I watched the Kings/Rangers game Wednesday night. I said I wouldn’t, but I’m visiting my parents and watched with my dad exactly the way we did in 1994 when last the NYR won the Cup. Total time machine. After twenty years what has changed? Absolutely nothing. My anti-Rangers yelling at the TV is just more colorful and my father is used to it by now.
My dad also started commenting on everyone’s beards. Maybe he wants to blog for us. Or maybe the power of the playoff beard is just so great that no one can resist. I should know better than to look right at it for 2.5 hours. Now, from a level of crazy I can’t excuse:
Foxy Friday: Derick Brassard
(Somewhere Chuck just fell out of her chair.)
I have a hot date with a Dierks Bentley concert tonight, so I won’t be watching the game, but let’s pretend for a minute Derick is not a Ranger. Or still in the playoffs. Heaven help me if this Foxy Friday propels them to a comeback, I will never forgive myself. Yet we must call a spade a spade – or in this case, a fox a fox. Right?
His beard is scrambling my brain. As we said on Puck Daddy, it makes him look even more like Keanu Reeves, only less hipster-homeless-as-art and more… cuddly.
John Moore, maroon with navy is a big gamble.
Derick came over to Rangers with John Moore and Derek Dorsett in the trade for Marian Gaborik. That is not working out for the NYR at the moment, unless you figure they got three playoff beards for the price of one. Derick & Co. joined Rick Nash and should start a band called Th CBJ Relocation Program.
Brass is 26, which surprised me, and from Quebec, which surprises no one. He had a career-high 18 goals this season. In 22 playoff games, he has 6 G/6A.
Only 61 people have liked Derick via NHL.com on Facebook – get on that, y’all. I checked Henrik and he’s got 9,100. (Crosby = 16,000, justsaying.)
In addition to making the Stanley Cup Final, from which the Rangers will not be swept, Derick is good at other things. We already talked about his bike riding:
He can also play baseball:
Carry your groceries:
Be skeptical about Capitals hockey:
Admit his haircut could be better:
Look good without trying:
And look good with trying:
While I’m admitting some Rangers are attractive, I might as well give you guys my diary, PIN numbers and confess we missed a bromance. A great one. Now it’s gone forever but we’ll always have Mats Zuccarrello’s Instagram.
Ah ah, you faltered there for a second, didn’t you? Distracted by MDZ’s curls? Perhaps I need to remind you that Derick speaks French.
Whew. My high school French is crap but that’s 11:31 of heaven.
NO. As in no, he’s not single, but also NO RANGERS. These are the rules!
Okay, one more exception – in English this time:
In their first game as Rangers, Brassard and Moore arrived 15 minutes before warm-ups… then Derick had a goal and 3 assists in their 6-1 win over Pittsburgh. Of course it was Pittsburgh, placed 90% of the way through this post to remind me I hate myself.
(Un-)Fun fact: Brassard’s ’08 season ended after a fight with fellow rookie James Neal. Derick took six straight punches, dislocated his shoulder and required surgery. He’d been tops in rookie scoring at that early date (Dec. 18). Bet Brass remembered this when they knocked out the Pens this season:
There you have it: Foxy Friday: New York Rangers are Still in the Playoffs Edition. Will it all end tonight? Can Jonathan Quick do this again?
Only if I haven’t jinxed everything.Tags: derick brassard, New York Rangers