Thursday, July 31, 2008

Random Flyers updates

Aww, it looks so nice from the outside!!!

Damn. The offseason sucks so much. My prediction for August is 100% more suckiness than July, even though I am not sure that is even possible.

Anyhoo, the Flyers are trying to liven things up a little for me, by announcing the preseason schedule. Sure, it was already announced, but now you know where they are going to play. And their big exciting day is September 27th, when they play a game at the Spectrum.

Um, okay. I get that that's where we came from and all, but have you been to the Spectrum in the last few years? Cuz I spent a season watching the Phantoms there, and I don't relish the idea of going back there anytime soon. It's slippery, sticky, and moist and there is no hot water in the ladies room. I mean sure, it's laden with Flyers history, but sheesh. I've been spoiled by the Wachovia Center (and that is not saying much)!

Oh well, you know I'll be there, especially since it is against the Hurricanes (Michael Leighton alert)!

Also, for all you hockey hotties out there, a reminder that auditions for the Delta Dental Ice Team are August 24th. Probably a great way to get to see the games for free and skate real close to the goalie and annoy him. And please, no comments about the ice team and how sexist it is. The girls really don't bother me, but girls that complain about them really do! :)

Oh, and while I'm busy offending y'all, I wanted to point you in the direction of another blog that might offend you too. You may already know Wrap Around Curl from the Hottie Hockey Dreamy Team series that's been going on all summer with I Mean, We Got Guys. (Wow, that was a poorly constructed sentence. Oh well.)

Anyhow, Wrap Around Curl is, um, irreverent. Yeah, that's the word. She has a no holds barred, if-you-don't-like-it-fuck-you attitude that I am finding to be quite refreshing. So check it out and feel free to be offended. She's also looking for a new NHL team to root for, so maybe you can help her with that.

That's all for now. Peace out suckas! And cmon Soph, Jess, and Kmart...POST SOMETHING FOR ME TO READ!!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Metal mania and Flyers rookie camp wrap up...

Well tonight's Metal Mania started off strong, with Slaughter's "Fly to the Angels." Again, not really metal, but damn what a great cheesy song and cheesy video. I love it. It is sooooooo 1990! I remember watching 1-800-Dial MTV every day for a month to see the video! That Mark Slaughter was soooooooo dreamy!

Anyhow, after Slaughter tonight came AC/DC, Skid Row, Tesla and Dokken. Overall, a very good night. Oooh! Oooh! Now they are playing the Scorpions! Wooooohooo! A good night indeed!

As for rookie camp, I made it yesterday but still didn't take any pictures. Lucky for you, Erica took pictures yesterday and Nicole took pictures today. So be sure to check them out. I'll also link to Erica's pictures of the Trial on the Isle. Gents be warned: there is a bit of puckbunny-ishness going on over there. Mostly by me. Which hardly ever happens. But these were hockey players without their shirts on, so, ya know, it couldn't be helped.

Have a good Sunday y'all!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Flyers rookie camp at last!

Oh my goodness, I finally made it to camp! I woke up at 9:30 and hemmed and hawed for about an hour before I decided to go. I got there at 11:25, and entered the building as a large group of people flooded out. I was just in time to see the last rookie leave the ice! Grrr! That's even worse than showing up and finding out it was canceled entirely!

I decided to stick around for a few minutes to see if they would go do some more work on the other rink, and sure enough, they did. Looks like they were working on agility. They started off just skating back and forth, and then the coach had them work on some increasingly difficult moves.

They had to skate to the blue line, drop to their knees, get up, then jump up, then continue skating. Then they had to do it backwards! It was a pretty funny sight to see, especially since some of the guys are less than agile (I'm looking at you, poor Patrick Maroon...)!

Anyhow, the above video is of the last drill they had to do before moving on to more boring stuff. I love that even the goalies have to do these....they look so silly jumping and twirling with those pads on!

As far as the players go...I'm still sticking with my opinion from last year about Patrick Maroon. This kid is like a puppy who hasn't yet grown into his legs...he is very awkward during the agility drills. However, when he touches the puck, he loses all that awkwardness and you can just see this phenomenal talent he has.

It was also fun to watch Giroux...he looks like such a pro out there doing the drills, like, "yeah, I've done these a million times before." He makes it look effortless.

Check this out for more opinions (not mine) on some of the guys...

No pictures, since I always forget how bad the lighting in there is...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Flyers rookie camp updates

Nah, I'm still too lazy to go, plus, they have the trial on the isle today and no way am I standing out in the sun for 8 hours. Too much for my pale Irish skin to handle! But here are some interesting clips and photos from this week thus far:

Erica's pictures from Sunday

Nicole's pictures from Sunday

An interesting article about JVR

JVR is blogging from camp. Awwww! Mostly, he just sounds tired!

I swear I am going to camp tomorrow, which means they will probably cancel tomorrow's practice!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Crybaby Crosby and blog pimping

Yeah, I dropped to second place again on google search for Crybaby Crosby, so it was time to put Crybaby Crosby all over the place. Heh.

I also wanted to take a second to direct your attention to a few Flyers' blogs.

First up is The Frozen Fan. The amazing thing about this blog is that he pretty much posts every day. He has slowed down a bit for the summer (who hasn't?) but his posts are always full of insight and analysis. He's all serious and stuff...I guess we need more of that in the Flyers blogosphere.

Next up is The Flying P. This is a newish blog, but anyone crazy enough to start a hockey blog in the depths of the offseason deserves some respect. Right?

So anyhow, check em out, leave some comments and show em some love!

I was too lazy to get up at the asscrack of dawn to make the trek to the Skatezone, but I swear I will go later this week. There is also a STH event on Thursday night at the Wachovia Center, so maybe I will get you some pictures/stories then.

