Sunday, September 6, 2009

Busy Summer:

I normally don't say much about my personal life on this Blog, but as a way of explanation let's re-cap my off-season, but let's skip everything up to the last three weeks. Car rolled, Girlfriend OK, GF's Mom in Hospital, Car Search, Car purchase, School begins, Job evaluation. Ok, now that you're up to speed as to why there haven't even been the usual low number of Summer posts we can move on.


For those of you living in the Sudan, or who've just returned from an extended UFO abduction (how is the home planet BTW?) I can inform you that The Tower of Flower Power has taken his Stanley Cup winning ways to attempt to make the Canadian Olympic Team. And if you just take the word of Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun over at ESPN.com's NHL Blog he's a shoe-in. They've both posted him as one of the three goalies the Canadians get to take to the Oly's. Don't get excited though, the actual roster isn't set until the middle of Dec., and there's a lot of Goalie talent to choose from once you get to Muy Norte' (Very North). Brodeur, Luongo, Ward, and Mason are not slouches. And then there's the realization that they don't even have to chose ANY of the five goalies invited to Orientation Camp. (Yserman, why must you be so cruel?) So we've got several months of speculation and here's one of mine...


Brodeur is a perennial favorite to star in any Canadians Olympic hockey fantasy. He's been there, done that, and he's won the shiniest medal before, but if he doesn't make this team he'll never make another. Uncle Daddy's on the cusp of being too old and with last year's injury he's starting to show it. If he goes down during the season he's not making the Olympic trip. Luongo is Uncle-Daddy's heir-apperent and he already plays in Vancouver so there's no commute. Ward had something of a Kryptonite moment in the Conference Finals Series so he'll have to show something, and Mason is going to have to fight his Sophamore slump issues and continue to impress (not easy) Marc-Andre is coming off Back to Back Stanley Cup Final appearances and he's just won the damned thing, so a good showing during the season could get him a trip to the Interlocking Ring Games.

Now that things have started to settle in a bit around here, I'll be coming up with a bit more in the regular posting department. In a manner of atonement, here are some Olympic Flower Pics for ya. Bonus Flower/Uncle-Daddy pic





I have no idea who that guy is....... lol

6 comments:

Sunshine36616 said...

Love the pics! I'm pulling for Flower to make the roster.

PensChickInFla29 said...
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PensChickInFla29 said...

On a serious note Ratt I hope your okay and all is well!

Flower's got my vote not just cause he's a Pen but he just won the Stanley Cup. Man October 2nd is around the corner. October 1st Im going to see Metallica for my birthday present so it will be a banner week!

stagerat said...

All humans and analogs are fine, but the truck is trashed. You gotta think that winning the SC has got to put Flower a leg up in roster contention..

Metallica concerts are fun I've worked a couple of their shows, and they genuinely seem stoked to perform. We won't discuss the time I almost ran over James Hatfield with a roadcase..... lol

stagerat said...

I added a Pic to the post it's Flower with Uncle Daddy, one of MAF's boyhood hockey heroes... enjoy

PensChickInFla29 said...

Nice pics of Flower and Brodeur. Hopefully they will be on the same team!