i sat down to do a couple of things involving actual work today and realized that my desktop is entirely cluttered with a whole schwak (sp?) of random photos of various things i thought would make for interesting posts someday.... well, today's that day and i'm gonna spit'em all out right here and now in no particular order so that i can put'em all in the trash and actually make out my computer's background (ie: the skull and cross hockey sticks that jason made, which you can see for yourself in the banner above...)
1. the abbotsford HEAT
i couldn't sleep last night so i was reading a bunch of stuff posted on their (hideous) website last night, and deciphered a few tidbits of information. firstly, according to everything that's written on there, the HEAT is an entirely capitalized squad.... secondly, it seems that john armstrong is injured yet again... that makes me truly sad cause he really looked talented in all the camps i've had the opportunity to see him, and here in this clip he makes a couple of wicked smart plays (#22). thirdly, in case you were too busy watching hockey to notice, i screengrabbed the following:
uh.... where the hell IS everybody ?!?! sure, the HEAT aren't on any kind of killer winning streak or anything, and they're new in the fraser valley, but there is virtually NOBODY in the arena for the game last week against the milwaukee admirals.... by the looks of things, the calgary flames limited partnership have GOT to be losing their proverbial shirts on this deal, here....
matt keetley is also injured, so david shantz and leland irving have been splitting the goaltending duties, and not doing a very good job of it either. in the last three games the duo have been lit up for 6, 7, and 5 goals (although it sounds that, like the big club, the PK has had a bit of a tough go)... lundmark, jaffray, backlund & chucko have been doing most of the heavy lifting up front, but it seems to me that chuckles is still taking the dumb penalties and even got involved in nice little brawl that ended with four players, including himself, getting ejected from the game last week v. the marlies (a game in which jd watt notched a gordie howe hattrick).
this one's just short.... i don't even remember where i found this but it was from one of the EA hockey games, like NHL10. i just thought it was worth sharing cause a) i love gio, and b) it's a pretty amusing likeness:
making a huge statement to drop the nickname "napoleon dynamite", leland irving's turning into quite the looker.... it's amazing what losing the "baby fat," a haircut, braces, and lasik eye surgery (or contacts) can do for a guy....
4. your pal wi in the 'dome
i've been compiling these for a few years now, but i thought i'd share what i insist on doing every time i'm in the bowels of the sutterdome.... well.... every time i remember, anyways. ;)
5. oh.... and there's this.
i really don't know how copyright rules work with blogs but i try to stay clear of getting in trouble as best as i can.... but here's just a photo i came across (*ahem*) last night when looking for something totally and entirely unrelated.... and is yet another reason to support the theory that i no longer hate the oil. ;)
6. nhl commercials
like i said, i couldn't sleep last night and i found myself watching a whole mess of nhl commercials. it all started because goad and i had a disagreement on fb re: pj stock and my best comeback was "but... he's so prettty..." which is one of my favorite alltime nhl spots. of course my favorite is the "myNHL" forsberg ad (cause i wish he would remind ME that the season's started). one i hadn't seen before was this gem with adam oates, and there's some other of my faves here, here, here, here, here, here, and the 'making of' here. thanks to blogger for allowing me to make links easier than i used to or i never would've done this one.... ;)
have a good monday.
duncan ? call me ! i'm around. xx