The Captain’s Chair

19 Jan

EStaaaaaaal and Nick Lidstrom are the 2011 All-Star Game Captains and I have to say WELL DONE, NHL.  This is so fun already.  And Eric is smiling.  I haven’t been this excited about a Captain since Malcolm Reynolds.

Team Staal, all the way.

This is the ultimate olive branch because even if you hate the Wings (slowly raises hand), you love Lidstrom. The man is 40, classy as all get out and just about as awesome now as he ever was.   In this video, EStaal jokes about MStaal (boo) and Patrick Sharp (yay) telling him they want to be picked early in the draft.  Because Thunder Bay looks out for Thunder Bay.

“Staal is from my hometown, so he better be drafting me,” Sharp said. “But I have a feeling he’s going to make me wait it out.” [Chicago Tribune]

Sweet Carolina

No surprise in these selections.  Hometown Hero and the Gentleman Jockey.  Could be Lidstrom’s last season and it could be a while before Raleigh gets excited about hockey again.  We love the players for choosing these guys.

I’m all Team Staal, since he’s my fantasy hockey team captain too!  Chuck is Team Lidstrom.  Eric better take my calls on draft day because there is some strategy to be discussed.  And I will even let him pick Ginger Staal so long as he picks Letang or Green first.

11 All Star Games, 4 Stanley Cups... yes captain.

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6 Responses to “The Captain’s Chair”

  1. Chuck January 19, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    I just have to point out that I’m only Team Lidstrom, by default, not by choice. I’d much prefer to be Team Letang or Team Sharp or even Team Thomas.

  2. Dawncherrie January 19, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    Why do I get the feeling it’s going to be old dudes vs young guns or US/Candians vs europeans now?

  3. Dawncherrie January 19, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Oh by the way, you can now buy a kris letang shirt at the NHL.com which made Mr. Cherrie VERY angry with me last night. I am not allowed to wear it in the house – EVER. ooppy! I was too fast on the ship now button for him to stop me! 😉

    • Pants January 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

      Mr. Pants did not want to go to the Capitals pro shop when we were in DC on Friday. I didn’t push because I thought we’d hit the game Sunday. Stupid sick tummy. I might have bought a Mike Green shirt.

  4. Chuck January 19, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    Also – KUDOS on the “Firefly” reference!

    Captain Tightpants!

  5. Cassy January 19, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    I am all giddy – Firefly AND hockey?!? Yay! I think I’ve got psychic powers – I totes picked EStaal for Cap! I’d like LePretty and Green on his team, plus I hope he gets TIMMMMAAYY and Chara too!! Chuck – you’re so my new BFF!

    I bet Listrom picks MStaal. Just to mess with EStaal’s head! But a Team Staal could be fun…

    Boo on the food poisoning Pants – it’s truly awful business. I hope Fidget has been tasked to nurse you and kiss your boo-boos better. Happy stalking too – 😀 kiss Mr Blue Blue Eyes for me when you see him! And keep your eyes on the mail.

    Dawn – wear it as a vest. Them tell Mr Cherrie if he doesn’t let you wear it you’ve got a friend who’ll whip up loads of t-shirts with his face on, including cat sizes, and everyone will be wearing them… 😉

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