Friday, December 30, 2005

The Spirit and the Sword

I just started getting interested in Napoleonic history again. The 'Canes play over the last few games reminds me of a quote often attributed to Bonaparte:

"There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit."

Of late, the Hurricanes remind me of Napoleon's army-deadly on the attack, but lacking in heart when placed on the defensive. The boys flat-out let Cam Ward down last night. The kid left it all on the ice. The last 6 minutes of the 3rd period and virtually all of the OT were spent in the Hurricanes defensive zone. You could just tell it was a matter of time before something broke the Flyers way.

Poetic justice for Sami Kapanen. On the day the last vestige of the trade that sent him to Philly (Krispy the Duck, errrr Dog) was sent packing in a head-case swap with the Coyotes, Sami scores the winning goal in the OT.

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