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Was it cool to go here? “Probably Not”

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Updated: May 23, 2013
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By Brian Metzer

So, it is an off day during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I could be working on something constructive, since I have a few outstanding assignments, but to help cope with some frustration that this day has bred, I went in another direction.

I’d just like to say, this isn’t to disrespect an iconic player from another team, just my ill-fated attempt at making myself chuckle a bit today. They provide the ammo, we just load the weapons and fire away, right?

So, without further adieu, here is my afternoon entertainment…

By now everyone has heard Daniel Alfedsson’s post game comments following the Penguins 7-3 victory over his Senators on Wednesday night. In case you didn’t, Alfie was asked if he felt that the Senators had a realistic chance of winning the series by winning three straight against the Penguins. The iconic Senators’ captain answered, “probably not.”

He elaborated a bit following that statement, but the words were out there and they quickly spread throughout the hockey stratosphere.

Many have spoken to the fact that the Swedish people are realists and speak the truth more times than not, but was this the right approach? Should his words in this situation all but raised a white flag? That is up for debate… but we thought it might be fun to ask Alfie some other toughies to see which direction he would go with them.

****DISCLAIMER — I DID NOT ACTUALLY APPROACH ALFREDSSON WITH THESE QUESTIONS****

Here goes nothing…

1. Vince Neil of Motley Crue once said that he’d be willing, but would you ever sky dive naked from an airplane?

“PROBABLY NOT”

2. Would you ever like to own a pet Tyrannosaurus Rex?

“PROBABLY NOT”

3. How about the PowerBall? Do you think you would ever be lucky enough to win that?

“PROBABLY NOT”

4. Would you ever swim across the Rideau Canal in December? *trick question*

“PROBABLY NOT”

5. Goats eyes, apparently a delicacy! Would you eat a goat’s eye?

“PROBABLY NOT”

6. We heard a rumor that you once went pint for pint with Anthony Bourdain during a filming of “No Reservations” his old television show… is there any truth to that?

“PROBABLY NOT”

7. In hindsight, was it a good decision to keep Wade Redden over Zdeno Chara?

“PROBABLY NOT”

8. Is Alexander Daigle actually the OTHER anonymous hockey blogger?

“PROBABLY NOT”

9. Is it sage advice for children to tell them that if they work hard and apply themselves, they can achieve anything in this life??

“PROBABLY NOT”

10. Do you think Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy are all real?

“PROBABLY NOT”

11. Was it a good idea for Brandon Prust to insult your headcoach Paul MacLean by calling him a “fat walrus,” thus giving you guys some great dressing room billboard material?

“PROBABLY NOT”

12. Now let me ask you, honestly now, do you really believe that Matt Cooke tried to cut Erik Karlsson with his skate blade back on February 13?

“PROBABLY NOT”

13. Do you think that your countryman, Henrik Lundqvist, will ask for a trade out of New York if they do get swept by the Boston Bruins even after he has done everything in his power to help them win games?

“PROBABLY NOT”

14. Ok… here is a tough one, do you think that the NHL will move forward into the future without any labor strife because the current CBA, hammered out back in January, is pretty solid stuff?

“PROBABLY NOT”

15. If you got free tickets, knew you could go on stage during the show and would actually get a writing credit on one of the songs on his new album, would you go to a Justin Bieber concert?

“PROBABLY NOT”

16. If you could undo the past and find a way to keep perennial underachievers (at least these days) Dany Heatley and Martin Havlat, would you do it?

“PROBABLY NOT”

17. Is Mike Comrie the shortest player that you have ever skated with?

“PROBABLY NOT”

18. Dancing with the Stars after hockey?

“PROBABLY NOT”

19. If you were the coach, would you have paraded Jason Spezza out when he is clearly less than 100 percent?

“PROBABLY NOT”

20. Last one for you before we get you outta here… one more try, do you think that you guys can come back and win this series

Um… I guess we’ll go here one last time…

“PROBABLY NOT”

For what it’s worth, I think that Ottawa can still be competitive in the series, but there is no denying the situation that they are in.

More later…

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