the Fifth Line: the Absurd and the Unlived
If last week’s post didn’t convince you that this is an absurd year in the NHL, the Nashville Predators’ Twitter account is here to help:
Well that was fun! #Preds defeat the Maple Leafs 9-2 tonight in Toronto and are back in 1st in the Central. #NSHvsTOR
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) November 19, 2014
Yes, the Predators tied their franchise record for most goals scored… against the NHL’s version of the Yankees.
Since I already pulled out the big guns of absurdism last week with Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, I need something different. Still absurd, but maybe a little more joyful. More Marx-Brothers-y. More totally insane-y…
Good ‘Hawks / Bad ‘Hawks
It was so good to watch the ‘Hawks destroy the Dallas Stars on Sunday, for so many reasons. Watching an unlucky-this-season Chicago team pot six goals in a game felt cathartic. Doing it against Dallas was icing on the cake (we’ll come back to my hatred for Dallas later). Listening to Pat Foley rip into Ales Hemsky was the shot of whiskey after the cake. [Read more…]