Cheer Up

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The Washington Capitals are 4-6-0 in their last 10 games. Coach Hunter has won only three games, two of them against the Senators. The team sits in 12th place in the Eastern Conference– behind Florida, Toronto, and the dirty ‘Peg. They’re in 25th place in goals against per game and 24th in penalty kill percentage.

Two-time MVP Alex Ovechkin is ranked 61st in goal-scoring, behind several players with concussions. Tomas Vokoun is 26th in Sv% and 31st in goals against. Alex Semin is in a four-way tie for the minor penalty pennant. Plus, that whole rally balloon thing went nowhere.

Caps fans are sad, anxious, and cranky. There’s a lot to be upset about, but we’re going to put it all aside for a moment.

This article is designed to cheer you up.

Except it has absolutely nothing to do with hockey. Here are some stupid videos with cute animals and stuff.

1. R.E.M.’s “Stand” is a go-to for good times. Maybe tied with B-52’s “Love Shack”. Really any Athens-based pop. 

2. Dude cuddles with seals. Impossible not to smile at this one.

3. Slothpocalypse!

4. Ian’s ferret Tricky makes a leap of faith.

5. Mr. Show’s Lie Detector Test sketch [NSFW: language] has some big laughs. 

6. A bulldog rides on a zipline through the rainforest.

7. Pygmy goat stampede!

8. Seal shouts like a man.

9. Arrested Development chicken dance.

10. And finally: The Cosbys perform Ray Charles’ “The Night Time is the Right Time”. Classic.

Wins are on their way. Let’s just watch some hockey and enjoy the ride. Crash the net.

  • Gonna contribute to this here:

    Also, a .gif of Boba Fett dancing…… That does not work. Wehhhh


  • Colin

    Who do we trade for the seals? 🙂

    Thanks Peter!

  • Bobby Gee

    Hahahahahahaha Thanks Peter!

    I confess I never believed in the rally balloon thingy.  It seemed at the time, and has since proven true, that it was a false talisman leading to unrealistic expectations and hopes.  It was like going to see the 3 witches in Macbeth for prophesies, guidance and counsel and well…you know the rest.

    And I have no doubts that wins will come.  The problem is they tend to lead to more unrealistic expectations and hopes.  Remember how pumped up and juiced we were when it looked like the Caps finally crossed the Rubicon with wins over the Senators and Leafs?  Oh yeah, those pesky Flyers showed up and well…you know the rest.

    Winnipeg and Colorado.  As the 3 witches would put it:
    “Double, double toil and trouble,
    Fire burn, and caldron bubble.”

  • Brandan Pfeifer

    I dont know which is worse, this collection of videos… or the fact that they worked and made me laugh… damn you

  •  Here’s Marcel the Shell with Shoes, wishing you a happy day:

  • Goat

    Pygmy goat stampede just made my morning. Thank you!

