Monday, May 27, 2013

game six detroit chicago

rare baldwin apt liveblog, residents include myself kendra and neighbours sally and tyler who you readers may recall we ran into on the street a couple entires ago and that they are both cheering for the blackhawks because sally has then in a pool and tyler chooses based on the city he likes better.

sally and tyler are eating falafel i earlier ate a large sorrentos salad which was amazing but seriously large and i gave the rest to my brother and killa cam.

the blackhawks are also the team sally's dad is going for and we are drinking old wine and it's only okay. tyler 'i'm not sure what it tasted like before but i'll take it'

on the san jose la, tyler is going for la. i am going for san jose.

1-1 end of the first. none of  us know who scored because we just turned it on. tyler is finding out on his phone. marian hossa scored for chicago ....and p. eaves ? none of us know who he is. sally just remembered johnny oduya was a blackhawk and was like 'heyyyyyyyy'

not many detroit players familiar to the group. zetterberg. i've learned the goalie. this series is teaching me more about the redwings that i ever needed to know - i just found out the octupus on sat. maybe someone did it the first game. tyler' it seems grosss' me 'i think vegans should not cheer for the redwings.' tyler 'it's a waste of octupus you can't sell it when you've thrown it on the ice'

i actually went to burger king the other day and the yam fries were awful. tyler 'the movement of yam fries from a side dish to fast food is kind of disapointing'\

do people think yam fries are better\? i don't. tyler 'the moment people start putting kale on their burgers i will know the change has happened'

kyle quincy reminds sally of gsp. even the way he talks. WE MISS YOU GRAHAM SMITH-PELOQUIN.

sally asked if i had heard from gsp lately and i remembered the last penguins game i simply got a text saying 'malkins parents!'

second period underway. tyler also comments another reason to cheer for the blackhaws is the closest proximity to hear. he is still learning to detroit. he also thinks jarome igninla deserves to win a cup. boston, sally simply says 'no'.

woah sally 'pretty much any team that goes against boston i will cheer for'

i don't want boston to win and turn it into an american government thing.

chic power play and i'm already missing the power play of sat night.
tyler notes not seeing teams that play so differently at home and away than chic and detroit. but another detroit penalty, roughriders style, too many men on the ice. that ref is because tyler is also from sask and is a roughriders fan.
lets go blakhawks.

nothing happened.

i spoke with rich pollock from illegal curve today who told me he thinks this game is going into overtime.

although you can't see it - tyler is wearing a great shirt. striped with the greatest colours, grey, yellow, maroon, white. wide stripes as well.

tyler has seen all of the arrested developments 'it took 8.5 hours but it was worth it.' - sally has seen a few, half of it. i've seen none of it, waiting for my family.

spoiler alert\; STEVE HOLT

as we were talking about game of thrones detroit scores, anderson. 'not even an interesting name for a hockey player. as a friend it's a great last name' - shout out to randi and aynsley. now thinking of all the andersons we think are awesome. and andrews' - archie andrews.  the first guy tyler ever knew who's parents had a computer was named anderson 'he had a lot of leggo'

'i'm really not that upset about people with the last name anderson i just didn't like that goal'

detroit fans chanting crawford, not cool. that's a winnipeg thing and save it for miller.

everytime anderson's name is mentioned now we realize he is our least fave wing. sally just got a text with a breakfast club video.

it seems like all detroit since that last goal. another penalty though for the wings. here is where it will turn around.

very interesting movie upcoming 'the purge'

tyler is against crystal lite 'i don't like when a company tries to tell you to be unique by buying thier product and squirting powder into water is super lame'

no penalty actually. 'only the second, they have got to endure right now'

now penalty to chicago.  pretty good luck no goal and second period is over.

It's Sally here.  We are trying a trial run kitty visit with Kendra's cat Fluery.  According to Tyler (spoiler alert) If this goes well our little cat Freya may be looking at a new little bro or sister cat soon.... 2nd period break..  also cig break for kendra.  

Visit not so good.....  Almost broke into a cat fight (literally)

yeah didn't go so well. fluery also i don't think will be getting a new brother or sister soon.

