Thursday, October 30, 2008


Tonight's game was horrible. I barely watched it, even though I was around. It was just painful. I dont have words so I won't even try.

instead I'll pack for my trip to Texas tomorrow. WOOO!

If you are in Austin, let me know and we'll rendez-vous. or I think we'll be going to San Antonio on Saturday for a Rampage game.. yay hockey in Texas! :)


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I am a terrible blogger

My life has been very busy of late. I haven't actually sat down to watch a Sabres game since.. the game against Atlanta? And even then I was only halfway watching it because I was cleaning the basement while it was on. The games since then have all been DVR'da nd watched in pieces or on fast-forward because they weren't worth spending the time to watch properly/and I didn't have time even then. yeesh. I *might* be able to see most of tomorrow's game, won't that be fun?

I have a date tonight (wooo!) so I decided to find a Hockey SAB early for you since it might be until next week if I wait- here ya go..

-Sergei Fedorov of the Capitals


-Singer Gavin Rossdale.

Separated at Birth? You be the judge. :) ( I think that's an older pic of Gavin but I thought if it when I saw an interview with Sergei the other day so there ya go.)

You would be amazed (or maybe you wouldn't if you knew anything about Fedorov) by the amount of skanky pics that come up when you serch Sergei Fedorov. he's a skank magnet. Of course his associations with *gagpuke* Anna Kournikova (aka SkankQueenoftheUNIVERSE) will add to that total quite a bit. Yick. However, his hockey resume is quite impressive. He just became the highest goal-scoring Russian player in NHL history. Woo. he is also the 4th highest scoring Red Wing AND the most consistently booed ex-Wing since he gave them the big diss in 2003 to go to the Ducks. I'd boo him too.

In other news, Goose should be back soon! HONK!

And my sister saw Rick Nash at Panera today and made eye contact with him. She did not jump his bones or even ask for an autograph. Chicken. That's almost as cool (though not as amusing) as the day my other sister saw Fedorov at her tanning salon. She DID ask for an autograph, only because Sergei is our older sister's favorite player.

If you made any sense of that, you're pretty cool. And yes, I have a lot of sisters. (there is one more)

Time to get ready for my date.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Guys, Tyler Sloan scored a goal tonight for Washington! It was the game tying goal. he's a D-man! (and not a very offensive one). That is SOOOOO Awesome! And my best friend (who also knew Tyler when he was in Dayton) was at the game in Dallas tonight to see it! How cool is that? Frickin awesome.

Here's a little video of him from the Caps website so you can check it if you wish. I KNOW THAT GUY!!! :):)

And that is a link to his hit on Tuesday night. It is SICK! (and totally legal)

I can't find the tape of my radio interview with him back in Dayton (and I dont know how to transfer it to the computer) but if and when I ever get my hands on it again I'll share it. wooooooo!

I need sleep and I'll talk about the Sabres game later. I didn't watch it real time because I was at a dinner/dance for church but I saw the shootout (yay Royzie) and then fast forwarded my way through the game which I had DVR'd. So thoughts on the Sabres tomorrow.

Seriously though, how did every guy in the NHL play tonight and yet my fantasy teams scored a total of 2 goals between them. What. the. Hell? That is jacked. I'm getting my butt kicked this week. Argh.

Friday, October 24, 2008


AP's 3 stars from last night:

Three star selections:
Winning Goaltender:
Ryan Miller

Losing Goaltender:
Niklas Backstrom

Um.. if you don't win and you still get 2 of the 3 stars and neither is the goalie, there is an ISSUE. And, Miettinen didn't figure in the scoring, and Burns' goal was actually scored by Miller.

LAME. Just sayin.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

In which I whine a little

Sorta halfway watching the Sabres/Wild game.

I hate the Wild's "christmastime" jerseys. Yick.

I came home, turned on the game and the boys were up 1-0. Walked out of the room and Min scored. Came back in and they scored again. Double Yick.

Aside to Derek Roy- PLEASE score a goal. Soon. This is making me crazy. And right now you are dragging down my fantasy team. Get with it bro.

To the Defencemen- Seriously guys, I know el Captain is out but there is only one of him. There are 6 of you. Surely you can pick up the slack? Thanks.

Ew Cellino and Barnes. Triple Yick.

Man, Clutterbuck is kind of a rough last name. Poor guy. He's from Welland ONT, just like Paille and Ellis.

Yeesh I am tired.

Oh puke. Ryan Miller just tried to clear the puck and put it into his own net. Poor guy. This sucks.

