Sunday, December 16, 2007
[Still an Avs fan, but from long distance now]
Friday, December 07, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
The DU Pioneers split last weekend with the CC Tigers. This weekend we play North Dakota. Should be a fun game.
My 2 year old is starting to get into the game. He can point out the goalie and the puck. He says, "The goalie stoppa the puck!" LOL He also yells Go DU. Too cute.
Friday, November 23, 2007
I don't have a specific date yet, but I'm sort of testing the waters here... anyone interested?
I'll post more specific details when I have them, if there's any interest.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Not the best Isles/Ranger game I've ever seen but certainly not the worst. Lundqvist had some nice saves, there was some decent end to end for a bit, and I will admit to Avery doing his job... he had me pretty riled up. He seriously stepped right in to fill that yammering, in-your-face role - reminds me of Kasper in his prime in that respect.
Anyway, I'll take the 3-0 so far against the Rangers this season. There's a whole lot of hockey left (and 4 more games vs the Rangers). I'll enjoy this (and the 12 pts in the hummer metro ice challenge) while it lasts.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
The Rangers are playing a good game right now. I hope we can keep it up. It's really nice to be on the winning side after so many years playing horribly.
Pennsylvania fell to the Rangers. The Flyers Thursday and the Penguins tonight. WOOHOO!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
I just had the pleasure of watching Al Arbour win his 740th game as an NHL coach - it was also his 1500th NHL game. All I can say is WOW - what an emotional night! I can't even imagine BEING there - although having been thru my fair share Stanley Cup games in that very building, I can guestimate the intensity and noise levels. I may live 700 miles away now, but my heart will always be in Nassau County for hockey season ;-)
I'm a lifelong Islander fan, and there have certainly been highs and lows. Tonight was an absolute high - and I couldn't be happier for Mr. Arbour. (as an aside, I have met the man several times through the years. Despite his very ind and warm suggestions to just call him Al, the massive respect and admiration I have for this incredible coach will not allow me to call him anything BUT Mr, Arbour.
Now, off to see what I can find out about Ricky's eye injury... (fingers crossed for good news)
Friday, November 02, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 08, 2007
A friend of mine has a daughter that teaches at Ft. Riley. They are collecting Hats For Brats. For those of you looking for some charity knitting to keep your fingers flying while the pucks, sticks, skates and punches are flying, check out this post for details.
Happy hockey knitting!
Thursday, October 04, 2007
But last night, at the Avs' season opener, a very drunk Stars fan was walking up the stairs of my section during a period break, stopped at my row, and yelled, "Are you KNITTING?!"
I thought he was going to give me a lecture about how there's no knitting at hockey games or something...needless to say I was surprised when he proceeded to hit on me; "are you here with anybody?" he says...oh, brother.
I told him I was attending with my husband, drunk Dallas guy said my husband was a lucky man, and then he stumbled up the stairs.
*sigh* Not only have I missed the sport, but I've missed the strange fans, too.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
If the Leafs can stay out of trouble off the ice *coughBellcough* and play consistently on it we have a damn good shot at the Cup :) Looking at the schedule earlier this evening, I see that Buffalo's first loss (of many) to TO will happen fairly early this year... wouldn't want those Sabres fans to get their hopes up after all ;)
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
GO HABS GO!
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Frozen Four is in Denver this year! Yippee!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
well, the Canucks have new jerseys! People luv em or hate em. I personally like them with the green stripe and still have the ORCA. classier than those old yellow and orange things. well, what do you think? I know what I want for xmas. #16 Linden or #3 Biecksa
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Staal Brothers Eric and Jordan arrested for being disorderly, and Jordan also dinged for drinking underage.
No joke! It was EStaal's bachelor party in Minnesota.
According to the two articles (found in the Charlotte Observer and in the NHL Fanhouse ) the real issue didn't start until the party was asked to leave the premises. They did... "After leaving the property, the group gathered on Highway 61 and began harassing passing motorists," the Sheriff's office said, at which point 14 members of the group were arrested at approximately 4 a.m."
