Saturday, March 07, 2009

Our last Coyotes game of the season

First, let me say thanks so much for all the comments on my previous post about Sebastian! I wanted to email each commenter personally, but a few of you (Jenn, Michella, Flying Monkeys) have your blogger accounts set up so that I can't email you back.

Anyway, I certainly appreciate the support, and I sincerely hope that Sebastian manages to live a long time despite his diagnosis. The more time I've had to digest the news, the more I've realized that it's not necessarily a "death sentence" for him--he doesn't have terminal cancer or something--and he may be able to live quite a while even with this problem. Time will tell.

While the NHL hockey season is not yet over, all chance of the Phoenix Coyotes going to the playoffs is gone. So the game MM and I went to last Saturday will be our last for this season. (Sadly, we attended five games together this season, and the team lost four of them. And played horribly for three of those four losses.)

Technically last Saturday's game won't be our last NHL game of the season because we are going to watch the Rangers play at Madison Square Garden on the 21st. But we won't be attending any more Coyotes games this year.

One of MM's favorite part of the games is the "donnybrooks," as he calls them. Anyone who watches hockey at all knows that there are a lot of fights, especially between teams with a history of rivalry or in close games. My dad often repeated this old joke: "I went to the fights, and a hockey game broke out." When your team is playing poorly and losing, sometimes the fights are the most entertaining part of the game.

Here are a few photos from the game; we played the St. Louis Blues, in case anyone is interested.

Pre-game stuff

MM posing in our seats

Play in progress

The best fight of the night, toward the end of the third period (can't remember who the combatants were, but as you can see, the officials had to move the goal net out of the way for them).


Kristi Marie said...

Hockey games are so much fun. Sadly, we only went to once Icecats game this season. And I still want to go to Phoenix to watch the Coyotes play. We will have to make that happen next year.

Valerie said...

that looks like fun! but your color combo is making my eyes bleed. lol

TUWABVB said...

I'm not a huge hockey fan, but I love going to one or two games a season. I was shocked to find out that the Dallas Stars are leaving Dallas and moving to Austin! What the? I'll definitely catch a game or two next season.

I was so excited to hear that you were going to NYC at the prospect of possibly meeting you, but it seems that we are just going to miss each other..I'm leaving NYC on the 18th and flying back to Texas on the 19th. I'M SO FREAKING MAD! :( Also, sad.