Not a good hockey night- my fantasy teams are not doing well either. C'mon guys! DO SOMETHING!

Can I just say I am 328598745% OVER Tim Connolly? I never liked him that much to start with and he's too broken all the time. I think he's overrated and I'm tired of waiting for him to not be broken. Blah.

Also sick of reading about how much the Sabres are going to miss Campbell on defence. In case y'all didn't notice, Soupy didn't play much DEFENCE- he was more about trying to score goals and making fancy spin o ramas in front of his own net. Oh yeah, that. Oh and distracting himself and his team by squabbling over money and being a general loser. Do we miss him? No. Well I sure as hell don't. So stop talking about it, you hockey writers! ARGH. Rivet is like a zillion times the d-man that Soupy will ever be.

Phew. Enough of that.

I do enjoy the way RJ says "Bergeron", the french way which swallows the last "n" a little bit. Don't know why I enjoy it but I do.

As soon as this game is over I am showering and peaceing. I am way tired. It's weird because I barely did anything today- I had my nephews but we didn't go anywhere or anything. It was a good day. We raked leaves and played in them. Haha good times. Much more fun than this game right now. Blah.

Oh and Hershel Gelber commercials are very poorly acted. Dude could you at least *try* to be a little more sincere?

Good only 6 more minutes of torture.

Woo my man Sloaner is playing for Washington again. He has 1:31 of ice time so far and they are only 5 min into the game so that's quality. :) I wish I could watch it!

NOOOO way! Like the Sabres really just scored 2 goals to tie it up? HAHAHA WTF mate? that's awesome. And ridiculous.

And we're going to oooooooovertime!

ROOOOYYYYZZZIIIIEEE!!!!!! :) YAY! He listened to my advice! Way to win the game my man. :):)

And now I can sleep. G'night friends. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happy birthday

For today's SAB, I looked up hockey players who have a birthday today. I found Scott Lachance- drafted by the Isles in 1991. (His bday is Oct 22, 1972) He played for 4 NHL teams- NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, and most recently the Colombus Blue Jackets in 2003-04. He is currenly playing for Lowell of the AHL. Oh and he's from Virginia. Cool.

Anyway here is the rest of it:

-Scott Lachance of the Lowell Devils


-Actor, etc- Mario Lopez. I still think of him as "AJ Slater" from Saved by the Bell of course. I am feelin the resemblance.

Separated at Birth? YOU be the judge. :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Tyler Sloan makes his NHL debut for Washington

And who is Tyler Sloan, you may ask? just a guy who used to play for the Dayton Bombers- and I KNOW HIM! Like Tyler and I aren't close personal friends, but he knows who I am and if I saw him on the street he would say hello and stop to talk to me. and HOLY HELL he's playing in the NHL tonight!! In front of his home town! AWWWWW that's so great.

How cool is it to say I actually know a guy in the NHL? That is badass. Seriously I do not make this up people. I even have one of his game worn jerseys from Syracuse. So cool. I'm so smiley about it too. Congrats Sloaner!!! :)

Maybe he'll still be there the next time the Caps are on tv. That would be even crazier.

Oh and good job Sabres. I didn't see any of the game, but caught the end of OT and the shootout on the radio. Well played lads, this 2-1 in the shootout and 5-0-1 overall is a good thing. But next time let's not get down 2-0 to have to claw back and win in a shootout, eh? Otherwise, we're all good. Carry on. :)

Sunday, October 19, 2008

this is my jam

My poor neglected hockey blog. It's not that I don't love you but I have been SO busy the last week or so that I am about to lose my mind. And it's not going to get any better. Yeesh.

I missed most of Fridays game- anybody want to clue me in about the altercation Royzie had with the Vancouver bench that resulted in Petey having a GOOD??! fight? I was on my way back from Fair Haven NY which is up on Lake Ontario rather northeast of Rochester (I couldhave GONE to the game but my parents were coming up and I told them I'd go check out this property with them and since I don't see them often- they live in Ohio- I didn't want to ditch for a hockey game. It would have been rude and things were a little weird with my fam lately anyway so I wanted to keep it cool.) and WGR has a WEAK signal! I was on the 90, passing Roch and still couldn't get it, in Batavia and picking up signals from Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Cleveland, CINCI-EFFING-NNATI and not Buffalo. W.T.F.? It was irritating. I finally was able to tune in partway through the 2nd and made it home in time to watch most of the 3rd but it wasn't the same as what I heard to be a very entertaining first period. Oh well.