'remember this moment next time we are at the humane society and there are cute kittens'

and blackhawks score!!!! also cute new japanese toronto blue jay.

another chicago goal and they are ahead. bickell is my fave blackhawk. i told that to uncle waldamar on sat.

i dont want this game to go into overtime.

penalty shot. goal! first highfive of the night!!! this is a little more of a low key crowd than arlignton.

discussion about how the game is all in your head. sally taught a yoga class today!

second period looked like detroit was 'going to close it out' = proof that anything can change in a moment. detroit is trying trying datsyuk of course we know.

freya seems to be doing ok.

now it's just the waiting game.

and another detroit penalty.

there is really nothing better than a game seven is there? it's like a clean slate for everyone. i would like to start living more of my life as if it is a game seven. i bet there would be a lot more risk and with that often come benefits even if they happen to be learning experiences.

the classic 'ref you suck' chant and you know this game is over. sally 'when i think of detroit i don't think classy' - she obviously didn't read our last post where we talked about the class of detroit. now another penalty, hossa. 'all the stars off the ice'

hossa is one of my faves!

and the wings score. NERVOUSTIME!!!

tyler 'this is the danger zone'

tyler calls out blackhawks number 7 ' he thought the game was over too. it's ok for me to think the game is over because i'm not playing.'

sally and tyler still discussing the geographical proximilty of detroit and chic to us and tyler comments about the racist mascot of the blackhawk as opposed to the all inclusive wing.

less than a min left litterally typing while watching......howard back in the net.

30 seconds left empty net miss icing twenty seconds left, tyler 'its the worst case scenerio.' - he blames oduya........another icing.

i would keep icing. 16 seconds left.

and it's done. game seven up next!!!!

thanks sally and tyler for having me over

final thoughts sally - i wish our kane was as nice as the one on the blackhawks / tyler 'that was awesome, i like game sevens'

peace out from preston ave!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

wings v hawks, game four.

playoffs hawks wings we lost our post from the first period all i can say is there was a lot in it about teen wolf and the resemblance of patrick kane to teen wolf.

second period, still no score. quesionable non call just occured detroit on the power play, chicago is playing well. we are a room divided, vanessa and greg for the wings, becca and i (kendra) for the blackhawks. we are actually sitting this way as well, by our alies.

bailey, the winkworth family dog, rules and there will be another penalty to chicago. toews is screaming. mr w 'he is supposed to be the captain' ness ' still a young capatain'

i love any commercial that has ashton kutcher in it. rebecca 'gross'

that was not a penalty says any of us. 'save your emotion for he ice not the penalty box' - mr wink

a lot of empty seats in detroit.

GOAL detroit.

another penalty to chicago. they hate jonathan toews

pj stock is going to be upset if JT beats his penalty minutes to goals record

please calm down

seabrook is the best.

greg notes the commentators are pro chicago

the rangers win. what a goal.

greg loves tortorella. becca 'love to hate'

eating ice cream, third period. greg wants us to know he has never opened a pdf. almost time for a chicago goal.

discussion of the redwings motto 'believe' and vladamir konstininov, really a touching story. greg 'the redwings have always been a class organization' / they still have his locker set up for him and it has a rock that says 'believe' - i have a rock like that too!



i really hope chicago scores though! vanessa 'no one needs that' i actually need that. vanessa 'you only think you need it'

woah howard is really good

discussion of the royal albert. 'there is a mole in the restaurant right now. the bikini girl thing is a trick to get bad publicity. no more shows until the cancer is out'

goaltender interferance power play chicago, thank god.

i'm glad i went to the albert before this all happened. vanessa 'it felt good o be there'

'it's like when a little thing becomes everything'

vanessa is cheering. empty net. whatever, vanessa says 'i want a patch that says i believe in russian'

it's back to chicago.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Second Round!!! Sens v. Pens (whoa rhyme)

hey, it's kendra here back watching with the winkworth sisters. great to be watching hockey!! apparently the question is whether ottawa will continue it's magical mystery tour. second period is about to start, i was late because of dinner made by my bro (thanks graeme!)

i am rooting for ottawa, rebecca 'welll....." vanessa is cheering for ottawa too, 'the pens are too all star, like the harlem globetrotters' rebecca also refered to the pens as a musical tempo in the past, we remember, vanessa now says 'the pens are reggae, the sens are calyppso'

shout out to the guy from the lc who recommended some cheap wine that's a twist off, merlot. it's 2-1 pittsburgh. where is fluery, not doing very well apparently.

standards in the league for bounciest walls? apparently in pittsburgh it is the bounciest wall in the league.

james neal roughing. nothing happened there.

apparently there are new skyscrapers coming on fort street, and they will include a grocery store. there has also been some conterversy with the albert, there is a boycott so it won't be a punk venue, it is depressing and vanessa is angry. some people were fired because of the toasted bun. there is a real discussion coming here between vanessa and rebecca about this, i have no idea about the situation. they have been saying for eight years it will go back but it's 'turned into a little cartoon of itself, dare i say like another local organization riding on the coat tails of what it used to be.'

someone was fired in a facebook status. rebecca read an article in the spectator that suggested it all might be a social media strategy, more people are talking about the albert than ever before.

our next birthday party is at the windsor (2014).

