NHL Entry Draft — Some Lighthearted Notes
There was something about trading Pronger to Philly — did I mishear?
Garth Snow turned old overnight
People booing Bettman. Not a fan of that.
Someone told me today “nobody cares about hockey except Canadians.” I’m so tired of hearing that old chestnut.
Lots of chips and waters on the Islanders’ table.
The Isles lost on purpose for this. They had better pick well.
Nice French speaking by Mario Saraceno — whoever he is.
Hedman looks like a tiny boy with a bowl haircut and forced smile.
Duchene looks like he’s going to explode. Breathe, baby.
Taveres knew it. You could read it on his face.
It really is a celebration for the whole family. It’s fun to see that.
Pierre McGuire says Tavares is the most scouted player ever — I find that hard to believe.
Nice pinstriped pants. Good choice there, Tavares.
Seriously, it was like Garth Snow retired and turned old immediately. Like Cinderella after the ball. Boom! Old!
I am tired of boring player interviews. It’s almost to the point where I wonder, “why bother?”
Per TSN The Anaheim Ducks have traded defenseman Chris Pronger the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Lukas Sbisa, forward Joffrey Lupul and two first-round picks. Interesting.
My husband just asked my daughter (2), “what do you eat when you are at a hockey game?”
“Candy!” she replied.
Victor Hedman. He is not bad looking. Tall.
This is so unfair. Tampa always gets the good stuff. As a Thrasher fan I have a horrible sense of injustice.
TSN fonts “Comparable: Jay Bouwmeester.”
Oh the Avalanche are on deck. Goddess Sasha must be nervous.
Brian Burke, blah, blah, blah.
Pronger trade announced. Excitement abounds.
So Lupul back to Anaheim. I know someone who is going to be sad Lupul is gone from Philly.
Oh the announcers are annoying me. I am already nervous about the Thrashers.
Oh my husband has to point out poor Duchene’s zits. And they say women are mean.
OK. Goddess Sasha doesn’t like this pick.
Now Thrashers. Oh please, please don’t trade the pick. Please don’t trade the pick.
Someone in Duchene ‘s camp is verklempt.
An interview I read on PuckDaddy revealed Duchene to be somewhat interesting. More so than your average player. Or at least a more interesting interview. I am sure they’ll stamp that right out of him as soon as possible.
I thought Duchene was rather charming and seemed real.
OK everyone needs to get over the top three and focus on the Thrashers damn it.
In college there was a movement by this little dormitory — the tiniest at a huge university with very large dorms — it was called “Hotard Hall.” Residents of this dorm used to write “HOTARD EXISTS!” in chalk on the sidewalks. In the same vein, here I am saying, “THRASHERS EXIST!”
Thrashers d’Atlanta — sounds so chic. Except it’s pronounced “Trashers”
Just seeing Waddell is making me nervous, but his being up there at least means they are picking. Thank God.
Evander Kane. I think is great. Really, really great fit for Atlanta.
I am sure it is politically incorrect to say this, but I used to work in marketing and I believe Evander Kane will be a great sell in Atlanta.
How proud must you be as a parent to see your child drafted into any major league? I’d probably die of pride.
Seven percent body fat. OK. I hate Kane now. :-)
Oh yes, he will look good next to Ilya Kovalchuk. Please Don, sign Ilya. Offer him anything he wants. Get it done.
It’s wrong to say this but the Thrashers and their stupid winning streak at the end of the year was all for naught. They could have had Hedman.
LA Kings, blah, blah, blah.
Oh! Break Burke’s heart — Schenn gone.
Back to Evander Kane. I think this could be SO good for Atlanta. I am very hopeful.
Sorry, I don’t have anything to say about Schenn. I am on about the Thrashers.
Oh trade of picks.
Wayne Gretzky’s bro … it’s eerie how they look similar but not at all.
[break in blogging … PIZZA!]
That was good. And I kicked everyone out so I could concentrate on my thrilling commentary.
I liked Brian Murray’s response when asked about Heatley. In essence: We’ll make him play for us if we can’t work a good deal. Good for you! What a little punk Dany is proving himself to be.
Not a huge fan of Ray Ferraro. The Patrik Stefan gaffe was bad, but I thought he was horrible about it (he was calling the game for the Oilers).
Glen Sather with a huge stogie. OK. That’s the best part of the night for me. Grrr…
Does anyone ever pass away untragically or not tragically? Just saying.
Yes, I know I am a bitch.
Well, I flunked out. My TiVo cut off at Calgary. So long for now.