Why can I just see two blonde Staals laughing their asses off and mooning passing motorists? And where were the redheaded Staals? Behaving somewhere? And how the HECK can you look that good in a booking photo? (okay, okay, JStaal does look a little like he's re-evaluating how much fun he's having.)
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I'm new to the blog. I actually watch more college hockey but if I had to pick a professional team to root for it would of course be the Colorado Avs!
The big question this year is...will the DU Pioneers make it to the Frozen Four which is held here in Denver at the Pepsi Center for the 2007-2008 year? I sure hope so! I really want to go! I've been to the Frozen Four in Boston, MA and Columbus, OH and had a blast. But, it would be even more fun in my own backyard. Haven't bought the tickets yet b/c I know if we do make it the seats will be a lot better than what I can get online through other means. Cheaper too.
As for the Avs? What can I say? They are awesome! :)
Monday, July 16, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The 2007-08 schedule is out. We're only playing Boston twice (in Boston) and once is in October -- that one is financially out of the question. But I *will* be in Boston on Jan 19.
Jonesy -- Jan 16, Feb 16, Feb 23, & Mar 10 PREPARE TO CRY!!!!
Our boys (except for Nylander and it bit him in the ass) are really working with management to keep us under the cap and keep our players. Shanny signed for 2.5 mill for one year. That's less than 1/2 of what he could get elsewhere. But they're going to make it up in bonuses that don't count against this year's cap. And King Henrik agreed to a 1 year contract for not so much money so he could stay in NY and so we'd stay under the cap and they'll negotiate a long term contract in January so it will go on next year's cap.
I'm really getting giddy about the team -- here's hoping the new guys gel with the guys we already had.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Sports facility and financing experts Tuesday questioned Islanders general manager Garth Snow's claim that the "common theme" in losing key players to free agency was the 35-year-old Nassau Coliseum.
"It seems pretty unlikely that an agent would let his player turn down a deal that was better than the one he took just because the building is old," said Neil deMause, co-author of "Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money Into Private Profit."
DeMause was referring to Ryan Smyth's choice to forsake the Islanders' $32.5-million, five-year offer to join the Colorado Avalanche at $31.25 million over five years. The loss of Smyth and four other central characters from this season's playoff team prompted Snow to say, "A lot of it has to do with our building; that's a big obstacle."
"My take," deMause said, "is [Snow] was taking the opportunity to make the case to get a new arena. If you're looking for a new arena, you take every opportunity to say so."
Marc Ganis, a sports marketing consultant and head of SportsCorp Ltd., said there is "validity" to an Islanders argument that "because they don't have a new arena, they don't have the financial wherewithal that they might have" for higher player salaries.
"There have been instances where training facilities, or ice surface or field of play is so poor or so good they cause a player to factor that into their decision," Ganis said. "But short of those, [the stadium or arena] is not going to be the operative issue."
Typically, player-signing decisions related to a home-team facility are based on competitive aspects -- artificial turf or short home-run porches -- according to Jay Weiner, author of "Stadium Games: Fifty Years of Big League Greed and Bush League Boondoggles."
"Maybe it's time for a new building," Weiner said, "but not because the Islanders can't sign a free agent."
The Coliseum often is described as "creaky" and "worn out," but the Islanders' losses came on the same day the Rangers landed two elite centers by saying Scott Gomez and Chris Drury wanted to play at Madison Square Garden -- which is four years older than the Coliseum.
The Garden's overwhelming advantage of location and mystique is widely acknowledged. Ganis said, "Long Island is a tough market but it shouldn't be this tough," because of an arena's enormous economic potential, "an affluence on the Island, and a team with a good history. It's easier for the Islanders than for the Nets building in Brooklyn."
But Snow won't be able to sell free agents on a new arena for a while, deMause said. "How long have the Islanders been talking about a new building?" he asked. "Five years? They're just getting started. It's taken the Yankees 20 years."
