Sunday, February 22, 2009

Looking in the mirror and seeing yourself

On this Sunday morning, consider the hockey teams separated by a couple of hours -- Hershey and Washington, one the AHL affiliate of the other. Think these teams are similar? Yes, they play from the same playbook of style, and many Bears have skated on Verizon Center ice this year. But this morning, or rather last night, with the electrifying finish the Bears authored, the similarities took a new turn...

37 wins - 17 losses

That's right...both teams have this many wins and this many losses in regulation.

Cue The Twilight Zone music.


Dunnloringdan said...

Cued: ha.

Go Caps, Go Bears.

this space for rent said...

I went to the Bears game Saturday night, then crashed the night in Hershey and drove back Saturday morning in time to get downtown for the Caps/Pens game.

Those teams really are two peas in a pod. They're eerily similar, not just in stats, but in style, in mistakes, and in the feel of the game. Giroux is their Alex Ovechkin with less flash. Comebacks R us. And they're a heck of a lot of fun to watch. The place went berserk when the overtime goal was scored.

And I think that that similarity benefits both clubs. The up-and-down is a lot less jarring for callups.