Saturday, March 23, 2013

hockey night in canada: leafs v. bruins

hi from arlington, first blogpost of the spring. 'do you think these guys pick their own ties, what makes guys attracted to certain ties?" - vanessa

woah i had no idea stephen page was kicked out of the barenaked ladies.

happy belated birthday to zdeno chara.

i announced tomorrow is ron hainsey's birthday and rebecca said 'uh oh. i still think he should suit up as a goalie, he isn't worth it otherwise.' vanessa: 'he is handsome but trade him.'

discussion of older players and their class 'who else is going to teach evander kane not to be a douchebag?"

tyler bozak also celebrated a birthday recently.

rebecca - "i'm not going to the albert anymore if they've raised their prices from the 90s" kadri goal = yikes.

here is where i need to state how terrible i am at fantasy hockey, the guy i am playing this week has kadri and i have like three players on IR which i didn't know or pay attention to.

'how can you punch someone's head with your helmet on' 'colton orr is from winnipeg?" 'he's still an asshole. if you knock his helmet off you take yours off?' vanessa says. rebecca disagrees. "you don't stop fighting to unlatch your helmet." we note colton orr is 31 and is acting a little younger. his horoscope: There is no point arguing with someone whose outlook on life is so very different to your own. he obviously has a different opinion as vanessa.

discussion of how the leafs are easier to like than they have been in the past.

discussion of oduya last years 'amicable breakup'.

who we want in winnipeg, gaborick? there not trading any blackhawks. we actually want phil kessel.

apparently our shoppers got a good review online. good for them.

lesson for young defencemen 'sometimes less is more'

we listened briefly to the band 'cocaine mustache' who are playing tonight at the albert. vanessa 'they remind me of grady and 5440' they reminded both becca and i of nickleback. vanessa begins defending nickleback saying there is a continum from them to the black keys. 

just took a sneak peak at avril lavigne's new single 'here's to never growing up' - prediction that colton orr also listened to it today.

any penquins up for trade? thank you to this blog for helping us with your amazing trade deadline chart:

the jets HAVE to win tomorrow hopefully we trade for gonchar and we can celebrate his birthday with him on april 13. also found out elias is available.

the ref down. becca wonders about standby refs. she will explore in her upcoming documentary about refs, they don't have their own medic, have to call on the teams 'what if they made a really bad call and the team's medic doesn't rush out as quickly as he should'

toronto up by two. grabovski who i have in my pool but am not playing this week. still think chara is a babe 'his neck is so long' 'i bet he has more muscles in his neck than i have in my arm'

apparently hnic quoted byfugien's weight as 295 last night.

'i hope every jet went out for coffee with their parents today and chilled out. they all need some close to home time'

congrats to phil kessel's sister 'highest scoring hockey player in the family'

also - welcome back teppo numinen is on. if anyone knows how to get us tickets to the april 9th game against buffalo, please advise.

discussion of how winnipeg is not on bad religion's tour. 'they have an album called true north - it's a sign' bad religion as anthem singers?

chara shot and not working.

james reimer playing well!

can babies go to the albert?

also - idea; bring balloons, blow them up at your seat and write on them with a sharpie and push them down and then thee will be baloons every where saying 'happy birthday hainsey'

finish lesson : sisu means balls or confidence. next sign : 'olli and mittens, show us your sisu'

vanessa reveals selkirk has a 'solid rockabilly community. they are known for old cars'

'is selkirk the capital of rockabilly and nobody knows?'

pj's flipped colllar. 'a tom cruise thing to do. it's not good.'

iginla, best opp to go to a cup contender.

we've discovered pj stock is part owner of a gym in montreal. kris letang works out there, rebecca wonders if they have zumba.

mclearan goal - another guy i have but didn't play this week 3-0 leafs.

bruins score. rask is in.

discussion of jaime lannister and david bergen.

mr. winkworth waves to david bergen, i saw him in delucas last week.

c'mon boston.

here is a link for people wondering about tomorrow's jets game:

the game continues. pretty boring. boston empty net. kadri most def my fave leaf. i need to learn more about him. BOSTON SCORES. nice tie.

who do the canadians fans hate more - the leafs or the bruins?

toronto won. oh well. first time beating the bruins in two years? have a nice night everyone.



Thursday, March 7, 2013

ode to chris pronger.

the chris pronger press conference today deserves for me it's own blog post. one of my favorite hockey memories off all time was taking my nephew to what was my first jet game of the new era and his first hockey game of life (he was five) and it was against the flyers and the crowd was yelling 'pronger' and my nephew wondered why and the guy beside us said 'he's an asshole' and then i kind of tried to explain that his job was to be more of the tough guy but my nephew got really compassionate and said he is just pushing people around a little to protect his friends and then he got really into shaking his head at the crowd when they would yell out "pronger". same year, he stopped believing in santa clause so i gave him a christmas gift from chris pronger who he does believe in. everytime we hang out, including the last jet game we saw together on saturday my nephew mentions CP and how much he misses him and should we send him a get well card.

for me, i like the flyers and i think pronger has played exactly the role in the organization he was supposed to. and how we are all just doing our best. the bhagavad gita says that it's better to do your own duty badly than to perfectly do another's and i guess for me chris pronger did actually do well but did what he had to do.

it was sad today to hear him talking about the pain he goes though or his depressive times and if that isn't what makes you be more compaissonate towards him, i don't know what would. i guess i'm not trying to convince anyone of anything. i can only speak for myself and that chris pronger has been one of the most important hockey players i've seen both on and off the ice and i am so happy that i got to see the (as of now) last game he played in winnipeg although i really hope it isn't his last.

