And you know what?
Meh, that's what.
Maybe it was the fact that the broadcast started at three, while the puck was dropped at 3:35. Maybe it was having to watch the LA Kings Stanley Cup love fest. (Which they have totally earned, by the way, I just don't want to have to sit through it myself.) Maybe it was having to watch the Jets introducing their team to the home crowd.
Maybe it was the early goal given up by the Senators. (Totally not Anderson's fault, by the way. We knew this defence would give up goals, and that is what they did on this one. And the two posts in the first.)
But put it all together and I wasn't engaged.
Hockey is back, I'm just not sure I care yet.
Which isn't good news for Monday, because I have a ticket in section 109 for the home opener.
(Also, free beer at the home opener. Not sure this is a good idea. In fact I think it is a terrible idea. But since I don't drink I'm not exactly an unbiased commentator on that part.)
Random thoughts from today's game (which are totally worth half what you paid for them):
- Is it just me, or were the senators unable to hold on to their sticks? Seems like everyone was dropping them.
- First penalty call of the night: legit. But only if the officials keep calling penny-ante stuff like that. Which I don't ink they will.
- Kind nice to see goalie give up some soft goals for Turris and Michalek. Remember a couple of years ago when the Senators threw over 50 shots at him and he shut them out?
- Only real difference between the Jets and Senators tonight: Ottawa did a better job of capitalizing on Jets errors. Other than that, the game was as bad as I thought it was going to be. Wait a month for everyone to shake off the lock-out rust and the game will be much better to watch.