And Saturday I was busy eating dinner and cleaning the basement with my nephews so I missed most of the game. I had it on in the background and I don't think there was much *to* miss so it wasn't too bad. I look forward to actually sitting down and WATCHING a game soon. It won't be Tuesday though because I have other things to do. Rats.

I'm glad Vanek is bustin goals. That's what we pay him for. He seems so much more relaxed than last year and that is HUGE. On the other hand, poor Staffy can't seem to buy a goal and Royzie looks like crap. He seems kinda tense and uncertain with the puck which is not really his style. I don't know what's up with him but he needs to shape it up and soon. I'm SO glad Pommer got a goal too, because he looked like he was starting to get frustrated with it. Just relax fellas. It will happen.

In non Sabre hockey news- why is Osgood playing so poorly so far this season? He has surrendered 4 goals in 3 straight games. TERRIBLE! C'mon Ossie, get with it dude. (he's also on BOTH of my fantasy teams.. eek!) In other fantasy hockey news, my RedRogues team is owning right now, 12-2 and my Into the Boards (IPB AmazingLeague) just squeaked by with the win (I think- remember I can't make Stattracker work on my stupid laptop and the desktop is out of commission because my keyboard died very dead today) so I'm not certain of up-to-the-minute stats but I believe I made it with a 6-4 victory. Tomorrow will tell. WOOOT! Fantasy hockey is FUN!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Word. my fantasy teams are laying some smack down on my opponents this week. Keep it up fellas!

And the Sabres cleaned house with the Rangers tonight spoiling the Rangers' bid for the best start in franchise history. (A mere 6-0 would be the best start in franchise history for an original 6 team?! WEAK.) HAHAHAHA! Good job Sabres! 2 PP and a shortie. That is good stuff.

Vanek's lookin good so far.

Royzie is illin. Stop reeking my man. This is not good. Get it together.

Enough with the short ghetto sentences.

And it's Wednesday so I owe y'all a SAB:

Here we have:

-Patrick Marleau of the Sharks


-Actor Collin Farrell

Separated at Birth? You be the judge.

It's something to do with the eyes and facial expression. I dunno but I'm feelin it. :)

And remember, I'm always open to suggestions for future hockey SABs. :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

odds and ends

let's go around the NHL:

The Penguins and the Flyers are on vs right now. They are actually doing a decent job of play by play for a change.

AND I've barely heard Sid's name. Are you SURE this is Vs? WHOA.

Is it me, or does Michel (NOT MICHAEL YOU MORONS!) Thierren always look like he's about to cry?

Whoa the Flyers just scored 2 goals in like 5 seconds to tie the game. Now Michel really looks like he's going to cry. Ha Danny (traitor!) Briere beat Sid on a faceoff. Sorry Siddy. They clearly aren't saying your name enough.

Oh and that fight between Cote and Goodard was pretty sick. I remember Cote when he played for the Dayton Bombers a few years back. I might have a picture of him somewhere. He used to shave his hair bald but I guess he doesn't do that anymore. It was flying tonight.

Oh Bryan Engblom- the mullet is gone, but like Melrose, he still has the shadow of the mullet. Brilliant!

Interesting enough game I guess. I was only halfway paying attention. I am creeped out by the commercials about SAW V- never saw (haha) any of the other ones and don't ever plan to do it. creepy McCreepster.

I thought the Sports Soup show was kinda lame. Too much forced humor. Not my style.

I wish I knew how my fantasy teams are doing but I can't check them on this computer because my comp is jacked and refuses to download Java to run the stat tracker. Bullshit. Grrrrr.

Ryan Hollweg is a jerk supreme. He's such a loser and should NOT be in the league anymore. I'm with the Vs talking heads. And WHOOOA were they dissin on Engblom tonight.. man that was intense.

That's enough hockey random for one night. later y'all.

I should get to the recap

Friday Night- I was all set to watch the game on the couch at home with a cold Mt. Dew and my nephews. Then my brother-in-law called and said he wasn't feeling well and would I like his tickets? Ha. Of COURSE I would! So I went with my 4 year old nephew. He wore his little Ryan Miller jersey and we had a blast.

The dude has some sick seats too. 8th row, near the bench. Good stuff. Ya kinda lose the near corner but other than that it was all good. And of course the game was fun. The Sabres were pretty decent and that was good- except the Power(less) Play. Miller was bustin all night and that was WOOO!

