Saturday, October 26, 2013

first nervoustime with karla!

hey from tracey's place. gene just arrived, becca on her way and we are watching jets stars. score, one nothing. interesting is dallas shouts out 'stars' during the american anthem. none of us have actively watched dallas games before and don't know if that was a pre true north thing or not, karla is checking with her friend who is a stars fan.

gene and trace are heading to thailand and cambodia. discussion of packing. gene just got a camera. we are doing terrible at fantasy hockey this week - congrats to the riverton rifles. currently down 25-14. just adding trace and gene to blackberry messanger, just like it's 2009, maybe with that the penguins will win the cup?

karla really thought we were watching a blackhawks game tonight. we have it on game centre and will watch the 3rd.

dallas power play. tracey is making a bread salad and karla hates tyler seguin. turns out he tried to sleep with one of her friends who 'was at a party with the bruins and was hot enough to be there. he said he liked black girls. she said no'

one nothing minnesota and the chicago first period is over. we can all smell the garlic.

breaking - patrick kane hit on one of karla's friends cousins 'there wasn't a racial element so good job patrick kane'

isn't everyone glad karla is here??????? 'i know a lot of americans. i also know people who like baseball. which is terrible but i will let it go' - ps - karla does writing online and has forever.

karla 'i know your wedding was terrible in many ways' i was like, 'what?' she was like 'remeember when that guy from germany made you really uncomfortable?' oh ya, our fake cousin fred. pd - i loved my wedding, karla was just mad i stole her 13th birthday party 'i got so drunk at that wedding, i got really sick'

vanessa is at a social.

it's 1-0 winnipeg. it's also 2-0 minnesota. and our food is ready!

dallas scored. our food is great. discussion of clitsome. thank you so much to deluca's for making such great food. looks as though nervoustime overtime may be coming up.

shout out to the people we met last weekend in st. annes.

discussion of our trip to st. annes, karla 'that is the most manitoba experience i can envision except you didn't fish at any point'

small town bars will drive you home. karla announces brunkheld would pick you up. she then gets into drive through dacuquis. only in texas? tracey wants to go to austrailia and drink in the passanger seat.

still a tie game in texas.

2-1 for the chicago game. rebecca knows four people at this game 'they are my mother's contemporaries. i bet they are wearing jerseys. we should go to dallas. they have great music. how far is austin?' karla reminds us she is in thompson and no one is farther away then her.

rebecca notes kane is playing, gene notes he has the goal, and we discuss his earlier rumour as 'banged up'\\

we miss you thorburn!

we have two edits to the anthem:

all thy sons command to 'all of our command'

'god keep our land' to 'we'll keep our land' - rebecca comment 'it helps build accountability'

rebecca 'i tweeted the prime minister today and he didn't respond'

karla 'everything he has already done is enough'

"We're switching to the Blackhawks game as soon as this is over" - Kendra. 2 min left in the 3rd period. God help us if we're headed into another overtime.

Discussion of team dynamics. Who likes who? We know Pavelec and Frolik are best friends. Maybe Frolik will convince Pavs to date an older woman?

"Frolik Navidad". Kendra thought that was an original idea by her sister, but it turned out to be a pre-existing youtube video. Add that one to the playlist. Along with the Stephen Harper on Stephen Harper interview.

Too many men on the ice. How many times do I have to blog about this?

Shout out to Catie Ellis and Jeff Scott on their wedding day! What a beautiful wedding, mazel tov you guys!

We miss Ron Hainsey right about now. Does the penalty get held over in regular season overtime? After some discussion, we decide no but we are wrong and actually it does. "Well all the more reason not to get a stupid penalty at the end of the third", Tracey.

Shooter predictions: Kane (Kendra), Frolik (Karla), Olli (Rebecca).

"The Dallas Stars green is the same colour as the Riders green", Trace. Little Otto was wearing Riders socks today at the wedding. Hello to Julie and Graeme if you read our blog!

Quick chat about differentiating between 'Graeme' and Graham' in spelling and pronunciation.

It's overtime NERVOUSTIME. It was tough to watch Pavs being interviewed after the last game. He was so disappointed in his team mates (I think he dislikes Clitsome) and you could tell their was some animosity in the locker room. He's also really cute when he's angry.

Kendra and Karla are picking Dallas shooters now. Because we are headed for a SHOOT OUT. SHIT.

Latest trade option: Malkin (us) for Subban and Marchand (The Sheep). We have proposed the trade and nobody's responded. We think his real name is Rob. Please answer our email The Sheep.

