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New Puck Daddy: The pressure to scrap during a blowout. Decent piece today, hope you like it.
Wow, am I beat, late night hockey is a sonofabitch. Definitely having an “is that worth it?” morning, but still – we’re onto the finals, so I can’t complain too much.
Time to clean out the TBAF (to blog about file).
Man…I just look like fucking death today, thanks, 3a.m. post-hockey fall-asleep.
Diet update: I’d say, “running on a treadmill” describes what I’ve been doing, and my progresss. Still around 206.
Kitty updates (yes, I’ll get to sports, chill): Jiggs and Tyson’s relationship, is, well, interesting.
The good news is that there’s obvious progress. Tyson has had his whole world flipped-upside down, and Jiggs is essentially oblivious to EVERYTHING, which is why I tell people he’s a little short bus-ey.
But unlike his older brother, he’s not afraid of nuthin’. Now that Tyson is comfortable being close to the little puffball, we fear for Jiggs – Tyson is over 15 lbs, and Jiggs barely registers three, so when Tyson tackles him, it looks pretty vicious.
Still – progress is progress, they seem to be working it out. ….Because I know you’re all so concerned about their living situation.
Kyle Okposo returns for the Isles tonight after missing half the season thanks to shoulder surgery. Also returning: Frans Nielsen after missing seven games with a groin pull. Look out, Eastern Conference, the Islanders are approaching FULL STRENGTH!
….Wait, nobody cowered under a table? I said FULL STRENGTH!
…..Ah forget it. Have the prospects developed in the incubator yet?
The four-goal game (as pulled off by Marian Gaborik yesterday) needs to be named, as Dave Lozo so wisely suggested on Twitter yesterday – I also mentioned this in today’s PD column.
It’s like when people say “double eagle” in golf. Totally stupid. They have the term “albatross” that means the same thing, and not enough people say it. What is wrong with all of you?
But “hat trick plus one?” That’s just supremely lame.
Lozo suggested “pants magic” or “shirt illusion,” both of which I thoroughly enjoyed. Any idea? Until I hear a better one, I’m running with “he shoots, he SCORES! PANTS MAGIC! PANTS MAGIC!”
I got a kick out of seeing the “media numbers” on the board in Washington after one of their games. It’s so frustrating when you just wanna get home and decompress after a game and you see your number scrawled on the whiteboard. And I never even played NHL hockey, or was, y’know, famous, so I can’t imagine how tiresome that must get.
But of course, it’s part of the job. But when you don’t know it’s coming, walk in the room and see it, it’s just……faaaaksighhhh.
I’ve started doing this little show with Todd Lewis once a week for Hockey Primetime called “Hockey Unfiltered,” and it has a lot of potential. We’ve only put one together so far, and we’re shooting our second one today. It’s literally just us on webcams talking, but we have a bigger picture for it eventually.
You can check out the first one here, on the main page in the right sidebar.
Thanks for your continued support (to quote Deadspin). See ya tomorrow!