Monday, January 17, 2011
Why my money is no good at the Bell Center (and other Monday morning musings)
Random observations from section 108 at the Bell Center Saturday night: I wasn't trying to be a big shot. The hundred dollar bill was all I had, but in a building where hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash was changing hands, none of the concession stands or souvineer shops would accept a c-note. Trust me, if I was going to play the big shot, I wouldn't have smuggled in the three granola bars and thermos full of Yop...So, Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who gives up gives up 3 goals in 3 minutes and loses his cool, is named second star, and Carey Price weathers a third period barrage, saves the game for the Canadiens and doesn't get a star? How does that work?...Thanks to Andrei Kostitsyn for showing up Saturday and scoring his first goal since before Christmas and his second since November. See you again next month...Hey, dude in the Mike Komisarek Canadiens jersey. Komisarek's been a Leaf for a-year-and-a-half. You might want to replace that thing, or at least change the name on it to Dick Duff or Alfie Turcotte...On the other hand, at least there was some relevant context to wearing a Komisarek sweater to a hockey game. The guy in the Troy Polamalu Pittsburgh Steelers jersey looked like an escaped mental patient...There may come a time in the evolution of the Earth when a half-litre bottle of water is actually worth 4 dollars and 80 cents, but Saturday night was not that time. And if you're charging 5 bucks for water, you might want to revisit your policy of not breaking hundreds.