And they've signed a lot of free agents in the meantime
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Nobody wants to sign there, is it Chuckles, the crazy owner? The back up goalie, oopps I mean GM or is the toilet bowl that they have to play in when they get to Long Island.
Sorry just had to vent a little bit, maybe I can turn my frustration into some knitting.
Monday, July 02, 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Fingers crossed that we get them both back.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Looking forward to Next Season!
Go Black Hawks...and Avs!
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
For someone from the West Coast, the concept of semi-big name live hockey within a normal day's drive (or for me now, a fifteen minute drive, sans traffic!)is sort of exciting. There IS no AHL team in the Portland, OR area, (or in Seattle) and NHL wise, you'd be going to see the Canucks and driving through all of Washington State to get there.
But I'm not exciteably camping on the Giant Center website ofr them to open Bears playoff tickets...
Not at all. :-)
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Now, just have to make the calendar -- hmmm, 4 1/2 months till next season opens!
PS I'm still anti-Hasek, read anti-Detroit. Skate you Ducks, skate!
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
What I mean is Twig, Jonesy, and Zarzuela what a well played rivalry, both on the ice and on the KAL. It was a lot of fun for me to sit back and watch you guys play together. I wish it could have lasted longer.
Jonesy and Zarzuela I guess you know I'll be rooting your team on now.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
In the meantime, GO REDWINGS!
Friday, May 04, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Just thought I would take the time to introduce myself. My name is graymama. I grew up in St. Louis, so I am a Blues fan, of course! I did live in Minneapolis for 4 years, and the Wild also have my heart. (Too bad they have disappeared from the playoffs already!) Everyone has to have a team they despise too, and mine is the Red Wings. Remember I am a Blues fan.
Pronger was my favorite player, but who leaves Edmonton for Anaheim?! Honestly!
I am working on a blanket for Project Linus while watching the playoff action.
Happy needles and hockey sticks everyone!
Monday, April 30, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
But, I have the best knitting project to keep me entertained whilst my boys take a beating - I'm working on this project: http://knittingnutter.com/2007/03/wips_galore.html
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Okay, altogether .... Let's Go Buffalo!
(C'mon. It's Buffalo! City of No Illusions. It's time for us to have The Cup. Think of the parties!)
Added to that the Hockey World Championship in Russia begins on - Friday I think, so there'll be some heavy, very heavy game-watching in the next weeks! I'm back in hockey heaven!
Just sayin' ;)))
Monday, April 23, 2007
Let the second round begin!
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
One thing is for sure in your series, the Islanders played admirably up the homestretch. I know that Bubukiti is probably pretty disappointed, but her guys really rallied in a way that was pretty unbelievable.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
INSANE! And I loved every minute of it (except that 5 minutes that I let myself feel a bit bad for Atlanta).
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Team rivalries aside, I love Rick Jeanneret and anyone who's every heard him yell "Top Shelf where Mama hides the cookies!" after we score, would agree with me. I can turn on the radio, but there'll be a few second delay.
Why oh why do the owners do this? I know, more money for them with the Versus and TSN contracts.
But it sucks for the fans.
That aside (y'all know I can't help myself) GO SABRES!
Monday, April 09, 2007
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Congratulations to Michigan State the NCAA Frozen Four Champions. After the Penn State Hockey season was over MFB was asked to broadcast Notre Dame Hockey's post season. He found himself at the Joe Louis arena where Notre Dame won the CCHA championship which sent them to the Midwest Regionals in Grand Rapids. Notre Dame lost that championship game to Michigan State.
MFB's personal hockey season came to a close yesterday. The dreaded home improvement scenario of husband on ladder, then husband suddenly on ground with broken ankle requiring surgery to insert pin has placed his hockey equipment bag in storage for the foreseeable future. We hope to get an appointment with the team orthopedic surgeon tomorrow morning and I'm saying prayers that the surgery can be done no later than Wednesday.
