Posts Tagged ‘2010

26
Nov
08

Ovie Vs. Malkin

Wow, that’s all I have to say about what happened tonight, in this rare hockey-filled Wednesday. (Good Ol’ American Thanksgiving, wouldn’t want to show any hockey while the entire US has a day off eh, Bettman?) Anyways! Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin just keep on rolling, and continue to amaze us.

Alex for his part, pretty much single-handedly beat the Thrashers tonight, rattling off a Hat trick, scoring on 50% of his shots, adding an assist, and his goals counted for two on the PP and his one that wasn’t on the PP just happened to be the Game Winner. I’d say that was successful outing.

Malkin on the other hand, decided that he didn’t feel like losing tonight. After the Pens go down two on a late in the second, (read: normally a momentum boost) he comes out and sets up some Crosby guy to pull within one, then says ‘ef this noise, and scores a natural hat trick, meanwhile registering on 75% of his shots. Take that Ovechkin.

I personally love this rivalry between these two superstars, but one has got to wonder what is going happen come 2010. Rumour has is, that there is no way they could agree to play with one another, so Russia might have to make due with only one of them. Which puts them in one helluva squeeze. First off, which guy do they pick and at the same time, which guy should they completely piss off to the point that he’ll probably never return to ‘Mother Russia’? Or do they just try to persuade them both to share a locker room and hope that their hate for each other doesn’t spread throughout. We all know how well that situation is working out in the Dallas locker room with Avery.

Honestly who knows, but I for one, cannot wait to see what will happen. I just wish that they would have been playing against eachother when they decided to pop off those hatties.

28
Jan
08

2010 Olympics in Vancouver

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Everyone knows that the Winter Olympics are coming to Vancouver in a couple years, two years almost to the date actually. And for those of you that have been living under a rock, well then you heard it here first!

Most Canadians can tell you that the Men’s Hockey team disappointed in 2006, failing to bring home a medal. The brass was criticized for not bringing young guns like Sidney Crosby, or Eric Staal, and instead favouring some of the old veterans that had helped bring home a gold in 2002.

TSN set up something that I thought was kind of neat on their website, and that is allowing anyone to make their early picks at what the roster would look like, and here is the squad that I picked, (in no particular order, or in no particular mind set to lines.)

Forwards:

– Dany Heatley            – Vincent Lecavalier            – Brad Richards

– Jason Spezza             – Sidney Crosby                   -Eric Staal

– Simon Gagne             – Rick Nash                          – Shane Doan

– Ryan Getzlaf             – Jarome Iginla                    – Mike Richards

– Joe Thorton

Defense

– Jay Bouwmeester          – Chris Phillips         – Robyn Regehr

– Shea Weber                    – Chris Pronger        – Brian Campbell

– Dion Phaneuf

Goalies

– Martin Brodeur            – Roberto Luongo            – Marty Turco

So let me know what you think, keep in mind that there were only so many players available to choose from, and if you want to pick your own team, here is the link.