Sunday, November 29, 2009

One ends, and one begins

Unfortunately, the steak did not continue on Friday night. The Blues came in and stole the game 3-1. Mason was spectacular in net; I really do miss that guy. He's a class act. Kariya ended his drought. Somehow I knew it would happen against us. Hate that it happened that way. Nothing more awkward than jumping up and being excited when someone scores against the team who's jersey you're wearing. Talk about being conflicted.
The Preds were back in action against the Panthers last night. Somehow Vokoun manages to never play when Florida comes up here. Can't say I blame him, but it sure would be fun to yell that he sucks. Miss him too. Hated the way he left. Tootoo had two fights, neither of which were too spectacular. He ended up on top of the guy both times, but neither were a great victory. Legwand has been on fire this past week. He has a point in every game since the birth of his son. Let's hope he keeps it rolling.
If they hadn't won last night, I'm sure many of the fans, myself included, and maybe even the players, would have been calling for the new third jerseys to never be worn again. Thankfully, the team walked away with a 4-1 win, thus beginning a new streak. Let's see how far this one can go. Calgary is in town tomorrow. It's Military Monday, so I'll be going of course.
Hey Shea, show Phaneuf who's the better defenseman. Eat shit you overpaid vampire. :P
Iginla, I love you, but please don't do anything tomorrow night.
Even though Ellis had a great game last night, I expect to see Pekka back in net tomorrow night. Puck drops in 24 hours. Get ready boys.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

What a nailbiter

Make that a seven game winning streak.
The second period last night against the Avs was the worst period I've seen the Preds play in awhile. It looked like they got a little cocky, and Colorado took joy in slapping them in the face. Despite blowing a 2-0 lead, the Preds squeaked out a win in overtime. Sucks that they gave away a point to another Western conference team, but at least they walked out with 2 points. That's all that matters.
I think Shea must have read my blog last night because he unleashed the cannon. He blew one past Anderson to tie the game at 3. No more goal scoring drought!
Kariya, on the other hand, must have missed me calling him out. The drought extended to 12 games without a goal against Dallas last night. The Blues did win in a shootout though. They're spending Thanksgiving in Nashville in preparation for the game on Friday.

Hope the boys are enjoying their Thanksgiving with family. Enjoy the day off, and come back to the rink ready to play tomorrow. It's gonna be a tough one.
Mason vs. Rinne
Erat & Legwand vs. Kariya
Brewer vs. Weber
God, I wish I didn't have my foot so deep in both camps. But I'm a Preds fan first. So let's make it eight boys!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

No pinching required, this is real

Six game winning streak

Let that sink in for a minute

The Nashville Predators are on a six game winning streak. This team is playing some really, really good hockey right now. Pekka is lights out, and our offense is showing sparks. We're scoring on the powerplay. Hell, Erat had a 2 goal game against DETROIT. Legwand scored a shorty. It doesn't get better than that. Throw in Belak taking a stupid penalty for "hooking" Jared Boll in the man junk against the Blue Jackets, and I've been pretty entertained for the past few games. It's been quite enjoyable sitting in Wendy's seats three rows from the ice. Friday is my last game there, and we're playing the Blues. "How epic is that going to be?" you might ask. Jenn is sitting with me, so pretty damn epic. That's for sure. There is going to be a ton of "That's hot," "Mchotty," and many other musings throughout. All I ask it that no one smush Kariya too hard. My heart can't take it. I can't wait for this game. It's been on my radar since the season started.

Some bad to go with the good:

Weber is in the midst of an 8 game goal scoring drought. Kariya is on an 11 game goal scoring drought. What the hell guys?!

Sulzer was sent to Milwaukee in favor of Franson, who is terrible in my opinion. He looked awful against Detroit. He is too slow. It would be best to send him back to Milwaukee and let him work on getting his game up to NHL level. Sulzer is already there. We all know he can play, and it sucks that he's been sitting in the pressbox.

Preds vs. Avs tonight at 8 central
Make it seven, boys

Sunday, November 15, 2009

No, I'm not dead

I'm a terrible blogger. School has encompassed my life in the past month. This semester has been hell. So as much as it sucked, it was good that the Predators had 2 weeks between home games.
They beat Montreal last night 2-0, while peppering Carey Price the douche with a franchise record 55 shots. We outshot them 24-4 in the first period alone. I love the "shoot first, ask questions later" attitude that this team has adopted all of a sudden. Steve Sullivan was a man on a mission last night. I loved seeing that little man flying around the rink.
The highlight of the night wasn't the 2 goals or Pekka posting a shutout. It was Carey Price, the aforementioned douche, ducking into the net when Weber blasted a slapshot towards him. I laughed so hard.
And in case you're wondering why Carey Price is a douche, let me fill you in. Not only is he overrated, because he is, but he high-sticked Sully and got away with it. He also sold a BS goaltender interference call resulting in a waved off goal. Plus he looks like an idiot. I just don't like him, so he's a douche. :)
It felt good to be back in the Sommet. I sat with Laury in the lower bowl and discovered that her and Jenn have pretty awesome seats. Much better seats than I could afford, that's for sure. I got my tickets from Wendy for the upcoming Blue Jackets, Wings, and Blues games. 3 rows from the ice, yea I'm pretty excited.
There's a lot of hockey in the next couple of weeks. I'm not missing a home game for awhile, and that's kind of nice.
Still really looking forward to the ballin' road trip in December. Only about a month and a half left until we invade 3 out of 4 of the Central division's arenas.