So here I am, happily sleeping away my Saturday morning, absolutely no reason to get up, when suddenly my phone rings. Well, okay, to be fair, my phone rang twice, the first time I totally ignored it. But the SECOND time…a conversation sort of like this ensued.
Me) mghpgfnpghgph. ‘ello?
Teka) DUDE OH MY GOD WAKE UP RIGHT NOW
Teka) WAKE UP THE BRUINS ARE GOING TO PRAGUE
Me) (in my head: “where thehell is Prague?” to be fair, I’d just woken up) *mumble mumble*
Teka) DID YOU HEAR ME? PRAAAAGUE.
Me) Awesome! Okay going back to sleep now.
First the Winter Classic – and now, according to the Boston Globe, Prague, you guys! Homeland of our very own David Krejci and Vladimir Sobotka. Of course, we’re slated to play the Phoenix Coyotes, and they have…Radim Vrbata, Petr Prucha, Martin Hanzal, Robert Lang, and Zbynek Michalek (Michalek the Lesser!) SO MANY CZECHS, SO LITTLE TIME.
Since this is a 10 day trip, we might also get exhibition games in the homelands of Zdeno Chara and the STURMFACE – Slovakia and Germany. Final cuts will also probably be done ON the trip, so some of the prospects will probably come to Europe for at least part of the 10 days.
Based on previous road trips, can we assume that we’ll get hilarious webcam action a la the Blackhawks? One can only hope.
Games will likely be played at the 02 Arena, home to the Czech Extraliga’s HC Slavia Praha. Guess who’s a Slavia Praha alum?
Yep, our very own Vladimir Sobotka. Home ice advantage? I’m thinking yes.
Anyways, we’ll be keeping an eye on this developing awesomeness along with the Czech lovin’, desert-crazed kids over at The Good, The Bad, The Coyotes, so keep your eye on us!
Anyways, as great as this news is, we’ve still got half a season and a run at some pretty prestigious hardware to make. The win over the Sharks was CLUTCH, but the rest of the season starts today in LA against the Kings. Let’s take down Raccoon Boy and those horrible purple jerseys. GO BRUINS.