Riverton Rifles who are you? Are you the guy I had a crush on in the mid-00's who worked at the Toad?

When I use the hashtag MDMA it really stands for Manitoba Dynasty Something Association. We don't actually do MDMA. Just in case any cops are reading this.

1st Dallas shot: Benn. Fail.
1st Winnipeg: Jokinen!!!!! Good effort but no cigar.
2nd: Chiasson. Nope.
2nd: Ladd GOAL!!!
3rd: Who was that? Who cares? He missed!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

fantasy hockey tips, for everyone.

for the last three seasons i, kendra, have been in a fantasy hockey keeper league and have done terribly. last year, one win. the year before, i have no idea. i never paid attention or played an accurate line up, aka the player everyone can't stand. hold up, they couldn't stand me. this year, i got becca and ness on my team and we've been paying attention and making friends with the guys in our league and this week we won our first game!! the win inspires me to highlight my top fantasy hockey tips, or what's worked for us.

1) you need a huge guy - we have malkin. everyone wants him so we sometimes get trades. we won't let him go.

2) it's all about the lines - we picked up bickell cause he had been playing with kane and toews. still a good point generator.

3) pull your goalie - on this week we won we didn't play our main goalie lundqvist but instead played josh harding, who got us some points. goalies are the most magical of all hockey players as you will never know what happens with them. we are so proud of josh harding.

4) talk to your family. for some reason i picked up josh harding on a whim but my cousin kevin had him too who is a fantasy sports expert according to me and i listen to everything he says. so ya, you need to check in with people. when i was going to pick mason raymond i texted my dad who told me he would get '20-30 points' - turns out how he's doing now my dad is wrong about that. other things my dad is wrong about: it would break my heart to even get into it, moving on.

5) injuries: we have volkoun on our team who is on ir = the thing with that is he isn't on our salary cap but we can still put him in whenever he comes back. any player coming off of an injury, in my view and experience watching, always does well.

6) waiver wire: how it works in our league is you can pick up anyone from waiver wire but it's in order of people who've picked last. we got so buzzed and excited the other day we picked up mark stuart. but cancelled = you save your picks for when you need them

7) ron hainsey = congrats on your two goals. you are amazing. but you are still too expensive to draft....

8) salary cap - our league has a salary cap and that is really true to life. we can be like 'olliiiii what's up?" and then another will respond 'too expensive' almost akin to when we are considering staying out a bit longer. budget is helpful and there are always points, and life experiences, to gain if you can stay under budget. i am figuring anyone under 3 mill is a steal and those are the guys that want to get the points for a higher salary in the future, so get them on your team.

9) don't let anyone else bother you = for the last two years i didn't know anyone in my league. i've slowly been meeting them and they are all really nice. you will learn a healthy competition but to root for each other

10) know your competition - if you have a guy who will make a ridiculous trade because of emotion, do it. maybe they have the same birthday as eric tangradi. find that out, and my all means do it, they are thinking the same of you.

11) always keep a jet = we took frolik, he's our fave, but yes, it's always important to have a guy on the team you are cheering for.

will post more tips as they come = first win tonight, hopefully not the last. thanks to becca and ness for their help in this win and zig for being a great guy to beat and for getting us involved in the first place.

xo love kendra

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Anaheim @ Winnipeg: Welcome Back Teemu!

Happy Sunday, Nervoustime here. Present: Kendra, Vanessa, and me (Reb). Mr. Wink just arrived with Sorrento's pizza that he kept warm in his own personal pizza delivery warmers. Insists on checking the football scores. VIP Graham Smith-Peloquin is on his way!


"How long do we have to watch football before we can change the channel to hockey?"

"I think we should cheer for the Broncos because we cheer for the Avalanche", Kendra.

Thoughts on Bombers: "Thumbs down, Bombers". What a sorry excuse for a CFL team. What to do?

Things we miss about the old stadium: beer snake, being able to smoke and watch the game at the same time (shout out Robbie Rousseau), the space to roam and move so you didn't hate everyone around you, and being able to go to Olive Garden after the game. "I'm still full from going eating there (14 months ago)", Kendra.

Tim Campbell on Teemu: "A gentle soul, soft-spoken man".

WIVES CARNIVAL MENTION! With all these Jets getting married and engaged over the summer, there better be a Wives Carnival Revival this season.


Has anyone been to Shark Club? I've heard it's sponsored by Bud Light and you want to have a shower when you get home.

