22 October, 2008

First of all I'd like to take this opportunity to give you all a public service announcement. Don't get pepper sprayed. EVER. It sucks, it burns, and you want to gouge your eyes out but know tha it will only make things worse. I can now speak from experience.

So I now have a bit of a Sabres info connection. One of the other guys in my company is from Rochester and gets the scores on his phone. (I can't afford such luxuries). Also, I have been able to call my brother for some info. The best news of all is that when I'm in Iraq I WILL have high speed internet. It will be good to hear RJ's voice again.

12 October, 2008

Once again I failed as a blogger

So I said I would have something up by last night and I didn't. I don't think too many of you should blame me after my last entry though.

I did manage to see the second half of the second period on against Montreal. I have to say, I loved the physical play and thought the defense looked pretty good. The power play still sucks, but the PK looked pretty good, and Miller was once again solid in goal from what I saw.

I COULD have seen most of the first and all the second except that I didn't have a car so I had to ride with my brother who decided to stop at the mall to eat instead of just going to Mighty Taco, which would have been more in my budget. But I'll take what I can get, especially since I won't be able to see much until December. (though I do plan on going to 2 games during my Christmas leave)

Although the Sabres did win in a shoot-out I still don't like the shoot-out system. My brother is all for games that end in a skills competition, but then he says that the Sabres will suck this year because they "did nothing to improve this off season after they let Briere and Drury walk away." (I had to walk away about a minute later when he wouldn't listen to reason -- 4th most scoring offense last season and we DID improve by beefing up our defense. But then this if from the kid who thinks that we need someone better than Miller in goal if we want to make the play-offs. Or maybe he said first round of the playoffs. This from the same guy who's been saying the Bills will make the post season for the past 6 or 7 years.)

Speaking of the Bills although I don't really follow football I do think that they could stand a chance this year. If Edwards comes back soon then I'd guess they will definitely make the post-season this year -- I haven't written them off completely.

10 October, 2008

Genuine Hockey Content Coming!

So I should have my thoughts on tonight's game posted tonight or tomorrow night. That's right, I am actually going to post hockey content within a reasonable time frame. I ended up in WNY for a few days do to my grandmother's death, and I'm sure after this evening I'm going to need a mental and emotional break, so I intend on watching at least half the game tonight.

Another plus side is that I have begun to introduce my oldest nephew to Hockey. He's lived most of his life in an area deprived on any hockey, but this morning I put on the NHL network for a bit at my parents' house and started talking to him about the game. I hope to increase his interest in the game around Christmas. My nieces were very cute as they watched the highlights and asked questions like "What do they wear on their feet because they're on ice?"

-- Sharpie

03 October, 2008

Still no reliable internet, and thus little hockey news for Sharpie

I'm down here in the South for some good Army training, like how not to be blown up. (I already took the MPFC couse on How Not To Be Seen) But this leaves me with a problem since I don't have internet access in the barracks and I have very little hockey news. But this MIGHT be fixed in a few weeks with the help of the chaplains here who are working to get an MWR (Moral, Welfare, and Recreation) building up and running.

So if you expected meaningful insight I'll have to have you look elsewhere for now, perhaps Bfloblog, or Top Shelf will do, or maybe you like the group input of The Goose's Roost, or the whimsical stylings of the Willful Caboose.