Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I Must Choose Carefully

by Anne

Yesterday, I revealed to you all (ok, or you could've found it out almost anywhere else) the Buffalo Sabres' nominees for the 2009 NHL All-Star game. Today I continue my segment of "Things Only Anne Cares About, but Blogs About Anyway" and inform you which of my WCBs have made the ballot:

TRAGICALLY, of my 15 boys, only 4 have made the list :(

Ok, but who REALLY thought MATT GREENE with 1 goal in his entire NHL career was going to make the ballot? Me, I did. That's who. And Matt Greene's mama. We might be alone in this, she and I, but we shall stand strong together!

Ryan Getzlaf - F
Nicklas Lidstrom - D
Jarome Iginla - F
Rick Nash - F

Anyway, these boys get my vote, and I'll have to get creative for my other defenseman and goaltender choice. AT LEAST, I will not be forced to choose between boys for this, THAT would be tragic. I'm definitely going to write in Matt Greene, but which goaltender do I support?

I have a thing for captains, and in a rare turn of events, a captain is also a goaltender... and Luongo is on our sister team... I'll probably vote Lui. Hopefully his wife won't be having another baby and he can actually appear this year. Yay! I know he has't had a great start, but he seems to be settling in to things now and, as Alix tells us, posted his 3rd shutout of the season. I like shut outs.

Mirtle correctly points out that Sharpie and JP Dumont are not on the ballot, yet players who have yet to play a game this season made it. Booo. :( Where my Teemu at?

Why in the WORLD are Marty Turco, Marty Biron and Rick DiPietro on this ballot??

I suppose I also have to pick another Eastern defenseman and forward as well... I won't bother picking any of the shoo-ins, and my former Playoff Boyfriend, Mike Green was extremely NOT sexy the other night against us, so I don't know if I can support him. Sidney Crosby does not need my vote. I think I'll go hog wild and vote for Patrik Elias up front and Ryan Whitney on the blue line because he seems like a crotchety old man and he had a beautiful playoff beard. That's the basic criteria for selection, isn't it?

I slept through my first class and showed up only to discover my 2nd class was cancelled. Now its off to class #3. Let's see if this one actually happens.

Not to get all political, but yesterday made me happy. I hope, even if you voted for McCain, you can appreciate how energized the world is now. A friend of mine has friends in England who were literally crying they were so happy Obama was elected. That's a pretty big deal. WOO!!

6 comments:

  1. Why in the WORLD are Marty Turco, Marty Biron and Rick DiPietro on this ballot??

    I whole heartly agree with this... and now that Brodeur is out 3-4... I don't get it...

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  2. I don't understand how injured/sucky goaltenders are getting on the list. In sucky, I meant 'Marty Turco' (sorry Anne, even though I know he's not your man in Dallas anymore). And I think if Rick DiPietro played in the All Star game, he'd get an injury just like he did last year.

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  3. New to your blog... and I am writing in Greene, too. He's my favorite. How can you not love a guy who got hit by an SUV and lived to tell about it? He makes me laugh, and smile, and I kind of hate he's a King (cause seriously, who cares about the Kings...) but I'll always remember him as a beloved Oiler.

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  4. I whole heartly agree with this... and now that Brodeur is out 3-4... I don't get it.

    I really think they made this ballot in like June.

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  5. And I think if Rick DiPietro played in the All Star game, he'd get an injury just like he did last year.

    Hahaha that was so terrible. Getting injured during the ALL-STAR game must be the most *headdesk* moment of all time.

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  6. New to your blog... and I am writing in Greene, too. He's my favorite. How can you not love a guy who got hit by an SUV and lived to tell about it? He makes me laugh, and smile, and I kind of hate he's a King (cause seriously, who cares about the Kings...) but I'll always remember him as a beloved Oiler.

    Welcome aboard! what is this SUV story? This is news to me, share! I don't NEED more reasons to love him, but I will gladly accept them! hahha

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Glossary... Sort of

  • "Ryan Miller" Shutout - A 58 minute multi-goal shutout lead that is blown by Miller allowing one meaningless goal
  • Britney or SabreBritney - Thomas Vanek
  • Butter Snaps - Carolina Hurricanes
  • Craigory - Craig Rivet
  • Full Monty - Steve Montador
  • Greener - MATT Greene (LAK)
  • JBG - Jolly Blonde Giant - Tyler Myers
  • Little Foot - Drew Stafford
  • MK - Anne's sister; often leaves nonsensical comments under her Twitter name Mmmkizzle
  • Noodles - Derek Whitmore
  • Oscar - Anne's cat and STH's unofficial mascot
  • Parsley - Jimmy Bonneau
  • Sir Christopher - Chris Butler
  • Sissy - Jaroslav Spacek
  • Telly Monster - Mikael Tellqvist

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