Clitty is back in the line-up! "I thought they were going to trade him", Greg.

Thank you CTV - all the headlines was saying this was Teemu's last appearance in Winnipeg. Thank to you Cam (who runs the CTV twitter) who corrected that it's Teemu's last REGULAR SEASON appearance, NOT including the Playoffs.

Awkward faces from Shane Hnidy.

Can we all just pause and appreciate how beautiful Teemu is.

vanessa died her hair green, like the ends, we think it's a protest against the bombers. riders forever!

graham misses smith-pelly. who doesn't? we missed you gsp!!!

gsp talking about smoking sections at the new and old stadiums, agrees. vanessa 'destroying that stadium was the worst idea ever.'

where did you meet bryan little? did we tell you that - we have a little card signed 'to nervoustime' so so nice. we love you bryan!!!

also, shoutout to our new friends bangers and tbirds - we are hoping to hang out with you soon and thank you steve for letting us pick up volkuon for our fantasy team....'always trust a tbird'

five mins in no score.

i am with sidney crosby on loving great big sea.  (kendra) i attribute it back to my years growing up in atlantic canada. also thank you to the rankin family ('we rise again')

nervoustime friend jil who only got into hockey at the end of last season texts 'teemu is hot' - how amazing to only discover this now! thank you teemu for your years of making us all happy.

i had such a great time at the game on friday - the jets are doing so well! discussion of the net off etc. it was still a super fun game. we love the new guys! frolik is in our lineup this week.

jets power play. jets goal! what a power play!!! greg on wheeler 'he never quits. that's one guy i like. he is always moving'

gsp updates us on the local teams (the No Regretskys, best team name ever) and the ducks scored.

greg comments on the decrease in young children signing up to play hockey. it's too expensive.

standing o for teemu, discussion of the finnish documentary, gsp 'are they going to be playing it a the globe'

jill text: 'i'm really enjoying this game i can't believe it'

i hope i'm in good shape at 43.

power play for the ducks.......

greg discovers getzlaff connection. becca 'they aren't twins'

mark stuart for life!!!

becca 'ryan looks more mediterannean. olive undertones'

becca spells out medataranian for me, i can't handle it.

gw comments we haven't seen byfuglien on the ice as much as we did last year, rebecca requests we turn down the sound for commercials.

Taking bets if Greg will be able to stay awake for the 3rd period.

Scheifele is an "old-looking 18" according to Mr Wink. "I tell everybody I'm 68 and they say I look amazing".

Pavs is playing great tonight - his first game playing against Anaheim. How tall is Pavalec? 6'3". Ken Dryden is 6'4" and Kendra has read the book he wrote when he was a lawyer.

LADD SCORES! "I was wondering where the 1st line was". 

Pavalec has been leaving his net a lot more these days. Nervoustime.

Claude Noel had a great press conference today. Laughing, smiling, loving Teemu, talking about how much he wants to win.

The reason there's so many shots on goal against the Jets is because Hainsey is gone.

Shout out to Oduya who got a goal on his birthday!

If Selanne gets a goal will the fans cheer? "Yes". "That's so stupid".

Yorkton's motto is "It's Good Enough". It's decided that Nervousime needs to take a trip to Yorkton.

Teemu being interviewed. Class act, total babe. Wonder where Teppo is right now.

"Someone left their boots in the hallway and that's dangerous", Greg. "I'm a dangerous girl", Nesse. "I think that was me", GSP. Everyone is in trouble.

Camera goes to Claude and Wheeler talking about the previous play, making plans for improvements and getting along so well. That open communication is key to a good relationship. #LoveAndHockey

GSP talking about flies at work, "playing cat and mouse games". It's the last batch of flies for the season, they're always weird and half-dead and disoriented. WINTER IS COMING.

Discussion about our rads in our places and how hot it is inside. No pants party all the time!

Did anyone see the Patrick Roy/ Bruce Boudreau scuffle? "He's always been an asshole", Greg/Dad. "Apparently his kid is the same way. It's like he thinks he's in the minors. Ah well, I guess he's gotta learn on his own time."

Teemu with an almost-goal. Mark Stuart called with tripping. Mark Stuart 4 Life.

