07 December 2007

'Oh no.....oooooooh noooooo....'

Yes, that wailing sound you hear is my reaction to the news that Ty Conklin has been called up to be the bench counterpart to Danny Saboo. Someone hasn't been watching their knob hockey. Stay healthy, Danny! My finals-stressed nerves can't take Conks in net.

I'd like to wish a hearty 'get well soon' to Flower and hope for a speedy recovery. Right when he was getting hot! At least it doesn't sound serious. (Interesting side bit about recalling Recchi...have their been prospective buyers for #8? Although the line about 'half off' makes him sound like last week's pork chops)

In other less snarky news, it's always nice to see the families of the players get into the holiday spirit and the girlfriends/wives of the Penguins have put together stockings for this year's raffle. While I would never in a million years be able to afford spending 200+ on a stocking decorated by the local lady in Geno's life, some of them are an interesting reflection of the player (the sticker-type tattoos in Malone's), and are at least worth a look. I'm sure Sykora's is going to be a great hit with the kids.

Pens play the Canucks at the late night show on CBC (10pm EST) tomorrow night. Welcome back, Sabourin!
Go Pens!


(P.S. We at NPI tease because we care, giving equally. Just ask Steph. Happy Holidays!)

9 comments:

Steph said...

I love that the idea of Conks has you actually sounding happy about Sabourin - are you feeling all right?

(And oh come on let him start ONE game :P I'll even watch it!)

Kirsten said...

Hahaha, I LOVE Knob Hockey. This has reminded my of how much I love it, so I'm now going to go and youtube a bunch of episodes instead of study for my geology final.

Elly said...

Steph: NO. And Sabourin has been looking less like a baby deer on the freeway lately, so all things considered...

Kirsten: I had to go through a bunch, too, just because of that. Ilya's is up there among my favorites. And let's hear it for not studying for finals! Whoo!

Kirsten said...

YES! The Ilya one is excellent. Or the one with Emery and Miller. I also like the one where they call up Darcy Tucker from the Sens bench. Almost as good is the clip with Miller and Scott Oake making fun of Kelly Hrudey while he's taking a nap. Too bad I don't to school in MN. I might be able to get away with slacking for hockey related reasons better.

Kirsten said...

OH, I almost forgot, the Niedermayer on is hilarious too.

Elly said...

Kirsten: I love the Hasek one, too, I almost died when the octopus landed on him. They're all so good. :)

KMS2 said...

$785 for Crosby's stocking???

Elly said...

Holy crow, is it up to that much already? I hope he stuffed it with something good. How much do you think it will get up to? 1,500? 2,000? Amazing amounts for something like that.

Steph said...

JUST ONE!