I was watching Hockey Night Live on MSG, where they had lots of Devils post-mortem talk. When I saw Lou Lamoriello speaking, it hit me:
Is Lou a brilliant GM of the New Jersey Devils and an excellent prankster? Have you ever seen this mythical "Lou Lamoriello" person and actor Jason "Wee-Man" Acuña in the same room? Lou's team arranged a mid-'90s
trap deal with the Devil; Wee-Man arranges traps for his friends and has devilish charm. Coincidence? Read the book.
Maybe it's just me. It was late.
On to more pertinent things, two big playoff Game 2s today:
- I'm afraid Montreal (2 p.m., NBC/CBC) is fully toast now that Andrei Markov is out of the lineup. Their hopes went from bad to awful with their #1 D-man going down like that. Markov to the Habs > Staal to the Pens
- Detroit-San Jose (8 p.m., TSN/Vs): Now this should be fun. Game 1 was a wild scoring affair where fortune's powerplays looked kindly on the Sharks. Bet they'll need to be even better in Game 2.
- And how about that slaughter in Chicago last night? The fans looked bludgeoned; nothing like dropping premium cash on playoff tickets only to see a stinker from the home side.
Got any lookalikes? Share those or any relevant playoff topics in comments. Also, you can still vote in the playoff polls in the previous threads, though not for much longer.