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Please keep your clothes on
If you've locked in a cave the past 24 hours and
haven't access to the internet, you may have missed the frenzy created by a
female fan in Vancouver during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on
Wednesday night. That fan decided to get something off her chest so to speak.
Lifting her Henrik Sedin jersey and exposing her birthday suit from the waist
up to Sharks forward Ben Eager who sat in the penalty box, that fan has created
quite the stir.
It's not quite clear what the woman's intent was? Was
she trying to get Eager off his game? If so, she was a little late. Maybe she
was trying to entice Eager into making another trip to the box? Nope, sorry.
Eager earned a 10 minute misconduct moments after existing the sin bin and
headed straight for the showers.
In any case, I'm still trying to
figure out who's dirtier, her or Raffi Torres?
From that glazed look,
I'm guessing she was celebrating news that Vancouver was just awarded the 2010
There is one other theory. That being she was
actually filling in for the "Green Men", who were too financially strapped to
attend Game 3. Yes, Vancouver's version of the Blue Man Group didn't have the
cash necessary to harass Sharks players sent to the penalty box. Not that it
The little green men blew their funds travelling to Nashville
to harass the Predators. Who sold those guys seats right next to the box should
have their season tickets revoked.
This raises the question, what are
Sharks fans going to do to respond? It would be too easy to don a leotard and
flex in front of the glass. The valley of innovation can do better than
under-weight super heros or strippers right?
Vancouver is stealing the
show, in both fandom and the series (yes they did get first serve). Given that
we have no control over what happens on the ice, we may as well focus on what
happens on the outside of the glass.
Signs decrying Ryan Kesler's fear
of fighting (he really did protest too much didn't he?), or Canucks head coach
Alain Vigneault's whining about Eager's hit on Henrik Sedin in Game 2 are
Vigneault's comments on Thursday suggested that he
was upset because Eager was following orders from Sharks head coach Todd
McLellan. Using logic, that would mean that Raffi Torres was following orders
when he leveled Brent Seabrook in the Canucks opening round series with the
Chicago Blackhawks. Pretty ironic stuff.
Fans could also pick on Ryan Kesler, who said that he
would "fight anyone," after his manhood was challenged by Joe Thornton's
invitation to dance before the series even started. Kelser doth protest too
much. In fact, Mr "I'll fight anyone", hasn't dropped the gloves with anyone
since Andrew Ladd lit him up in January of 2010.
Shark fans need to use
the power of technology and enginuity to taunt Canada's last hope for a
Can anyone come up with one of those teleporter's that can send the
Sedin's to Siberia? Too bad the Sharks don't just lay the body on them. That's
what Nashville did, and they were a non-factor in the Canucks - Predators
series. It shouldn't have to come down to fans developing teleporting
technology to slow them down. That's the defense's job.
case, please keep your clothes on.
Of course, nothing can compete with
actually winning the game, so Sharks fans must keep the faith. Keep the Tank
rocking, and keep the Canucks on their heels.
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