March 4, 2008

He's Baaaack

Sidney Crosby will be returning tonight against the Tampa Lightning after missing 21 (long) games due to a high ankle sprain. When he went down in mid-January, Penguins Nation felt like the world was ending. Enter Evgeni Malkin. The Russian superstar took the Penguins on his back (along with a little help from Ty Conklin) and the team went 11-6-4 in his absence, remaining near the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

Now, if you don't mind, I'd like to steal a page from the Homer Simpson book of song. Here's my Sidney Crosby version of "Oh Mindy" (or "Oh Mandy", if you're a Barry Manilow fan).

"oh, Sidney
Well, you went and the Penguins kept winnin'
But, now you're back to play, oh Sidney
Well, your healed and the East should be shakin'
And we've missed you since that day, oh Sidney"

Thank you. I'll be here all week. Try the kielbasa.

The pieces of the puzzle are slowly coming together now for Pittsburgh. Crosby is back. Hossa will be back in a few days. Then it's time to see how dangerous this team can really be. The Eastern Conference is in for a wake up call.

Ballhype: hype it up!



1) Will be intersting to see how all these dynamic pieces come together. It could be quite the potent lineup
2) Of course in the end success will come only as long as Fluery/Conklin can continue to play at a high level.

Brian said...

10 bucks says you found a video of "Oh Mandy" on YouTube to listen to in order to get down those lyrics correctly.

Question is - when are you going into the studio to record?

Neil Diamond had "Diamonds in the Rough" ... what equivalent does Barry Manilow have? The Copacabana Boys? Hee hee.

Sean said...

Actually brother, I had watched the episode of The Simpsons where Homer falls for the lovely Mindy and the song became lodged in my head.

Brian said...

Damn...there goes $10. LOL!

Here's a gratuitous Crosby highlight reel in the meantime...