Monday, July 4, 2011


So I thought I’d have a little fun this morning playing catch up with some of the events that have taken place lately in the world of the NHL. Enjoy!

Where everybody “nose” your name or Never “bite” off more than you can “chew”

That was one hell of a run boys! The Boston Bruins winning the Stanley Cup this year, in the fashion in which they did, was truly amazing. To think that they played in and won 3 Game7’s in route to hoisting the cup, without a bonified 40 goal scorer and an anemic power-play speaks volumes to their strength and character as a team. I can’t remember a time when the pieces of the puzzle just fell together for another team like they did for the B’s this season.

Tim Thomas….are you freakin’ kidding me? I know over the years I have picked on Timmy for his unorthodox style, but I have to give him credit for putting up those numbers and that performance all year. Well deserved all around Tim, you were completely lights out! Unfortunately for all goaltenders going forward, you will be judged by Timmy’s accomplishment and undoubtedly fall short in your efforts. At least now Tim can shave off that playoff beard that made him look like one of the Muppets and go back to that cheesy 70’s porn star mustache that we have all come to know and love! You didn’t really think that I wasn’t going to get any shot in at him, did you?

His name is my name too? or But you doesn’t have to call me Johnson

Congratulations to the newest member of the Oil Nation, youngster Ryan Nugent-Hopkins picked #1 overall in this year’s draft. So let me get this straight kid…..your full name is Ryan Jeremy Noel Nugent-Hopkins? What the hell were your folks thinking? Makes me wonder if your nickname in Edmonton will be…. “Alphabet” or “The Nuge” or “Jingle Heimer-Schmidt”. Anyway, good luck to you kid and at least we all can rest assured that whenever you go out the people will always shout “There goes Ryan Jeremy Noel Nugent-Hopkins la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la!”

I think that Philly cheese-steak I ate was bad! or The Carter you go, the Jagr you get

Sorry Flyer fans, but this has to be said. I just don’t know how you can justify purging your roster of 80 goals per season in Carter, Richards and Leino and replacing them with a possible (and I’m being generous here) 50 goals in Jagr, Voracek and Simmonds. Okay, so they kind of upgraded their goaltending situation….but Bryzgalov hasn’t proven to be any better come playoff time than any of the carrousel horses you rode last year so forgive me if I’m not feeling all warm and fuzzy about it.

Come on…. Jagr?? The old goat can only give you one 20 second rush up the ice and he is huffing and puffing to do that! Whoever he plays with won’t be better next year stat wise you can count on that. He will be too slow to keep up the pace with the speed of Briere ,Van Riemsdyk or Giroux and forget about seeing him back-check he’ll be too busy struggling to get to the bench to do that! Mark my words people….two months in and he will only see minutes on the power-play and maybe two shifts per period at regular strength. I just don’t understand how you can be so close to raising the cup and then throw it all away….wait a minute, yes I do….Paul Holmgren…..nevermind! Time to stock up on the antacids!

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