Monday, February 9, 2009

Drew Stafford Remains Drew Stafford

by Anne


Every Monday(ish) Drew Stafford has a show on 97 Rock. The timing of it is usually pretty sweet because it perfectly matches my morning commute. Its a pretty nice way to start the day because Staffy is not a) dramatic b) fake c) formulaic in his responses. To be honest, the only reason I listen to 97 Rock in the morning is because its one of the only stations that works on the radio in my car. None of my AM stations work, 98.5 does not work and I absolutely hate the Edge morning show.

Today Staffy discussed briefly the Catwalk for Charity and said that he showed up wearing jeans and a nice shirt, only to discover like everyone else was wearing zoot suits and the like. He summed up his hastily assembled ensemble as more Amish than anything. Yes Drew Stafford, yes. You emulate Jay Bowmeester, Amish farmer extrordinaire.

He talked about Vanek and described the sound he heard when the puck hit him. Staffy said was on the ice right next to him and when the puck went up he heard a "crack" and thought it hit TV's visor because the sound was so loud. I think everyone listening touched their own jaws and cried a little.

Staffy also made a point that we've been buzzing about since the Worst News Ever came down from Perry St. Its not that you need to have a healthy jaw to play hockey or anything like that, what's sidelining him is basically the treatment for a broken jaw. To fix a broken jaw, you have to have your jaw wired shut. Everyone get up and take a sprint around the room with your teeth clenched together and try not to pass out while breathing through your nose. Go ahead, we'll wait for you to recover.

So TommyBoy is out because he can't breathe properly for a month and won't be doing any cardio or anything intense. He can do things, just without any intense aerobic activity. Think of all the smoothies he can drink! If he were trying to lose weight, this would be GREAT! Liquid diets shed the pounds, ask any bride.

Anyway, I hate to admit it, but Staffy has wormed his way back into my heart after he stomped all over it last season with his concussions and ankle sprains and lack of goal production. We need him to continue to be blazing hot down the stretch.

We're all feeling fatalistic because we haven't been without Vanek in so long. The last time he missed a game was 2005-2006 and he only missed 1 game. He's played 299 of a possible 300 games over the past 4 seasons. He's been a rock that, even when he wasn't producing, he was still there night in and night out.


Come back soon!

Jason Pominville has played 218 straight games. We definitely need him to step up and start playing like the player he was this time a year ago.

Unrelated to anything: check out Ryan Miller's goalie mask contest.

6 comments:

  1. Why didn't Drew tell me that he had a radio show??? What time does he come on? I'll totally wake up on my day off just to listen to him...

    I was thinking about what you were saying about Tommy not being able to breathe well enough with his jaw wired shut. It can't help that he has asthma.

    Oh, and that one game that Tommy did miss? Remember he was benched? So he's never had an injury, basically, since donning the blue and gold. Very impressive.

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  2. Why didn't Drew tell me that he had a radio show??? What time does he come on? I'll totally wake up on my day off just to listen to him...

    He comes on around like 8:30ish on Mondays... usually, but last week or the week before it was Wednesday because I think the time difference was too crazy on Monday.

    Oh, and that one game that Tommy did miss? Remember he was benched? So he's never had an injury, basically, since donning the blue and gold. Very impressive.

    Its true. I couldn't remember why he sat, to be honest,y I thought I remembered it was a benching, but I wasn't positive. He's been able to work through injuries and such for almost 300 games in a row. :(

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  3. If I had any sort of art skills at all, I would enter that Sick Goalie Mask contest.

    Hearing what Drew said about the noise he heard when the puck hit Thomas made me sick to my stomach. Then finding out his mouth had been wired shut...Getting your wisdom teeth out is like getting your skin pinched compared to what Van is going through right now. ): And I totally forgot about the asthma thing until I read Cari's comment, so that makes it even worse...

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  4. Getting your wisdom teeth out is like getting your skin pinched compared to what Van is going through right now. ):

    totally. s(h)ara and I were talking about how crazy it is and then contemplating what happens if players don't have teeth "skeletal anchoring" i believe is the phrase that was tossed about.

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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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