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this is a Penguins appreciation post

* Marc-Andre Fleury, you guys. I am completely charmed by his French-Canadian accent. And his pretty pretty eyes. And his pretty pretty moves, because what even was that save in the shootout against Detroit last night? (I saw an article that described it as a "snow angle save" - dang it, so near and yet so far.) So WHY is there no fic about him? Even with that whole goalie mystique thing going on? If I end up signing up for Not Prime Time, you can bet I will be asking for some.

* Tanger's back! 70 days after his stroke! But it was only a little stroke, we are assured. Don't you feel assured?

* Speaking of people coming back, I hope Geno does that soooon. Games are not the same without him. They're saying right now that he may be back sometime in the middle of the first playoff series, so, end of next week-ish.

* You know how in fic Sidney Crosby is the health nut who won't even eat sauces on his meat? LOL no. This article suggests that up until very recently, the Pittsburgh Penguins subsisted largely on pizza and ice cream sundaes. (Aside: Tanner Glass is the instigator of a discover-new-restaurants brigade.)

* So there is a new playoff format this year, to the confusion of everyone. Including a lot of the players. Crosby figured it out last week.

* Flyers game on Saturday. Presumably there will be plenty of ~energy in that game. (Rant: IDK how it is in other sports, but hockey announcers spend so much time talking about FEELINGS. It's hilarious, but also frustrating. Last night we were told that Neal being on the first line generated a lot of emotion and energy! Which must have been why an entirely different line then scored a goal! FEELINGS ARE MAGIC, and also the hockey player's psyche is a fragile butterfly. Whereas what I really want the announcers to talk about is, like, technique and play analysis. Grumble grumble.)

* I reeeally need to hunt down a hockey-appropriate icon. I did go looking the other day and discovered that in the early 00s Wolverine recruited an Edmonton Oiler to be a super hero. Presumably that team choice was less bemusing then than it is now.

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Apr. 11th, 2014 01:37 pm (UTC)
Baseball announcing varies a lot, depending on which team's broadcast you're listening to. Most often, I stick with the Pirates booth, who don't usually feel the need to tell us, as though they were authorities, how the individual players must feeeeel about stuff happening on the field or in the clubhouse. Though, there's always the chance during a slow inning, especially if the pitcher's wearing high socks, that they'll wander off on a five-minute tangent about Baseball Socks And How They Are Worn.
Apr. 11th, 2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
HAH. Okay, the socks thing is hilarious.

In general, hockey announcers seem convinced that hockey games are won primarily on motivation and 'energy' (which is actually code for "anger from getting pushed around by the other team" and/or "joy from pushing around the other team), rather than on skill. It's very peculiar.
Apr. 12th, 2014 02:16 am (UTC)
It is honestly the most endearing thing to watch you get into this fandom. To watch you caring about the sport! And everything! So endearing!
Apr. 12th, 2014 05:14 am (UTC)
Awww. <3 I laugh at myself a lot. HOW IS THIS MY LIFE. But I am tickled that you are endeared.
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