Friday, April 10, 2015

Playoffs

Playoffs.

Pretty neat.

Rough count of career years:

Hudler, Wideman, Gio, TJ, Russell, Bouma, and Ramo.

Seven guys had their best season (based on points and sv% in Ramo's case) ever this year.

How did the Flames make the playoffs? A huge portion of the roster had career years.

Rookies and the rookie-ish. Ortio comes in and has a .931 sv% when we called on him to play. Goes 4 - 1. A 'Saves the season' type of performance. Gaudreau comes in and puts up 61 points (so far). Monahan puts up 62 in his second year. Even Granlund contributed, relative to expectations.

How did the Flames make the playoffs? Significant contributions from young players.

Having the favour of the hockey gods doesn't hurt either. All the come from behind victories...team of destiny stuff. Who knows if it will continue.

But... We have decent goaltending. We have some skilled forwards. On paper, our PP should do well. We don't take a lot of penalties. You never know.

Vancouver is under water during 5 - 5 play, a minus nine. Flames are plus two. So, again, you never know.

I've been with this team for a while now. I can't go against them now. I do think they will beat Vancouver, but it's based on faith more than anything. And honestly, Vancouver, looking at the stats, isn't that much more impressive. It's not like we are playing the Blues. Flames and Canucks are two close teams. And we've gotten bounces all year.

It's going to be fun, either way.
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So Hudler scores the empty net goal. I am up in the 300 sections. Hudler scores the goal, and everyone jumps up and starts cheering.

Some jackalope 5 rows above me decides (is drunk? got pushed?) to, literally, belly flop onto the people the row in front of him. Which causes a human dominoes chain, maybe seven rows are involved. Just a mess of flopped people. Luckily I wasn't caught up in it.

Kinda funny.
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Where can a brother get a car flag in this town?

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.

Monday, April 6, 2015

I Have Nothing To Say But I Wanted To Post A Picture Of A Girl In Knee High Socks

Eh, why lie?

I mean, I guess there is shit to talk about. Are they gonna play Bennett? Why won't they play player X over player Y? Why did no one in Ricco's Roughnecks shoot the alien bug creature behind Diz even though they clearly should have been prepared to shoot the bug alien because they had just shot 50,000 thousand of them?

Oh, and there is some stadium, or something, they are going to build? And this little playoff run, I guess.

So I mean, yes, there is shit to talk about. And actually, lots of shit to talk about. Content, content, content.

But, I don't know. The season is too long and it's snowing, and my cousin was in all weekend so I had to fake being a human being and...I'm just not in the mood right now.

Anyway, Playboy has a gallery of girls in glasses

They are wearing clothes and shit. The world aignt what it used to be, lemme tell yeah. I miss Reagan's America: Transformers cartoons that didn't suck, and Freedom.

Anyway, the picture I like is below the fold.
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I took my cousin out shooting on Saturday. He had never been.

I own one of those machines that throws the clay dove for you, but I never use it. I always use the hand thing.

Now, I always throw out as opposed to across. IE: I throw the clay so it flies away from the shooter, not across the shooters line of site.

So I'm standing next to the shooter as I'm throwing clays. This is a big no no. You are supposed to stand behind the shooter off to the side.

Vets can figure out what happens next.

I throw the clay, it doesn't release when it should, and I fling it right smack into my cousins head.

Furthermore, I think Peter Lounardias should be fired.