i watched our currently victorious team play their little hearts out in columbus the other day (is it just me or does everybody fight the urge to write "columbia" every time the bluejackets come around ??). it was certainly a performance that was huge on heart and hustle. this, of course, was a drastic difference from the last game i had the opportunity to watch: october 26th's classic early-season flames 3rd period meltdown whereby we gave the win away with a painfully bad tanguay penalty, and lost the game 23 seconds into OT. against columbus (columbia?) the last five minutes of the third was some of the best calgary flames hockey i've seen.... ever. it was a simple, by-the-book darryl sutter style outing.
fingers crossed that they can continue the winning streak once back in the 'dome...
here's another exciting tidbit i've been sitting on for weeks:
back in october 2006, i went on a bit of a rant about the hideous nhl-issue ladies pink jerseys on my 'other' blog (before i started this one) --feel free to reacquaint yourself with my venom here (aka: my proudest moment). well, apparently the nhl and the geniuses at reebok have finally taken heed of my wrath, and designed and manufactured this little number:
aside from the fact that i still think the new jerseys are kindof ugly, and due to all the on-ice problems i imagine we'll get new ones again in the not-too-distant future, i'm very pleased that it only took a year for them to make good by the ladies...
if you want your jersey customized, though, you have to follow these rules:
to which i have the following queries:
1. what if my favorite player was langenbrunner ? or vanbiesbrouck ? bummer.... (see rule #3)
2. according to rule #2, i can't get "loob" on a flames jersey, but does it not leave the option open (technically) to get "loob" on a rangers jersey ? does it mean i could get "macinnis" in flaming red, but not blue ? or does it mean i can't get "gretzky" on any of LA, EDM, NYR or STL ???? this stipulation makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever.
okay. i'm done now.
glad to be home. can't wait to see you guys on the 27th.