For sixteen teams, this morning signaled another practice as the “second season” begins. The other fourteen spent the past two days saying goodbye and thank you to their fans for sticking by them. Here’s to remembering the teams that ended their seasons too soon.
Trade Deadline came and went, and some trades were made. Sure, we as fans get upset, but sometimes we forget that these players lose their friends when they leave, and it can be hard on them. Here were some of the sweet tweets that came across on Wednesday. » Continue reading “They Said WHAT- We’ll Miss You Edition”
We all really, really, really needed to have three Eric Lindros Toronto Blue Jays
hockey baseball cards to call our own. I mean, why not? The 1990-91 Score hockey card set had 6 Lindros rookie cards in it and that certainly didn’t seem excessive, did it? No, not at all if you were a fan of the Oshawa Generals.
I always believed that the “3B” on the front of his 1990 Score Traded #100T card stood for the 3 chances Lindros likely had at bat during his batting practice with the Jays and not 3rd base as is the norm on baseball cards, but I digress.
There are some hockey players and athletes who are multi-talented and there are not. I fit into none of those categories however I am here to celebrate those who do. Join me in this little bit of frivolity, won’t you?
We all know hockey players are cute. This week’s They Said WHAT will make you want to pinch some cheeks, or just pat them on the head and tell them they’re pretty.
Every day when our teams hit the ice, we sit down with our families and think of the players participating in the game. And just the players. That’s how it should be but what we tend to forget is these guys are human as well and therefore have families of their own that they think of every day before hitting the ice.
The Minnesota Wild have not had a lot to be excited about it. Then came July 4 , 2012. That day changed the level of excitement in MN to an all new high. Those of us that combed through the internet for any scraps of information were finally rewarded with the official announcement that we got em. WE GOT EM!!! We had signed Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. I personally jumped around and screamed a lot. Happy Happy day!
BOOM! LOCKOUT. This would postpone any excitement for quite some time. I wondered would the excitement still be there when and if the season was saved. I was to find out on Jan 19, 2013.
I was quite lucky to be given 4 tickets to the game that night. I was so excited. NHL HOCKEY HOW I MISSED THEE! The Xcel was packed. The announcement came that attendance was 19,000+. That is the 6th largest in Wild’s history. You could literally feel heartbeats pounding and the excitement throughout the arena. I sat through the pre game thank yous impatiently. Let’s drop this puck. As we say before each home gane, LET’S PLAY HOCKEY!
With the announcements over, the puck was dropped and away we went. Well, we were supposed to go. Most of the first period, the boys looked lost and out of place, flat even. Colorado was playing a very physical game and steam rolling all over us. Minutes into the game, Avs John Mitchell scored a goal. You could see the fans looking in disbelief. We were not supposed to start this way. We were outshot 12-5 in the first. My only hope was Yeo giving them a fiery talk before they came back out.
Yeo came through. A very different confident looking squad came back out onto the ice. They had finally come together playing as one unit or team which is how it should be. Wild’s Dany heatley scored 2 power play goals in the 2nd and Mikael Granlund, the finnish wonder, got his first NHL goal and received a standing ovation. The Avs pretty much just racked up penalties.
But the Avs were not done scoring. Beginning of the 3rd showed Cody McLeod get his first goal of the season assisted by ex wilder Greg Zanon. My heart was beating. Literally didn’t want to see this go to OT or a shootout. I hate shootouts. HATE THEM! I get too nervous. Well Pierre Marc Bouchard was superman and saved me from that fate by scoring off a nice play by Cal Clutterbuck. The team tried to get Dany the hattie but it was not meant to be. The wild won 4-2 and will be taking on the Dallas Stars on Sun.
One thing comes to mind when viewing this fine card of Patrick Roy. That thing is: ARRGGHAAABBLL. You know that’s the sound of goalie’s spraying water in their faces.
We’re a few short days away from the return of the NHL. We’re impatient. We’re ornery. Here’s something to help get you through.
We have hockey! Which probably means tweets won’t be as frequent amongst players as they have been the past few months. That doesn’t mean we can’t find some. Here are our favorites from this week. If you found any others or feel there is someone we should keep an eye on in the future, feel free to let us know about them in the comments.
In looking through tweets from NHL players over the last week, I had a lot of options for this post. From Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle chirping Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to Roberto Luongo, I mean Strombone, being his usual crazy self, there were a lot of tweets to choose from.
And then the NHL lockout ended and the players went nuts tweeting some ridiculous things. Therefore I bring to you, the best player remarks after the lockout was declared over.
With Christmas tomorrow, we figured we would give you some bonus tweets today. It could also be simply because I couldn’t decide which ones to choose out of the hilarious things some of the guys said this past week. And you’ll see by not deciding, I mean I couldn’t decide between numerous tweets from the same people!
So what have the boys been saying this week?