Do we have any readers from Montreal?!

14 03 2012

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

If we do, this post is for YOU!

GUESS WHO’S COMING TO VISIT TOMORROW NIGHT?!

Yeah, it’s me. FYI: If you see a Mazda 3 with Massachusetts plates who is jumping lanes and is lost…don’t honk. Just show me in the right direction. Also, I’ll gladly take any suggestions of bars/restaurants/etc.

Since I have limited time, I need your help. It’s time for Operation: Find L a French Canadian Husband. I’m not joking around. What else would I be going to Montreal for? To see the sights?! PFFFFT…who does that?!

If you could kindly start lining up the suitable Bachelors outside the Marriott Chateau Champlain this weekend– it would be greatly appreciated. Preferably, anyone who looks like this:

nnnuuuuuggggghhhhh.... *drools*

Ooooor this: 

Requirements: MUST SPEAK FRENCH! 

Heh … ok … enough non-sense. What I really wanted to say is that I will be attending my very first game at the beautiful Bell Centre. *FANGIRL SQUEAL*

CHECK!

And on the best night ever! St. Patty’s Day! HOW EXCITING!

Meh--Isles. But, hey! I'll take it.

All Bostonian readers: you may want to scroll away from this part and stop reading here.

Yes, I will be in Habs gear. **GASP!** Carey Price to be exact. I know. It’s supposed to be forbidden or something. But come on, a game in the Bell Centre deserves the home team apparel! It would be like peanut butter without jelly. It simply wouldn’t be the same. Plus– the Habs are only enemies when they play Boston. Or when they hurt my men. Max Pacioretty– I’m talking to you. (And I hope for your sake I don’t bump into you on the street. If I do, we’ll fer sure be droppin’ the gloves.)

Anyway, we have quite crappy seats…but I hear it doesn’t matter where you are– it’s epic either way. And since I’m still on the family phone plan — my Dad has kindly allowed me to send a few twitpics once inside the Bell Centre so I can share my experience with you all. (Data in Canada is going to cost me an arm & leg) So, say thank you Daddy!

Pretty sure S wants to disown me for going to a game without her, but what she doesn’t know is that I’ll be blowing up her Facebook by tagging her in every single last photo. XOXO ;)

So, this is me signing off for a while. Doubting I’ll have any chance to blog until I’m back Sunday night or Monday.

Peace out, y’all. I’m Canada Bound.

*L

(PS — I won’t be disappointed if you all take Operation: Find L a French Canadian Husband seriously. Like I said, just line ’em up in front of my hotel and you’ll automatically receive an invitation to the wedding.)

 

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The Race to the Finish: East

1 03 2012

This is one of those times when “slow & steady” has no chance of winning the race.

Can you believe there is only a month & ONE week left in the regular season?! I find myself starting to panic thinking about the off-season. Anyway, this is when the season gets serious. The coaches lose sleep. The games get scrappy. And our boys power through their injuries. All for one reason. For a chance to compete for Lord Stanley’s attention for the next year. Let’s take a look at a few teams…

New York Rangers

With 86 points — they are absolutely blowing every team in the Eastern Conference away. And I don’t want to say word-for-word what I’m thinking in fear of jinxing myself, so I’ll say it a different way. I think something shiny is going to be visiting this team this summer. And I’m not talking about the Lombardi Trophy that has already been showcased.

So there ya have it. I made a prediction without ACTUALLY saying the words. I plan on using my special connections with the NYR to celebrate.

Boston Bruins

Here in Crazyville, MA — everyone is convinced that this team is capable of a repeat. I’m not necessarily saying they are wrong…but there are just BETTER teams this season. ::cough::RANGERS::cough:: But, I’m not here to burst anyone’s bubble. The great thing about hockey is the pace in which things change. Who knows?! This team could, once again, surprise the nation.

Florida Panthers

I really don’t have much to say about this team except: WHERE THE HELL DID YOU COME FROM?! Done.

And our beloved: Pittsburgh Penguins

It breaks my heart to admit this, but without Sid on that ice…I just don’t see anything shiny coming to the ‘Burgh this summer.The boys need the confidence & offensive power that he brings to the ice. Now, before all you Pens fans find your panties in a bunch, let me say that I’m not doubting the skills & abilities of Geno, Staalsy, Nealer, or ANY of the boys. Anything is possible with this team. Exhibit A: Last season. How many call-ups from Wilkes-Barre were there because of injuries!? And they still silenced the critics by powering into the playoffs.

I remember this moment like it was yesterday.

Dear Pens, this is me. Challenging you. Please, prove me wrong. I’d love to visit the ‘Burgh next fall for the Season Opener to see a special banner being raised. ;)

Now let’s jump down the standings a bit.