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”



Sunday, March 3, 2013

happy 1000th game marian hossa

what a great sunday. blackhawks detroit original six. we have a teppo numinen card looking over us and we also had thom bargen coffee. it's just becca and kendra. the interesting part of this original six match up is the nervoustime original six is also divided on this game, vanessa is cheering for the wings, rebecca says it's a tough one and suggested looking up the astrological charts for howard and crawford.

crawford is a capricorn:

Any mistakes you make over the next seven days will be magnified by Jupiter’s influence. For that reason alone, it will pay you to be a bit more careful than usual, especially where relationships are concerned.

howard is an aries:

Focus on what you are good at over the next few days. If a hobby or pastime means more to you than your day job, then by all means, spend more time on it. One day, your hobby could make you rich.

(source: globe and mail)

becca notes daily horoscope the phone app says for capricorn it's basically all staying like in your shell today and for aries it's time for new beginnings so she's going with the red wings.

the globes are lookaheads so it doesn't in my view have much to add for this game. i really wonder if mercury retrograde is affecting the league and of course it is the ryan o'reiley conterversy. if i ran the league i wouldn't always hold trade deadline just before the retrograde starts.

i, kendra, am totally cheering for the blackhawks mostly because they are my sisters fave team but also because partick kane's quote last summer about how he knew there were things he could change about himself was the most inspiriing hockey quote i've heard since you miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

almost time for the third period!!!

rebecca notes two redwings are from mb, too too and ian white. well jonathan toews is so cool he equals two people.

looks like detroit has lost about half their games. last meeting between these two was in january, overtime lost for the wings.

patrick sharp, from thunder bay also counts as a manitoban 3-2 blackhawks, petition to include all of the canadian shield in manitoba upcoming.

rebecca 'i wish someone would score'

(that's how i felt about the jet game yesterday) ovechkin is still so good looking, i need to remind myself of this everyday.

'you don't let anyone fight for you unless you are teppo numinen and tie domi is on your team. where is tie domi, is he on twitter?'

we think he may but it isn't verified

woah red wings goal. as we were trying to find tie domi on twitter. becca blames the goal on crawford staying in his net and being a hermit.

still think there should be some blackhawks action upcoming. rebecca talked about the excitment last night montreal pittsburgh, she likes high scoring games.

we had no idea rob schnieder was in town and rebecca wonders if he is more famous than mr. belding.

discussion of steven harper, i have never heard any rumours about him. becca 'he is the only person that i follow on twitter that i hate. do you follow anyone you hate on twitter?" i don't. i think the only person i might hate is raffi torres. just kidding mike camelairi, no, maybe carey price only because of the story graham told me about the montreal coach.  this is a story for another time. maybe i should start following carey price on twitter to work on becoming more compassionate.

shoutout to the thom bargen croissants, so good!

tatar, 'like babar' 'BABAR IS AWESOME!' i would like to see a team with babar as the logo.

we aren't sure who graham would be cheering for. mark would be cheering for the devils even though they aren't playing.

that was a solid crawford safe, defying his astrological projection, 'come out of your shell!'

talk about coming out of his shell, oduya 'i don't think he had the same spirit when he was here'

this could be a record breaker, still lots of time. six minutes.

we are noticing more smothering of the puck that isn't called these days. apparently yesterday someone took it with their hand.

these guys are fast fast fast.

five mins left, still 1-0 detroit.

penalty. ha.

patrick kane!!!!! 'ever the opportunist'

the announcer is on fire.

another penalty.

THE STREAK IS INTACT, 22! hopefully it goes until 27 - numinen and oduya.

overtime is coming up......

i'd like to see hossa score the game winner, obviously. rebecca agrees.

the coach just had a piece of gum, i wonder if he's obligated to chew red gum for the team. personally, i would't mind as cinamon gum is my fave.

two minutes left in ot .

rebecca still working on her ref documentary 'so amazing in my head'

hello finland readers, we thank you very much for your support could you leave a comment and we will try to visit you.

also everyone, check out our facebook page, and our twitter accounts @nessnervoustime, @nervoustimek @rwinkworth and now overtime is over.

shoot out. great work by everyone and where are they going to put hossa.i think hawks will be kane, toews hossa, maybe not?

zetterberg probably on the wings. tatar? is that a rule that you put your goalscorer in the shootout, i mean like a karmic rule. becca comments you can put your goalie in the shootout, that i'd like to see along with mid game trade.

datsyuk up. miss.

pavel always reminds me of 'fivel'.

toews. miss.

brunner. so wide. maybe he's a capricorn

pk. so nice. that was the best. that was like 'what they do in the tournaments'


congrats blackhawks fans, our lives are really happy and spring is coming. rebecca 'i never thought id' feel bad for the underdog redwings.'

final thought, patick kane horoscope:

You can, if you want, find a thousand reasons to alter course over the next few days, but the planets warn you must keep faith in the route you have chosen. You’re halfway to your destination, so why change now? (scorpio)

the phone says don't miss the forrest for the trees, don't hyperfocus. we think that's why he slowed down.

have a great day everyone.

xo becca and kenny g for nervoustime.