And just now the Islanders winning over the Devils in a shoot out has ended his Maple Leafs playoff hopes. Sigh...whose team to cheer on now? I'm sure Twig or Jonesy have a suggestion -snerk-
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Actually holding onto 6th place was no thanks to the Rangers tonight. They lost against Pittsburgh. The only thing that saved 6th place for the Rangers is that the Thrashers beat the Lightning so they were unable to catch up to us in the point.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Top o' the Eastern Conference!!!!!!!!
I love those boys. (Yes Twig, I am old enough to be their mother. But the coach is a different matter!)
So, if Hasek pulls a groin muscle (I am down on my knees as we speak, hands clasped), we might be Top o' the League. *sigh*
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Why would you start a goalie in a game that starts at 11:00am in Hartford, when you just sent him back to the AHL from the NHL after playing last night on Long Island?
Ok so he didn't start the game on the Island last night, but he played the 3rd period....ok almost the 3rd period. But it was a 730pm game, it was over around 10pm. So what that means...is he either didn't get home to CT from Long Island until close to 1am, then had to be on the bus to Hartford at 7am this morning.
Now tell me would you be upset that he let in 6 goals......NO!!! You really can't fault him for that. He was tired, and not ready to play. If they were goning to call someone up from the ECHL to be a back up, why didn't they just start our backup?
They wanted to put Dubie in because he normally plays better against Hartford.....obviously today this was not the case. I feel bad for him, and there really wasn't anything that he could do. He looked tired, he looked awful. And now he has to live with that terrible lose.
They are fighting for a playoff spot, and this wasn't going to help them losing this game today, because now they have dropped out of position......yet again.
11 games left in the season, and we need to win most of them and Albany to lose most of theirs. Let's go TIGER'S!!!!
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Last time I went to Boston to watch them (the Rangers) play was before the strike. They lost but I got to breathe the same air as Messier. I'm hoping this time they'll win.
But here's the big question. My jersey is a Messier jersey. Can I wear it to the game even though Mark's number has been retired?
*laugh* Yep, a hockey fashion question.
Two weeks ago I wouldn't have even thought that I would be thinking about play offs. We just may stay in the play off line up. There are only 9 games to go. Knowing the Rangers, it's totally possibly they'll tank and fall out of the play offs but my hopes that won't happen are high.
So GO ISLANDERS!
Thursday, March 15, 2007
I'm relatively sure it's not going to happen for us this year. The only good thing about that is that I'll be able to suspend DirecTV a month early (I only have our account active during hockey season) and save some money. Truth be told, I'd rather have the Rangers in the play offs.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
For the first time I actually have hockey knitting to do. I am going to start teaching men's knitting classes at Knit 1 in Pittsburgh. The begining class will be a black and gold scarf.
Friday, March 09, 2007
As a Rangers fan (and we need the points), I was happy with the outcome. But I can't help but think the Islanders were robbed.
Friday, March 02, 2007
Obviously it is too soon to consider a streak, though we desperately need one to stay in the running for the playoffs, but it was nice to see the Avs win so decisively last night. For me, it was a perfect Avs-style game- Budaj in net, Sakic making an unselfish pass instead of scoring his record-breaking point himself, and poor Lappy getting a point in spite of the denial against the empty net.
Now if only they can find a way not to implode against Detroit...
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
And as far as the hit and the resulting brawl -- why wasn't Ottawa fined? Why wasn't the player who made the hit suspended? Is it open season on players after they pass the puck? I mean, we're turning into a Hansen-Brothers League!
venting venting ....
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Today was the Islander's vs Canadien's in Nassau Coliseum, so we took the drive to New York for a 1pm game, and got to see a little history in the making.
It was a great game, the Isle's won 3-2 and Frans Nielsen scored his 1st NHL goal, a little earlier in the game he got his 1st NHL point with an assist from yet another Soundtiger (Jeff Tambellini) WOOHOO!!!
