So....[livejournal.com profile] sxeraven ...can you go to EVERY Leafs/Devils game? 

Clearly, your Eric Staal fueled dark mystic powers were in full effect tonight - because there is no way that Gerber is the better Goalie.

I am amusing myself by picturing you giggling like a maniac each time one of our pitiful 18 shots went in. 

If Marty knew about that voodoo doll in your closet, he'd be *so* pissed.


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I got my hair cut today. I'm not sure I like it.  What I'm really wondering is why they *always* insist on drying my hair straight. I paid like $80 bucks for this perm - wouldn't that indicate to the average person that I like my hair curly?  Apparently not, at least not to the strange breed that is the hairdresser.   Also.  When I say I need you to leave enough length for me to tie it back into a ponytail, I do *not* mean a pony tail that more resembles the bobbed tail of your average Rottweiler than an actual, you know - tail.  This is going to take MONTHS to grow out. *sigh*

It's way windy out today. I don't like it.  I'm sure that it stems from years of being in the insurance business (not to mention having my roof damaged a couple of years ago), but I get all tense and crap when the wind is whipping around.  Couldn't sleep last night because of it - meaning not only am I grumpy, but I'm tired, too.  Yay me.

The furkids don't like the wind either.  We have four, and I have Cara curled up on my legs, Mikko curled up at the end of the couch on the floor and Loch and Dora are curled up sleeping together on the couch beside me. Cutest thing - maybe not ever, but pretty darned cute.  Kitty cuddles? Those I like.

I'm putting off doing laundry (as usual), watching the Buffalo / Washington Game.  It's nice to hear Harry Neale calling a game again.  Current score is 4-3 Washington. Go Buffalo!

Hope you all are enjoying your Saturday.
shaina: (Default)
( Mar. 17th, 2009 10:17 pm)
Holy Shite!

I cannot believe that Marty just missed that shot.

Now back to your regularly scheduled fandom.

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shaina: (Facepalm)
( Mar. 12th, 2009 09:51 pm)
Little Green Gods.  The Leafs are losing again. Yeah - I know; surprise - what am I, blonde or something?

Still. Tampa Bay. 2nd last in the East, and 15 points behind the Leafs.  This is a team we should beat, and yet. Fail. In the 3rd period. Again.

*sigh*

Update. Awesomeness - Wilson just got booted for bitching about the (usual, unfortunately) lack of reasonable officiating. I am *so* looking forward to the post game conference.
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shaina: (Canadian)
( Mar. 9th, 2009 10:01 pm)
Jason Spezza is a douchebag.  Evidence:  Toronto calls for a stick measurement, and Spezza steps on his stick, breaking it, trying to exchange it for a new (presumably legal) stick.  Nice try, no go; 2 mins in the box. 

Of course, we still lost. Meh.
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Ok, you know the drill.

GO EDMONTON!

Meh. I'm too annoyed to update this properly, so just... go read [profile] sxeraven's gamepost.

One comment:  No matter how good your goalie plays, you're NOT going to win this gam eif you DON'T SHOOT THE PUCK!

Grr.

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...and hope that this isn't the last one of these....*crosses fingers*

Y'all know the drill.

Gotta give some love to these Canes fans....they're actually SINGING THE CANADIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM.  I' ll be screaming that I hate their freaking guts tomorrow if they take home the cup tonight, but for now? Love for the Carolina fans, for being hockey fans and not falling into the whole I disrespect your Country because we're playing your team.

C'mon everyone, cheer for Edmonton.  Our boys need every bit of help that they can get.

OH, YES! 16 seconds in and it's 1-0 Edmonton.  Keep it up, boy-os.

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Yeah, yeah, you know the drill.

In honour of tonight : new icon!

So, come one, come all - cheer your hearts out  for Edmonton!

And, becuase I *loved* this from the Star this Morning...(whole article here), about Ryan Smyth:

"Gap-toothed, mullet-haired and fearless, there is something quintessentially Canadian about Smyth. He plays the way we, as a nation, feel the game should be played — without compromise or concern for personal safety.

 

Smyth's hockey is blue collar, with blood stains."

Yes. Exactly.  Hockey as it should be.

GO OILERS!



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Um..yeah. So the game post? Is over at [profile] sxeraven's journal, here.

Come, join in, scream, yell...y'all know I will be. *g*
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Ok, so by now, you know the drill.

With Rolly out, this series, I'm afraid, is going to be long and painful.

And yet, we Cheer for Edmonton.  C'mon guys!

So..yes.  Yell, scream, laugh at [profile] sxeraven (if she ever gets onine) and I, whatever.

Oh, and for the record: there are no cheerleaders in hockey. 

Cry Havoc and let slips the dogs of war...I mean, Hockey.

Update...Edmonton's down by 1 already...and apparenly Hemsky is tonight's poptart.  

Sigh.

Update, End of the second. I. Give. Up.  3-0 for Carolina, and I don't think Edmonton's gonna come back in the Third...and that last goal should NOT have counted. Fucking Carolina player holding the goalie down.  That's interference, you moronic, imbeciles! (yes, ref - I mean you).

*wails*

Well, say goodnight Gracie.  4-0 Carolina.  

This? Is about to get ugly.

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Well folks...this is it...the opening game of the Stanley Cup Finals....

Feel free to chime in; no doubt [profile] sxeraven and I will be our usual insane selves...so hop in the handbasket with us...it's gonna be a hell of a ride...

Holy Hell...Pronger! Penalty Shot! The first successful penalty shot in the playoffs! YEAH, BABY!

Oh, gods...Rolly...fucking amazing poke check....

