Tag Archives: Martin Brodeur

One Win Away…

11 Jun

So Game 5 didn’t exactly turn out as we hoped, but tonight, the Kings have the chance to close out the series (again) and win their first ever Stanley Cup.

While we don’t like the Devils, we have to give them props for not laying down in front of the purple and black freight train and for pushing the series to a Game 6.

Last week, the Devils were down 3-0 in the series, teetering percariously on the edge, Jonathan Quick poised to send them tumbling into the abyss of the SCF sweep.

No goal for you.

But leave it to Marty Brodeur, the 4o year old future Hall of Fame netminder, to bring the Devils back and for the players like Parise, Salvador, and he of the creeper ‘stach, Henrique, to step up big time.

Have the Devils totally messed with the Kings’ hockey chi?  Will they come from 3-0 down to win their 4th Stanley Cup?

Mike Richards and his heterosexual life partner, Jeff Carter are determined to not make that happen.

Their epic bromance will conquer all.

Most epic of bromances.

If there ever was a time that these two needed to step up, it is tonight.

Time to silence all those hater and critics and to show the Flyers fans what they could have had.

I have confidence in the Kings.  They just need to play the way that they’ve been playing the entire playoffs.  With physicality, skill, strength. But most importantly, to play like one being,  a hockey borg, if you will.

Take a deep breath, boys.  Keep calm and carry on.

Exhale.

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Kings Of The Road

4 Jun

If any of you have watched NBC’s Post Game wrap-up, then you know Other-Brother-Darryl needs to take that sh*t on the road! Because having handled talent and sat through countless hours of interviews and seen press chewed up and spat out by the best, Other-Brother-Darryl ranks right up there only he is god damn funny about it.

Saturday night Drew Doughty went from an over-priced, cry-baby, cheese-burger eating hold out to a Rocket Man shooting lazers out his ass and smacking Devils like he was at a carnival and Brown was taunting him with a donut for each one he could take out!

Clearly Drew is VERY motivated! That’s my boyfriend!


Even though each game has gone into OT, the LA KINGS have shown they can re-group when it matters and pull it out. For the GW – it was Pancakes for the block on Brodeur and Carter came in on the blocker side. You totally know Richards and Carter made sweet love on the 6 hour flight back to Los Angeles and ravaged the mini bar to boot!

The Kings now have the NHL record of 10 road wins in the post-season. But they don’t do well at home. So tonight Magic Cat is wishing you the best of luck boys!

A little something extra between the paws!

Stanley Cup Finals Beard Appreciation Post

30 May

At 8pm EST tonight, the puck will drop on THE greatest sports champion series in the world.

Obviously, we’re slightly biased because we pretty much eat, sleep, and breathe hockey since we’ve started this blog.  I mean, not like we didn’t follow hockey closely before WUYS but we’ve progressed to a Beautiful-Mind-writing-on-the-window level of crazy.  But I honestly believe that there is no greater trophy in the history of sport.

Yesterday was the Stanley Cup Finals Media Day, when all the players don their Tuesday best (hooded sweatshirts), trims up their playoff beards (except Dustin Penner), and face the press gauntlet.

Not only does the day allow writers to ask important (and totally ridiculous) questions of the players but it provides us with amazing photos of playoff beards.

Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Media Day at Prudential Center.

Got a craving for some Penncakes.

  • Just when you thought Mike Richards couldn’t get any dreamier, he goes and does this.

Dustin Brown. Fully committed to this Amish look.

*harumph* *crosses arms*

A beard like a beautiful sunset

Faustian.

Richards and I ’bout to tear this mutha up!

 

You’re welcome.  🙂

Happy 40th Birthday (a little late) Martin Brodeur

7 May

Can I just lable all these photos “Hot like fire?”

Happy Foxy 40th Martin Brodeur! I might be a day late but don’t think I missed your game winning awesome play! Welcome to the Foxy 40 club with Teemu Selane, Mike Modano (before he retired) and some others.

You really wanna F%$k with me? Really? Because I can score on your ass too!

