Thursday, June 30, 2011


The Sabres traded Montador's negotiating rights to the Blackhawks. While I like the Hawks, they are not Buffalo and I will miss my boy. :(

Free Agency starts tomorrow.. who will end up where? There has already been a lot of action in advance, which seems kind of odd. Usually teams kind of hold off on the trading and whatnot until they can sign some free agents.. but everybody seems keen to keep moving. Interesting stuff.

The Sabres are definitely buyers. There are rumors that they will try for Brad Richards. He's a stud, and could definitely help us at center, where we are already weak (and please for the love of anything, DON'T re-sign Connolly) and will be missing another piece without Timmay. But Richards is a bit expensive.. though maybe they can talk him down a bit...

Tomorrow will tell.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


The Sabres re-signed Gerbe! :) YAY! I really like him.

Now, as long as they also re-sign Montador and don't lose Roy or Goose, but get rid of Connolly, I don't care what else they do.

See, I'm pretty easy to please.

And the re-affiliation with the Amerks is a good thing for sure.

I'm pretty curious and excited to see what happens on Friday with free agency. The Sabres are (for once) buyers this time.


In other news, I re-subscribed to The Hockey News today. Yay!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

NHL Awards 2011

I'm going to do a sorta Live Blog of the NHL Awards..

Jay Mohr is kind of annoying. I already knew this.

How hot is Ryan Kesler? Yeah.

And who is this guy they keep showing who looks like Luc Robitaille? Is it Luc?
<3 him.

And what is up with TimThoms's Mustache?

Oh hai Mess.. I should hate you but I just can't.

And how are Kes and Daniel Sedin chillin behind all the Bruins? That must suck.

How do the girls walk in those shoes?

Nick Lidstrom still has it. :) Why does it sound like they keep calling him Li(N)dstrom? GET it straight!

YAY Dierks Bentley! Love me some Dierks, and I love that he is such a hockey fan! :)

Cris Angel has the ugliest hair!

YAY for Kes winning the Selke! Speaking of ridiculous hair.. what exactly is going on with him? lol And is the microphone low enough? That's kind of awkward.

Oh my... how thin is Getzi's hair? Yeesh. Love Ryan v. Ryan.. that is some hilarious stuff! Love the hulahoop...

Jeff Skinner is cute. The Luc look-alike guy was in his row..

They are seriously having a ceremonial reveal of the NHL12 cover? HAHAHAHAHAHA

Awww.. I wanted Stevie Y to win the GM award, just to see him. I miss Stevie- he was so great! I am actually re-reading his biography right now. And Jay just called him "why"zerman. The Y sounds like an I! Izerman!!! YOU're killing me dude! And stop being so rude about the Oilers.. yeesh

Oh it IS Luc! Geesh he is one good lookin dude. Always has been.

Aww good I'm glad Ian Laperriere got the Masterton Award. I always liked him. I remember Darren Pang said once "He's a real stirrer-upper, he'll get in your kitchen." Even if he's an icky flyer he's pretty sweet. And his wife is totally un-skanky looking.

OH WOW- he got called out on twitter about Stevie and then talked about it.. wow. You suck dude. EVERYBODY knows how to say Steve Y's name.. DUH!!!!

COOL- the Army guys rappelled down from the ceiling? ROCK ON! Yeah, you people better stand up!! HOOAH!

Hey hey Vanek bringing in Favorite goal #2.. good job! Eberle's was pretty sick though.

VERY cool Bauer commercial. :) My skates are (14 year old but still awesome) Bauer's too.. I match Kane, Toews and Stamkos! (and plenty of other NHLers LOL)

LAMEst Herb Brooks impression EVER!

The "real housewives" chicks are skankier than anything.. how GROSS can you be?

Pavel Datsyuk wasn't on the Lady Byng list? WHAT the what?

Do your homework skankies- it's SanLouiee not Saint Louis. Double GROSS. Poor Marty is going a little grey there.. still looks pretty swank though!

The Pawn Stars clip was pretty funny. Only Chara and the Mustache to represent the Cup? I get that they are the ones who are up for awards.. but didn't they bring a random friend at least, a la Sharpie from last year? Hmm..

Oh please do not show Ryan Kesler during the Bruins victory speech! It was bad enough to watch him crying after game 7.. don't need to see it here too! :(

Umm how weird are these far east movement dudes? Give me Snoop any day!

As soon as they give out the Vezina I can be done. I think it's gonna be Thomas.. his stats were off the hoook- and the winner is..... Timmy. I'm okay with it. I don't like him per se, but I don't hate him and his numbers were INSANE so he totally earned it. Sorry Lulu..

