this instalment took forever to finish and refused to let itself be completed before game 4 because it just kept getting longer. but! its here now. just in time for game 5 :)
as a fan of both teams, who just wants to see a safe, fair, competitive, not-a-shitshow series: if Chris Lee is allowed to work the remaining Habs-Vegas games, what the actual fuck are we even doing here?
also. Panda thanking the haters “for the motivation” AND talking about how close he and Flower have become this year in his postgame presser? KING SHIT. I love this guy
well. points for consistency
WHAT’D I TELL YA. ROBIN GODDAMN LEHNER 🐼
obviously the answer to “will my next fic be done before Game 4” has turned out to be “no” so stay tuned in the next day or so I guess
I believe in 🐼
I’ll leave you all with this to haunt you:
sleep tight :)
// do not reblog // right, i’ll say my piece of this latest thing a corner of the Habs fanbase seems to be getting worked up over with Pacioretty, and then I’m genuinely leaving this website alone for a day or two, if not more:
if I believed that some guy on tiktok with shitty inconclusive shaky secondhand camerawork, a clear emotional baggage on the situation (ref: owns the old jersey, so uh might be a bit touchy about the trade perhaps?), and an expletive in his username (classy), could somehow see something in a brief nothing bit of footage that two national networks and dozens of journalists who report exclusively on this sport somehow didn’t spot enough to even comment on — in a dramatic finish to one of the most-watched games of the year — I would be a VERY different type of person than who I currently am. I have watched that clip five times and I literally cannot see anything for the life of me that conclusively fits what was described, and I can’t imagine how if it had happened it could have gone missed by every other credible eye on that game, AND furthermore not been brought up or dealt with by any of the Habs players who have been so vocal in protecting and sticking up for their young stars before. like, seriously, if that had actually happened, if he had actually spat at Suzuki’s feet (which, again, the video doesn’t show anything that is conclusively that to me), don’t you think somebody on the Habs would have challenged a fight or something about it tonight for Nick’s honour? would they *really* have just let that go without any follow-up or warning words in the press? setting aside everything I think I know about the Vegas player involved, *that* side of things doesn’t make any sense to me based on what I know about the Habs, and have seen from them this playoffs. like. post-game scrums happen. happened in Tampa-Isles. it’s annoying when you don’t know why, so it’s compelling to look for the Magic Secret Clue, and you want it to be something more interesting than just shoving and shit-talking. to a certain degree I get that. but come on
look, both players in this trade (BOTH of whom I like quite a bit, and BOTH of whom play for teams that I love BOTH of) have been pretty clear all week that they have personally moved on from 2018, and I desperately wish fanbases would do the same instead of needing to invent new reasons to be angry or make up villains in this story three years later. I could get into the way that a certain portion of Habs fandom has always been fucking WEIRD about this situation, but I’m just gonna leave that alone. but I will say hockey is dramatic enough without writing additional soap operas into it. I personally have always been happy both players seem to have ended up in exactly the situation that was best for them, and I’ve left it at that. there are PLENTY of reasons to get riled up and ticked off at opposing players/teams during playoffs (or even during this series) without buying into people who invent new ones wholesale out of old spite. it annoys me when other fanbases do it (hello, throwers of rubber snakes) and it annoys me when my own fanbase does it. it’s exhausting.
I will be cutting back my time on hockeylr during the rest of this series, as I’m suddenly starting to find this stressful more than it is fun. Asks will be closed and DM’s will be either off or restricted to mutuals only. I’ll post links if there are new fics. I’m not looking to start shit with anyone over this, which is why I’m not posting to or messaging anyone I saw sharing that tiktok directly directly, and I’d appreciate it if I get the same in return. If you think I’m wrong enough about this that it upsets you, I would prefer if you simply unfollow me and walk away rather than have an argument. Thank you, and enjoy the hockey 👋
this really is the mood tonight. goodnight everybody
My favorite part of this vgk vs. habs series is watching you have an identity crisis lol but I hope you are doing well and this series isn’t hurting you too badly😂
oh its pretty awful after today tbh, but I’ve basically filtered both lb tags and retreated into a group chat with a Habs fan I got into Vegas and a Vegas fan I got into the Habs lmao. that’s the best way to do fandom really. find like-minded people and chill with those
hope ur doing well, thanks for checking in!!
Arpon. can you not do this to me. like. emotionally. for the love of god
Knights maybe uh. don’t. do some of the things. you did today. that’s my amateur coaching tip
*blows a kiss vaguely eastward* for Pricey
they’re really gonna boo him the whole game huh. ow
oh boy well that certainly is a piece of news isn’t it. uh. hope he is well and recovers quickly. all other players, coaches and staff have apparently tested negative