Sunday, January 28, 2007

This is annoying!

I've had a request from someone to join the Hockey Knitter's Knitalong. You know what? She can't. Nope I'm not being a controlling witch. Blogger won't let her.

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


Briere! Rhymes with beer! I love that boy.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A couple things

Wow where has the time gone. I end up seeing so many hockey games in a week that I forget the particulars.

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 Bet..... the NHL schedule the All Stars on a week night? There's no NFL this weekend. Wouldn't it make more sense for the All Stars to be on the weekend, they'd have more viewers with people looking to replace the football. Oh well.

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

You Win Some ....

Well, the boys were off their game. Too many turnovers in the neutral zone, and I don't mean cherry or blueberry.

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!

Jason Krog - NYR

Jason Krog to the Rangers? Jason Krog???!!! *Breaks down crying* Man... Once, just once, to see these guys play in the Garden... Oh yes, I will!!!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Now THIS is Hockey!

Is anyone watching the Flyers/Penguins game? Wow, is it exciting.
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.

Off to see the Boys

Oh yeah! My good friend Anna has an extra ticket to tonight's game against the Lightening. Guess who's going to Buffalo!!!!

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

Too Much Hockey?

Is there such a thing?

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

A Good Thing

We lost power last night, so I was spared the frustration of seeing my boys lose to the Pittsburg Penguinis. After losing to Ottawa. Hopefully, this is just a glitch in their quest for the "you know what" -- the trophy that shall remain nameless until my team's name is on it.

But tonight ---- Barb's Leafs meet the Bees! Let's hope the lights stay on!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Leafs win, again!

Holy cow, the Leafs just defeated the Bruins 10-2!! That included one hat trick and one in the making. The Bruins pulled their goaltender - too late and to no avail. It wasn't just the goalies fault. And of course what always happens when a team gets spanked that badly, things got a little chippy. A funny thing happened on the way to the win though, Belak got tossed from the game when he was in the penalty box and for some reason told the linesman something like "you think it's that easy, you try it" and handed the linesman his stick.

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. !!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Please remove me

Hockey is keeping me pretty dang busy, so I'm cutting down on the groups I belong to so I can have more time knitting & spending with the kids ....
Take care!