Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Times, They is a Changin':

Darryl Sydor, part-time stalwart for the FPL (Flower Protection League) has been traded to the Dallas Stars for Philippe Boucher. Boucher's daughter, Vanessa seems to think the only important thing is that her dad will be playing with Sidney Crosby. I agree, that is the cool part.
It's no secret that Sydor has wanted a trade for a while, due to his lack of ice-time, and he waived his no-trade clause to work for the Stars for the third time in his career. Sydor, on Ray Shero and the move to his first choice, Dallas, " I have to say, 'thank you' to him, because it makes for a easier transition. He has been a total professional in all of this. I'm very fortunate. I'm also very excited."

Boucher injured one shoulder, and then the other last year, limiting his playing time, somewhat. But he's said to be completely recovered, and will add experience and a right handed shot that's normally good for 40 or so points a year to the blue line, and possibly the power-play. At 35 he'll be the oldest Penguin on the ice, replacing the oldest Penguin, Sydor (36). We'll see further down the season if we will come to Praise Shero or to Bury him. (classical reference, cool, huh?).
In other news-ish stuff, Paul Biz-Nasty (Bissonette) has been sent back to Wilkes Barre to get him some more playing-time than he can get with the Big Club, but it's likely we'll be seeing him again before the season is done. More to come as it occurs to me.
Flower news: The Tower of Flower Power is out with that 'undisclosed' injury that's so rampant in the League these days. PP.com says that he was out of practice today, and probably won't play in Tues. game against the Wild. Is it just me, or do the Wild uniforms look like Christmas Trees? I keep wanting to adjust my set, thinking no one would have uniforms that ugly, but I understand they made them that way on purpose..... strange.
Because Flower wasn't at practice today, the goalie/ assistant coach from Robert Morris stepped in to help. Joe Tuset, the aforementioned coach, said, "It's a great opprotunity to come out here and skate with the professionals, and strap on the pads again. I did better than I thought I would. Still not good enough, but it was fun

3 comments:

Ali said...

Per pp.com -- Flower's day to day with an "undisclosed" injury...

He won't play tomorrow vs. the Wild...

Injuries are frustrating, but this "undisclosed" crap makes it even more so!

Jill said...

of course one of the few games i get to see Flower on TV and not through the oh so lovely radio, he is out. Just my luck.

Stagerat said...

Yeah, I'm still looking for the body part or organ 'undisclosed' I'm wondering why it keeps getting hurt on all these guys..... I hate that undisclosed crap...