Monday, April 30, 2007


I'm here in Florida, my hockey life rising as high and low as the tide! I could feel the vibrations in the sand when Twig was jumping up and down yesterday; I feared a tsunami!

Good game. Both teams.

No fingernails left.

Send beer ....

For Jonesy and Jess

But since Jonesy was so nice to post a picture, I suppose I should, too.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

What a game!!!

Oh. My. God. Guess those guys are crawling back home tonight! GO RANGERS!!! Twig, how ya feelin'? ;)))

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Quack, quack

Just wanted to introduce myself - I've been let into the Hockey knitters Knitalong, despite the fact that my underdog Canucks team is going to get badly beaten by the "Quack quacks". Wow, they looked bad yesterday - there's wasn't even any point in screaming at the television screen.

But, I have the best knitting project to keep me entertained whilst my boys take a beating - I'm working on this project:

Game One

Need I say more?

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Your boys will be in our house tomorrow night, Twig! Upstate v. Downstate NY. Who will win? Who will be crying in Massachusetts, hmmmm?

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!)

NHL on Austrian TV!

YIKES!!! Starting tomorrow night, Austrian TV will broadcast ALL remaining NHL-PO-games - LIVE! Hallelujah! No more pressing my nose to the PC-screen trying to get these bad-quality-videos on Google or wherever! These will be some long nights - it's 1 am here when the games start - but man, who needs sleep when there's NHL on TV?

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

Way to go Luongo and the Sedin Twins!

Be still my heart - hooray for the Canucks - and Roberto - first playoffs for him (since the World Juniors here in Winnipeg in '99 - and my DS and I were there to see him!! He's finally got a team to back him up - woohoo!

Let the second round begin!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

En garde!

I just checked the score, and it appears that NJ took the series... IIRC, this means that the Sabres and Rangers meet each other in the next round *g* Jonesy, Twig - "let's get ready to rumble!" ;)

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Round 1 is over!!! I can breathe again. Until next week. Until, perhaps, the Twigster and I are locked in mortal combat.
En garde, mon ami!
Mme. Jonsey

Friday, April 20, 2007

Congrats Sabres

Congrats Jonesy and Zarzuela. You guys need to start worrying. If New Jersey wins, the Rangers are coming after you! And it won't be pretty!

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

Sniff Sniff.

I am so bummed out. Tears have been shed. Yah done good kids. Next year, when you're all growed up youngins, you will show them all what's up.
Love you Pens. I look forward to next season with yah.

'nuff said

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

please forgive me

for going off topic but in times of sorrow, sometimes it is necessary.

my family is organizing a knit project for the families of the Blacksburg victims. i invite you to join us in this effort.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Rangers Win!

I just joined thanks to Lesley. And I am a big Ranger's Fan. Tonight's game was awesome.

Rangers Lead Series 3-0

Tonight's game was -- well, it was -- A MASSACRE! Jonesy's second favorite team (the Thrashers) never quite started playing tonight. The Rangers won 7-0!!!

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

OH man.

I just felt like I watched a slowly developing train wreck... and what a bloody mess it ended in.
Way to go, Pens. Way to go.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Television Rant

Once again, the play-offs are being broadcast on a different station. That means two things -- I'll be paying an extra $10 a month to get them, and, more importantly, I won't be able to hear the team announcers. And that sucks.

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

Go Team Canada

Canada is playing Finland tonight here in Winnipeg - winner plays Team USA tomorrow for Gold. No tickets left and I couldn't even win one on a call in show - darn! So, while we wait for the playoffs to start - go Canucks - I am cheering on the women in the Worlds.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

I used to like Peter Forsberg

But after last night Forsberg and Kariya played a large role in keeping my Avalanche out of the playoffs in about 10 years. Avalanche play the Flames tonight in their last game of the season - incidentally Calgary is who the Avs were trying to catch to get into the playoffs. Joe Sakic needs 3 points tonight to reach 100 on the season, which would be his sixth 100 point season.

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

Rangers Finish in 6th Place

WHEW! For a while there it looked like we weren't going to be in the play-offs at all. But the boys played hard over the past month or so and here we are.

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

Super Sabres!

Okay, can I gloat? A little?

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*