As you might have guessed, I’m not a really big fan of teams in general per se, I don’t like the Penguins but I love me some Kris Letang.

I got this one – SRSLY … I do. I got it. See?

Not a huge fan of New Jersey but I will always love me Martin Brodeur – Because I LOVE GOALIES and if you love goalies, YOU MUST LOVE MARTIN.

Oh Dawn, if you were here, I’d kiss you like this. Thanks for all your support through the years even though you don’t like my team much.

He is the pinnacle of awesomeness. He’s not a butterfly but he stings like a bee!He can’t be copied, replicated or outdone. He’s played his entire career for New Jersey.

This is one of my favorite photos – eva!

But I must say, I cried a little bit when he broke Patrick Roy’s records below. Because again, I love goalies and I love Patrick Roy too …

Most career wins, breaking Patrick Roy’s record of 551.

Most playoff shutout 24.

Most minutes played, breaking Patrick Roy’s record of 60,235 minutes.

Most games played, surpassing Patrick Roy’s record of 1029.

Most regular-season shutouts, breaking Terry Sawchuck’s record of 103.

He’s now also played a play-off game in every decade of his career as a teenager to his forties.

And if anyone saw the interview on Sunday, he was unfortunate enough to have Pierre McGuire wish him “Happy Birthday, mon ami.” YUCK –A-ROO! Short of Pierre kissing him and sitting on his lap during the interview, Pierre was more than his usual sycophantic self.  I not only wanted a bath, I threw up in my mouth a little bit. But as classy as Martin is, he took it in stride, smiled and got the hell out of there before Pierre could slime him anymore!

So a day late, but not any less enthusiastic, A BIG WUYS – WE KNOW YOU ARE NOT! – HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY MARTIN BRODEUR!

WE LOVE YOU!

Ode To ‘The Cup’ by D.C.

26 May

I've said it before, I'll say it again, THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE.

Hello? Yeah. It’s been while. Not much. How ’bout you?

I’m not sure why I called. I guess I really just wanted to talk to you.

I really DO miss your smile.

I was thinking maybe later on, we could get together for a while.

It’s been such a long time and I really do miss your smile.

a million watt smile!

I’m not talking about moving in. And I don’t want to change your life. But there’s a warm wind blowing and the stars are around and I’d really love to see you tonight.

the best of the best, hottest of the hot.

I won’t ask for promises. So you won’t have to lie. We’ve both played that game before. Say I love you and say good bye.

ok, maybe I will ...

We could walking through a windy park, take a drive along the beach.

baby you can drive my car ...

any one for skinny dipping?

Stay at home and watch TV, you see it really doesn’t matter much to me.

my favorite little devil

hell, making out in the snack isle will work! right seriously pissed?!

I’m not talking about moving in.

your place or mine?

And I don’t want to change your life. But there’s a warm wind blowing and the stars are around and I’d really love to see you tonight.

*sigh* really ... no, really. SRSLY. really.

I’d really love to see you tonight. I’d really love to see you tonight. NO, REALLY, I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU – TONIGHT. I KNOW YOU’RE NOT DOING ANYTHING.

Oops. Did I Do That?

10 Jan

Not a good weekend for some goalies. Tim Thomas ended up watching this one go straight down the five hole LITERALLY. Which was a complete oddity given that Timmy the Tank was playing so well. When I saw it happen live I was screaming at the TV and Mr. Cherrie because I had sent him to kitchen to get me a throw-back Pepsi (god I love those thing – next back thing to main lining pure chocolate!) God Bless instant-replay but for the love of all things Canadian, the people who do those always pull the feed that show the fat fan jumping into the frame at the crucial moment! WHY?!?

