Friday, October 3, 2008

You Know It's Almost Hockey Season When...

  • You have your first Sabre encounter of the year. I was at the Galleria Mall today, waiting for my White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks, when all of a sudden, this well-dressed, good-looking guy walks into my field of view. Upon closer look, this very tall and surprisingly skinny guy was none other than Mike Weber. I didn't want to interrupt him because he seemed very intent on getting his phone fixed at the Verizon kiosk, not to mention the fact that I was twelve shades of red and smiling like an idiot because he looked at me as he walked past. I swear, somewhere inside of me is a 13-year-old that comes out at the most inopportune moments. I will tell you, though, his photos do not do him justice.

Warning: Objects in photos may be hotter than they appear

  • You really care about the boys sent back to the minors. No offense to both of the Tylers (Ennis and Myers), Luke Adam, or Jhonas Enroth, but I wasn't too sad to see them bid farewell to the team for now. This latest round of boys to be sent to Portland, though, really tugs at my heartstrings. I'm no good at goodbyes, but I wish to bid a fond farewell to Tim Kennedy and Nate Gerbe. Tim, I will miss your happiness at playing for your hometown and your adorably awkward interviews. Nate, I will miss watching you take on guys twice your size and your pretty breakaways. We'll always have Facebook.

  • Regular season games start in about 12 hours. Today, the Rangers play the Lightning and the Senators play the Pens in Europe. This also means the start of fantasy hockey for me. I promise to keep your updated on the progress of Sweating Like Soupy because I know that my pathetic attempts at fantasy sports are vital pieces of news.
  • Your favorite player suffers a major injury. I know everyone else has covered this, but I would be remiss without stating how sad I was to see this news on Tuesday. No Goose for at least 3 weeks does take away a little of my excitement about the season, I'm sad to say. It's not the same without being able to watch your favorite player. It is nice to hear how much he'll be missed, both on the ice and in the locker room. At least Pommer can take some solace in the fact that you don't need a good thumb to still be a good nap buddy. You do however, need a good thumb to continue to hold puppies and save the world at the same time. Hopefully, it heals fast; the environment, sick children, and women everywhere need you healthy.

6 comments:

Anne said...

Upon closer look, this very tall and surprisingly skinny guy was none other than Mike Weber.

Isn't it amazing how much thinner they look out of their equipment?? I thought the same thing when I saw Pat Kaleta this summer, I was like "YO, you are NOT AT ALL intimidating walking around like you're a regular dude."

Katie said...

Isn't it amazing how much thinner they look out of their equipment??

Whenever I see any of them in person, I'm shocked by how skinny they are. Especially guys like Weber and Kaleta (and Goose) who are supposed to look so big and tough.

bbC said...

That picture of Goose you used was totally taken by me. :D

Katie said...

bbc, that's so cool! I was searching Google for Goose pictures, and I couldn't pass up one so adorable!

So that must mean you went to Catwalk for Charity! I have another year to wait until I'm old enough, but I can't wait until I can go.

bbC said...

Yeah, it was seriously the best night of my life. All the Sabres (especially Miller) were walking around and socializing with everybody. It was great to have a nice intimate conversations with them. And it was good that you knew the money you were spending was going to a good cause. Definitely go once you're of age! :D

Katie said...

It was great to have a nice intimate conversations with them.

That had to be awesome to see them in a more relaxed environment.

I'm not going to lie; it's one of the things I'm looking forward to most about turning 21!