Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sometimes Good Things Happen

by Anne


I got a call from my boss today at the arena telling me that I don't have to come in tonight! Woooooooooo! Its just because I'm the lowest ranked vendor and I made like $0.52 last night (figures estimated).

Whatevs, I don't care. After my bad night last night I really needed a pick me up. My BFF Adam and I have resolved to see all of the movies nominated for the Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards so we're going to see Milk tonight. We feel lame picking a winner having only seen one or two of the movies nominated. We've already seen Slumdog Millionaire and will probably see The Reader next, in spite of my irrational dislike of Ralph Fiennes. We're not sure when or where to see Frost/Nixon. Adam's friend's Dad votes as a member of the Academy so he gets the DVDs of all the nominated films and performances, so we're probably going to watch Frost/Nixon on his DVD because its not playing in Buffalo at the moment. We also might see The Wrestler, just to see what all the Mickey Rourke fuss is about.

Hockey: Sidney Crosby is not playing in the All-Star Game after getting a record setting 1.7 million votes in the ridiculous joke of a voting process. He has some concerns about lingering injuries to his knee and forearm and wants to take the time to rest. This is probably a good idea considering the poor situation the Pens find themselves in at the moment. Marty St. Louis will be taking his place on the roster. I'm not sure how I feel about the selection of St. Louis (17-29-46) over players like Phil Kessel (24-17-41) or Derek Roy (18-26-44) who have similar numbers on more successful teams, and Roy averages more ice time than either of the other two players. Whatevs, I just love Royzie. Also, who moves up to the starting line-up? The player who came in fourth in voting? I don't know who that is and I can't find the voting totals past the top three forwards.

Mirtle has released a list of the top defensive defensemen in the league up to this point in the season and WCBs M-E "Pickles" Vlasic (9) Nicklas Lidstrom (11) and Matthew Greene (20) have all made the cut. Woooooooooo! Normally I am all about flashy offense and captains and the like, but this season has gotten me appreciating defensive hockey more and more. I know I was SHOCKED that no Sabres defensemen made the cut.

Speaking of Sabres defensemen... we are royally effed. Trade? MATT GREENE? Let me live this pipe dream, people. But for serious, everyone is hurt. I'm suspicious that Craig Rivet may be playing with a wooden leg and Toni Lydman might actually be seriously concussed, but they can skate backwards, so they're still in. Just point Toni in the right direction and tell him to shoot and we'll be fine.

Danny Briere has "nerve entrapment" and will miss ANOTHER four weeks of the season. Poor Danny. I just tried to look up a little bit about nerve entrapment and it appears that obturator nerve entrapment is a cause of chronic groin pain in athletes and athletes with successful surgery often become symptom free after recovery. Apparently this is a fairly new development in the study of the causes of groin pain and groin injuries which could spell good things for players with chronic injuries. Oh Hasek, if only... if only...

Martin Gerber was put on waivers. That sound you hear is every hockey fan rolling their eyes as the Senators goaltending woes soldier on, this time with Alex Auld and newcomer Brian Elliot. The Senators sound more and more like the LA Kings with each passing day.

While working on our All-Star Roster post (almost finished, I SWEAR) I discovered something.



When did David Backes get so pretty?
Or
Why have I never noticed how pretty David Backes is?


9 comments:

  1. I really want to see The Reader and Milk. I've seen Slumdog Millionaire as well and I thought it was fantastic!

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  2. I seriously doubt that Danny is going to play much for the Flyers this year. If it's not his injuries, it's his huge contract and their lack of cap space. I mean it's got to be a bad sign if he's only played 12 games this year... and 3 of those were with the Phantoms.

    OMG I love David Backes!!!! He is the hero of my fantasy team. I remember seeing a video where he was voted the most good looking Blues early on in the season by fans, so maybe he was always this pretty? But I can't really comment since I didn't know he existed before this year.

    I love the new header, very nice.

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  3. Aww, Pickles! Such a defensive d-man, yet so lovable! Actually, I feel like Pickles may be having his best offensive season this year...? Which is like twenty-some points so there you go!

    As for the Oscars, I've only seen Slumdog Millionaire (which I loved) because I hate going to the movies. Pops, who has more of a social life than I do, really wanted to see it, haha

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  4. Everyone is psyched to get away for a few days and recharge for the task ahead, especially Bernier, having always wanted to visit Hawaii.

    “Usually I don’t like to travel much because we travel a lot all year, but I think it’ll be good to just relax and think about something else,” said Bernier, who admitted he’s tempted, but a little scared, to hang ten with Mitchell.

    “I might try it, but I don’t like being in the water when I can’t see what’s going on, there are lots of sharks and things like that. I know the chances of getting attacked are very slim, but I’m just not a big fan of it.”

    Has someone been watching too much Shark week on TV?

    “Yeah, maybe,” Bernier snickered. “I watch Discovery Channel a lot and I’ve heard some stories about Hawaii so I’m not too sure what I’m going to do. I want to try it for sure, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do it.”

    - Big Bear's vacation plans. You're welcome :D

    http://canucks.nhl.com/team/app?articleid=405649&page=NewsPage&service=page

    And I haven't seen ANY new movies! I'm so behind.

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  5. I really want to see The Reader and Milk. I've seen Slumdog Millionaire as well and I thought it was fantastic!


    I'm really only seeing The Reader because it was nominated, otherwise I probably wouldn't bother. Slumdog was great and Milk was pretty good.

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  6. OMG I love David Backes!!!! He is the hero of my fantasy team. I remember seeing a video where he was voted the most good looking Blues early on in the season by fans, so maybe he was always this pretty? But I can't really comment since I didn't know he existed before this year

    I actually think I suggested him and S(h)ara or maybe someone else shot him down. I could be wrong though. He's so pretty and I hate usually hate goatees too.

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  7. Aww, Pickles! Such a defensive d-man, yet so lovable! Actually, I feel like Pickles may be having his best offensive season this year...? Which is like twenty-some points so there you go!


    His amazingness is getting lost amongst all the other amazingness surrounding the Sharks these days.

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  8. - Big Bear's vacation plans. You're welcome :D

    AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! GET ME TO HAWAII!!

    I giggled when I saw he got is necessary "for sure" in there at the end of the article. I LOVE HIM SO.

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  9. I too want to see reader and slumdog!

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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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