15 January 2008

Things that make me happy.

The Red Wings losing their past two games to Minnesota and Ottawa do not make this list, and thus will only be given a cursory mention - I missed both games TOCing Bronco hockey (don't ask about the miserable losses), though I did record the Ottawa game and do intend to watch it eventually, but you can read all about at On the Wings, where Matt did a great job recapping it.

The Wings take on the Atlanta Thrashers tonight and I will probably miss the majority of it as well - but I'm hopeful that it will be the end of this marginal losing streak.

Meanwhile, the NHL makes me happy. Why?

  • Andrew Raycroft doesn't want to watch the Leafs suck either:

  • Ty Conklin is now 10-0-1 with .949 sv% and a 1.72 gaa. What on earth is going on? (Also I am famous on the Pensblog, but I think my sign pales in comparison to this beauty in the center. I kind of wish I'd come up with that.) Yahoo suggests, "If Conklin continues to play this well, look for him to remain the Penguins' starting goaltender even after Marc-Andre Fleury returns from his high ankle sprain." I can hear Elly wailing from here. Conklin is also the deciding factor in my move from dead last to 8th of 12 in the IPB fantasy league. Seriously. He did more than Vinny Lecavalier. I don't get it either.
  • The Oilers are winning! Perhaps it can be attributed to Ales Hemsky's recent dental decision - I don't know, I sort of liked the toothless look, and I still miss his curls, but you know what? This I can live with.
  • I can skate backwards (okay this has nothing to do with the NHL but I just succeeded today, leave me alone)!
All in all, hockey is good, isn't it?

13 comments:

Elly said...

The Post-Gazette says Fleury is still the number 1 man! Conks won't replace him! He won't! He won't!

*goes and cries in the corner*

CKim said...

I'm sorry Steph, still not feeling the Squee for your boy. BUT I finally DID hear how you actually pronounce his first name, and yeah...HOT.

KMS2 said...

Kings beat the Oil. muhahahah! But Hemmer did have an assist tonight. Also, I tried to defend your lovely sign on my column on Sportshubla.com which may or may not be posted Wednesday.

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Elly said...

kms2: Just about fell outta my seat when I heard that last night. Sigh, the poor Oil... ;)

Steph said...

Elly, for your sake, I hope he doesn't :P

Connie, seriously, you squee and then you take it back? Is that really what you want to be known for? (And um, isn't it? Too bad no one ever gets it right...)

Kms2, I like to believe he did that just so I wouldn't drink myself to death after that game. And I'll be looking for it!

CKim said...

Steph - No, I don't want to be known for that...in the future I should hold off on final judgment until I see more than one picture. =P

Teka said...

I totally have one of those leaf canopies at home in PDX.

Hmm. Wonder who I could get to set it up for me?

Steph said...

I have one in my bedroom...no longer set up because I cannot seem to find a way to anchor it to my wall here. It lives under my bed.

Kirsten said...

OMG, are you talking about one of those IKEA leaf canopies?

Steph said...

YES I AM.

Elly said...

I feel very left out for not having IKEA up here.

Kirsten said...

OMG, I totally want one of those leaf canopies. I can't figure out when I would put it, though. It makes me super sad. Don't feel bad, Elly. We didn't get one in the Twin Cities until recently, and in Portland last year.