Proteau’s Blog: Who’s laughing now?

• The Capitals say the Senators mocked them after taking a 3-0 lead Monday. (Sufficiently irked, Washington came back to win 4-3 in overtime.) Ottawa’s players deny they taunted anybody, but if Alex Ovechkin says it’s true, I’m inclined to believe him. The guy still hasn’t quite got the hang yet of lying to reporters yet.

• I was lucky enough to be at the Noel Gallagher concert in Toronto last night. (Thanks again, Jeff Marek.) The Oasis guitarist/songwriter was superb, but the road movie that was shown beforehand was too damn loud. Look for more in my new book, “It’s All Downhill From Here: I’m 34 Years Old And Complaining About The Noise At Concerts.”

• According to yesterday’s game summaries, Tony Amonte scored two goals last night. And the Flames weren’t playing a double (or triple)-header, either. Shocking.

• I know we’re not supposed to talk politics in this forum, so I’ll just say this about last night’s activities: Huzzah!

Adam, I love THN and read what I can online as much as possible. Your columns are usually top notch reading, but you can’t be serious about the political stuff. You mean to say that you WANT higher taxes, et al? You trust people who can’t run the Post Office efficiently to wisely use your hard earned money? That’s pathetic. I’m sure you’re a great guy, but please leave the politics out of your columns, and focus on the “coolest game on earth”, at least in THN pages.
– Shawn Garbutt

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Will there be another World Cup of Hockey anytime soon, especially with all the talk of the Vancouver 2010 being the last time the NHL participates in the Olympics?
– Josh P

Please keep you political comments to yourself. I don’t go to the Hockey News for politics.
– Joe

Wow. Getting ripped for a one-word political comment. That’s gotta be some kind of record for thin skin. And then the guy tees off on you with his own half-baked political diatribe. Keep up the good work.
– Cam