Now, everyone in Penguins Nation is upset about that loss to the Buffalo Sabres last night. I still can't believe it. I mean, at first intermission I felt compelled to belly-dance because the guys were doing so damn good, and it even looked like Fleury might get his first shutout of the year, and then...ugh. Just ugh. It's obvious that the Pens will have to make some changes and step up their efforts. But not even the fairest of fair-weather Penguins fans is willing to say that Dan Bylsma is a bad coach, let alone the worst in the NHL...right?
Puck Prospectus' writers are probably not Penguins fans. They went there earlier this month. Hooks Orpik gave that idiotic article a good old-fashioned fisking at PensBurgh today. Unlike Hooks, I can't wield statistics. What I've got is alcohol.
New Years' Eve is tomorrow, which brings to mind champagne and champagne cocktails. My friend A. wanted the recipe for a champagne cocktail I fixed last year anyway. I think it has a name now. I would recommend using cheap, sweet, and cheerful champagne for this.
Worst Coach in the NHL
One sugar cube
1/2 ounce orange liqueur
About 4 ounces champagne
Soak the sugar cube with bitters. Drop it in a champagne flute, then pour orange liqueur over it. Fill flute with champagne. If you want, garnish with a twist of orange peel or a clementine wedge.
Enjoy it in good health, Dan, and next time, let those big, strong, young players of yours push their own damned tour bus!
New Jersey Devils again tonight. Here's a bit of psyche-up music for a team that better come in firing on all cylinders. THE MEN CRY OUT THE GIRLS CRY OUT...LET'S GO PENS!!!