Looking forward to this week's New York Rangers and LA Kings game: dueling goalies in our Fantasy League!

so tired. becca just passed me k the computer and we are ya, exhausted. greg posed an earlier twitter poll, 'will i make it to the 3rd period' and i feel like i may not too.....

becca says frolik has been called 'baby jagr' for agess.

greg ' you have to light a fire under joikinen'

becca 'why aren't the staff wearing hairnets in the moxies commercial?'

who has been the oldest? gordie howe. chris chelios?

jagr...baptized in 2001. very interesting

you have to wear a visor!!!!!!

mice update - no recent sightings. thanks to steve for offering his cat. gsp, 'are you getting a cat because of the flies'

ahhhh anaheim goal 'the jets could not escape the period'

end of second, 2-2 greg starts howling 'i am still awake!!!!'

does moxies own stellas?

gsp 'as of this summer?'

we have no idea. please don't quote us on that thing.

blake wheeler looks so much like andrew clark. greg to gsp, 'you look a little like andrew ladd acually'

laughter ensues.

Dad changes the channel to football again, the crowd boos. "I'm going to get my Bomber hat out of the washing machine".

Kendra looks up and everyone is wearing hats all of a sudden. Well not everyone, just Dad and me (Rebecca). Greg gets up to get hats for everyone. Vanessa gets "Bad to the bone". Kendra gets the Leafs, GSP the Habs.

GSP wants us to come see one of his games at the Highlander this year. "Most def", Kendra. Taking a break from the blog to take a photo. Always a photographer, never a bride.

3rd period! 2:2 tie game and it's Nervoustime! Will the Jets remain undefeated? Will Vanessa and Greg be able to stay awake? This and much much more will reveal itself in the coming minutes.

"Next goal: the Ducks", Greg. "GO TO BED!", everyone else.

Anaheim is dominating, though, as much as I don't want to admit it. Some not-so-swift moves by the Jets.

Buff IS BUFF! Looking so good! He's recovering the puck and looks so in control! LOVE YOUR BODY, BUFF. NO MATTER WHAT.

Jim Slater frequents GSP's coffee shop but he can never build up the nerve to say hi, even though he's his favourite Jet. Jim, if you're reading this, consider making the first move, Bro.

Every time we see this Moxie's commercial, it gets darker and more twisted. Let's put an end to the incessant Moxie's commercials on TSN Jets. "They're a sponsor, that's why." Greg thinks something fishier is going on.

"Why would you replace Scheifele with Slater on that line?", GSP.

"Can we pause it so we can all look at how good looking Frolik is?", Kendra. "I think he looks like a weasel", Greg.

Bogosian trips and loses the puck and Perry easily snaps one in the goal. 3:2 Jets and that is all Bogo's fault. "I blame the trainer who didn't sharpen his skates", GSP.

"It's a game of mistakes." - A hockey/love analogy.

Jets fans are now booing. "Where's the love?" 17 seconds left in the game. TO Winnipeg.

Hate to break it to everyone, but we lost. 3:2 Ducks.

Love, Nervoustime.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

welcome back hockey!

Vanessa and I are at home watching leafs habs. danny briere's first game as a canadien! guy we have in the pool is carl gunerson. our opponent has lars eller, kessel jvr and cody franson.

congrats to lars eller for the first penalty of the season.

vanessa loves jvr, 'mostly how the announcers say his name when they are excited'

and there it was, he scores! first goal of the season.

lars eller scored and our fantasy team is now down 2-0.

vanessas boss hates evander kane and has habs shoelaces, he is originally from montreal.

they are advertising the drake show at the arena. i have never listened to drake and actually just heard frank ocean this week.

baba just phoned during coaches corner, she is watching the game!

second period now it's 2-1 montreal, 5-0 for us in our hockey pool, excellent dinner made by vanessa.

ref injury. wish rebecca was here. where did parros come from 'i feel like i've seen him in a 24/7 documentary' parros' musache has it's own wikipedia section and apparently he has a you can play video - nervousime approved.

vanessa says she doesn't like the guy we are playing against because 'he clearly likes the maple leafs. who does that? a lot of awesome people hate the maple leafs'

2-2 now, still 5-0 in our league.

chicago up one nothing., go hawks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we don't like tyler bozak but i think kadri is such a babe. he's off to the penalty box.

shorthanded goal bozak! woah.


