See You on the Fairway: Grand Ole Opry Edition

Not every team in the playoffs gets to hoist the Stanley Cup. Try as they may, 29 teams will end their hockey-related obligations without lifting the Holy Grail of Hockey. We here at MYFO encourage you to erase their substandard play from your collective memory, and join us in wishing them good luck on the golf course starting today.

Next up, LeNoceur has the breakdown of what went wrong in Music City. Pull up a chair, take your shoes off, and settle in as he plucks those banjo strings and picks and grins his way through this eulogy.

What Happened?

It was all going so right. The Predators had the Red Wings reeling after consecutive wins on home ice. They had chased Dominik Hasek from the series, and generally made the Wings look their age. For an underdog to win a playoff series, though, usually they need their goaltender to steal a game. Dan Ellis did that in Game 5, making an amazing 52 saves.

Unfortunately, his teammates skimmed over the part of the memo where they were supposed to score a couple of goals and help him out. They barely managed to force overtime, and then a bad giveaway at the blueline allowed Johan Franzen to waltz in and beat Ellis with the winner. Even though there was a Game 6, the series was basically over right there. That was Nashville’s chance to steal a game and win the series, and they blew it. Like a jonesing crack whore in an alley behind a dumpster.

Their Year in MYFO

There was lots of confusion and chaos over the ownership situation. That may or may not have been resolved; I sort of lost interest. For a few minutes, MYFO had a Predators contributor. They almost (sort of) traded for Alex Ovechkin.

The Silver Lining

Well, a season after losing Paul Kariya, Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell, the Predators got just as far in the playoffs as they did last year! That is either a testament to or an indictment of coach-for-life Barry Trotz. I think they are even staying in Nashville (at any rate, I haven’t received any hyperventilating press releases from those desperate Kansas City tourism folks lately). The team should look pretty much the same next season; the only “big” free agents are Martin Gelinas (yawn) and Darcy Hordichuk. Oh, and that Dan Ellis kid. Might want to sign him up again.



  1. Met her on my CB
    Said her name was Phoebe
    Sounded like an angel come to Earth
    Come to Earth

    But when I went to meet her
    Man you should’ve seen her
    Twice as tall as me, three times the girth

    Oh my fat baby loves to eat
    Big ol’ Buddha Belly and her breasts swing past her feet feet
    My fat baby loves to eeeeaaaatttt…
    My big ol’ fat-ass baby loves to eat.


  2. You know what this post needs?

    Not, not more cowbell. It needs The Gambler.

  3. @wraparoundcurl: ahahahaha, the bars where I go to school play that as the final song, like “stairway to heaven” was during high school dances–the longish song that lets everyone know “we’re closing up shop, get the hell out.”

  4. @ Domi: Same with my junior and high school: “Last call to grope your date before your mom picks you up!”

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