Anyway, you could see that Thomas couldn’t believe it either. It was like in a movie where you see the good guy screaming “Nooooooo!” is slow motion but this time there was no diving to save the pretty girl. Only Timmy standing there like every one else, watching Peter Puck waving adios as he slid by, waving a fine how do you do as he tapdanced over the goal line tallying the first goal for Montreal. It was a pretty amazing game but Chara starting playing rock ’em sock ’em robots at the end and I don’t know why he didn’t get a suspension. He was popping Canadiens WITH his gloves on left and right like it was groundhogs day! (see goal at about 1:20 mark)

The LA King’s goalie Jonathan Quick started out having an awesome day but with a freak squeak it started a landslide of swarming blue jackets and he almost lost it for my sweet Drew, AKA, touched by God, Doughty. But it did give a kid his first NHL goal – Calvert which is a good thing but it also gave Columbus some momentum and the Kings almost lost the game after a 4-0 lead!

BUT – on to the happiest news of the weekend – BESIDES the last part of the post to come – Martin Brodeur who was playing BACK-UP, no that is no a typo, was put in net for New Jersey this weekend and although he didn’t win the game, he didn’t implode. He got the start for the next game and they WON!  Not only did they win, he went for the holy grail for goalies, a GOAL! He didn’t get it but he got an ASSIST! Mr. Cherrie was so excited he about peed his pants. He LIVES for that moment in hockey when goalies try for that.

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Lastly, Ovi returned to true form this weekend and I had to blink repeatedly because I SWEAR I was rewatching an old game which I have resorted to doing. I miss watching him score, so to pull myself out of the grumpy grumps, I rewatched the Caps 10 greatest game pack.  That would make 7 games to watch. So I got a little confused – was it live or was it memorex? And it was LIVE BABY! WAHOO! YAY!



Negative, Ghost Rider.

21 Dec

Once again, the internet is alive with rumors of Martin Brodeur on the trading block.  The Devils are like Desperate Housewives and their Wisteria Lane is a dead end.  Personally, I don’t give two Jersey-shaped cowpies if they trade Marty.  But here’s why it won’t be for Mike Green.

You talking to me?

1: MONEY

Green is no cheap date. Mike makes $5 million/year and his salary cap hit is $5.25 million and .  Brodeur makes $5.2 million/year and his salary cap hit is $5 million.  The Devils actually had to dress fewer than 20 skaters on 10/11 vs. Pittsburgh because injuries meant calling anyone up would put them over $59.4 million in player personnel.  And at the end of this season, the injured (and adorable) Zach Parise becomes a restricted free agent.  Mike will be a RFA in 2012 (at 26 years old), the same year Brodeur’s contract expires (at 40).

2: DEFENSIVE STRATEGY

The Devils are not the team they once were, but they still tend to be defense-heavy and play some pretty boring trap hockey.  You could go into a coma watching these guys.  What on Earth would they want with Mike Green?  Mike was snubbed by Team Canada in the 2010 Olympic selection for not being “defensive” enough (don’t get me started).  It’s the biggest criticism against Mike – he can’t “stay at home.”

1099 games and couting...

3: GOALIES

Dawn hates Varlamov and Neuvy still pays the kids’ fare to ride the bus.  But is goaltending the biggest issue the Caps have? Nuevirth’s save percentage is .906%  Brodeur’s is currenly .896%.  Yes, Bordeur has played 1099 NHL games and his career save percentage is .913%.  But the guy is 38 years old.  Is this number really going up? I think the Caps will bank on someone with potential, not someone near their 40th birthday.

4: FANS

The Devils rank 24th of 30 teams in attendance this season.  Whatever fans are there to see the home team know Brodeur. Sure they know Kovalchuk – as the source of all their problems and the guy with the worst +/- in the NHL.  Parise’s out… so who is left?  If they trade Brodeur, they risk alienating the people who are paying for seats in their shiny new-ish arena.

Don't mess with Mike. He'll totally slap-fight you.

5: IT WOULD REALLY PISS ME OFF

Mike has been nominated for the Norris Tropy the last two seasons – and he lost to Chara in 2009 by 52 votes.  Is that a sign?  I would hate to see him go to such a dismal team when the Caps have been on the brink of greatness two season in a row.  If the Capitals have to win, I want Mike to be part of it.  And I control the universe.  It makes me want to buy one of these shirts:

Costume change!