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Happy Friday the 13th – Best Day for Hockey!

13 Apr

No other horror movie celebrates Hockey with such bad assery!

Last night was a heart breaker when the Caps lost in OT to Boston – I’m sure Ovi had this Nightmare: 

No, not the floating head of death again!

And Seidenberg tried to take Ovi out with this hit but he found that weebles wobble but they don’t fall down! If Ovi can knock Jagr into next year at the Olympics, you’ll have to try harder Siddy-bergy than this:

As for it being FRIDAY THE 13th – I know we ran this before, but there is no such thing in my world as too much Kris Letang so for your FRIDAY THE 13th MOMENT OF ZEN:

How Did We Miss This? “Breakaway” – New Hockey Movie!

3 Oct

We didn’t even get advanced notice and it opened in Canada this week already! It stars Rob Lowe and hottie Camilla Belle! Along with Indian comedian Russell Peters. The previews look hilarious with the usual culture clash of Indian kids who love hockey but aren’t allowed to indulge because it’s not ‘cool’.

So if any of our Canadian friends went and saw it this weekend, let us know!

Foxy Friday: Doug Dorsey

29 Jul

It’s so freakin’ hot in DC that all I want to do is turn on the A/C and watch a movie.  This movie.

Admit it, you have this movie memorized.  You’ve been known to say “Parlez-vous Olympics?!” and “Doug can read.” in conversation.  You want Doug to put his hands “WHERE?!” and you don’t care if he calls you Rita or Anita in the morning.

You wish there was really a bar called the Penalty Box full of crotchety locals who think you just said “finger painting.” You’d love a Bobby Hull game sweater and you’d break up with Hale the minute Doug walked in (or just because his name is Hale).

For Doug Dorsey, you’d definitely put the Pemchenko Twist in the program and you’d always remember who said it first.  They just don’t make movies like this anymore.

Pass the Popcorn

24 Jun

This is almost enough to make me see Mr. Popper’s Penguins.  After I sat through The Dilemma just in case the in-game footage showed Toews (it doesn’t, don’t rent it).

"I know, Popsicle. I miss him too."

Bruins vs. Habs – Fight Fest: The Sequel?

8 Mar

Last time the Bruins and the Canadiens faced each other, they combined for 187 minutes of penalty minutes.  (see my post about it here)

That is 3 hours and 7 minutes of shame. Or triumph, depending on who you are rooting for.

The teams also scored 14 goals between them. And the Bruins won.  So that pretty cool.

A win tonight would give the Killer B’s a 7-point lead over the Habs in the Northeast Division.  The Canadiens  have 15 games left which pretty much makes it impossible to overtake the B’s for the divisional title.  It also guarantees the Bruins with a top 3 playoff seeing for the Eastern Conference playoffs.  Right now as it stands, they’d meet the New York Rangers in the first round of the playoffs.  The only upside of that it getting to see Matt Gilroy, our 1st Foxy Friday honoree.

TIMMAY is most likely to the starting goalie tonight despite taking a stinger off his glove hand in practice and Tukkaa threw a tantum at the morning skate.  Rask took a shot to the chest, chucked his stick 20 rows into the seats (no pun intended), and storm off the ice.

No word of if he’s actually injured.  Or just having a hissy fit.

Tyler Seguin is again a healthy scratch for the Bs.  What Up With That, Claude? If you are going to keep scratching him, why not just send him down to Providence so he can a least get some playing time?  I’m sure the popcorn at the Garden is bomb, but don’t you think Seguin will get more from actually playing, even if it is with the Baby B’s?
Upside to  riding the bench – he’ll have more time to hit the weight room.

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All Coming Back to Me Now

24 Feb

Oh boy.  Alex Kovalev is back with the Penguins. Ray “I get s*** done” Shero acquired him from Ottawa for a conditional draft pick [link].  On top of James Neal and Matt Niskanen, Shero is running down the dream here.  Today is Kovalev’s 38th birthday so I hope he wished for a playoff race.

The way back machine.

Kovalev played in Pittsburgh from ’98-’03, between stints with the NY Rangers.  As a Pen he racked up 149 goals and 197 assists in 344 games.

Disclaimer: I hate the NY Rangers. I especially hated them growing up in Upstate NY and I probably said “1940!” a hundred thousand times.  It has been many moons, but I have never really recovered.  And I’ve always disliked Kovalev, even when he was a Penguin.  Now I am prepared to eat my words.  Come on Alex, and show me how wrong I’ve been for cough…20…cough years.

Still makes me shudder.

The Pens may be close to getting Chris Kunitz back from injury, and none too soon.  They are still missing forwards Asham, Johnson, Tangradi, Letestu and Jeffrey.  Defenseman Paul Martin is out, and this morning they announced Brooks Orpik has a broken finger and will miss 4 weeks.  They have a few other injuries too – no one you’ve ever heard of.

Chuck, Beth and I are going to Pittsburgh for the March 25 weekend games.  We may be called in to demonstrate the skills we’ve learned by repeatedly watching The Cutting Edge.

Exactly, Kate.