Washington Capitals

Poor Caps. Everyone’s gunning for their spot! The Jets are one thier heels. Toronto isn’t too far off. Hell, even Tampa has a shot! I hate the Caps just as much as any other Pens fan out there…but I can’t picture the playoffs without them. Hang in there, boys!

And just ONE more comment.

Montreal Canadians

You do realize that the hockey season starts in October, right?! Where are you!? As much as I dislike you (being from Boston and all) I still want to see a Bruins v Habs steel cage death match for the Cup! Seriously boys. Time to get your heads in the game. Especially since I’m coming to Montreal for a visit in 3 weeks. I want you to win when I’m there. It’d be no fun for the home team to lose! What kind of “WELCOME TO MONTREAL” would that be?! Mathematically, I don’t think it’s even possible to fix the hole you’ve dug throughout the season. But then again…I went to art school & took a “Math: for Art Students” class. (no offense to any readers in Art School)

*giggles*

*L





Cheers to the freakin’ weekend…

13 01 2012

I’ll drink to that!  And by drink I mean a big fat French vanilla cappuccino from Tim Horton’s in honor of the 2012 Tim Horton’s All-Star Game! BAM! We are definitely deprived of this liquid gold in the Boston area. If you find yourself in the vicinity of one of these coffee

shops, GO IN! You won’t be disappointed.

In honor of this glorious event, I have decided to create my own line of  “All-Stars.” Let’s face it. These players who made the cut did so because they are the best of the best. We all have our favorites or think someone should have made it over someone who did. (I will bite my tongue here- I feel very strongly that a few of these people aren’t entirely deserving  but when I signed on to this gig L made me promise I wouldn’t bash.) My All-Stars look just as good on the ice as they would featured in a calendar. Let me know if you agree with me or who you would replace on my line.

                                                        

                                                                 

           
                                                                

My Offensive Line:

1. Tyler Seguin: There is no better player to fill this number one spot. I think he is one of the most adorable players. Not the most masculine choice of adjectives but he is literally a child. I hope his pretty little face, and perfect teeth stay just the way they are because some of these vets have some frightening looking scars. Although when placed carefully can actually be kind of sexy. To add to this perfect little package, Ty Ty even has a Stanley Cup RING!

2. Jonathan Toews: This should make my fellow bloggers happy. I know you ladies like his drool-worthy-self. His abdominal region is godly.

 

3. Patrick Kane: I hear he is a real tool, but as far as looks, he makes the cut. We are not judging date-ability here, just hotness factor, and I think he has it. He even looks like a stallion in his mug-shot… can’t hate that! Sorry for PARTY ROCKIN!

I understand my offensive line doesn’t make a lot of sense together on the ice, but good God would they make a handsome boy-band. Step aside Jo-Bros!

My Defensive Line:

4. Ryan Suter: Aside from those mysterious eyes, he was a 1st rounder- which adds a tad of sex appeal. He is also a dog-lover, represented Team USA in the Olympics and SUPPORTS OUR TROOPS!  Enough said.

5. Dan Girardi: Best baby blues in the league, hands down. And I will make no apology for the scar across his nose, it adds character to his meticulously chiseled face, it makes him more human and less statuesque- if that is even possible.

Between the pipes, not really having many options to choose from, I will go with Carey Price. A solid rival of my home-town team but he is cute. Goal-tenders wear so much equipment that you can barely tell who they are anyway.  And from what I hear our beloved net-minders are a  little “different” if you will… but that might be what you are in to. I don’t judge.

Who knew something so cute was hiding under that mask.

What do you guys think- pretty handsome line-up, eh??

As the “resident hockey wife,” as L and S have so graciously named me, I am really looking forward to the All-Star break. For those of you who don’t know- aside from a showdown of the best of the best, it is four days uninterrupted in any way shape or form for the rest of the players and their families. Don’t get me wrong I love the sport and everything that comes along with it… even this crazy lifestyle. I spend a good chunk of my free time in planes, trains, and automobiles getting to the hockey rink to support my main man and his team for the love of the game. But sometimes a break is nice! I will be watching the game complete with original color-commentary about each player by my fiancé. It is a really educational experience where I get a lot of my insider information. This experience goes quite nicely with a bottle of Pinot. CHEERS! – D





Say WHAT?!

13 01 2012

That is the ONLY thing I can come up with here.

Wonder what the Habs will have to say about this

In case you haven’t heard, Mike Cammalleri was traded MID-GAME to Calgary for Rene Bourque.  You can read the release from Calgary regarding the trade here.

All I have to say is that it seems a bit wrong to blindside a player like this, especially one that has basically been the face of your organization for the last few years, not to mention an all-around great player and good guy.

