I don't know what to say that many other Pittsburgh Penguins fans haven't said already, and probably better and with more knowledge than myself. If you're actually interested in reading my feelings about the Penguins, the season, and what hockey in general has done for my life, take a look at this entry in my personal blog.
I don't know if I'll be updating at all this summer, either. I'll probably do things like clean the house and go to museums and surf. And, of course, there's NASCAR. It's all up to Tony Stewart (who really needs to figure out what his problem is soon) and Kevin Harvick (who's leading in the points, yay!) to satisfy me and my wife's sports jones.
What I do know is that the Penguins' core players are young, and ungodly talented, and have a lot of exciting games left in them. It won't hurt them any to enjoy just one long summer, and they'll probably be all the better for having gained some perspective. I know we'll be saying goodbye to a few players, probably including ones we've come to like such as Bill Guerin (gonna miss looking at him!) and Sergei Gonchar. We'll be saying hello to some new players, too, and hopefully we'll come to like them as the 2010-11 season progresses. We'll say hello to the Consol Energy Center, too. As I thought real hard at Sidney Crosby during his exit interview last night, "They built a new playground for you and the rest of the team. Play like you own the place next year, 'cause you kinda do."
I couldn't help thinking of this song. It's one of my very favorites, has been since I was a little girl. Indulge me one more time.
"Hard Candy Christmas," Dolly Parton
Hey, maybe I'll dye my hair
Maybe I'll move somewhere
Maybe I'll get a car
Maybe I'll drive so far
They'll all lose track
Me, I'll bounce right back.
Maybe I'll sleep real late
Maybe I'll lose some weight
Maybe I'll clear my junk
Maybe I'll just get drunk on apple wine
Me, I'll be just...
Fine and Dandy
Lord it's like a hard candy Christmas
I'm barely getting through tomorrow
But still I won't let
Sorrow bring me way down.
Thanks to all the terrific people who made this blog happen. See y'all next fall!
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