(i just noticed we started talking about matt tapscott who we ususally do once a playoff).

hahha, referring to a different guy:

me, to rebecca 'i think he likes you!' rebecca ' i think he likes you!' vanessa 'maybe he likes both of you'

rebecca comments that people need to tell her three times if they liked her, this actually happened to me also too. 'we really should not be that way'

another pentalty and rebecca is comparing the guy i like to ron hainsey 'they are both handsome and both have wide set eyes'. someone also made her a mix tape.

amazing goal pittsburgeh. that was a great. i had no idea crosby was even playing. 'he has new teeth'. another good play. karlsson is so cute, vanessas fave part of the ottawa senators.

second period is over. 3-1.

discussion of astronauts and how much they get paid, what taxes you'd have to pay, what if something happens, what is your life insurance policy.  also discussion that astronauts distract from the experimental lakes etc.

quote 'is this the kind of personality that we need to get our young people excited again'

we had an amazing bump in with sally and tyler on the break and they were so cute talking about their picks, tyler 'i usually go for the city i like best. montreal.' and sally leaving revealing she is going for the blackhawks.

vanessa has an nhl sticker on her codebook which is why she thinks she is doing so well on her exams.

has anyone seen malkin's parents these playoffs?

vanessa says the redwings anaheim series was amazing. teemu was amazing and the redwings won three overtimes. and she was wearing her zetterberg jersey for all four games that they one. and detroit is in chic tomorrow. i am cheering for chicago, so is becca. that will be a nervoustime.

apparently the girls' uncle hartley ran into teemu in edmoton and told him we need teppo back in winnipeg!

teemu agreed.

currently eating nibs, so so so good.

vanessa, 'even i was sad for the leafs last night'.

discussion of evander kane's tweets, whether or not he can keep a straight face when he talks, how he was one of the three people becca followed that she doesn't like but has now unfollowed.

still 3-1.

we are all tired.

i can't see ottawa pulling a bruins comeback in this game. oh, so lupul tweeted, the game will haunt me for the rest of my life. i was in toronto actually and it was devestating. however, cheers to my sister in law julie for still wearing the because it's the cup shirt i bought her.

'eat your pasta immediately ' a message from delucas.

why isn't gonchar scoring any goals?

vanessa watched the last episode of game of thrones 'it was so wild. i missed the details in the middle as usual but the endings, it was the coolest thing i've ever seen on a tv show. I LOVE JAMIE LANNISTER.' - vanessa. //

rebecca 'he has redeemed some of the bad things he's done.' oh rebecca is still mad at him for pushing bran out the window.

she is re-reading book three. 'i read three sentances and five of the main characters have died.'

i think the last part of book four is jaime's continuation into my favorite.

discussion of theon greyjoy. james neal back in the penalty box.

discussion of who should be the offical favorite game of thrones character of nervoustime - 'jon snow'

rebecca 'there is lots of sex in the book too' vanessa 'it should, it's 1000 pages.'

who does ottawa else have for a goalie? anderson isn't having a good game.

vanessa 'someone's gotta win the first game. it doesn't matter. nobody goes out in four except the canucks.'

discussion of stats on how game one wins will lead to winning. 'the best thing about hockey is that you can look up the stats'  

rebecca asks the group about the stat she wants -round two the team that wins the first game if the game is on a tuesday and the sky is clear how many times will they sweep the series? - doesn't ron mclean know that kind of stuff?

james neal back in the penalty box.

you know 'a four one lead is the worst lead in hockey'

shout out to jen who rebecca forgot to text (sorry). #jenfunkneedstwitter

discussion of hockey players and where they are vacationing. i didn't run into any of them on my trip.

that california series is going to be late late late. logan couture is such a babe.

discussion of people who's twitters we look at or facebooks we have who are unhealthy really and why we still do it

the little ceaser's pizza price has increased.

best pizza, delucas.

we want to go to vj's this weekend. there is a new restaurant opening on sherbrook. vanessa asked if it will be called 'the moose and maple' or 'the green ardvark'. i am pretty sure the name stars with an F.

sens lose. good job penguins, we wonder if anderson will start next game.

peace out guys!!!

kendra, vanessa and rebecca

Friday, May 10, 2013

2013 Playoff Updates: Round 1

Hamilton Sushi is the best. Read our review here:

It's the Winkworth sisters here.

