We've all heard athletes compare turbulent regular seasons to roller coaster rides. But only a select few athletes have the roller coaster cred to namecheck a specific type of roller coaster when making that standard analogy.
Step forward, Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner.
Alzner: "It feels like the Superman ride at Six Flags. We started off climbing right to the top and feeling great ..." [more]— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) April 5, 2012
Alzner: "... and then just riding the wave the rest of the way. It's been up and down. It's been very, very frustrating for a team" [more]— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) April 5, 2012
Alzner: "... that all of us had such high expectations for. We can still fulfill those, but we expected a lot more in the regular season."— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) April 5, 2012
Having ridden the Superman ride at Six Flags ourselves, we can report that when you get off the roller coaster, you feel lightheaded, even a little giddy. We'll see if Capitals fans feel the same way after tonight's game against the Florida Panthers.