Honestly, I don't know what feed would be worse. The bias on NBCSN games are sometimes worse than opposing feeds.
Beninati is annoying, but I can handle his voice a whole lot easier than a sixty-something year old jock sniffer with an on-line thesaurus who screeches like a schoolgirl every time the Rangers get scored upon.
I just realized we may get the secondary crew tonight because the Bruins/Hawks are on NBC at 12:30.
So hopefully no sixty-something year old jock sniffer with an on-line thesaurus who screeches like a schoolgirl every time the Rangers get scored upon.
In fact I think their secondary crew might be better than their primary crew.
Grubauer was pulled on Friday in Columbus. Why do the Caps always have goaltending issues? Al Jensen. Pat Riggin. Pete Peeters. Bob Mason. Don Beaupre. Clint Malarchuk. Ollie Kolzig, Byron Dafoe. Semyon Varlamov. Tomas Vukoun. Michael Neuvirth. Braden Holtby. Grubauer. The decades change. Same problem. The Flyers and Caps.
This is another game the Rangers should win. It won't be easy but the Caps are playing terrible hockey. The Rangers are firing on all cylinders right now. The PP gives them momentum and feed off of that.
The Caps are playing terrible right now (means nothing) and we seem to have good mojo going. There's no real dire consequences to losing this one but I feel it's a big game for us. A win is a large step towards establishing believable forward momentum while a loss, though not negating the other recent positives, is a backwards step toward getting back on the seesaw. As long as we're on the seesaw, I would much rather be sellers, or at least not let Glen buy. I have anxiety about us being firmly entrenched in a race for #7-10 in our division and moving assets for some waste of a rental.
Every step we take AWAY from the seesaw, towards establishing believable progress the less anxiety I have and the more I can actually sit back and enjoy watching us win hockey games. Right now it's bitter sweet because I can't tell if we're just pretenders and it makes me cringe when we win games and I think of Glen licking his chops while he thinks of something stupid to do. Not because I don't want to win games. I just don't want to be stuck on the carousel. If we can keep this going though and turn it into a significant stretch and not just a small streak, it will be a lot easier to celebrate our victories and enjoy each game.