I understand the salary cap space that this trade opens up for the Habs (Bourque has a $3.3 million hit; Cammalleri has a $6 million hit), but still, it seems wrong to tell a guy about a trade in the middle of a game.

But, at the end of the day, this is a dirty move.  I know hockey is a business, but there’s a right way and a wrong way to do business.  This was the wrong way.  Plus, I know athletes and other celebrities are put on these pedestals, but at the end of they day, they’re people too (cue cheese-ball groans).  But personally, I’d feel pretty betrayed by the front office and whoever was responsible for being blindsided by basically being told I’m not needed anymore.

Honey badger NOT impressed.

What do you guys think?

M

 

UPDATE:  TSN caught up with Cammalleri and got an interview with him about his trade.  Click here to watch.





What a night.

27 11 2011

What was that?!

…Sorry, I can’t understand what you are saying…but it sure does sound pretty. [Click here] to watch the Hockey 360 Kris Letang interview (in French). I really need to learn French. Who wants to tutor me? I take this seriously.

oh tanger.

Anyway, lets recap on last night for just a second. The one time I choose the Bruins over the Penguins–Letang scores the GWG. SERIOUSLY?! That’s it. From now on it’s Penguins over Bruins.

But, first I find out that Max Pacioretty breaks Kris’ nose.

MAN DOWN!

BLOOD! I SEE BLOOD! ... a lot of blood ...

NOT THE FACE!

Pacioretty. You are dead to me.

Thankfully, I was too preoccupied with my Bruins to freak out. And thankfully, S didn’t tell me about it until he was back on the ice scoring the game winner in OT.

Congrats, Kris! Just continue to be a beast and blow up my fantasy team. I don’t mind. But next time, try and do it without breaking your nose.

he shoots. he scores.





Trip to Pittsburgh: Part Deux

24 06 2011

S & I are like kids in a candy store right now…

which shall we choose?

The NHL just released the 2011-2012 regular season schedule and we’ve already marked up our calendars. Road trip to Pittsburgh numero deux is already in the works for next March. The thought of seeing our Hockey Husbands has us squealing like little girls already. We only have 9 months to go…

Although we can’t decide which game we want to go to…help us decide. We’re thinking it’s between Phoenix and Toronto. We’d love to see Biz ….or Lupul and our Penguin boys. It’d be like killing 2 birds with 1 stone!

No we can't do them all.

Between the two of us, we have a game (if not 4) every month of the season. On my student budget, I am SO going broke this season. -S

Season opener = yes please.

Every Bruins fan in Boston will be trying to get season opener tickets…so the chances of me actually getting tickets are slim to none. I was challenged to a hockey trivia game last night with a friend from work’s boyfriend (yes, if you’re reading this–which I know you do– I’m talking to you). If I win, I apparently get season opener tickets. So let’s just say I’ll be “studying” until our Hockey Trivia Challenge. Bring.It.On. (Oooohh!!! I can quiz you! I am a very good studier. Nerd alert! – S)

And I gotta get to a Habs game. That’s just how it is here in Boston. It’s a must.

 

lucky S--gets the first Pens game

I’m very angry with the NHL. Why does Tampa get a home game against the Hawks and the Bruins dont. *sigh* A Toewsless season = a sad L. Muahahahaha I am so excited for that game. -S

one lonely game.

S needs her Staal fix at least once–if not every other–month. Girl gets 3 brothers to drool over every season and I just get one boy to drool over. Lucky me. I will proudly admit that I am addicted to those brothers. What is in that farm water? -S

S gets her dose of our boys....again.

Another Pens game AND Canes…really S?! Unbelievable. You have a great month of January. Filled with Penguins, Bolts, EStaal, JSkinner, RNash, JCarter, MGreen, and BLaich…good god. I don’t expect to find you alive after all this…

At least I will die one happy woman! Can I just state how excited I am at the prospect of Carter to the Blue Jackets? I don’t know how I will survive with Carter, Nash, and my Bolt boys all so close to me. I HAVE to make that game! -S

FINALLY.

I get some Penguin love. I will reppin’ my Tanger gear at the Garden. Sorry B’s fans. I also get to see Mr. Underwood. How awesome is that? Think Carrie will make an appearance?? …I suppose not, but one can dream.

what a way to end the season...

Just when I’ll be going through my Letang withdrawls, I’ll be able to see the B’s play the Pens one last time for the season…

Unless the dreadful happens and they end up playing in the playoffs. I have no idea how S made it through this season. Brave soul.

Well, our schedules are absolutely packed next season. Whether our bank accounts allow all this fun is another story entirely…

Looking forward to having you all with us to see how this season’s journey unfolds! -S