2-1 chicago. ovechkin also scored.

vanessa thinks hockey games should always be over by ten.

i was about to worry about my day tomorrow but i realized it will start with a manicure at quarter to nine.

aw man the parros fall. fran says 'give the guy some privacy'.

vanessa doesn't believe the no penalty rule is a rule and he is not wearing a visor.

mason raymond goal! we have him on our team but he is benched this week.

fran reminds us of the importance of watching the jet game 'we want to see how they look, who is playing with who'

seabrook scores for chicago and they take the lead.

we just discovered that all three of us are going on the 11th to the dallas game!!! woooooooaaaaaah. friday night!

greg arrives home commenting on the wind. becca and ness will be celebrating new years with teppo numinen, greg 'holy shit! toronto is winning!'

ha eller scored (fantasy league competitor has him) rebecca 'fuck i thought he had all leafs' - rebecca is against him. fantasy hockey update, 6-0

one minute left. briere looks great greg said 'why can't we get daniel briere' and toronto wins. vanessa 'they are such violent teams' greg 'you should have seen hockey 30 years ago'

jets game coming up ! we want to watch a hockey game in a hot tub. jets first game here since 96.

touching anthem. true north cheer, nice. becca 'it feels good to sing the anthem sitting down' what are the rules about hats on.

special dinner tomorrow.

oilers goal from the fourth line. from waivers to a goal.

ha becca and ness' first intro to our player, petry, in the penalty box and tie game chic wash.

mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  tie game for the jets. so far a perfect power play and here comes the second.  fran looking to join a fantasy league.

andrew ladd apparently a very chill guy.

washington scores. grabovski - we had him last year on the team, three points tonight!

discussion of jay leno. thieves, and cars. argument ensues.

greg 'all i wanted is for you to have some general knowledge of the car world'

mice announcement. there is a mouse. it's apparently really cute. fran says 'we had no mice the year we didn't have the compost.'

chicago ties it up. saad is available in our league.

vanesssa wants a cat.

greg is going to bed and the rest of us are too......

good night love nervousime, go jets go 1-1

LATENIGHT UPDATE (this is Rebecca, the one who doesn't need to wake up at 6am tomorrow morning): Just got home and turned the game on really loud so I could hear it from the shower.

Coach's corner update: Don loves Mark Scheifele but he mispronounces it "Shiffelly". Verdict's out whether Ron will correct him or not. Nope, not today.

It's 4:2 Oilers. BUT FROLIK JUST SCORED and things are turning around late in the 2nd period. That's big news for our fantasy hockey draft. Trouba with an assist. Lots of good things happening from our new guys.

Thorburn and Gazdik just got into a little scuffle that reminded me of Goon (as in, I bet they're going to have some drinks together after the game). As much as I loved that movie and appreciate the entertainment value of aggressive man-hugging, I've been really sensitive to all the fighting going on tonight. Is anyone else with me? I think it was the Parros incident that did me in. I know, he just tripped. Jesus I hope he's ok. "His moustache has it's own Facebook page", Vanessa mentioned earlier. End of 2nd period.

What is going on with Elliott Friedman's hair tonight?

There's a contest on right now to write 'Canada's Next Great Hockey Song'. And Sidney Crosby likes Great Big Sea AND techno?! I can't forgive both of those choices. Maybe one.

Mark Messier is a class act. Being interviewed by Scott Oake, comparisons to Taylor Hall yada yada...Mark clearly does yoga judging by his posture. I've had one foot on the Oiler train the past few years. This might be the year for their breakthrough.

3rd period and we've got another delay of game penalty to deal with. Pavs is scrambling tonight. Why didn't Claude play him during the pre-season games?

I'm reminded of Ziggy's words of wisdom to "not get hooked on one guy. Things change quickly around here". Applicable to hockey and relationships. I'll take all the advice I can get.

Is there a 'Fantasy Relationship League'?

Trouba scores! Practically from the blue line. Tie game!

I'm going to try and eat a balanced lunch tomorrow. And drink 3 glasses of water.

Stuart gets called for slashing and the timing ain't great. 7 min left in the 3rd. Nervoustime!

Jets defense is fantastic. Big Buff is fuckin' fast tonight. Looking trim and quick and loose. Close calls and flying pucks everywhere. Penalty over.

FROLIK SCORES, Tangradi assist! Hockey can be so poetic. Nearly brought a tear to my eye.

5:4 Jets. 4 min left in the 3rd. Just hold on to this, guys! It's 11:46 and I should be going to bed.

Jets have too many men on the ice. Fuuuuuck. "You've got to communicate with each other" - Kelly Hrudey. There's another hockey/relationship truth nugget.

Can we do this? Pavs makes such a huge save against Arcobello (such a great name, eh?)

25 seconds left. Faceoff in our zone. Timeout. Dubnyk's been pulled. 6 on 5.

Jets win! Good night, xo Rebecca