Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy retirement, #11

Saku Koivu announced his retirement today. I want to say, congratulations on a marvelous career. You were an inspiration to me when I had to overcome a debilitating injury. You always amazed me with your professionalism, whether it was talking down Sergei Kostitsyn when his brother had been injured by a dirty hit, or when you addressed the media immediately after a BS penalty that delivered a Leafs win on a silver platter. Or when you scored the first goal of a game and showed an inordinate amount of emotion--until I realized that the reason you were so excited was that you wanted to score that goal for the deaf boy who had just sung the National Anthem. You were the hero Montreal needed, even when it didn't deserve you.

I have two wishes: that you had been able to retire a Montreal Canadien, and that you had been able to win the Cup with the Habs. But you showed us that there are even more important things. The highlights I mentioned were about more than just putting the puck in the net. (However, I must point out that it was you who scored the deciding goal in the 6-5 comeback win against the Rangers on February 19th, 2008.)

For everything you did, thank you.

Have a wonderful retirement.

With best wishes,

GW (KK)

Monday, August 4, 2014

Atta boy...

Good job there, Marc. Now, don't ever do that crap again.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dear Marc Bergevin

You're an idiot. Stop being an idiot: Sign PK Subban.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Scores and Standings, 6-14 FINAL

1. Derek (THIS Year's Champs!): 133 (130)
Anze Kopitar (F-LA) W=1
Drew Doughty (D-LA) A,W=2
Jarome Iginla (F-Bos) 
Claude Giroux (F-Phi) 
Alex Pietrangelo (D-StL) 
Marc-Andre Fleury (G-Pit) 
Last night's total: 3

2. P-Stone: 130 (130)
Henrik Lunqvist (G-NY) 0
Patrick Kane (F-Chi) 
Patrick Sharp (F-Chi) 
Evgeni Malkin (F-Pit)
Ryan Suter (D-Min)
Kevin Shattenkirk (D-StL)
Last night's total: 0

3. Mother of Kovalev: 113 (113)
Derek Stepan (F-NY) 0
Jonathan Toews (F-Chi)
David Krejci (F-Bos) 
Cam Fowler (D-Ana) 
Matt Niskanen (D-Pit) 
Semyon Varlamov (G-Col) 
Last night's total: 0

4. Father of Kovalev: 99
Ryan Getzlaf (F-Ana) 
Patrice Bergeron (F-Bos) 
Matt Duchene (F-Col) 
Brent Seabrook (D-Chi) 
Torey Krug (D-Bos) 
Antti Niemi (G-SJ) 
Last night's total: 0

5. Kovalev's Kousin: 97  
Max Pacioretty (F-Mon) 
Andrei Markov (D-Mon) 

Corey Perry (F-Ana) 
TJ Oshie (F-StL) 
Zdeno Chara (D-Bos) 
John Gibson, Jonas Hiller, Frederik Andersen (G-Ana) 
Last night's total: 0

6. Bride of Kovalev: 90 (89)
Jonathan Quick (G-LA) W=1
Sidney Crosby (F-Pit) 
Joe Pavelski (F-SJ) 
Gabriel Landeskog (F-Col) 
P.K. Subban (D-Mon) 
Jay Bouwmeester (D-StL) 
Last night's total: 1

7. Hawks Fan: 82
Marian Hossa (F-Chi) 
Duncan Keith (D-Chi) 

Logan Couture (F-SJ) 
Steven Stamkos (F-TB) 
James Wisniewski (D-CBJ) 
Tukka Rask (G-Bos) 
Last night's total: 0

Friday, June 13, 2014

Scores and Standings, 6-12

T-1. Derek (Last Year's Champs!): 130 (130)
Anze Kopitar (F-LA) 0
Drew Doughty (D-LA) 0
Jarome Iginla (F-Bos) 
Claude Giroux (F-Phi) 
Alex Pietrangelo (D-StL) 
Marc-Andre Fleury (G-Pit) 
Last night's total: 0

T-1. P-Stone: 130 (129)
Henrik Lunqvist (G-NY) W=1
Patrick Kane (F-Chi) 
Patrick Sharp (F-Chi) 
Evgeni Malkin (F-Pit)
Ryan Suter (D-Min)
Kevin Shattenkirk (D-StL)
Last night's total: 1

3. Mother of Kovalev: 113 (111)
Derek Stepan (F-NY) A,W=2
Jonathan Toews (F-Chi)
David Krejci (F-Bos) 
Cam Fowler (D-Ana) 
Matt Niskanen (D-Pit) 
Semyon Varlamov (G-Col) 
Last night's total: 2

4. Father of Kovalev: 99
Ryan Getzlaf (F-Ana) 
Patrice Bergeron (F-Bos) 
Matt Duchene (F-Col) 
Brent Seabrook (D-Chi) 
Torey Krug (D-Bos) 
Antti Niemi (G-SJ) 
Last night's total: 0

5. Kovalev's Kousin: 97  
Max Pacioretty (F-Mon) 
Andrei Markov (D-Mon) 

Corey Perry (F-Ana) 
TJ Oshie (F-StL) 
Zdeno Chara (D-Bos) 
John Gibson, Jonas Hiller, Frederik Andersen (G-Ana) 
Last night's total: 0

6. Bride of Kovalev: 89 (89)
Jonathan Quick (G-LA) 0
Sidney Crosby (F-Pit) 
Joe Pavelski (F-SJ) 
Gabriel Landeskog (F-Col) 
P.K. Subban (D-Mon) 
Jay Bouwmeester (D-StL) 
Last night's total: 0

7. Hawks Fan: 82
Marian Hossa (F-Chi) 
Duncan Keith (D-Chi) 

Logan Couture (F-SJ) 
Steven Stamkos (F-TB) 
James Wisniewski (D-CBJ) 
Tukka Rask (G-Bos) 
Last night's total: 0

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Scores and Standings, 6-10

Annnd Derek pulls ahead! For good this time? Stay tuned!

