Sunday, December 30, 2007

Me: disgusted

Well, we won, but we sure didn't deserve to.

Sloppy play, not getting the puck out of our own zone, and six shots on goal in the first period and seven in the third? Not a great game by any stretch of the imagination. Not sure how they pulled it off, but a win is a win I guess.

Next up, a sure loss against my nemesis Olli Jokinen. God I hate that guy and his forehead.

Fun Fact: I own a game worn Joel Kwiatkowski Florida Panthers Jersey. Why? Why not? I mean, if I ever move to South Florida, I will have the coolest jersey around. It ain't easy fitting the name Kwiatkowski on the back of one of those jerseys! And I have a decoy jersey if I ever want to attend a Rangers/Flyers game at MSG...the Rags fans will be so confused they won't know how to heckle me!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Farewell, Oscar Peterson

I know jazz and hockey don't really go together, but I'd like to take a minute to acknowledge the passing of great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

I wish I could point you to one definitive recording to check out, so you could see how amazingly talented this man was. Truthfully, he was so prolific and so talented that any recording you hear is likely to be amazing.

So please, take a minute to pop on over to iTunes or wherever it is that you get your music, and check him out.

I regret that I don't travel well, for I would have liked to see the man in concert before he left us...


Hey All,

Sorry for the noticeable lack of posting lately, but work has been, er, challenging. Oh, who am I kidding, it has been insane there and even hockey has hardly been able to keep me sane!

I went to the Sabres game on Saturday. A crushing loss...maybe the most crushing one (yet) this season. When the Sabres tied it up late in the third, that was it, the Flyers were mentally out of the game from that point on.

Anyhow, I won't bore you with too much info, but here are some things you should know from the Sabres game:

The new guy, Jim Vandermeer, looks similar Ben Eager. Similar enough that you might not notice Eager is gone. In addition, Vandermeer's play is similar to Ben Eager's. He looked slow and confused out on the ice. Not looking like a great trade so far. Seems like we may have picked up another Rory Fitzpatrick....

Paul Gaustad is, I guess I have a type, and apparently he is it. It is weird that he is not a defenseman, because he is built like one. I know this is not relevant, but I thought y'all needed to know.

My seats were awesome....second row and across from the locker room. Watching the boys walk down the hallway at the beginning of the game gave me chills. If I ever get season tickets for real, I would try to get those.

WHY oh WHY did Stevens put Briere in for the shootout? Did he not see Danny blow it against the Canes the previous Saturday? Cmon John, you and I are usually on the same page here, but this time you disappointed me. Plus, I bet a guy 5 bucks that you wouldn't put Briere in. I feel like you owe me 5 dollars, sir!

Um, I think that is all for now. Hope everyone had a great holiday!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wow. Eager is gone...

Now I guess I have to change the name of the blog. Maybe Roberts to go Psycho?

Bye bye Eager...

And what the heck do we need another defenseman for if we keep scratching Kooky every night?

Monday, December 17, 2007

Me: delusional

For some reason, I really thought the Flyers were going to beat the Devils yesterday. I had to catch the game on Tivo, and when I was at work, someone nearly told me what the outcome was. Luckily, she is a sports fan who tivos and stopped as soon as she saw my hands fly up to cover my ears.

So as I was watching the game, I kept thinking, "well, we must have won, because she was talking about how the eagles won, and then she said 'and the Flyers are...' "

It was kind of nice to watch the game through rose colored glasses. I thought to myself, "Yeah, Nitty is looking good! Look, he's in position. Wow, the puck seems to be finding him." Even Coatesy and Jim Jackson commented on Nitty's fine form. That should have been my first clue that we didn't stand a chance, because the announcers are an even bigger jinx than I am!

Even when we were down 2-1 and 3-1, I kept thinking, "well, this must be about the time we stage the comeback." It was so blissful to think we were gonna win. I mean, after all, why would my friend even mention the Flyers game to me unless they had won? Of course we were gonna win.

