The worst part about playing the Maple Leafs is their obnoxious fans.
The worst part about playing the Devils is the style of play they have employed since 1994
The worst part about playing the Flyers is… everything.
The worst part about playing the Senators is definitely the pomp-pomp carrying media that covers them.
Here are a selection of quotes I pulled scanning the Ottawa Sun fishwrap this morning:
“The best player on the Senators and possibly the best player in the league, Karlsson, was cut by Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke’s skate in a collision along the boards late in the second period.” (No, the best player in the world was in the black jersey with the #87 on the back last night)
“the play of Karlsson, who many would say has been the best non-goalie in the NHL over the first month of the season.”(Those ‘many’ being your cheerleader pressbox buddies?)
“Back in their dynasty days, the Montreal Canadiens were led by the “Big Three” on defence: Larry Robinson, Serge Savard and Guy Lapointe. Well, it seems the Ottawa Senators have an even bigger three now. On their side is God (aka Daniel Alfredsson), King (aka Erik Karlsson) and Superman (aka Chris Phillips).” (Robinson: 6 Stanley Cups. Savard; 8 Stanley Cups. Lapointe: 6 Stanley Cups)( I realize this article was sort of a joke, but still, come on…)
“A bigger secret is how the Senators have managed to contain Sidney Crosby all these years. Nobody has done it better for an extended period of time.” (he seemed sooo contained and bottled up last night, didn’t he? And they go on to compare their stats against them to… the Leafs. Little brother complex much?)
“Somebody needs to name a beer after Craig Anderson.” (Is that the Canadian equivalent of knighthood?)
“Karlsson, obviously a much different player, bested both players with his offensive abilities and overwhelming production from the blueline, lapping the field like no one has seen since Paul Coffey's best days” (wasn’t their someone who just retired from the Redwings, wore #5, racked up 7 Norris Trophies? You’re already putting Karlsson above him?)