Ok Frans is the 1st born and raised Dane to play in the NHL so that in itself is some big news, but then to actually be at the game when he scores his 1st goal, that's just cool. I love historic hockey games. (God know's I've been to enough of them)
But that wasn't the only thing that happned today, with the win of Montreal, the Isle's overtake them in the standings putting them in the 8th seed which is a good thing, that means we have officially made it into playoff contention, I know it probably won't stay that way for long, but hey, its a start. If they keep chipping away they might actually make it up to 5th or 6th, and that would be just cool. Hey a girl can dream can't she
Friday, February 23, 2007
God I love hockey!
ps We won, too -- but that was just a bonus. And the same teams play on Saturday night. Stay tuned!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Tonight the nightmare happened that we possibly knew would happen, from the beginning of the season. Tonight HCI played at home against the Vienna Capitals, and it was a "direct game", meaning we desperately needed to win to get into the Play Offs. And oh, I was so sure we'd win, my bet was 8:2 - thanks God I don't bet for money... Yeah, right on - they lost 4:6. Even worse - all through the game, though they fought like mad, it was so very obvious that they just aren't good enough for the POs, they don't have the strength, the power, the depth of the team - nothing, they just don't deserve to get into the POs. And now they won't - they'd have to win the next, like, 5 or 6 games, and that's a thing that just won't happen.
We got the 2 best players of the league, one more who's absolutely fantastic (3 Canadians, what else...) - but the rest of the team is just crap, friggin' crap. And as if this wouldn't be enough, our goalie is a §$&%!§%&§) loser.
I'm frustrated and hope this season will be over very, very soon ;(
Sunday, February 18, 2007
The scary part was Brendan Shanahan. He collided with the Flyers' Knuble -- both players were down for the count. Well sort of. Knuble was ok enough to leave the ice of his own accord (I have no update on his condition). Shanahan, though, was knocked out. It was probably only for a minute but it seemed like hours. They took him off the ice in a neck brace and body board on a stretcher. As they were taking him out, he was talking to Ramsey, the trainer and we'd seen him move his legs so we were hopeful that the injury wasn't debilitating. We got an update just as the game was over that he was alert, moving and talking at the hospital. I hadn't realized how attached I'd become to him.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
I tried joining before and with the Blogger transitioning and such i was unable to get in. Well, no more! I'm so glad that i kept you all linked in my sidebar and popped over from time to time. Whew!
I'm Suz, originally from the Chicagoland area, which would make me a Blackhawks fan( i know, don't say it!). We can all see and agree that the Chicago Blackhawks needed some representation. I'm also a fan of the Chicago Wolves of the AHL...and at least one of these Chicago teams has a bit of a successful history. We won't discuss the losing ways of the other so much, now...will we? ;)
Being transplanted to Maryland, i very rarely have a chance to catch any Chicago Hockey on TV, so i mostly keep up with newsletters, email reports and phone calls with Dad. To cure my hockey craving, i've been known to watch some Capital games and even some Penguins, Flyers...oh, ok, fine...any hockey will do, ok?!!
I've been a hockey fan as long as i can remember. I think i might have been around five when i saw my first live game at the old "Barn" in Chicago. The Chicago Stadium is long gone, but those memories are still alive. Dad and i spent many times in front of the 9" black & white TV in the bedroom watching games, when the OR-gan-EYE-zation, used to actually televise games and not be such a bunch of tightwads...but i digress.
On the needles i've currently got two different pairs of "Socks For Soldiers" and some personal knitting...a lace shawl and am about to cast on for a vest.
Anyway, Hello again. Happy Knitting and Game On!
Friday, February 09, 2007
Dishes to go in the dishwasher? No problem! I run down the stairs and pop a few in the dishwasher. Laundry? Run down the stairs to pop it in the washer or dryer. Bathrooms? I am living proof that you can clean the sink, toilet or mirror during a commercial break! Not all of them, but even one is pretty good. Wipe down the light switches and telephones? A breeze during commercials! Put together treat bags for the spawn's classmates? Heck I can do that during the game!