I already saw the end (they re-aired it right away) so I know CoreyPerry won the Hart. That's cool, he's pretty studly.

C'est tout. Another NHL Awards has come and gone. Goodness I'm getting old. I remember quite a few of these. Prob my favorite was back in 1997 when they did fake hockey commercials such as "hockey hair club for men", "bubble hockey- goalie v. goalie" and I can't remember the other one. It was brilliant though.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Back to the Sabres

Wooo.. the Sabres released their pre-season schedule.

It looks like this:

Mon., Sept. 19 - Carolina at Buffalo, 7 p.m. (HSBC Arena)
Wed., Sept. 21 - Buffalo at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. (Bell Centre)
Fri., Sept. 23 - Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m. (Air Canada Centre)
Sat., Sept. 24 - Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m. (HSBC Arena)
Sun., Sept. 25 - Buffalo at Columbus, 5 p.m. (Nationwide Arena)
Friday, Sept. 30 - Buffalo at Washington, 7 p.m. (Verizon Center)

I'm thinking I'll check the Carolina game and then go to C-bus for the game there- since it's right after my bestie's birthday and we used to do hockey for her birthday every year! (but I missed it last year) I also want to go to a game in Washington.. that might be the perfect time to do it! Hmm...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I'll say it

I'm kind of relieved that the Canucks didn't win. Part of me wanted them to win (and a larger part of me wanted the Bruins to LOSE) but another part of me was slightly vindicated.

If *my* Canucks couldn't get it done in 1994, then it's kind of okay that *these* Canucks couldn't get it done in 2011.

And now it's all back to square one. We will start over in October and the Sabres will have as much of a chance as anyone (and the Canucks will still be with us in our lonely 41-seasons and NO Stanley Cups exile).

But first there's the NHL Awards (and it still bothers me that they are in hockey-less Las Vegas), the Draft and Free Agency. (And in Pegula-ville, that might actually mean something!)

I still don't like Chara or Tim Thomas (but I'd take his stats any day of the week) or any of those bums on the Bruins, and I do still like Kesler, Bieksa, and the Canucks (though not Lulu and his seriously strugglin stats- WTF dude?) but in reality, the Sabres are my number one team, and I will be much happier having them to cheer for again in just 3.5 more months..


Tuesday, June 14, 2011


You know what today is, don't you?

17 years ago, the Canucks broke my heart.

I am not over it.

Pavel Bure never won a Stanley Cup, never even came close.

17 years.. and it feels like yesterday.

Ironically, I was playing Trivial Pursuit on Friday and got a sports question that was about hockey- and the answer wasn't Wayne Gretzky (if you play TP, you know how rare this is!) Guess what the question was- "Which team ended 54 years of frustration by winning the Stanley Cup in 1994?" AHHHHHHHHHH!! I mean, I obviously got it right but damn.. way to rub it in. As if I could ever forget that day.

In other news, I graduated from college 8 years ago today. Wow.

In other, other news, get it together, Canucks! Game 7 tomorrow. EEEEEEEK!

Friday, June 10, 2011

hello again

Hello again all.

I'm sorry I've been such a slacker on the blog lately.. We had a bit of a family reunion before my niece left for Japan for 3 years, and my sister who is currently stationed in Japan (air force) was in town as well. so woo lots of family time and not much internet-ness. But it's all good.

I did watch some hockey.. and what the what is wrong with the Canucks? Get it together boys! Y'all DO NOT WANT another game 7 in the finals. I do not want that. BOO!

And why isn't game 6 on Sunday? I have plans Monday night and I won't be able to watch it. GRR. (But interestingly enough, my plans involve a boy who is a PAVEL BURE FAN!!!! How great is that? I haven't met anyone recently who even knows who Pavel is, let alone is a fan of his.. WOOO!)

That's about all I have.. just checking in. I should possibly have some more coherent thoughts soonish. If I get around to it. (if anyone still reads this blog..)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

rant time

I may have talked about this before, but I'm not sure.. and it's on my nerves today so I'll write about it anyway.

What is with the game times catering to the East Coast? Last time I checked, Vancouver was in the Pacific Time Zone.. so today's game started at 5pm local time- RUDE! What about people who had to work and didn't get home till 5:30 or so? I would be TICKED if I lived in Vancouver and had to miss the beginning of a WEEKDAY game because it started at 5. That's total bullshit, and it's because of ratings and junk on the east coast.

Let me tell you, back when I was a Canucks fan in 1994, all the (weekday at least) Vancouver games were played at 7 or 7:30 Pacific time, and we in the Eastern Time Zone just had to deal.

LAME. Totally lame.