Monday, November 2, 2009

Ok, its been a few days

by Anne

I hope the Sabres just crinkle up Saturday's game and throw it away and never speak of that atrocity again.

  • The Canucks won last night! They defeated the red-hot Colorado Avalanche 3-0. The Avs are ranked 30th in the league in shots taken per game, and that seemed to fell them. Andrew Raycroft earned a shutout, but he only had to make 18 saves.
Kes' face drew six minutes in minor penalties last night.
That Kes, always sacrificing for the team

  • Kesler had a heck of a game, as did Mason Raymond who appears to be 17 but is married? Bananas.
  • Speaking of babies having babes: according to Sabres Edge, Jason Pominville and his wife welcomed a baby today or at least sometime in the last 24 - 48 hours! Baby Pommer! How adorable. Lindy put it best in his post-practice presser:
The reason Jason Pominville didn't skate today?
"The population of Pominville went up, so he had the day off," said coach Lindy Ruff, referring to a baby for Pominville and his wife.
Oh Lindy, you devil, you. Congrats Pommer and Mrs. Pommer who I think is named Kim!
  • The Sunny Hedgehog Enchanters managed to hold onto first place in their fantasy league, despite having a bye week. Phew! We return to action tonight. Vinny Lecavalier and David Backes remain in the doghouse. I traded Phil Kessel. I might regret that down the line, but probably not. If this were a keeper league, I would've held on to him.
  • The Kings are hosting a Fathers' trip for the game in Phoenix tonight. There are 16 dads on the trip. Interesting name tidbits: Davis Drewiske's dad's name is David. How confusing. Jack Johnson, whose full name is long and complicated is actually Jack Johnson III so Dad is also Jack Johnson. Teddy Purcell's dad is also Ted, Rob Scuderi's dad is Bob. I just love Randy Jones' dad's name: Butch Jones. His name sounds like he should be starring in a B-rate action movie as Rambo's arch-nemesis. There are four dads named Jim: Greene, Harrold, Smyth and Richardson. Wayne Simmonds' dad and Kopi's dad win for best names: Cyril and Matjaz, respectively. Hopefully there will be delightful anecdotes and photographs soon.
  •  The Bills are just terrible and the Steelers didn't play so football was a bust this weekend. The Vikings/Packers game was exciting but I don't care toooo much about that. I like Brett Favre, always have, but I just don't care too much.
  • I used to really enjoy reading Joe Caligiuri's blog. He's a trainer for the Kings, and he offered some interesting insight into the world of the LA Kings. Unfortunately he seemed to offer too much insight and his blog has been shut down. Fortunately, Google Reader held onto these posts so I can still read them.
  • The Kings play tonight in Phoenix, which means the game is at 9:00 instead of 10:00 or 10:30. Sweet

2 comments:

  1. I used to really enjoy reading Joe Caligiuri's blog. He's a trainer for the Kings, and he offered some interesting insight into the world of the LA Kings. Unfortunately he seemed to offer too much insight and his blog has been shut down. Fortunately, Google Reader held onto these posts so I can still read them.

    Hmmm... I read his blog occasionally and enjoyed his insider's view, but one of his last posts really turned me off. It was about that
    LA-Columbus game last week during which a King delivered a crouching hit to the knees of a Blue Jacket, who then did a midair flip and landed on his face. It was some scary stuff and certainly looked like it could have caused a serious injury. JC - a health professional - decided it was appropriate to mock the hit BJ, Rick Nash, who was being captainly, and another Jacket who challenged the hitter (and then got a misconduct for his troubles). On top of that, JC insisted on downplaying the injury (and totally ignoring how it could have easily been much worse) because the guy was only bleeding a little. Supporting your team is one thing, but the comments seemed entirely irresponsible and unnecessary and overall tone was just gross. I was so pissed off then I first read it that I almost commented, but figured he & his pro-Kings commenters would just mock me too. So to Joe Caligiuri - you wrote some interesting stuff, but now, good riddance. (I wonder if that post had anything to do with his blog being shut down?)

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  2. I totally agree about the Scuderi on Chimera post. His general attitude in his blog was very gruff towards hockey and the world in general but I thought that post was a bit excessive. I didn't like that post and didn't read the entire thing because it left a bad taste in my mouth after just the first few paragraphs of downplaying what could've been a serious injury

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