08 March 2009

One day I'll write out a pronunciation guide

It was bad enough when the idiots on NHL Network confused Carey and Kari because they don't read their pronunciation guides, but the guys on SportsnetWest saying Val-uh-beek? Oy-stare-ick? Are they THAT hard to say? Seriously? And the goalie's name is Kah-ree. Not Carrie. Christ almighty.

I do love how the team's trying to prove something now. And I can't lie to any of my 8 loyal readers (hi MJ! hi SwedCan!)... I would be kind of heartbroken if Johnny Tavares wound up in Atlanta. I know a lot of the team's fans are praying for that, but unless the GM is replaced prior to the 09-10 season, I can't seeing it being anything but a bad fit. Steve Stamkos is a great example of how the expectations of being a saviour in a non-hockey market can turn into a cautionary tale. As was Kari, and Ilya, and Zach. Also of great note, for those of you who're keeping track at home, JT broke the OHL career scoring record today - formerly held by Peter Lee, potting his 56th-58th of the season, and his 215th of his career.

So I'll wrap up with congratulating the Thrash on the mini-streak they've putting together since dumping Havs, The Count, and Crusher. Whether they have a shot in hell at the 8th spot or not, they're playing like a TEAM finally, and it's heart-warming to see.

In conclusion.... Slats your flow is so sick I'm sending it a get well card! Way to bring back the hockey hair buddy!

5 comments:

robbie dee said...

hey, i'm still reading, too. maybe that brings your total to nine?

Maali said...

HI ROBBIE!!!! I miss chatting with youuuu!!! =] How's things??? You enjoy that ice storm last week? =D Did the city shut down?!

Suzanne B said...

Do I count in the eight?? <3

Wayne from AL said...

And why exactly would Johnny Tavares be a bad fit in Atlanta?

To me, the only way he'd be a bad fit is if he couldn't speak English...

And the only way he'd be a BETTER fit is if he were black...

Maali said...

Suz: YES! YES! YES!!!! And I missss you!!! One day I'll get back to where this all started... soon as life settles down and I have a handle on things enough to write out coherent thoughts!

Wayne, my return comment was so long I'm making it a post. =D