1. Derek (Last Year's Champs!): 130 (127)
Anze Kopitar (F-LA) A,W=2
Drew Doughty (D-LA) W=1
Jarome Iginla (F-Bos) 
Claude Giroux (F-Phi) 
Alex Pietrangelo (D-StL) 
Marc-Andre Fleury (G-Pit) 
Last night's total: 3

2. P-Stone: 129 (129)
Henrik Lunqvist (G-NY) 0
Patrick Kane (F-Chi) 
Patrick Sharp (F-Chi) 
Evgeni Malkin (F-Pit)
Ryan Suter (D-Min)
Kevin Shattenkirk (D-StL)
Last night's total: 0

3. Mother of Kovalev: 111 (111)
Derek Stepan (F-NY) 0
Jonathan Toews (F-Chi)
David Krejci (F-Bos) 
Cam Fowler (D-Ana) 
Matt Niskanen (D-Pit) 
Semyon Varlamov (G-Col) 
Last night's total: 0

4. Father of Kovalev: 99
Ryan Getzlaf (F-Ana) 
Patrice Bergeron (F-Bos) 
Matt Duchene (F-Col) 
Brent Seabrook (D-Chi) 
Torey Krug (D-Bos) 
Antti Niemi (G-SJ) 
Last night's total: 0

5. Kovalev's Kousin: 97  
Max Pacioretty (F-Mon) 
Andrei Markov (D-Mon) 

Corey Perry (F-Ana) 
TJ Oshie (F-StL) 
Zdeno Chara (D-Bos) 
John Gibson, Jonas Hiller, Frederik Andersen (G-Ana) 
Last night's total: 0

6. Bride of Kovalev: 89 (86)
Jonathan Quick (G-LA) W,SO=3
Sidney Crosby (F-Pit) 
Joe Pavelski (F-SJ) 
Gabriel Landeskog (F-Col) 
P.K. Subban (D-Mon) 
Jay Bouwmeester (D-StL) 
Last night's total: 3

7. Hawks Fan: 82
Marian Hossa (F-Chi) 
Duncan Keith (D-Chi) 

Logan Couture (F-SJ) 
Steven Stamkos (F-TB) 
James Wisniewski (D-CBJ) 
Tukka Rask (G-Bos) 
Last night's total: 0

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Scores and Standings, 6-8

1. P-Stone: 129 (129)
Henrik Lunqvist (G-NY) 0
Patrick Kane (F-Chi) 
Patrick Sharp (F-Chi) 
Evgeni Malkin (F-Pit)
Ryan Suter (D-Min)
Kevin Shattenkirk (D-StL)
Last night's total: 0

2. Derek (Last Year's Champs!): 127 (124)
Anze Kopitar (F-LA) A,W=2
Drew Doughty (D-LA) W=1
Jarome Iginla (F-Bos) 
Claude Giroux (F-Phi) 
Alex Pietrangelo (D-StL) 
Marc-Andre Fleury (G-Pit) 
Last night's total: 3

3. Mother of Kovalev: 111 (110)
Derek Stepan (F-NY) A=1
Jonathan Toews (F-Chi)
David Krejci (F-Bos) 
Cam Fowler (D-Ana) 
Matt Niskanen (D-Pit) 
Semyon Varlamov (G-Col) 
Last night's total: 1

4. Father of Kovalev: 99
Ryan Getzlaf (F-Ana) 
Patrice Bergeron (F-Bos) 
Matt Duchene (F-Col) 
Brent Seabrook (D-Chi) 
Torey Krug (D-Bos) 
Antti Niemi (G-SJ) 
Last night's total: 0

5. Kovalev's Kousin: 97  
Max Pacioretty (F-Mon) 
Andrei Markov (D-Mon) 

Corey Perry (F-Ana) 
TJ Oshie (F-StL) 
Zdeno Chara (D-Bos) 
John Gibson, Jonas Hiller, Frederik Andersen (G-Ana) 
Last night's total: 0

6. Bride of Kovalev: 86 (85)
Jonathan Quick (G-LA) W=1
Sidney Crosby (F-Pit) 
Joe Pavelski (F-SJ) 
Gabriel Landeskog (F-Col) 
P.K. Subban (D-Mon) 
Jay Bouwmeester (D-StL) 
Last night's total: 1

7. Hawks Fan: 82
Marian Hossa (F-Chi) 
Duncan Keith (D-Chi) 

Logan Couture (F-SJ) 
Steven Stamkos (F-TB) 
James Wisniewski (D-CBJ) 
Tukka Rask (G-Bos) 
Last night's total: 0