I decided to fast forward through the third period, because frankly I was tired and it was late. Oooh...looks like we're staging the comeback, as I see the score 3-2 flash by. And then I see the Devils players all hugging. Hmm, that's weird, I guess they must be happy we won. Oh, wait. I better go back and check that out. Oh, they are hugging because they won. Hmm. I feel surprised, yet not. All is right with the world, as we continue to suck against the Devils.

I hate you Devils and I hate Broduer.

And...WTF happened, Gator? I have been waiting all season for you to put that little pansy Clarkson into the ground. You did not fare well, and I implore you to take that bitch out on Friday January 4th. I have been waiting for this rematch since you two went in preseason at Trenton, but so far, I am underwhelmed. It'd be great if you could take him out and get a 3 game suspension doing it. That'd make up for last night!

Awww yeah!

Okay, so if you go to google and type in crybaby crosby my blog is the first hit! Yes!!!

Mwaah hah hah!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

By popular demand...

You can see more pictures of gator here. There are also some pics of Army and Cindy...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hell Yeah: They put Conks in, I fall in love with Gary Roberts, and two hat tricks!

Really what else is there to know?

Poor Teka. It's tough being a Pens fan during an 8-2 loss to the Flyers. I tried to apologize for winning, and for the atrocious Flyers fans surrounding her, but I don't think it helped.

Our "stalking" was hampered by the fact that the Wach is a freaking fortress. Sheesh. What's a girl gotta do to get an opposing team's autograph?!?

The pregame videos FINALLY changed. They showed the one of Gary Roberts shopping at Whole Foods in Pittsburgh. Dude, that guy is totally ripped. I must have said that about 200 times during the 2 minutes the piece ran. Yeah, I think Roberts is getting added to the collection. Dude, that guy is totally ripped!

They showed a Charlie Brown Christmas in its entirety during the pregame. Weird. Very weird, although somewhat soothing for me. (I love Vince Guaraldi...)

The game of course, was great, with gator and Malone dropping the gloves about 20 seconds in. I believe this was a rematch from last game, and Malone did not fare any better this time.

The third period was out of control. I think Eager got in a fight and then, on his way to the box, got into another fight. Is that even possible? (And he got his ass handed to him. Might be time to change the blog name...)

Sadly, even though I have two Tivos set up to capture every game possible, they both somehow missed this one. Dagnabbit! Well, at least SportsNite was about 50 percent game highlights.
Richie likes to make funny faces for me!

I'll post some gator pics later....

Roberts owns Eager

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I finally make it to practice again!

And then I remember how badly the lighting in there sucks!

It was good to see the boys today, they were having a lot of fun. Unfortunately, whenever I see them having fun at practice, it is after a win or before a loss. Um, they haven't won recently, so my prediction is for a loss tonight. No matter, the fun of this game for me will be booing Crybaby Crosby. That, and testing my stalker skills with Teka. I figure Teka can use me as a homing device...if I start hyperventilating, she will know that we are getting closer to the hockey boys.

Anyhow, for a recap of practice, and some awesome pics, check out ladyneat's blog or Flyers Center where she posts as well. It was great to meet her today and we even switched cameras a couple of times! Of course, when I got home, the only decent pics on my card were the ones she took. Dang! At least she got some good ones of gator!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

The return of Crybaby Crosby

Only 2 days til we get to chant "crozzzzzzzzz-beeeeeeeeeeee" again...

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Dear Riley,

You got lucky. I watched the hit last night, and if that dude had embellished that at all, you'd be out for 20 games.

Of course, to me, it looked like you didn't even make contact, but I guess the dude's helmet flying off indicated otherwise.

Look, I know I'm just a silly girl, but if the first two suspensions of the season never happened, that dude just puts his helmet back on and skates off. End of story. No match, no review, and you just keep on trucking.

Anyhow, enjoy your days off. My prediction for the next suspension: Briere or Upshall.

Oh, and for those of you who may not have seen the "hit"...

Monday, December 3, 2007

Saturday, December 1, 2007