Vacuuming, cleaning the tub and making some food must wait for intermission but I'm amazed at how much I can get done during the games now.
My husband thinks this is hilarious but it breaks up the drudgery since the work is done a little bit at a time. Hey at least it gets done!
GO LEAFS GO!
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
MFB's Leafs won their game tonight so y'know he's just going to laugh if my team loses. Again. At Home.
Our Penn State Icers had a rematch against URI (I try not to say Rhode Island) at home this weekend. And won both games. Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole. This is the tame that we lost the National Championship to last year. We're 4 for 4 this year against them.
Must go - the Av's just tied up the game and are going into overtime on a power play.
What made me feel better was to look at the teams playing tonight and what their wins and losses are.
I am very happy with the Colorado Avalanche because they mean that the Rangers aren't alone in playing only so-so. They have a 25-23 record. The Rangers have played one more game than they and have a 25-24 record. (Sorry Barb!)
The Rangers are playing again tonight, but this time against New Jersey. They, like the Red Wings, have a much better record than the Rangers, so I'm not super hopeful, but at least I'll have time to knit without nail biting excitement.
How is your team doing?
Thursday, February 01, 2007
We've had two requests to join in the past week and they can't join because of the Blogger issues. Apparently, it's ok to post to the blogs on the old Blogger if you're already a member, but it seems you can't join an old Blogger blog anymore. If I switch over the blog, folks with Blogger blogs on the old server will not be able to access the new blog unless they (A) switch over their blogs/accounts OR (B) they create a new account just for this blog and they can keep their old Blogger account for their own blog.
If option B is chosen I will need to re-invite you to the KAL.
Give me some feedback please. I know several of you use Blogger -- I feel better knowing that our switching over won't adversely affect your current blog, but would people be willing to be re-invited after creating a new account?
This is the link to the information about the switch. (We're a team blog, of course)
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Turns out that all new blogs and blog members can only be on the new Blogger software. So no one can join existing blogs that haven't switched over and all new blogs are going to automatically be on the new server.
The way I understand it, I could switch the blog over to the new server now (since I never log in at the main screen I've not seen the notice myself) but that would require that the admin and probably all the team members have a gmail address.
I went down the list of members and it seems like most of us don't have one so we won't be switching over until we have to. And probably at that point it will be during the off season so I'll just change blog hosting if we do this again next year.
So...if you have a Blogger blog or are a member on any Blogger blog, you might want to check into this farther to make sure I have my information right. Since my main blog isn't on Blogger I haven't been paying a whole lot of attention to this. Perhaps I should have.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Penn State won both their games against Pitt this past weekend. Penn State is ranked #2 right now and I think Pitt was unranked which wasn't surprising. This was their first year D1 in the ACHA. Our Penn State team is doing well especially as at least 3 of our top players are at the World University Games in Torino Italy. How's Team USA doing? I believe they are 0-3. Wouldn't you know it the first team they lost to was Team Canada. Sigh. MFB is Canadian. So this is kind of like the Olympics at Chez Accident - y'know me: "USA - USA- USA" Him: "Go Canada Go".
His Leafs lost a couple times this past week, and my Avalanche won! Woo Hoo. I don't remember who either team played it's been a blur - wait, did the Av's defeat the Red Wings. I think so. Oh yeah, I almost forgot Leafs lost to the Penguins. What I saw was not pretty.
Here's something MFB and I have been talking about. What made
And now for something different. Taking the lead from Dipsy's post on her blog I offer you a link to a quick hockey video which I think has been out for a while. WARNING: VERRRRRY STRONG LANGUAGE CONTENT I'm not putting this out there to offend anyone. On second thought, I'm new to this blogging thing and don't know the appropriate protocol for this. It's a video with Kevin Stevens & Brian Trottier of the Pittsburgh Penguins vs Brian Bellows of the North Stars. If you'd like me to send you the link send me an email.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
But our seats were incredible -- 7 rows from the ice, just to the right of the players' bench. I could even see that little vein that throbs in Lindy's temple (the coach) when he's angry, as well as the sweat pouring off Ryan Miller.
