And I didn’t even have to fix it.
Here are the final results for the bi-annual Paul Mara Playoff Beard Contest Extravaganza (picnic canceled):
1. Sally 80 votes (30.4 percent).
2. Nasty 71 (27.0).
3. Wicky 66 (25.1).
4. Buckaroo Club 20 (7.6).
5. Noah-Rangers 9 (3.4).
6. Tony from AZ 8 (3.0).
7. LW3H 5 (1.9).
8. MannyFried 4 (1.5).
Congratulations to all who participated, and even those who dropped out (CCCP). I knew Sally would win.
Sally, Nasty and Wicky, I need your home addresses so I can send out our modest prizes, including the good ones donated by our friend ilb. Please email those to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. No rush.
Is it just me, or did you guys see a lot of the Rangers in the Nashville Predators these last few weeks? I mean, their goalie was easily their best (and only) star. They really didn’t have an offensive superstar or a legit No. 1 line, even. They worked their abdelkaders off, and they even threw in an inexplicable stinker. And like the Rangers, they bounced back from that stinker admirably. They didn’t have anybody with more than 50 points during the season, they played a system and used a hard forecheck for their offense, and had a young team building toward something, and were physical and relentless and played to the end of every game.
What do you think?
As for your discussion yesterday about the Hall of Fame. My standard line when considering borderline guys like Roenick: Clark Gillies is in. Hence, anybody who was a very good player but not ever great should go into the Hall. The whole process is a joke, unlike baseball’s process.