We have a brand new groundhog among us! Stooli is now the proud father of a baby girl named Aubrey and he and Mommy couldn't be happier. Neither could we. A huge congrats to the lucky parents. No word yet on when she gets her first tattoo but it probably won't be long.
Oh yeah! The play-offs have started. That little detail probably shouldn't be overlooked either. The Sens kick off their post-season Thursday against the Rangers, just like we predicted last episode (ahem, errrrr...um, yeah). Ok, maybe we didn't quite call it that way but after a 3 game slide to end the season, this improbable match-up is now reality. How did it happen? Like this:
Canes 2 - Sens 1
Bruins 3 - Sens 1
Sens 2 - Devils 4
Not a very impressive end to the season but not totally unexpected either. After the Sens locked up their play-off spot, a bit of a let down shouldn't shock us. So, is it a bad thing to now be up against the Eastern Conference winners rather than the cup champs? We give you our thoughts, with the help of past guest hosts David Ho and Kardinal filling in for Stooli, on how Ottawa matches up with Torts' gang and what their chances are of pulling off the upset.
Now, its not all roses, this play-off thing. CBC has once again blessed us with the broadcast crew of Bob Cole and Glen Healy, both despised by most Sens fans. This, no doubt, will give us plenty to bitch about in the coming shows. To help us get through this, we introduce the Sens/CBC Drinking Game. If you get through the 1st period without falling down, we salute you and your liver.
We also take a look at some of the other 1st round series, Kardinal brings us an interesting story on which teams give you the most bang for the buck, Ho does some math and we all have one final giggle at the expense of the Laffs and their bag-of-wind GM after what may have been the most ridiculous press conference ever.
Some awfully nice e-mails, a check in from Jersey, another SU get together is announced and what may have been Shredder's best line in 7 years put a cherry on the top of this podcast cake. The best part is you can have it AND eat it too!
GO SENS GO! WE SMELL AN UPSET!