Watching NHL on the Fly has always been one of our favorite post-game activities. Until Noodles had a complete meltdown ten minutes into last night's installment.
And all it took was one of the analysts mentioning how Ryan Whitney was in the movie Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events, "Oh, I didn't know Whitney was the star of that movie."
She ranted about how people need to see past this whole "BLAME RYAN WHITNEY BLAH KILL HIM NOW TRADE HIM FOR A BENCH!" bullshit.
It's a team problem.
There's something wrong with the team. No one but Sidney Crosby, Marc-Andre Fleury and Evgeni Malkin are getting their jobs done.
A two-goal lead can be blown, it happens. But not every other game should it happen.
Maybe it's the coaches.
Maybe it's the captain.
Maybe it's the fatigue.
Maybe it's all of it.
We don't think we've ever seen her that angry and had to pull her away from the Adobe Photoshop before she did something drastic.
We would just like to take the time to talk about Jordan Staal.
Why did Shero sign him to such a lucrative and long contract. Like, WTF? Why?
He's constantly a minus and always on the ice when the opposition scores either a game-tying or game-winning goal.
And he's supposed to be our defensive third-line center? Nice try, Shero.
We don't need that dead weight on this team. He's soft. At 6'4" and 220lbs, Staal is supposed to be punishing other, smaller forwards. When was the last time you said, "Wow, did you see that hit Jordan just laid out on Daniel Alfredsson?"
Yeah, we never said it either.
Get rid of him. The Penguins don't need another center. We have too many. And the ones that we do have are way better than him anyway.
Staal is also useless on the penalty kill. He's always getting in the way and deflecting pucks into the net with his skate. We have Dumper Bob for that, we don't need Staal doing it as well.
His rookie season was impressive. He had 29 goals and 13 assists. Obviously, he will never be that great again.
Trade Jordan Staal right now for a winger for Sidney Crosby. Do it.