And now they're interviewing Pronger...that was the FIRST penalty shot ever for him...EVER.   And it's the first successful penalty shot in the finals, EVER.  Prongs, you rock, babe..

GO EDMONTON!

Oh, for the love of pete.  Two for Ray Whitney? Um...guys? 3-3 is not a winning score...sigh.

*wails*

I want to throw things - but that would damage the tv...so....


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This is is folks....if Edmonton wins, they're into the Stanley Cup Finals! ...and Anaheim has Giggy back in net.... Let the screaming commence...

Update:  If your'e unfamiliar with just how tightly injury information is guarded by NHL teams, especially during the playoffs, you need to read [profile] sxeraven's point #5, here.  Her assessment is spot on.  Unfortunately, it would appear that Tallinder's injury is going to keep him out for the forseeable future...broken arm. 

And now: Picspam, for [profile] sxeraven:





Man, you gotta love hockey players...

...and Canadian Hockey Fans.  The guy singing the National Anthem gave up less than halfway in, and just let the crowd sing....

FUCK.  Anaheim just scored.
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Yadda, yadda, you know the drill.

Hey [profile] sxeraven, you home from work yet?

Update:  Two fights, in the first period.  Wow.  And um...Teemu? You're not supposed to check the ref.  No, really.

Harry Neale has just pointed out that it's a bad idea for Anaheim to try to out hit Edmonton.  Master of the obvious, you are, Mr. Neale.

Goddamn, that goal, by Staios?  FUCKING beautiful.  Welcome to Alberta, you Californian waterfowl you...Oh, wait.  Make that you suicidal Californian Waterfowl.  They just went down two men...Needs, you really do know better...sigh.

Update:  Edmonton 4, Anaheim 0.  Shh! Be very, very quiet. We're huntin' ducks....three goals in 2:21.  Un-freaking-believeable.



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...as is the tradition, open to all for screaming, yelling, whatever....

Update:  Oh man! Did you *see* that hit on Hedican?  Bowling for dollars or what, kids?
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Ok, in what is becoming a tradition, here's the open post to discuss the game.  Mostly, [profile] sxeraven and I will probably be swearing at refs and squee!ing over saves n' stuff, but hey, if you're reading this and want to join in - feel free!
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Come one, come all...here's the place to discuss the game...yes, [profile] sxeraven, this means you...*g*

The CBC used Rush's "Closer to the Heart" to open their broadcast...cool.

"Closer to the Heart"
Rush

And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones who start
To mold a new reality
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart
The blacksmith and the artist
Reflect it in their art
They forge their creativity
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart

Philosophers and ploughmen
Each must know his part
To sow a new mentality
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart
You can be the captain
I will draw the chart
Sailing into destiny
Closer to the heart


Update:  My Yahoo Messenger is on freaking CRACK, people...so If you can't get me, you'll know why.  AAAUGH.  Sorry [personal profile] acostilow...
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shaina: (Default)
( Mar. 24th, 2006 10:16 pm)
I'd be laughing if my heart wasn't breaking...
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Wow...wotta game! The Leafs took out the Thrashers 9-1 in what was, at times, the very best of the 'new' NHL:  fast;  chances for  some of the leagues' best shooters; huge saves by Eddie.  It was also, unquestionably some of the worst of the NHL - with the game far, far out of reach,  we saw a truly disgraceful hit on Darcy Tucker that resulted in a gash over Tucker's eye that will require 20-22 stitches to close and a hit on Nik Antropov resulting in a gash under his eye that will require 10-12 stitches to close (although it's possible that the hit was unintended).

For those of you who watched the game, you'll notice that there is no whinging and whining about the fights - although it's not a 'PC' position to take, I firmly believe that all true hockey fans like a good fight.  The idea that fighting in the NHL has to be eliminated in order to keep fans - or worse yet, to attract fans - is ludicrous. Those who are already hockey fans know that fighting has always been part of the game; not just for the sake of throwing a few haymakers, but because hockey is a physical game - a team sport - and sometimes, the message must be sent that the team will not stand for one of their own to be treated in a certain way.  A two, four or five minute penalty really means nothing to a player - but he will remember that a cheap shot on Mats Sundin or Keith Primeau results in Tie Domi (recently, Wade Belak) or Donald Brashear beating on your head.  The penalty is fleeting; the bruises will stay around a little longer.  And frankly, very few people get Hurt (with a capital H) in a fight.  Let me be clear here:  the whole Bertuzzi / Moore thing was NOT a fight.  Do not point to this as an example of why fighting does not belong in the NHL.  Whether you feel that Bertuzzi got too much, or not enough, the one thing that most everyone seems to agree on is that it was not a fight; it was a horrible, horrible incident: either a cowardly, intentional attack or a terrible accident resulting from emotion overruling common sense.

If Commissioner Bettman wants to eliminate fighting in the NHL to attract new fans whose delicate sensibilities might be offended by the occasional fight, this is simply a betrayal of the legacy of the sport which has been entrusted to him.

And as a final note regarding this issue:  even in Atlanta, there wasn't a single fan actually in their seat during the fight.  OK, that might be an exaggeration, but seriously, when you catch the replay, take a look at the stands.  You'll see that the majority of the spectators are on their feet, cheering.

The brightest spot in the game HAD to be Eddie Belfour; after a shaky outing last time, he showed why he's among the top goaltenders in the league with a fantastic game in which he made some truly impressive saves.  I don't care how old he is; there's no one I'd rather have in net for Toronto except possibly Marty Brodeur.  Way to go Eddie!

On a final note, Congrats to Jeff O'Neill for picking up his 200th career goal!
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