That's all for now! Peace out, suckas!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

metal mania and rookie camp grumpiness!

Dag! I forgot to watch Metal Mania last night! The heat must have finally gotten to my brain! Anyone out there have a recap for me? Anyhow, I'm in the mood for a little Poison, even though I have to stress that they are not *really* metal. I love this video because of CC's antics, and Bret telling him, "CC, pick up that guitar and talk to me!"

I went to rookie camp this morning, but a lack of caffeine and a general grumpiness on my part resulted in no pictures for you! I will be there during the week, when it is less crowded, so I should be able to get some shots then. I'll post a link later to Nicole's pics, since she was there with Erica shooting up a storm.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Oh happy day!

the picture doesn't really do it justice....

Oh man, what a great day! They release the schedule for next season! They post the schedule and participants for rookie camp! And, I finally get my custom Flyers messenger bag from reload bags. Plus, I am home again!!!!!

Doesn't get much better than that!

oooh...also when I got home and was going through my mail, I got my season ticket holder info for next year! WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The return of Metal Mania and thank god for the NHL network!

shouldn't this toad be eating all the bugs?

Well, here I am, trapped in CT. My damn cell phone doesn't even get reception at my parent's house! They are in the boonies, man. Right now, my laptop screen is crawling with little bugs, because this is the only light on in the house, and there are a lot of bugs in this neck of the (literal) woods!

I had a lovely 5 hour drive here, and luckily there was no traffic at the George Washington Bridge or it would have been an 8 hour drive. Okay, these bugs on my computer screen are really getting annoying!

Anyhow, the good part is, Metal Mania was back on last night! The bad part is, I pretty much fell asleep to a replay of Game 4 of Boston vs. Montreal from this year's playoffs. (My parents get the NHL Network, much to their surprise and dismay!) The only metal video I really saw was "Welcome to the Jungle" which really, was a bit cliche for me. Now that we know what a tool Axl Rose is, it is hard to watch him at his coolest and not think about what an ass he is today.

Anyhoo, I'm really too distracted by the bugs to be coherent at all, so until I sneak on here again, sayonara!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Intervention and vacation

Oh my god. I am totally addicted (pun intended) to Intervention on A&E. I have an unhealthy obsession with shows and movies about drug addiction, and Intervention has really stepped it up this season. I caught a great episode on demand last night, featuring Dawn and Fabian. Dawn is waaaaaayyy addicted to meth (those are always the best ones), and her two sons are pretty much sick of it. She is so paranoid that she thinks the show's producers are FBI agents getting ready to arrest her.

Anyhoo, they finally confront her with an intervention. The sons pour their hearts out to her. The interventionist asks her if she is willing to go to rehab. She sits there on the couch thinking about it, face looking very contemplative. Then, she gives her answer:

"Hellllllll Noooo!"

AHAHAHAHAHA. Ooof. It's moments like that that make the show worth watching. That, and watching these people score heroin and shoot it up in the bathroom of the local Taco Bell.

(Apologies to any of y'all out there living with addiction. I just love this show and wanted to share it.)

Man, I can't wait for hockey to come back. TV sucks!

Starting tomorrow, I will be away for a few days, and I'm not sure how reliable my internet connection will be. I'm pretty sure my only posts will be from my iPhone or from the nearest Starbucks. Hopefully there will be some Metal Mania news to report on this weekend, or I will just have to make shit up!

Have a good one y'all!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

It started off like an ordinary day...

And then Gator became a Senator. No, not a policy making senator, but an Ottawa Senator. We were all sort of prepared for this day, and all I can say is:

Thank goodness he is not a Devil!!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

No Spleen, No Metal Mania

Yeah, it's a painting of a spleen!

What a bummer of a weekend. I had to work 5 days straight (and five more this week, but then I am on vacay!!!) VH1 classic decided they hate me, and didn't show any metal mania. Soph lost her spleen. I didn't post anything for the last 5 days. Grrrr. And I have to be at work in about 45 minutes. So this is just a quick post to say hey.

Good news:

*development camp for the babies is rumored to be July 19th -25th. So we at least have that to look forward to. Pictures of the Reamer and Patrick Maroon will be posted. Lots of them. Plus, I got a new little video camera, so I can take movies of them too.

* Soph got her custom made chucks. Hopefully she will post the picture soon so y'all can see how the grenadine is.

* I got some sweet hockey cards in the mail today, including a Michael Leighton auto and a Ty Conklin auto. Nice!!! Cooooonnnnnnnnnkkkkkk-lllliiiiiiiiiinnnnnnn, Cooooonnnnnnnnnkkkkkk-lllliiiiiiiiiinnnnnnn, Cooooonnnnnnnnnkkkkkk-lllliiiiiiiiiinnnnnnn

That's all, more later when I get my brain back!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

buh bye ruutu and hossa!


It's even funnier that it is Ruutu to the Sens!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Settle down, Tampa Bay! Save some free agents for the rest of us!

Sheesh...the Lightning are out of control! First they get Roberts and Malone, now it looks like they have Radim Vrbata too. Who do you think you are...Homer in 2007?

I'm off today and will try to post stuff as it happens, although I expect that a real news site will give you timelier information!

update 2:25 pm
Hmm. We traded Gauthier away. I guess I should have seen that one coming. Why is Homer stockpiling picks and prospects? What does he have up his sleeve?

update 7:21 pm
Well so far today has been pretty boring. I had to take a nap while waiting to see where Soupy would end up. So far, the highlight of my day is watching Pierre McGuire go nuts on TSN over the goaltending situation in Chicago.