Last night, the Gray team took on the Russians, aka The Big Red Machine, (aka the Red team) and nearly pulled off a miracle.
At least 5 people looked at me with a cocked eyebrow before the game started and asked what I was thinking when I made the lineups. (Never question Bruce Dickinson)
Even Derek said to me during warm ups, What’s with the lineups tonight?
RED TEAM – Weiner, Casey, Drew, Pierce, DiCenzo, Callaway, Shea, O’Brien, Giggey
GRAY Team – Kiley, Berube, Landry, Murray, Quail, O’Connor, Beaver, Kobelski, Lareau
To quote Herb Brooks: You think you can win on talent alone? Gentlemen, you don’t have enough talent to win on talent alone.
The Gray team had some players but everyone was going to have to work their ass off to hang with the Red lineup.
And they did.
Final score 7-7. Nice work boys.
Oh, and I guess it helped a little bit that Gray was shooting on Steven “Concussion” Croll, and The Red Army was shooting on Mad Mike Luciano (who came up with some ridiculous saves).
Croll, you’re crazy to be back in net, but we’ll have you on the ice with us anytime. (especially when you let The Commish go five hole)
In the handshake line, Croll says to me “last one”.