Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rangers and Good Luck Steelers:

Put a bunch of hockey players, who barely know what football is together in a good luck Steelers video, and what do you have? Pretty much what you'd expect seeing Mad Maximus, Eric God-ly, Marc Andre Fleury, and Paul B-nasty in goofy football gear in the opening scene (Godard can't keep time while clapping). I love the 'Old Tyme Football' helmet that Flower is wearing. El Sid barely manages not to injure himself while swinging his Terrible Towel around his head. The Cookie Monster just reads the line, he knows football, but is not a fanatic. Bill Thomas seems to know what a rivalry the Stillers/Ravings thing is at least, and the Human Sequoia, (that's Harold Priestly Gill III to you and I) at least seems to know what football is, but looks like he wants to ask, "Why so serious?"

Game Day Stuff: In case you hadn't heard, the Pens/Raggers game is at 12:30 on CBS,(Blogger Busted: That's what you get for not checking, the game was on NBC. Bad Blogger! No Doughnut!) so if you partied too much Sat night you've probably already missed the first period. PP.com doesn't seem to be hip to the fact that some of the wounded birds may be back in the line-up Sunday, and is still running the lines from Friday's game, I think. El Capitan, Scuds and Le-tank will all be game-time decisions on whether or not they play, but they all skated in Saturday's practice. Scuds looks like... well, like he took a puck to the face. But he says his vision wasn't ever affected, he just swelled up until he couldn't see out of that eye. He also says he'll be wearing a partial face shield, even though he's not a big fan of them, to guard against the 'minor contact' a defenseman might have to endure defending the crease. 'Minor contact', kind of like the minor contact one might be subjected to while riding inside an industrial washing machine set on 'puree'. (please get me my suit of armour, and a boatload of ibuprofen) Tank used Saturday's practice to see if he could play with the pain, so he's not 100%, but he's willing to play if the trainers and docs will let him.
Number Please?: Mathieu Garon has to have some kind of discussion with someone about what number he'll play with in Picksburgh. Chris Minard currently has his old number (32) but I haven't heard anything about what's being done. Could be a big thing, could be nothing, but goalies are about the most weirdly superstitious people in the world and it could be a problem if Garon can't play with his old number. Don't worry Mat, according to the Flower the posts already speak French, so go ahead and talk to them if you want. Ali informed me that Chris Minard has changed his number to 14 (and scored the game winner) leaving the number 32 open for Giron. Phil Bourque, Lange's side-kick, is all for the trade for the same reasons I am (maybe there's a job in this for me) Give The Tower of Flower Power a little competitive kick in the butt. He knows that Giron has been #1 before, and he'd better get his mind right if he wants the ice-time. It might be working, too. Flower kept out 33 of 33 shots for his 13th shut out. We shall see.
More to come as the random numbers rattle around in my skull...

3 comments:

Molly said...

isn't the game on NBC today?

Ali said...

@Molly -- yep. :) I was just going to point that out...

Oh -- and Stagerat -- Chris Minard switched his number... and scored a goal today -- Good stuff. :)

Stagerat said...

NBC, CBS... ABC.. PDQ one of those lettered stations... I should have just said that it wasn't on FSN, but nooooooo ...lol thanks for the heads up Molly, and the number watch Ali.