Sunday, August 29, 2010

posting again

I'm posting again- trying to get back into the habit of talking about hockey. There isn't a whole lot going on right now to talk about, but that will change soon. September starts in 3 days and that means we are getting closer and closer to training camp. YAY!

I joined a fantasy hockey league- with Anne from Queen City Sabres and other fun folks from the blogosphere. I haven't investigated fully to see which of my other blogger buddies are on board, but I'm sure there are some familiar folks in the league with me. :)

I will probably also participate in the Amazing/Super League with the Ookies et al when they get it up and running. I may have to hold it there, or possibly end up doing 3 Leagues again, as I have some buddies I've been playing fantasy hockey with for 3 years.. don't know if they are still doing it or not. I don't think I'll start my own this year but who knows.. depends on if my sisters want to play or not. Yeesh.. so much going on! And inevitably, I start ignoring my team by about late February/early March and they die a slow and painful death going into the playoffs. I'll try to be better but I know myself.

And maybe I'll actually post regular updates (as if you care) on the blog. More for my own benefit than for anyone else, but it's kind of fun to watch the progression of things. I had a nice thing going on last year for a bit, with my MVPs and MUP (most USELESS players) of the week. Think I'll try to do that again. It will also get me posting more.

I love my little hockey blog, and I love the people I have met through blogging, and I don't want to let it die through attrition. So here's my pledge to attempt to be a better blogger this season. :) HOLD ME TO IT, GUYS!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Had to post this before I lose the link:

The Hockey News' Top 10 Canucks of all time--- and guess who's #1?

Of course- Pavel Bure!!!! :) The best player of my life. I don't see that ever changing. I like lots of hockey players, but none have impacted me the way Pavel did. I have rambled about him many times, so you don't need to hear more but it was nice to see that someone else appreciates him as well. :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

sometimes, I amaze even myself

Wow guys, I don't know why this took so long- it is SUPER obvious..

I have a SAB for you, that I've been sitting on for WEEKs, but since it's Wednesday, I will now share it with you fine readers. :)

I present to you:

-Mark Tremonti- guitarist from Creed/Alter Bridge


-Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks.

Separated at Birth? YOU be the judge!

That is just uncanny, and I don't know why it took so long to put together in my mind. I'm not really a fan of Getzi (unlike many of my friends) so I don't look at him much, and I haven't cared about Creed or Mark Tremonti in ages so maybe that's it.. but this a match made in heaven. WOW.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Helllooo (hello hello hello)

It's a little echo-y in here, isn't it? *looks around* A little dusty too. I should get housekeeping around the place to clean up a bit, eh? It's been a while.

But sadly, the hockey world is a bit quiet at the moment. Or at least hockey news that is relevant to my little corner of madness is pretty quiet. I wrote a hockey song that I need to share but it's not quite ready. Ugh. I really should get on that, but I have been stupidly busy lately with real work. Ha- real work! (You know when I write my best songs? When I'm doing surveys at SUBWAY and no one is in the store.. No joke, I've written 2 songs and a few imaginary conversations while standing around waiting for people to come into the store so I could ask them some questions. Must be the smell of Subway bread inspires me to write about hockey. Or just that's where my mind naturally wanders, and without the distraction of the internet, I have to get creative.)

Wow, that was an odd rant. I don't really know as I have anything constructive to say, but I thought I should update, so you (if any of y'all are still reading) will know that I am still alive, just buried in the madness that is my summer this year.

So I guess I can comment on the (small) moves the Sabres have made.

*I like the Rob Niedermayer acquisition. I will always think of him as Niedermayer (the Lesser), thanks to The Ookies, but that's okay. I like him better than Scott anyway. :) I think he's a solid addition to the group. He's a veteran dude, he's won a Cup and he won't get frazzled. He seems like a hard worker (and Heaven knows, the Sabres could use more of those) and will chip in some points for us here and there. I like it.

*Keeping Patty Lalime- good move. From everything I've heard and read, Patty is the ultimate team player. He and Ryan have a great relationship, and he's actually a decent goalie. (when he gets enough playing time- AHEMLINDYAHEM- and the boys don't hang him out to dry.) Hopefully this will be the year that it all falls into place.

*Shaone Morrisonn- I think I spelled it right. I should look it up but I'm just gonna leave it for now. Until he does something to impress me, I'm not going to bother to learn his name. That's a little rude- let me take it back. I know little about this dude, aside from seeing his name from time to time on the Caps blog I read for info about T-Sloan. He seems competent enough. I guess time will tell if he fits in or not.

EDIT: I did spell his name right! Go me!

*Timmay Kennedy. What a weird scenario that one was. Clearly, it was about money and not appreciating being told by an agent what a player should be making, and then having to fight it out in arbitration. As I just learned in my Hockey GM and Scouting course- (which is really cool, btw), if I understand it correctly, a Club may only buy out a player whose salary is in excess of $1M. So if Kennedy had elected for less money, he might still have a job, whereas he is currently sitting in the limbo of the unsigned. Sad fate for a decent kid. (bad on his agent. Seriously- what was he thinking?) But the Sabres are saving money on a player who wasn't exceptional, just decent, and with others like him (and maybe better) on the way up, he was expendable. Bye Timmay, it's been real. Hope you land somewhere else- far far away, not in our division, please?!

And that is about what I have. When does the season start again?

P.S. I will try to remember my hockey SAB that I've been saving for weeks.. and post them on Wednesday, in keeping with tradition..