28 May 2007

There is still hope!

Having returned from Toronto, I see I've missed very little - except for that little bit about Nashville being sold, the only other "news" seems to be Hasek not sure if he's coming back or not yet, and that I still hate this years Cup Finals.

I did, however, get to take in some AHL hockey with Elly, HG, and Sherry of HLOG fame, as well as Drea, over the weekend. After arriving in Toronto, we backtracked (for me at least) our way to Hamilton to take in what could have been a Bulldogs sweep of the Chicago Wolves. They ended up losing 1-0 (continuing my record of never going to an AHL game and seeing my preferred team win), but we had a great time anyway. I took some pictures that I'll put up eventually, but in the meantime, Sherry's are even better.

One of Sherry's group shots of us was featured at Japers' Rink, but we decided this silly one might best represent us - so I of course had to share. (L to R: Sherry, HG, me, and Elly.)

I've decided, thanks in part to the influences of those around me, in part to Carey Price and even more to Zack Stortini (I really wanted to make him a sign suggesting he punch someone - but he did at least get into a little pile at the net. I also wouldn't have minded seeing him score, which he did not - but he did in yesterday's winning game, which puts them officially in the finals), to throw my support behind them for the Calder this year.

This should make Sherry happy, as her weekend mission to convince me to really cheer for the Sens in the upcoming playoffs didn't meet with a whole lot of success. She did, however, manage to unwittingly settle just what it is Elly and I will be cheering for in the upcoming weeks. Ladies and gentlemen, your NPI bloggers are proud to announce that from this moment on, we will be affiliating ourselves with...

Antoine Vermette's hair.

22 comments:

CapsChick said...

Sheesh - I miss one HLOGger outing and you align yourself with my (temporary) enemies, the Bulldogs! Carey Price is good, but he can't beat the combined wonderfulness of the Bears.

Of course, if your track record of picking the wrong AHL team is still going strong, maybe I shouldn't be fighting this...

...oh, and I can definitely get behind Antoine Vermette's hair. It's got a life of its own.

Sherry said...

We are so silly! It's awesome!

It still means you're cheering for the Senators by association! Take that! I WIN!

hockeygirl said...

I love silly! Yay for silly!

Steph said...

CC: Sorry! It was that or get sucked into (gag) accepting the Senators. If I wasn't nice to at least one team Sherry wouldn't hang out with me next time I'm up there or something! You might be on to something with my AHL picks though - but I think it might only work when I'm actually AT games.

Sherry: Of course it's awesome! We are awesome! And SHHHH YOU DO NOT! I'm uh...just cheering AGAINST Chris Pronger!

HG: Me too! Silly is great!

Magses said...

we will be affiliating ourselves with... Antoine Vermette's hair.

That is funnier than it should be. He does have a fantastic head of hair though.

Jordi said...

Aww I feel completely alienated. Maybe I need to find some new friends :(.

k.le said...

uh...what's the deal with vermette's hair?
it looks sort of mullet-y from the picture you provided...but nothing out of the ordinary...

Steph said...

Magses: It's the only good thing about the Senators.

Jordi: BUT I LOVE YOU! Don't leave me! I'll cry! I swear :(

K.Le: It's um, fluffy! Or it just looks like it'd be fun to play with, or something. I'm just trying to make Sherry happy!

Sherry said...

Antoine Vermette's hair is sad today! Look at what you did to it!

Steph said...

I'm sorry! I didn't mean it! It's totally because I couldn't watch and erm...uh...admire the hair. I WILL DO BETTER NEXT TIME I PROMISE!

kb said...

Thanks again for the HLOG ladies pic.

Go Bears Go!

cheers,
kb

k.le said...

"I'm just trying to make Sherry happy!"
heeeeeee!
gotcha :)

Steph said...

Keith: Of course!

K.Le: The things I do for my friends...jeez :)

Elly said...

Go Vermette's hair! Yay number 20...er....20 1/2?

Ellie said...

aww you ladies are too cute : )

can i cheer for vermette's hair along with scotty n's greying beard? or is that too much ana in the picture?

Steph said...

'ly: 20 1/2, brilliant! I like the statement that suggesting hair makes up a full .5 of a Senator's number makes, too.

Ellie: Well...I suppose we do have to be equal opportunity hair/beard supporters. And it's not Chris Pronger, so I'd say you're all right :)

Elly said...

Steph: I think in Vermette's case, it is justified. I would also make allowances for Fisher's, but not Heatley's...not enough follicles.

Ellie: Well, as Steph said, I suppose we have to be equal opportunity...and since you're a Pens fan, I say okay ;).

Steph said...

I love that you say "equal opportunity" and then make special allowances based on being a Pens fan in the same sentences :b

Margee said...

I just wanted to express my abject jealousy to you ladies as well. ::shakes fist:: Wish I could have been there.

Ellie said...

haha equal opportunity = pens fans get bonus points : )

Elly said...

Steph: It's sort of like bonus air miles when you fly with Penguins Air. ;)

Margee: We should have another HLOG convention down south! By south I mean New York area...there's a bunch of people down in that area.

Ellie: Damn straight!

Steph said...

Margee I wish you would have been there too! Next time! We'll have an even bigger HLOG convention and HG even promised Bedazzlers. If you guys have a down south convention without me I'll be sad...Elly! I still have to visit remember!?

And I am totally doubting the legalities of this Penguins business...