Saturday, March 3, 2007

flames v. grease pregame (aka:newbies)

first thing's first. it's decidedly possible i'll hit the wheatsheaf for a bit tonight --maybe for the end of the kaber-less leafs game and the start of the battle of alberta. my hockey-watching mate lives directly across the street, so i'm sure there will be some watching done from the comfort of his couch... maybe all, i dunno... so drop a comment if you're gonna show and i'll make sure to make an appearance...

with that out of the way, tonight's game will be interesting if nothing else. we flames fans get our first peek at the new look greasers --albeit less greasy and mulletted than before. i'm actually a big fan of robert nilsson (as i was a fan of kent nilsson) but like lupul, i wonder if he'll stagnate up north.

the oilers have been blown out twice since trading away their "heart-and-soul" guy, which i see as a more drastic version of the flames meltdown after losing ference. but let's not kid ourselves. the oil will score another goal at some point before the end of the year... probably tonight...

it looks like david gale might suit up tonight in place of god knows who. zyuzin's been remarkably decent lately, and playfair (read: sutter) is a huge fan of the always-a-bridesmaid warrener --so neither of them will likely get the bench. which means gio's ridin' pine tonight. which seems cool --let's see what the newbie can do. by slipping into the flaming C's #21, he technically becomes my favorite player.

make perry berezan proud, dude.

flames win 6-1 (juice, preems, tangs with 2, phaneuf, giggles & nilsson with his first as a westerner).

4 comments:

hockeygirl said...

giggles?

¿Quién es ése?

walkinvisible said...

iggy is so overused... ;P

Guy Smiley said...

no nilsson, oilers are on emergency call ups only from the minors...

hockeygirl said...

I figured. I just wanted to show off my new Spanish words. :D