Free Agent Frenzy

1 07 2012

S  here, blogging from the Windy City of Chicago.

Today is not only Canada Day, but the beginning of Free Agent Frenzy in the NHL. While L is chilling on the lake, I have been blowing up her phone with the latest updates. Oh, and in case you were wondering…we are both rocking our Gongshow Gear “Free Agent” buckets!

I am posted up on my computer watching NHL.com and scanning the Twitter feeds. Parise watch is becoming a little too Lebron James esque, so until that is settled I will update you on some other highs and lows:

  • Colby Armstrong waived by Leafs and picked up for one year by Montreal.
  • Zenon Konopka to Minnesota Wild…L and I like this move.
  • Steve MacIntyre resigned by the Penguins for 2 years.
  • Aaron Asham takes a deal from the Rangers, and I cry myself to sleep tonight.
  • And my personal favorite so far…Tanner Glass signs with the Penguins.

Tall and strong.

So without further ado, the girls at Hockey’s Finest send a big welcome to Mr. Glass for joining our favorite hockey club. You are officially on our radar, and we can’t say that we mind it. You are quite the looker Mr. Glass…

He’s smart too! Look momma, a Dartmouth grad!

I will try and keep you all updated as more free agency news comes in! -S

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[Insert your own clever phrase here. We’re feeling kind of ‘do-it-yourself’ today.]

12 05 2011

With all the madness going on with our hometown teams battling it out this weekend, we kind of forgot one MAJOR detail. Like the bad hosts we are…we forgot to introduce ourselves. So, here goes nothing…

The Nitty Gritty about this Belle:

My name is Sarah, I’m number one. My Razzle Dazzle, has just begun. So when you see me…step aside. You know Sarah don’t take no jive.

But in all seriousness, my name is Sarah and I met my best friend Laura through cheerleading. We have since grown up and hung up our pom poms. I am now studying for my masters while working part time in another male dominated sport that is not hockey (GASP!!!!) I guess you could say I have been a hockey fan all my life, after all, I was born in Minnesota. Being a hockey fan in Florida is rough, there is only one bar in town who plays games for me…but don’t worry folks, the owner and bartender now save me a seat with my name on it! I even took applications for a hockey buddy to travel to Tampa games with me, only had one applicant but he’s Canadian so he’s bound to be a winner. My next step in life is to move back north of the Mason-Dixon where people don’t ask you what hockey is. Couldn’t tell ya where I will end up, but you best believe I will be dragging Laura with me kicking and screaming. (as long as it’s in some sort of ‘sports city’, I’m game…  – L)

Age: 21

Hometown Team: Minnesota Wild (Used to be Northstars when I was there), LA Kings, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, and Tampa Bay Lightning…If you are smart you have caught on by now that I don’t have a true hometown.

Favorite Team: Pittsburgh Penguins

Hockey Husband: Jordan Staal…or anything STAAL

Favorite Old Timer: Steve Yzerman

Coach of the year: Dan Bylsma- If he doesn’t win the Jack Adams I will question all that is true in this world.

Favorite Tweeter: Colby Armstrong. That boy has me dying laughing half the time and OOOhhhing and Awwwing at how sweet he is.

Least Favorite Team: Boston Bruins cause it’s fun to piss Laura off

Least Favorite Player: P.K. Subban. It’s simple, learn your place Rook! Respect has to be earned.

Scariest Player: This is a tough one. Marty St. Louis. He’s a dangerous player. Looks all cute and cuddly then BAM! He can scoot through a guys legs and become one BAMF

Best Hockey hair: The love child I will make with Sidney Crosby. Hello CURLS (and crazy athlete genes)!!!!!! (while Mr. Staal is away…Sarah will playyy…  – L)

Favorite Blog(s): What’s Up Ya Sieve? and The Hockey Junkies. Fellow female hockey bloggers.

What ya need to know about Laura: 

I’m your resident Masshole. Somedays I’ll try to confuse people by slipping some ya’ll’s or eh’s into my sentences, but then a wicked will spill out…. *sigh* the curse of being born and raised on the outer skirts of Boston…

More often than not, my halo is being held up by my devil horns. Sarah always likes to say that the Holy Water boils the second I step foot in a church. And while I may try to laugh it off…she’s probably right.

Most people try to tag me as the Football girl (which is partially true). What they don’t know about me is that my very first sporting event (at age 8) was a Providence College v Clarkson University hockey game. If any of you know College hockey, you know that back in the day PC and Clarkson were huge rivals (dad went to Clarkson and his little brother went to PC). Pretty sure that was the night I fell in love with the sport. Unfortunately, my love for hockey was put on hold and the cheerleading/football life took over. It was just the way of life in the little town I grew up in. You were either a cheerleader or a football player…and if you were neither, well…I feel bad for you. Once I was sidelined (indefinitely) in high school, due to injury, I began to discover there was life outside football. There’s something relaxing about the sounds of a hockey game. Not sure if its the skates on the ice, the puck being slapped around, or bodies being checked into the boards…but whatever it is, I love it.

Age: 21

Hometown Team: Boston Bruins

Favorite Team: Pittsburgh Penguins — I blame Sarah for this one. During one of my yearly trips to the Sunshine State to visit, she made me sit and watch a game. It was love at first sight. Thank you Sarah for making my life in Boston living hell whenever I rock my Pens gear…

Hockey Husband: Just call me Mrs. Letang ;)

Yeah...I know I look good...

Favorite Old Timer: Bobby Orr. One of these days I will have a “woman cave” in my house and the big picture of Orr tripping while scoring “the goal”….right next to my bubble hockey table.

I believe I can flyyyyy...

Coach of the year: Dan Bylsma, FTW

Favorite Tweeter: Paul Bissonnette (@biznasty2point0) he may be crude…but he has a way of making me giggle…

Least Favorite Team: I’m from Boston….I’ll give you 3 guesses and the first 2 don’t count…

Least Favorite Player: This is a tie for me between Subban and Ovechkin. Subban, well, because he’s Subban. And Ovie because he has that God awful tramp stamp on his back and he’s missing a tooth. You’d think with all the money he has, he could repair it. I could rant on and on about this kid…but we’ll save that for another post some other day. :)

Scariest Player: The Human Tree…I’m a Bruins fan…but Chara scares the you-know-what outta me.

Best Hockey hair: HA…this award goes to my husband. Mr. How’s My Hair?! Well…wait a minute…it could be a tie with Sarah and Sid’s “love child”…

Favorite Blog(s): What’s Up Ya Sieve? –these girls have me rolling all day long. Not sure how I stumbled over there blog, but when I did I spent 5 hours catching up on all the posts I missed. Check it!