Tuesday, January 6, 2009

flames v. sharks: i KNOW !!!

the ever-awesome sharks roll into the saddledome tonight to meet a faltering flames squad in a déja-vu situation. the last time these teams met, the flames had just dropped a shocking 6-1'er to the hawks and embarassed themselves in the sharktank.

well, we all know what's happened since then and there's really no point in getting into the fact that the flames are coming off a bad outing in chicago and look to redeem themselves against the winningest team in the league. likely ? probably not, but here's to hoping....

also strange was the call-up of jamie lundmark from the qc on jan4 (sunday), promptly followed by his apparent return to the farm yesterday (jan 5). this, of course, leads me to believe that someone in the flames' current starting lineup is on the bubble, either physically or personally....

but what i REALLY want to talk about today is this, and this. i mean, i'm not saying that mike fisher isn't deserving of a beautiful blonde starlet (or she of a blue-eyed hockey player), i'm just wondering where two cats like that meet ??!? i have some doubts that underwood was spending her downtime in our nation's capital, and the sens don't play the preds till mid-february... i dunno... perhaps jesus brought them together....

in other gossippy hockey "news," this page six article, about everyone's favorite "former" NHLer, put a smile on my face:
The former New York Ranger showed up at Bungalow 8 New Year's Eve on the arm of - his brother. A spy at the club said that Avery and his girlfriend of several months, Kelly Klein, have split - "They're no longer together." Avery was dumped by the Dallas Stars last month after he made a nasty comment about his ex, Elisha Cuthbert. He tried to make up for lost time at Bungalow 8, flirting with women and hanging with former teammates Scott Gomez, Chris Drury, Nigel Dawes and Marcus Nasland[sic].

i wonder if avery's brother picks up chicks with the line, "i know my brother's a douche, but i'm not...."

also, obviously huge congrats go out to the canadian junior team for pulling out a mostly-boring gold medal win... i suppose it was expecting far too much to think that last night's matchup might provide as much entertainment as the semifinal game v. russia, but without markstöm's dramatics and karlsson's moustache, this one would have been a total yawner. the results are back from CSI: backlund, and it turns out the swedish forward was directly responsible for the tre kronor loss... the winning goal was scored on a play where he lost his man AND tried the patented "warrener move," and two other key goals were scored while he was in the penalty box. all signs point to kelowna for this little guy....

see ya'z tomorrow post-bloodbath.

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10 comments:

Ms. Conduct said...

Honey, if the Wild can beat 'em, the Flames can beat 'em. Not that I hope you do or anything... :)

Kent W. said...

Apparently Lundmark was called up because Bert was having back issues and was questionable for the game...

walkinvisible said...

DANG !!!
:P

Rob said...

There will be BLOOD!

Rob said...

Ha, GlenX scores!

Brent G. said...

Flames are dominating. I must admit I always had a feeling just slightly the Flames would come out like this... I guess this team is capable of elite play. The game is very very far from over but it's theres to lose now!

Ms. Conduct said...

We softened them up for you. :) You're welcome.

Steal Thunder said...

The answer to your question as to how Underwood and Fisher met is actually in the second article you linked to...

The romance apparently began after Mr. Fisher, 28, went backstage following Ms. Underwood’s March 21 concert at Scotiabank Place where she performed before 7,700 country fans. The couple hit it off, say observers, and then began dating some time after their initial meeting.

Flames aren't looking so good since Boucher came in just after the start of the second...

walkinvisible said...

hey, i link to articles. i don't necessarily READ them... :P

i was texting with duncan thru the game... i suppose the first period stands up as an "elite" period. and the fact that we won handily shows that the flames are becoming an "elite" team.

:)

duncan said...

ELITE