It felt like we were surrounded by Habs fans. And the most obnoxious people EVAR were behind us. These dudes were ripping on anything and everything about the game. It got to the point when the girl next to me (who was cool) and I were like SHUT UP! And they kept dropping the f-bomb. Seriously, I get that it's a hockey game and maybe you talk like that but for hell's sake I HAD A 4 YEAR OLD WITH ME! Could you please *TRY* to tone it down a little? Well the answer to that is.. no. They couldn't, they wouldn't whatever. It was really awful but at least they won't be back.

*Oh and when we got there, people were sitting IN our seats. I was like WTF mate? But they were in the middle of the row and I had a 4 year old with me so I went to get the usher and have him sort it out.. and magically when we re-appeared the ppl in our seats were... gone. Hm. Interesting, eh? (they were wearing Canadiens jerseys too....)

Some random disjointed thoughts about the game:
-Paille was a MACHINE! I know that everyone and his dog mentioned this already but I wanted to say it too. The kid was all over the place and his stiff arm hit on Kostitsyn (dont remember which one) at center ice was killer. Good job Pie! You da MAN!
-Miller was rock solid all game and just a beast in the shootout. I like it.
-Mair looked good.
-All the boys seemed super jittery for the first half of the first period. But things eventually settled down so that was good.
-WTF power play?
-Nathan Paetsch (who I prolly wouldn't recogize if I saw him on the street) looks really handsome in a suit.
-I loved Hank's little jump over the carpet. don't know if it was intentional or not but it was cool. I think he was just showing off for Heather B ;)

I think that's all I have about that game. It was fun. I am super happy that hockey is back. Can't wait to go again. Let's GO BUFFALO!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Whoa nelly

How bout those Sabres? So far it's 5-0 in the 2nd intermission. That brawl about halfway though the 2nd was awesome. Our boys were layin the smack down. Kaleta looked like a WWE star with that bodyslam. Sweetness!

AND 2 powerplay goals!! (EDIT: Make that 3!) Srsly? :) And a shortie, for good measure. Word. Lalime looks sharp and the fellas are just bringing it. THIS is good hockey. THIS is fun hockey! YAY Sabres!

I'm not feeling all break-the-game-down-y but ya know. It's just rockin and I'm excited.

my brain is on vacation today. Time to go check e-mail and check the 3rd period. Hope y'all are having a good Columbus Day. WOOOO!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday night and I just got back


Sabres win in a SHOOTOUT!


Details to come my friends but now I need sleep. I have to work tomorrow and we're having ppl for dinner but eventually I will be back to re-cap the game. Good times.


One thought- WHY On earth were there so dang many Habs fans tonight? It was like an invasion. And the real jerky ones were all around ME. Grrrr. More on that tomorrow as well.


I saw Heather B and Katebits in the paper yesterday but missed the shout-out in Sabres Edge to my own humble blog. (also mentioned were some of my blog buddies- Anne and S(h)ara at Sabretooth's House,and Chaz over at ISMTC good job!) And now I have some new ones to check out. :)

So, maybe I should try to be a little more professional since I know that newspaper people might be reading this. Then again.. nyah. I like my style, and evidently enough of you fine folks do too. I try to keep it interesting and sprinkle just enough "real" hockey news in between my flights of fancy and babbling rants about the Sabres. I'm pretty thrilled that the season has (finally) started and I can have real hockey to write about again! It's been too long.

If you are new here, feel free to check it out. I like to have fun and be silly- see the Hockey Separated at Birth entries- but I try to keep it relevant and about hockey (and more specifically the Sabres). I do my best to avoid incessant squeeing but occasionally it just slips out. (please forgive me, it's the hormones (and Derek Roy), I swear! LOL)

So I guess that's it. Never be afraid to speak up about something you agree or disagree with, I love comments that spark conversation. I'm always looking for a good book recommendation, recipes, articles or just general news or nonsense.

thank you for reading!

Now back to your regularly scheduled hockey silliness.


(I'll be watching the game from my living room so you lucky readers just might get a liveblog.... stay tuned.)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

well well

Look at those two pretty lady bloggers! Congrats Katebits and Heather B on being in the pape. :)

I'm watching the Wings and Leafs right now. and by "watching" I mean writing in my blog, reading the paper and watching hockey. yay it's hockey season again peeps! Tomorrow is when the REAL fun begins as the Sabres will start their season. I wish I could go to the game but it's not in the cards. But I have December 17 (ROW 2 ROW 2!) to look forward too, plus my brother in law has some tickets to various games that I might be able to use so wooohoo.

Oh good the Wings scored. Now it's only 3-2. C'mon Osgood, you are on BOTH of my fantasy teams dude- get with it!

