I hate a lot of hockey teams for various reasons. Whether it may be because they're a bag of dicks, geographically, fanbase specific, etc., I am very much filled with hate. The thing that pisses me off the most about a certain team is if they are boring. I hated Nashville for the longest time because they were the worst team to watch. The only thing that puts me to sleep quicker is a glass of wine and ambien.
I recall a couple of years ago when I went to a Nashville-Los Angeles game. I went to this game because my future husband is a Kings fan and I once was supportive of his gross Kings habit. I used to work at Starbucks and I frequently opened the store, which means I got up at 3am. I was also in graduate school at the time so on a typical day I would work from 4 til 12 and then go to class. Usually on those days I would go home and pass out, but on this particulate day we had tickets to the game so we went.
It was the worst hockey game I've ever been to.
The pace was incredibly slow as the Predators and Kings were both defensive-minded at this point in time. They essentially protected a lead the entire game even when it was 0-0. A combination of tight defense and dump'n'chase really fucking pissed me off. I'm not pleasant when I'm tired. By the end of regulation, the score was an astounding 1-1; it was surprising that either team were actually able to score one goal, let alone both teams score one goal.
Overtime passes and of course, nobody ends the game. I actually fell asleep for 4 minutes of overtime. Onto the shootout we go! This was the absolute worst part of the game. Typically this is the case for any game that goes into a shootout but this one was even worse than usual. EVERYBODY FUCKING SCORED. It was the worst. Everyone in the crowd was on their feet, including myself with purse on arm and ready to get the hell out of there. It went into 8 rounds, of course. Thankfully, Nashville won the game because who knows how many cars I would have flipped over if Los Angeles won.
It was dreadful. I know that Nashville is seemingly good now but I'll never go to one of their games again because of how agonizing that game was. Whenever I see a team like Nashville, Carolina, Arizona, Winnipeg, etc., on the schedule, I tend to find something better to do that evening. If I can't find something to do that evening, I slam my head into a wall until I go to sleep.
Sad Asshole Patrol Center
Nashville wins 0-1 in a 15 round shootout.
Setting the Tone:
The most interesting thing to ever occur in a Predators game prior to this season.
Tweet of the Day:
james neal makes a careful note on a post-it that hot chocolate bonging is not the same as beer bonging— 18 (@nealeatsalone) December 3, 2014
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