We're celebrating Vanessa's "Most Awesome Electrician" award from the Brotherhood of Electricians (which comes with $500 and a job offer!) by ordering Hamilton sushi and watching multiple hockey games (Anaheim @ Detroit, Toronto @ Boston, New York @ Washington, St Louis @ LA). We're bouncing between them all. Try to keep up.

Happy Birthday, Ryan Getzlaff! Even if you're an asshole, we hope you have a good birthday (and by "we", I mean me). 

We figure we might as well blog some playoff updates to our fans and most especially Kendra and Tracey (9 blog views from Sri Lanka!) We've had a few people looking for Graham Smith-Peloquin and what's up GSP? Miss ya!

Ottawa booted Montreal out of the running last night. Of course, we are all cheering for the Sens. #JenFunkNeedsTwitter

This week was a long one. "Embrace the new moon, Moonchild".

The #1 team in the northwest (Vancouver) was the first to be out of the playoffs. "Wasn't Montreal #1 in the northeast? Now they're out too" - Ness. Too bad, so sad, Canada.

Talking about Ferens now and that puck he took to the forehead, and is he okay? Toronto wins against Boston. Stephen Harper is tweeting from Boston Pizza (asshole).

Mr. Wink is now on speaker phone to say goodnight (it's 8:52pm).
"Reimer's a good Manitoba boy!" - Dad.
"I'm never cheering for Toronto" - Ness.
"I'm going to go to bed now" - Dad.

We're watching Detroit and they just scored on themselves (Smith). "Who is that guy?" 1:1 Anaheim/Detroit. This is do or die for Detroit tonight. Teemu almost scored. Two octopi on the ice. (If you haven't heard the story behind the Detroit octopus, read it here:

"Howard is the smallest goalie".

Why is TSN Brian Engblom sandwiched between two padded blue walls?! He's forced to announce in a cell that's 1 foot wide. It's like the walls are closing in on him! Where is Shane Hnidy to the rescue?

Zetterberg scores! The crowd remains on their feet. 13 minutes left in the 3rd. 2:1 Detroit.

Vanessa wants to ban the divisions and playoffs should be based on the top 8 teams. "It shouldn't matter where you're from. It's not fair."

I'm trying to get Vanessa to change the channel for a minute so we can check the other scores. No luck. Detroit power play.

Brian Engblom is looking even squishier.

"He didn't feel it where he was supposed to be feeling it" - NBC announcer on Hiller's near non-save.

Abdelkater scores and makes it 3:1 and we are most definitely heading back to Anaheim for game 7. Snoop Dogg / Snoop Lion will hopefully be in attendance for another epic interview with Scott Oake.

"This is the best Friday night ever." - Ness. I am torn, of course because of Teemu.

Update - 0:0 St Louis/LA, OT right now between the Rangers and Caps. Tortellini looks especially tanned this evening.

Back to Detroit. Etem just scored and narrows the gap by only 1 goal with 3 minutes left in the 3rd. Nervoustime! And whoa, Bobby Ryan (wasn't that the name of a guy from the Babysitter's Club books?) scores and ties the game. It got real quiet in Detroit and my living room. Zetterberg near goal bounces off the post. Aaaand we are heading to OT.

NHL History: Detroit is playing 4 OT games in a series.

Back to Washington. Sudden death and Ribeiro scores his first playoff goal as a Washington Capital. Final score 2:1 Washington.

Can we talk about the TSN guys and why they are wearing ridiculous outfits tonight? "They aren't funky guys. They shouldn't be wearing those colours." The only classy guy on the panel is Bob McKenzie.

Speaking of suits, who will replace Don Cherry when he can't do HNIC anymore? Seriously, you guys what's going to happen? I'm worried about this.

Zetterberg scores right away! "That's why he's the captain".

Brian Engblom is now out of his padded cell. He looks okay.

Last game to go: St Louis/LA. Does anyone really care about this game?

Here's what we know about the 2nd rounds by press deadline: Chicago vs Anaheim OR Detroit /  San Jose vs St Louis OR LA / Ottawa vs Pittsburgh OR Islanders / Boston OR Toronto vs Capitals OR Rangers.

Predictions: Chicago vs Anaheim / San Jose vs LA / Ottawa vs Pittsburgh / Toronto vs Caps.

See you soon, Snoop. Looking forward to the next round of playoffs with the rest of the nervoustime crew!

xo R & V