed the amazing Do The Right Thing, the incredibly visceral 25th Hour (one of my all-time favorites), and the controversial biopic Malcolm X, along with a host of other must see films for anyone who claims to love the medium. In my opinion Lee's account of the disasters both natural and man created in New Orleans, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, is one of the best pieces of investigative journalism and filmmaking in US history.


The Deuce said...

I've heard a lot about Ovechkin's slump lately. It's worth noting that Ovechkin has always struggled against Zdeno Chara. And why is that? I have my theory. Could it be because The Russian Machine has no playmaking center to set him up, and is forced to create his own scoring opportunities. Fortunately, he's so good he can do that against 99% of the league. Unfortunately, Chara is 8 feet tall, and has a 14 foot wingspan, 21 feet if you include his 7 foot stick! One on one, an NHL defensemsan SHOULD stop a forward. We forget that as we watch The Machine undress defensemen night after night. Just another reason to sign Drury or Gomez this offseason (PLEASE NOT DANIELLE!)

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