Washington Capitals vs. The Invisible Man

Martin AverySenior Writer IApril 16, 2009

WASHINGTON - APRIL 15:  Sean Avery #16 of the New York Rangers skates the puck past a member of the Washington Capitals during Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 15, 2009 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Len Redkoles/Getty Images)

"And I'm in your life and I'm in your head
Like the CIA or the FBI
You'll never get close never take me alive
I'm the invisible man I'm the invisible man"
-Freddy Mercury (Queen) The Invisible Man

According to many reports, the Washington Capitals did not notice Sean Avery in the first game of their first-round playoff series with the New York Rangers.

According to the Associated Press, they are treating him like the Invisible Man.

Death Ray Films, director Patrick Tatopoulos and Underworld co-creator Kevin Grevioux will be teaming up to make a movie of the comic I, Frankenstein, featuring classic characters such as the Invisible Man, Dracula and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the characters are based in a "contemporary noir setting" and have evolved. The Invisible Man is "a secret operative," while Frankenstein's monster is a "private investigator."

Sean Avery may play the part of the Invisible Man.

“If you leave him alone, nothing happens," said Matt Bradley according to AP. "That’s basically what happened tonight.”

“Was he out there?” Bruce Boudreau asked.

Just a sloppy second! I could have sworn I saw No. 16 for the Rangers out there.

Who was it that interfered with Mike Green on the break that resulted in Scott Gomez going in alone against Theodore, then scoring that huge goal that changed the momentum of the game right after the Fleischmann goal?

The Invisible Man?

The referee didn't see him either, apparently.

Who was it that battled with John Erskine, drew a penalty for high sticking, and created an opportunity for the Rangers power play when big Nik Antropov netted his big goal?

The Invisible Man, apparently.

Who checked Mike Green clear into the players’ bench, and then continued to pursue him even at the risk of getting skates to the face?

The referee missed that one, too. Must have been The Invisible Man.

Who was it that made contact with Jose Theodore after the whistle, exchanged words with him, pushed him and inspired Sergei Fedorov to cross check him from behind into the goal?

The Invisible Man—with a bleeding ear.

Who battled Green all night and kept him distracted so he didn't get on the scoreboard?

Who did the Capitals go out of their way to hit, including Ovechkin, instead of keeping their focus on their game?

Was that Dale Hunter?

No…it must have been the Invisible Man!

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