  • Tiago Cardoso

    Channel One Cup 2011

    The second leg of the Euro Hockey Tour 2011/2012

    15–18 December 2011 in the Megasport Arena in Moscow, Russia

    48 Players from 17 KHL Teams

    Games schedule – Moscow Time

    12/15 20:00 Finland Vs Russia
    12/15 21:30 Czech Republic Vs Sweden

    12/17 14:00 Russia Vs Sweden
    12/17 18:00 Czech Republic Vs Finland

    12/18 14:00 Russia Vs Czech Republic
    12/18 18:00 Sweden Vs Finland

    G 30 Konstantin Barulin – Atlant Mytishchi   
    G 01 Mikhail Biryukov – Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk
    D 22 Konstantin Korneev – AK Bars Kazan       
    D 05 Ilya Nikulin – AK Bars Kazan
    D 06 Denis Denisov – SKA Saint Petersburg
    D 77 Denis Grebeshkov – SKA Saint Petersburg
    D 07 Dmitry Kalinin – SKA Saint Petersburg
    D 44 Nikolay Belov – Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
    D 48 Evgeny Biryukov – Metallurg Magnitogorsk
    D 09 Ivan Vishnevsky – Atlant Mytishchi        
    F 52 Sergey Shirokov – CSKA Moscow
    F 38 Ilya Zubov – CSKA Moscow
    F 47 Alexander Radulov – Salavat Yulaev Ufa        
    F 27 Alexey Tereshchenko – AK Bars Kazan
    F 11 Evgeny Bodrov – AK Bars Kazan       
    F 12 Enver Lisin – Metallurg Magnitogorsk
    F 10 Viktor Tikhonov – SKA Saint Petersburg
    F 25 Igor Makarov – SKA Saint Petersburg
    F 87 Vadim Shipachev – Severstal Cherepovets
    F 23 Denis Kokarev – Dynamo Moscow
    F 91 Vladimir Tarasenko – Sibir Novosibirsk 
    F 37 AlexanderPerezhogin – Avangard Omsk
    F 93 Nikolay Zherdev – Atlant Mytishchi

    Czech Republic
    G 33 Jakub Stepanek – SKA Saint Petersburg
    D 23 Ondrej Nemec – Severstal Cherepovets
    D 25 Lukas Krajicek – Dynamo Minsk
    D 36 Petr Caslava – CSKA Moscow
    D 87 Jakub Nakladal – Salavat Yulaev Ufa
    F 10 Roman Cervenka – Avangard Omsk
    F 20 Jakub Klepis – Dynamo Moscow
    F 22 Lukas Kaspar – Barys Astana
    F 28 Kamil Kreps – Barys Astana 
    F 24 Zbynek Irgl – Dynamo Minsk
    F 60 Tomas Rolinek – Metallurg Magnitogorsk
    F 73 Petr Prucha – SKA Saint Petersburg
    F 85 Petr Vrana – Amur Khabarovsk
    F 88 Jakub Petruzalek – Amur Khabarovsk

    G 35 Teemu Lassila – Metallurg Novokuznetsk
    D 04 Janne Jalasvaara – Dynamo Moscow
    D 07 Mikko Maenpaa – Amur Khabarovsk
    D 36 Juuso Hietanen – Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
    F 25 Jonas Enlund – Sibir Novosibirsk
    F 26 Oskar Osala – Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk

    D 04 Staffan Kronwall – Severstal Cherepovets
    F 18 Niclas Bergfors – Ak Bars Kazan
    F 19 Patrik Zackrisson – Atlant Mytishchi
    F 71 Jonas Andersson – Atlant Mytishchi
    F 23 Niklas Persson – CSKA Moscow

    17 KHL Teams Represented
    7 SKA Saint Petersburg
    5 Atlant Mytishchi
    5 AK Bars Kazan
    4 CSKA Moscow
    3 Dynamo Moscow
    3 Amur Khabarovsk
    3 Metallurg Magnitogorsk
    3 Severstal Cherepovets
    2 Dinamo Minsk
    2 Avangard Omsk
    2 Barys Astana
    2 Salavat Yulaev Ufa
    2 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
    2 Sibir Novosibirsk
    1 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod
    1 Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk
    1 Metallurg Novokuznetsk

    KHL League Standings 2011-12
    01 Traktor Chelyabinsk 69 P
    02 SKA Saint Petersburg 67
    03 Dynamo Moscow 58
    04 Dinamo Minsk 58
    05 Amur Khabarovsk 57
    06 Avangard Omsk 56
    07 Atlant Mytishchi 55
    08 Barys Astana 53
    09 Ak Bars Kazan 52
    10 Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 52
    11 Metallurg Magnitogorsk 51
    12 Salavat Yulaev Ufa 50
    13 Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk 49
    14 Severstal Cherepovets 47
    15 Dinamo Riga 46
    16 CSKA Moscow 44
    17 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk 40
    18 Metallurg Novokuznetsk 38
    19 Lev Poprad 35
    20 Sibir Novosibirsk 35
    21 Spartak Moscow 32
    22 Vityaz Chekhov 28
    23 Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg 20

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