Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hockey players are liars

Since Eric Fehr just got traded to Winnipeg, I thought I'd share my one story about meeting him, which was at last year's season ticket holder party at Six Flags ...

My girlfriend, Karen, and I were standing near the front of the line for one of the rides. We've been to these before at Six Flags and skip the autograph sessions and hit the rides while people are waiting in line for autographs. After the players are done signing, then most of them can be spotted in the park hitting the rides.

As we were waiting to get on the very first car (usually a longer line) at this ride, we were almost next in line for the next car when Eric Fehr and Brooks Laich got the super-secret bypass and went directly to the front of the line because they are big-time hockey players.

Karen and I were like, "OMG! It's Eric Fehr and Brooks Laich!" Actually, she was all like, "OMG! It's Brooks Laich!"

Anyway, I have this theory that I've heard others support that hockey players lie about how tall they are. I saw Chris Bourque listed as 5'9" at CSN one time. Seriously. There are some shenanigans going on.

So as we were standing there in line, I casually shuffled over and stood next to Fehr and made eye contact with Karen as if to say, "Check to see if he's lying about his height."

Fehr is listed as 6'4". I'm 6'3".

Suddenly, Fehr noticed that I was really close to him and smiled and said, "Hey, what's up!" or something like that. Karen immediately told him that I thought all hockey players were big fat liars and fibbed about how tall they really were. Or something like that. Fehr laughed, we bantered a bit, and it was decided that we would stand next to each other to see who was taller.

(Laich didn't seem to notice all this was going on, instead intent on ensuring he was on the next roller coaster car leaving the station).

We stood next to each other, and wouldn't you know it, Fehr was an inch taller than me. More laughs, he and Laich got on the next roller coaster car and were gone.

Later, Karen told me Fehr was on his tip toes when we were standing next to each other.

Hockey players are liars.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

You can't stop Matt Bradley, you can only hope to contain him







Late season 2010, padding his stats against Chris Chelios and the Atlanta Thrashers.




King Hank finally contains Matt Bradley ... but forgets about everyone else




I don't see Matt Bradley jumping off the bench to intervene here. Which leads us to the final installment ...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Brian Boucher can't stop a beach ball



I find when I'm feeling down, there's nothing more exhilirating than pointing out the shortcomings of others.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Monday, April 25, 2011

Charlie bit me!





And remember, if somebody actually did bite Avery, he deserved it anyway. Thanks to Jen and Laura Sigwart (421 r3pr3z3nt!).

Watching the game at home, I swear after the dustup near the end of the game, Matt Hendricks said to Avery, "Go home!"

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011

Separated at birth





If there were any Nick Backstrom bobbleheads left over, the Capitals can save them for future use if they ever acquire a Staal brother.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Reservoir Caps



Floating out in the Twitterverse was this shot from 25stanley.com (it's in French) of our boys leaving a Tim Horton's in Montreal. Clydeorama said "Reservoir Dogs right there," and I went from there.


If you kids need someone to explain it to you ...


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Opponents should be wary of Semen shooting all over the ice



From the Yahoo recap of the Capitals-Oilers game. I kid you not.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Warrior


Too bad the Lightning were shooting at the walls of heartache.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

No shame



Although this isn't his pic, stick-tap to Clydeorama for the inspiration. Just getting in a charliesheen-ism before they get old. Well, if they ever get old.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

We've missed Good Sasha


Maybe Sasha is looking to a career in Moto GP after hockey.






Monday, January 3, 2011

Mike Knuble: Penguin Killer

More fodder from the National Aviary visit.



Knuble had a power-play goal to tie the game Saturday, and he had a shorty in the third period that tied it up in the first Caps-Pens game. Last season, his shootout goal gave the Caps the win in the last game against the Penguins at home (plus the first goal of the game), and of course the winner in overtime in the Snowvechkin game.

Yeah, I'd run, too, if I was a penguin.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

National Aviary visit in Pittsburgh

With the Winter Classic pushed back until 8 p.m., Karen and I were trying to figure out something to kill time. What do you do in Pittsburgh on a holiday when most places were closed? We found that the National Aviary was open with 600+ birds including some African Penguins.


Sidney the African Penguin (see the name on the band around the wing). Surprisngly, he was a little lazy and didn't make his tankmates any better. They actually seemed to resent him during feeding time when he suddenly got a burst of energy and went to the front of the line. Very selfish. What an asshole.


The exhibit was designed to put the penguins in an environment that did not impede them from their natural habits. Here's one diving.

The National Aviary officials observed this happening but didn't do anything to discipline the penguins.


Unfortunately, this guy wasn't allowed in the exhibit with the penguins.