Seriously. So sad. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
I have no idea how many casual fans were really watching the previous U.S.-Canada game or the gold medal game and I have no idea how many of them will become real hockey fans, but you guys absolutely delivered on your end. Back when the U.S. roster was selected I wasn't that excited about the team - honestly, I still look at it and wonder where all that affection came from - but for two weeks I was more than happy to watch and cheer for you.
Ryan Miller, come on home, and kick some ass. Because lord knows, I never want to watch another postgame interview like the one today. He was standing there talking and his face was all big, wet brown eyes and he was all wobbly voiced. :::sniff, sniff::: I hope Darcy Regier saw that because if he did he'll do WHATEVER IT TAKES to keep it from happening again.
Seriously though, the Olympic break did exactly what I needed it to do and made me miss the Sabres. Except for Derek Roy. I found myself hating him more and more with every U.S. game. But you'll have to read about that tomorrow because unfortunately there's sociology homework calling my name...
(Grrr... I had an AWESOME screen cap of Ryan and Lindy planned for this post my DVR screwed me because Time-Warner's DVR SUCKS. Just close your eyes and pretend, please.)