Friday, October 24

I Apologize, But OH. MY. GOODNESS.


FINAL SCORE
Sabres 4
Wild 3


Yikes...

So last night, at the end of overtime, I was trying desperately to post my thoughts at the end of my half-hearted attempt to liveblog, but I was thwarted by three things:  (1) My MacBook had about two minutes of battery life left, (2) Blogger was being impossible and wouldn't provide me with a "Publish Post" button, and (3) I was exhausted, from doing basically nothing all day.  Whatevs.

SO YAY!!!  I just love Drew Stafford, Ryan Miller, Nathan Paetsch, Adam Mair, Thomas Vanek, and Derek Roy!!!!

Okay, so before I get to my little recap/awards for the game, I want to share this ridiculous story with you, just to show your how messed up my actual Sabres-watching life is.

A while back I was decorating the planners that Kim and I bought for this semester.  They're fairly large in size, and I did the front with song lyrics, stars, and flowers, ya know, made it all girly.  But then I wanted to do the back all Sabres.  So I ripped apart the calendar I bought last season, which, mind you, still counts until December of this year, and cut out Paul and glued him to the back of hers.  Well, that just about ruined the entire calendar, and it all fell apart.  To make this long part of the story short, Derek ended up on the refrigerator.  Tuesday night I was complaining that he hadn't scored yet, and my mother points to the picture, and says, "Do you know what I'm going to call Derek now?  Dreck."  So I had to find out what dreck means, and this is what Google reports:

"schlock; merchandise that is shoddy of inferior; trash, junk; worthless merchandise; crap"

Can I just tell you how mad I was at my mother?  (Because, of course, my brother and father just had to overhear, and now Derek will forever be Dreck to them.  These are the guys that, for years, taunted me with Gay Jay McKee.  Not even funny.)  But now whenever the Sabres are playing bad hockey, I call it schlocky hockey.

But then somehow, for some reason, my mother thought it would be funny to turn Derek's name around, so when he scored in OT last night, she goes, "Cari!  Backstrum just got Yorkered!!"  Hahahahahahahah.  He got yorkered.  That's special.

BUT ANYWAYS.


My Three Stars would have to be as such:

(1)  Thomas Vanek.
Yet again, Tommy's a beast.  Coming through in the clutch is what true leaders do (and I'm not going to name names here, but you know exactly to whom I am referring.), and Tommy is definitely our team leader, on the score sheet, at least.  Actually, make that the undisputed league leader.

OH, BY THE WAY, WE'RE FIRST IN THE LEAGUE OVERALL.  YEAH, THAT'S WHAT I SAID.

(2)  Derek Roy.
I have to give him props for scoring the winner.  And while he hasn't been turning up on the score sheet, he must have been doing something right because he's playing with Tommy and D-Money.  Plus he's been putting forth consistent high-energy performances.

(3)  Adam Mair.
Scoring the goal to jump-start our comeback is always a good choice.


MY HONORARY FAVORITE SABRE:
Nathan Paetsch.  He stepped up big-time to fill the skates of Craig.  And while he wasn't perfect, and he didn't quite hit the mark that Craig probably would, he still had a great game.  He had a couple of offensive opportunities himself, and gave Mair the feed for our second goal.  Keep it up, Nate, and they'll be hard-pressed to knock you out when Craig returns.


But Ryan, come on, man...  I don't even have anything to say about that goal you scored, except for that you pulled a Mike Ryan...  At least you've got a decent sense of humor.


OOOH and for those of you who'd like to get a glimpse at the Portland Pirates, but aren't psychotic enough as Kim and I to drive all the way to Maine, check this out.  Can I please just tell you how excited I am???  (That's channel 13 for those of you in the city of Buffalo and the closer 'burbs.  I'm not sure as to the digits when you get farther out...)  And don't let me forget to mention that the Pirates are wearing and auctioning off pink jerseys in tomorrow night's game, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Aw, thanks guys!!


Oh, and speaking of that, has anyone been to Boston or Portland recently?  Have any ideas as to what Kim and I can do while we're up there?  I'd appreciate any tips.  (And I think we might make a stop in Mike Ryan's stomping grounds for MJ and see if he's there at all, which is totally plausible.)


And before I forget, Dave and Adam's Card World posted new signing information:
Andrej Sekera  :  Tuesday, November 25, Sheridan location
Thomas Vanek  :  Date and Location TBA, but sometime in December.

I have a feeling that Tommy's will be at their Transit location, since he lives out that way.

Remember, too, that next week they're having Rivet (Tuesday) and Pominville (Wednesday).

And if you go to Craig's signing, bring him some milk and cookies.  I wanted to bake cookies for Paul and leave them on his doorstep, but Kim thought that that would be crossing the line.  But Paul, just say the word, and I'll break all of my plans to bake you some cookies, and I'll be at your house in 5 minutes flat.  I promise!

8 comments:

Kim said...

If anyone is going to be baking paul cookies it's going to be me...but I thought leaving them on his doorstep crossed the fanatical line and bordered on stalking...

Cari said...

If anyone is going to be baking paul cookies it's going to be me.

Hey, honey, you had your chance to get to your man's heart via his stomach. I'm going to take full advantage. But you have to know, I'd sign the note that'd accompany them as such: "With love, from Kim."

And as I addressed yesterday, we're not stalkers, because we intend to do no harm to them. We'd only be stalkers if there were malicious intent. That is seriously lacking on our part.

thefanaticalfan said...

calling him "dreck" sounds exactly like something my dad would do.

and next time you want derek to score a goal, just let me know. because literally thirty seconds before he scored in ot last night, i said "hey, you know, i bet royzie is gonna score the winner. he's about due for a goal"

Jill said...

You two crack me up! LMAO! he will definitely be the Mike Ryan when he gets 10 minutes for f*cking around. I just am glad he can humor himself over it and hope he isn't kicking himself over it for a few weeks. It's like last season... he kept saying he was fine... and physically fine... blah blah blah... when the season ended he admitted he was spent. He seems like he would be pretty hard on himself. On that note... we still heart Millsie here and he is still our super bad ass rawk star!

Cari said...

and next time you want derek to score a goal, just let me know. because literally thirty seconds before he scored in ot last night, i said "hey, you know, i bet royzie is gonna score the winner. he's about due for a goal"

SAY IT ALL THE TIME, PLEASSSSSE!! Thank you, darling, you're wonderful.

Cari said...

I just am glad he can humor himself over it and hope he isn't kicking himself over it for a few weeks.

Oh my gosh, if that happened to me, I'd probably cry for two days straight.

Shelby Rose said...

And if you go to Craig's signing, bring him some milk and cookies.

I think if I attempted this, I would end up drinking all the milk before getting to Craig. He would only have the cookies left. ):

Ahhh, and I should totally coax one of my parents into taking me to the Vanek signing, though, I think then it was just seem like I'm a major stalker. I promise I'm not!

Cari said...

Ahhh, and I should totally coax one of my parents into taking me to the Vanek signing, though, I think then it was just seem like I'm a major stalker. I promise I'm not!

Honey, look who you're talking to. I know WAY too much about these guys. I actually scare myself sometimes.