Oooh my I forgot how lovely Henrik Zetterberg is. Sorry, girl moment. And he's SUCH a good skater too. Don't forget about that folks. He's more than just a pretty face.

I'm off to watch hockey!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


I have been stuck by the cold of DOOM so I've been a little out of it lately but I DO have a SAB for you this week:

You Shiny New Sabre CAPTAIN

Craig Rivet


Singer/Actor Harry Connick Jr.

Yeah? I think so. Harry's a little smilier but there are some similarities there for sure yo.

K. Time to sleep. Later peeps.

Friday, October 3, 2008

This is too great

So I meant to post this about a week ago but I forgot about it until everybody started talking about Stafford and his Cauliflower ear. (gross. That used to happen to my brother when he wrestled in high school)

The Hockey News does a feature they call "2 minutes in the box with.." where they ask a series of questions to an NHLer. THe September 16 issue was our very own Staffy! It was pretty normal stuff- what was your first game like, what is your favorite song, first job, what team would you play for if you could pick one in any time period, blah blah. THEN we got the gems:

Best album of all-time?
My band, Invisible Children, has a new album out, called "The Pralien". Gotta get that in there.

-so you're saying that your band's new album is best of all time? Well I'm glad you like your work so very much. Wow. modest too, are we? ha

and (this one cracked me up and I can't decide if it's true or he's just jokin around- it could go either way, I think.)

Who was your road roommate and how were they?
(Seriously that sentence is totally gramatically incorrect- it should be "who was your road roommate and how was he?", or "who were your road roommates and how were they?" but that is beside the point)

I had quite a few. Clarke MacArthur was great. Dan Paille was great, but Derek Roy? It was all about him.

Yeah, I know that Roy is my favorite and all but man I had to laugh at that one. Can you feel the BURN? Yeesh. Calling him out in THN. That is serious stuff. ;)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

well that about does it

Gee guys, NO comments on my last entry? Was it that painful? LOL

I didn't listen to much of tonight's game but I did hear Gerbe's breakaway!! Good job man! :)

5-2 is not a bad score. Lalime was in net. I have yet to SEE him play but I like it so far. :)

Lots of rough stuff tonight- Petey fought Dorsett, Staffy (??) fought Toffelson and Rivet (in what seems to be a theme for him) fought Picard. Mike Weber got a 10 minute misconduct for... something.. in the middle of one of those scrums and at the end of the game Nathan Gerbe and Rick Nash got roughing penalties. LOL Gerbe, don't you know that Nash is like twice your size? Good job. Oh and Lalime earned a rouging penalty too, way to stand up for yourself my man.

I like these tough Sabres. Very good. Even with Mair and Gaustad out they are sticking up for each other and throwing it down. Excellent.


Sunday's game is on MSG. WOOOHOO!

Oh and my sister got to ride on the Zamboni at tonight's game! She lives in C-bus and works for a company that is doing some signage and such for the blue Jackets foundation.. so basically, "she knows people" and they set her up with tix and a Zam ride. How cool is that?! PLUS she got to see my boys up close and personal. I'm jealous. I wish I could have made it to the game, but Thursdays are really tough days around here, lots going on. She said there were a lot of Sabres jerseys in the crowd- in Columbus. REPRESENT! ;)

Yes, I am THAT cool

So it's Wednesday and time for Separated at Birth. This one has been brewing for some time now, and I'm pleased to finally be able to present it.

Only, it's horribly embarrasing! WHY, you ask?

Observe. This week we have:

(an old pic of)

Jason Pominville of the Sabres- check the fro. Word.


Yup, you guessed it, that's ME when I was 6 years old. I promise I don't have a fro anymore, but there was a time.. as you can see, 6-year old me and ~22? year old Pommers had the same harido. LMAO.

Now you see why it had to wait- I had to take a picture of that mortifying picture which is ON THE WALL at my parents' house! But it was very funny so I had to do it. I had recently seen that pic of Pommers and when the idea came to me it had to be done.

Go ahead and laugh. It's okay, really. ;)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I won the Derek Roy lightswitch cover. heh Sweet action. It's so weird and hideous that I love it! I'm totally putting it in my room.

They boys are kinda sucking right now against the Wild. They need to get it together. yeesh Royzie is a -2. But he's the CAPTAIN tonight!! :)

RJ and Harry seem to be a little slap happy tonight. especially about that penalty to Vanek early in the period.

Man is it the season yet???

not much else to say. blah.