Versus has done a bad thing. They have taken their game schedule off of their website, or, at the very least, made it difficult for someone who wants to set up a drinking game to find it. Dammit, Versus. Hockey is a Canadian game. The other Canadian games are curling and drinking beer while watching hockey. Do you hate Canada, Versus? I knew it.
Anyways, our game this week will be one that screams "mixed feelings" to the BMR crew. It's a weird thing to scream, by the way. Go run around the street some time screaming "mixed feelings!" and see what happens. Nothing normal, I would imagine. But that's what this game is screaming. On the one hand, you have the Lightning that send this site's overlord (Barry Melrose Rocks is not affiliated with Barry Melrose in any way, shape or form. But we're sure he's a very nice person) packing after a shorter tenure than Conan O'Brien. On the other hand, you have the Rangers. So it's a toss up on who we should be pulling for. When I am faced with a tough decision, I only have one thing to do....
...if the words "Barry Melrose" or "rocks" are used. They are totally sending subliminal messages, and it has nothing to do with the fact that Barry Melrose has a history with the Lightning.
... for every different shade of red John Tortorella turns. Also, never mind the fact that he too coached the Lightning. This isn't called "John Tortorella Rocks".
... if Aaron Voros works the power play. Drink until you can't see if he scores.
... if there are injuries when someone tries to say "Szczechura".
Drinking player of the week: Ales Kotalik
- Ales once played with Ales Hemsky in Edmonton. As everyone soon found out, Edmonton wasn't big enough for two Aleses. It's not big enough for two Waynes either, and the town chose Wayne Caruthers, local tax attorney.
- Ales has the lowest plus/minus on the team. Mugging for the goal camera hasn't helped.
... As it turns out, Buffalo was big enough for exactly no Aleses. Buffalo isn't big enough for professional football either though, so that's not so bad.