Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Injuries and Lightning

by Anne


I hate missing Sabres games. I really hate watching highlights and not getting to watch the game as it happens or recorded in its entirety. Unfortunately I will have to miss tonight's game against the Lightning because I will be at the arena, shilling popcorn to hardcore Disney/figure skating fans. Oh goody. Maybe if I'm lucky, I'll be able to set up near a TV and watch some of the game. Hopefully.

I haven't talked about the Pirates recently because the news isn't good. Everyone on the team is hurt. Maine Hockey Journal has a good rundown, but here's the Reader's Digest version:

Mike Funk (concussion, again)
Adam Dennis (hip, requiring surgery)
Colin Murphy (concussion)
Paul Baier (jaw)
Mike Weber (knee)
Nathan Gerbe (flu)

To top it all off, Tim Kennedy took a stick to the mouth the other day, and lost several teeth. He has to miss the All-Star Game because he'll require additional surgery to repair the damage. The attacking player swung the stick at TK's head like a baseball bat. No word from the AHL on any kind of fine or suspension. The biggest irony of all of this? The attacking player's name is Gauthier and he's part of the LA Kings franchise. For those uncertain of what I'm talking about, Pat Kaleta, Dec. 19th game, sucker punch. Wow. At least Gerbe is back from the cold or flu or whatevs and will be back in the line-up when the Pirates take on the Lowell Devils tonight in Lowell, NJ.

Feel better boys!


I wonder what his new teeth will look like? :(

Rivet was cut on his face during practice today, but appears to be OK to go for tonight.

Wouldn't another TV hat trick be great tonight? He had 2 against Tampa last year, and as this is our last time facing them until next season, it would be lovely if he could send them packing with another hatter? However, this is the perfect kind of game for the Sabres to lose. A total momentum killer after beating closer opponents right before the All-Star Break. A win tonight means lots of confidence for the second half. A loss? More questions we don't want to ask or answer.

The Lightning play well with an early lead, but are not good at rallying, so its really important for the Sabres to jump out to an early lead and control this game from the puck drop. We all know how terrible the Lightning are, and the Sabres have had a lot of success against them in recent seasons, so here's hoping for good things to continue.


Don't beat us, please?

5 comments:

  1. Vinny is so fine (and a hell of a hockey player to boot).

    Poor TK! ): I wish I could help him soothe his wounds, and all of those pretty pearly whites that he lost.

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  2. Dude, that's crap if nothing happens to Gauthier after he pulls a Marty McSorley on Kennedy. What standard are these guys setting? Poor Timmy...

    As a side-note I wanted to let you know that the Gauthier that hit Kennedy is Gabe, and the one that hit Kaleta is Denis. Same last name, in the same team system (King's) but 2 different people. Related? Hmm...

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  3. Poor TK! ): I wish I could help him soothe his wounds, and all of those pretty pearly whites that he lost.

    :( I know! I feel really bad. Poor Timmy!

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  4. As a side-note I wanted to let you know that the Gauthier that hit Kennedy is Gabe, and the one that hit Kaleta is Denis. Same last name, in the same team system (King's) but 2 different people. Related? Hmm...

    Yeah I know its Gabe, but dude, how weird is that? haha

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  5. It IS weird... and they both took out our only Buffalo Boys!!! Damn them LA jerks...

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  • Butter Snaps - Carolina Hurricanes
  • Craigory - Craig Rivet
  • Full Monty - Steve Montador
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  • 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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