Shrapnel - 10/23/11

Good news: The sun came up this morning! 

Like most of you, I was consumed by fury, then speechlessness, then simply couldn't stop laughing. My girlfriend, new to hockey but an old hand at black magic, is convinced there is some form of curse upon the club. Do the Czechs have a long tradition of black arts? Does Mike Commodore have a witch doctor on call?

In our defense, Backhand Shelf says "They can't possibly be this bad." They obviously have never watched the Browns, Bengals, or Indians. Ohio Sports can teach you a whole new level of excruciating.

Scott Arniel met with players individually before the game. One wonders what he had to say to R.J. Umberger or Antoine Vermette

CTF talked about the glaring mistakes in Detroit and feared losing paitence if the team should lose. Over at Martini Hockey, Blue Jackets are...well, just go read. 

Portzline had game 8 recaps in Puck Rakers and the main paper. Rick Nash is speechless. So was Gallos over at DBJ.

The Cannon Report guys....you just have to see it.

For those looking to inspire the team, Money On The Board is back.

Panic Buttons are being pressed in the Cheap Seats, Jeff seeks to analyze at TMM, and PHT describes it as agony. They aren't wrong.

There's more links out there, but honestly, there's a point where you just need to get off the computer, step away, and look for a fresh start tomorrow. I've got carpets to rip up, a run to take, a fan to hang, and a honey-do list long as my arm. 

Scott Arniel told the players to take today off. I suggest the same. Get away, enjoy your family, your friends, your life. Breathe deep in the cool fall air, watch the leaves change, and we'll try this all again tomorrow.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Cannon

You must be a member of The Cannon to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Cannon. You should read them.

Join The Cannon

You must be a member of The Cannon to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Cannon. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker