Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Quack Attack is Back, Jack. DUCKS WIN.


3 - 2

What more could you ask for the opening game of a Stanley Cup Finals?
It was why hockey on its highest level is great.

All the sports writers will say, "Oh, well, no one gets Versus anyway, so who really cares?"
Blah Blah.
Can we retire that joke?
Fact of the matter -- we got Versus and some other people probably do, too.
If you don't have Versus, get a job or just watch the NBA like ESPN wants you to.

In between a TV timeout, cheerleaders dancing, players blatantly traveling, and someone complaining about a foul, Tim Duncan scores against some white dudes.
The NBA is a joke.

Back to hockey.
What a first period.
Both teams looked fresh and ready to roll.
It was hit or be hit.

We know everyone's precious football is rough.
But at any given time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, if you're not paying attention, you could die.

Ottawa opened up the scoring on the powerplay.
Mike Fisher's shot got deflected. Typical lucky Senators crap. 1-0.

But the Ducks are solid.
They jobbed around, and the puck found its way to the Finnish Flash(TM).
He passes it to Old McDonald.

Old Macdonald had a goal.

The rest of the first saw more hard hits than Warren Moon's wife.

NFL Hall of Famer.
Too bad Frank Reich owns.

It was nice to see the Sens scrambling for a change.

On to second....

The Senators lucked into some Powerplays.
Giggy doesn't know whats going on.
2-1 Sens. It might be over.

But the Ducks are sick.
They just keep coming.
They stay the course and ready themselves for the third.
You know what is coming.

Ryan Getzlaf gets the party started with a cheap goal to tie it.
Give the Sens credit. They fought back.
It was end-to-end action. Good times.

Finally the Ducks went ahead, thanks to Travis Moen.
Giggy shuts the door.

Ducks lead 1-0.
It is going to be a fun series to be a part of.


......The Return of the Winnpeg Jets?
"When we had the chance to go back to Minnesota, we did. Because it made sense, the right ownership, the right building situation," said Bettman. "The market was strong and vibrant. We haven't studied Quebec City or Winnipeg or anywhere else in Canada, but the notion that if it could work to put a franchise back in a place where one was lost, feels good - provided we don't wind up in a situation where we've created a prescription for another failing franchise.
-Gary Bettman.

...Bettman also addressed some things in his State of the NHL:
  • Bettman said he expects league revenues to have increased between 6.5 - 7.0 % this season, which means the $44-million salary cap will likely rise to between $48 million or $49 million for next season.
  • More games in Europe or an increased presence in Europe will also continue to be a focus for the NHL
....Dany Heatley Story...Whatev. He should marry Lindsay Lohan.

.....Some guy is the new GM of the Coyotes.

.....Andrei Markov gets a huge deal.


Nat King Cole.
He just dominated.

We'll start in the 80's as usual.
Don't dream It's over
What a song
(Thanks to Anonymous)

Wierd Al
A Jobber hall of famer
Amish Paradise
(Thanks Anonymous)

Coolio, Michelle Pfeiffer.

Harden my Heart
What a weird video
(Thanks Tiff)

Finally some Spinal Tap
(Thanks Dying Alive)

From now on Tuesdays will be top five of a certain Artist/Band.

Tomorrow is Tuesdays with:

Phil Collins.
Just so we can get him out of the way.

Let us remind everyone that love wouldn't have existed in the 80's if it wasn't for Phil Collins.
He wrote the book.


A Winter in the Sun
Game #12
November 6, 2006

Tough, But We'll Take The Point. PENS LOSE.
Never have I thought about sympathizing with the Seattle Seahawks fans, but now I know how it feels like to think a game that you could've easily won was tainted by questionable officiating. We're not complaining because the Ducks didn't really do anything to merit trips to the penalty box, but a couple of the Penguin penalties were questionable calls. Either way, you don't have to be making excuses when the best team in the NHL squeaks by you in overtime.

Box Score:
Crap we said:
  • Strong performance by Thibault tonight. You can't go on and on about it because there were no highlight-reel saves, but he kept the Pens in the game. He looks weird in net, and that's probably because we're used to Fleury this year.
  • Orpik had a huge hit and a solid game. Anyone remember who Welch laid out in the first period? Wow. Welch had a nice game but has to cut down on the penalties.
  • Maxime Talbot is a maniac.
  • Apparently, doing a Super Fly Jimmy Snooka into a player from behind and choking him with your stick only merits a two-minute minor for roughing. We are talking, of course, about Pronger flying into the zone to lay out Ekman. Ekman had it coming, though.
Commentorblog said:
Brett said...

Things I learned last night:

the definition of highway robbery - the pens getting out of there with a point

Move over Orpik, Welch is the new landlord of the sin bin

Ryan Whitney hates the game of hockey

I want to donkey punch Pronger (I wonder if he pads his vag like he does his small feet)

and yes, talbot is a maniac hahaha

Messageboard said:
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 1:33 am Post subject: Reply with quote

ANd make no mistake about it, the referees decided this game. The NHL had a chance for a record tonight, making sure the Ducks got their 15 game with a point to start the season. You didn't think the NHL would miss a chance like that did you? Anyone watching this BS and thinks otherwise is a fool.



dying alive said...

I don't care if it makes me petty, after how badly the Sens fans and the Canadian media made fun of the Pens for being soft in the first round, I enjoyed the hell out of watching the Ducks bitchslap the Senators up and down the ice last night. I still have a smile on my face.

All of Ottawa has to be nervous as hell. They got owned last night.

I don't care what anyone says, Phil Collins' version of Groovy Kind of Love rules. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6k-J5l1d_A

Quack quack.

Anonymous said...


pete said...

Lee Flowers reference = solid.

I don't know if it's been on here yet, but since tonight is Philcollinsblog...

"In the air tonight"

Jason said...

giguere is sick, probably the most underrated goalie in the league...maybe not to hardcore hockey fans, but i really doubt the casual fan gives him enough respect.

p.c. in the bone thugs video is hilarious, he's just standin around lookin like a badass.

are these videos being restricted to his solo career or can we throw in some genesis?
this video is awesome

Jason said...

and heres some phil without genesis


loralei said...

That was an awesome game last night. To my surprise, I actually took great pleasure in counting how many give aways Jason Spezza made. I think that will have to be my new drinking game. I was actually kinda rooting for those Canadians too. Oh and where was Daniel Alfredsson? He totally lived up to his reputation and completely disappeared last night. I also still completely hate Chris Pronger. What a douche. But I have to admit Getzlaf = Awesome. Him and Selanne were just on every puck last night. They were huge.

Ryan said...

Bottom line is this game was in Anaheim. The Ducks were supposed to win, and had to pull out 2 third period goals to do it.

This series goes 6 games MINIMUM.

homesprout said...
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homesprout said...

I agree, the game last night was fantastic. 3 things that would have made it even better:

Pronger knocking out more of Heatley's teeth

A Ric Jackman goal and the subsequent toothless grin that would have followed

Brad May jobbing in a goal

That first Sens goal reminded me of that cheap ass garbage goal they got in Pittsburgh that floated up high in the air and landed in the net....credited to Chris Neil, I think!?

Lee Flowers....didn't he make that "paper champions" comment!? :)

Teej said...

Awesome Game 1. Doesn't quite match up to last year's Finals Game 1 (remember the Canes coming back from 3-0?) but still hell of a great game to watch.

MusicVideoBlog...tell me if these links are crap.

Stereo MC's - "Connected"
http://www.youtube.com/?v=YMhmi2ex7xs (from 1993, anyone remember this band?)

Dead or Alive - "You Spin Me Round"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMwdAc1Dzfg (don't know if this has already been submitted to the blog)

Anonymous said...

BEST Collins song..."Another Day in Paradise"



(not phil collins, just Phil)

Teej said...

...and yep, the videos I suggested can be put on WEDNESDAY's blog, since Phil Collins dominates tonight.


Barrasso35 said...

I don't think I'll ever get sick of the Mighty Ducks references. I love District 5 pee-wee hockey!

Seriously, Ray Emery is going to cost the Senators the Cup. Bet on it.

Anonymous said...

Yo dude! You obviously in the wrong hood. This is my dominion, and it's a drug free zone. You understand? Now I'm feelin' generous today. So I'm gonna let you get your sorry vanilla booty out of here before we be usin' your eyeballs as hockey pucks!


Anonymous said...


Adam Banks = strikingly similar to Sidney Crosby

AJ said...

Not sure if this has been thrown in the mix yet...


I love musicblog.

Steve In Denver said...

Phil Collins is a clam. Abacab and Turn it On Again were pretty good.

Put this up please..Pure Gold.


Spencemo said...

Su-su-sudio!! Whoa...must be too much Ritalin...Need some Ritalout...Where's Chef?

I'm just kidding, I love Phil Collins! I was so jealous of my sister when she got to go see Genesis...

Spencemo said...

Oops, I forgot...

Anonymous said...

Phil Collins - Do You Remember


Phil Collins - Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore


Phil Collins - Don't Lose My Number



Anonymous said...

Oh...I forgot two...

Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love


Phil Collins - I Don't Care Anymore



wilsmith said...

Gangsta's Paradise reminded of this little piece of excellence from the mid 90s.


Coolio had some bad, bad videos.

Also, how good did it feel to see Ottawa getting tossed around last night. How awesome would it have been had the Ducks scored on that play where Alfredsson bobbled the puck at the blue line and then got jacked and turned it over?

Tee said...

You're all a bunch of Phil Collins jobbers. Best song he ever did was with Genesis, and it's a little diddy called "That's All"


I dare you not to think about your ex-gf while you listen to that. My dream (pre RATM-reunion news) was for Audioslave to cover that song.. how sick would Chris Cornell's vocals have been?

Tiffany said...
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Tiffany said...

1st thing's first.....QUACK, QUACK, QUACK!!!

2nd thing.....I was just listening to Gangsta's Paradise the night before it was posted. Then 1, 2, 3, 4 was posted in thecommentorblog, which reminded me of Fantastic Voyage....craziness.(Btw, Amish Paradise made me laugh from beginning to end...haha.)

3rd thing.....it’s gonna be hard to pick just 5 songs sung by Phil--whether he was with Genesis or not. But my favorites (in alphabetical order) are Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now), Another Day In Paradise, Easy Lover, Everyday, Groovy Kind of Love, I Don’t Care Anymore, In the Air Tonight, Sussudio, Take Me Home, That’s All & You Can't Hurry Love.


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