Throughout the lockout, many blogs are doing fake recaps of the games that should’ve been taking place. I’ve decided to go another route by doing real recaps…of the games that happened on that date one year ago.
This isn’t so much a game recap but instead a recap of a moment in time. Or an hour in time. As at 10pm on December 14th, hockey fans sat in front of their TVs preparing to re-live the past week of Rangers and Flyers hockey. They were not disappointed.
While Rangers fans knew they would hear about Michael Sauer being concussed and Artem Animisov’s goal celebration, they didn’t expect to meet Ryan Callahan’s 95-year old grandmother or see Sean Avery modeling during the season. They also didn’t expect to learn about the universe. Then again, neither did Flyers fans. Thanks a lot Ilya Bryzgalov.
So let’s take a moment and re-live episode one of season two of the greatest reality show on TV.
For those who have the time, here is the complete episode:
For those who don’t or only want to re-live certain moments, here were some of my favorite scenes which also happen to be some of the most talked about scenes on the morning of December 15th.
We find out who pays the bill in Buffalo as well as how many beers Gaborik supposedly has had and get a great quote from a relatively unknown rookie:
The Flyers dance to Mac Miller. (Okay this wasn’t a favorite but it was talked about so had to include it.)
Because I mentioned it before, here’s Sean Avery doing a photo shoot for some reason:
I know I showed this in a previous post but I don’t think anyone would mind seeing Grandma Callahan again:
“I’m just trying to enjoy my chicken parm in piece.” Seriously I love that clip. Forgot about the random Marc Staal citing in the background while Prust is talking on the plane. That was a big deal this time last year.
And lastly, because let’s be honest, these were the best scenes of the entire episode, I bring to you Ilya Bryzgalov:
So humangeous big. I don’t care if he’s the Flyers goalie. I would watch any show he was in…as long as he had a speaking part that wasn’t scripted.