*sigh* It made me miss living in Buffalo for the first time since moving to the Finger Lakes. Now I'm thinking of buying a 10-pack of tickets next year when my sister moves back, and making the drive (2 hours each way) for the sake of the game. The game, yes. Not me and my obsession, but the game! That's it. The game needs us loyal fans!
So back to couch knitting -- my chemo cap is almost done; I'll post a photo next time.
PS The Labatt's wasn't half bad either!
Saturday, January 13, 2007
My team, the MN Wild finally broke their on the road losing streak this week. Maybe it has something with Gaborik returning after a long injury break? Hopefully they'll keep it up!
I'm just about finished with my red scarf and I'm excited to send it off. I know someone will really appreciate it.
The pattern I'm using is My So Called Scarf by Stacey of Sheep in the City.
I'll try not to get arrested -- for having too much fun!
We lost to Toronto (did I hear rejoicing coming up from the Pennsylvania border, Barb?), but that was the second game in two nights, after a day of travel. So, I hope the boys will be on for tonight's game.
Dinner first at my favorite Buffalo restaurant -- Chef's -- for spaghetti parm, their specialty -- then on to the game.
No knitting at the game -- too hard to balance the beverage of choice (Labatt's), peanuts, nachos, etc., but I'm almost done with a chemo cap from watching the televised games. Full report tomorrow!
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Friday night was listening to MFB 's broadcast of Notre Dame's win over Robert Morris at the Mellon, while watching (without sound) my Avalanche defeat Tampa Bay 4-2. Then I found the Denver University Pioneers game on CSTV.
Last night was watching two hockey games (picture in picture). #1 MFB's Leafs aginst Jonesy's and Zarzeula's Bees. What is it with these guys? I mean they lost to the Penguinis (that sooo cracked me up - see Jonesys previous post) and yet the team from the city which is home to the NHL Hall of Fame couldn't pull out a win last night. They should have kept a couple of those goals they scored Thursday night. #2 Was my Avalanche besting Minnesota, sorry Carrie, in a shootout. I'm biased but my team looked pretty good last night. We have several weapons scoring this season, and Sakic still has the deadliest wrist shot.
What's on CSTV right now? Ferris State against Northern Michigan. I think it's an encore presentation. Later today, listening to MFB's broadcast of Notre Dame against Robert Morris from South Bend for their home and home weekend. Neither the Leafs or the Avalanche are skating today so I may get some knitting done.
WAIT - No. Hockey. Tonight? What will I do? What will become of me?
Good game Jonesy and Zarzuela - if this keeps up I'm going to put that on a recording. LOL
Saturday, January 06, 2007
But tonight ---- Barb's Leafs meet the Bees! Let's hope the lights stay on!
Thursday, January 04, 2007
The Icers are still on holiday break. MFB and I were in South Bend at Notre Dame over New Years weekend where MFB did play by play for their hockey team - they won both their games over Northern Michigan. On the way home we listened to Penn State win their bowl game, and then listened to the Avalanche win their game (thank goodness for XM radio). We got home in time to watch the Leafs win their game. Then last night a good friend took us and some others to the Penn State basketball game for their Big Ten Conference opener against Northwestern and we actually won.
MFB is back with Notre Dame this weekend for a game Friday in Pittsburgh and then Sunday in South Bend for a two game series against Robert Morris. I have Yarn Crawl 2007 scheduled with some friends on Saturday because when it comes to stash size, I am a rank amateur.
With our travels I was able to get some knitting done but look what I found in my skein of Trekking. Yep, Knot very happy. Lucky I'm making a scarf with this, can you imagine that in your socks? KNOT. !!