Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sugar Ray Emery RULES!!

OK, so I know this Blog might be a little passé, but I haven't had a chance to post about it yet, and I can't just pretend it never happened. I mean, it was the best hockey game of the season, and probably caused the most buzz around the NHL in a long, long time.

That's right, folks. I'm talking about Fight Night In Buffalo, starring those silly ol' Sabres and the Almighty Ottawa Senators!!

So you've probably already heard all about it, possibly seen the highlights, maybe you even watched the re-match. But I'm going to talk about it anyways. All hell broke loose last Thursday night in Buffalo, after Chris Neil laid out a - shall we call it "debatable"? - hit on Chris Drury. (For the record, I thought the hit was clean. Half-a-second late, but if Drury hadn't been admiring his pass, he would have been better prepared to take the hit, and likely wouldn't have gone careening through the air and smucked his head on the ice. It wasn't intentionally nasty, it wasn't an intent to injure. But that's just my take.)

So then, Lindy Ruff (who I would like to nominate for Most Annoying Coach Ever After Pat Quinn) sends out his goons for the next shift to "send a message" or whatever the hell they call it to justify his retarded actions, and had the likes of Andrew Peters & Adam Mair chasing around one of our best lines of Jason Spezza, Dany Heatley & Mike Comrie. Litereally chasing. Of course, a full-throttle rumble then broke out, with everyone on the ice pairing off, and Ray Emery & Martin Biron meeting each other half-way in a rarely-seen, but much-anticipated, goalie duel. Guess who won? Sugar Ray Emery, of course! But then Andrew Peters came over to tangle with him after Biron was already down and out. Oh, and at this point, I think the coaches were screaming at each other over panes of plexiglass, and might have killed each other if Rob Ray hadn't been standing between them.

So much to talk about. Such an exciting game. I can't even begin to get into it all, but I will say that I was happy with my team and the way they handled themselves, and I was delighted that Lindy was slapped with a $10,000 fine for his thuggery. And even better, we managed to hang on for the win in the re-match Saturday night, and on top of it all, both Chris Neil & Brian McGrattan won decisively in their match-ups against Adam Mair & Andrew Peters.

And if Ray Emery wasn't already a fan favourite in Ottawa, when he dropped the gloves against Biron and wore a smile throughout BOTH of his fights, he won just about everyone over.


OK - so Grey's Anatomy kind of paled in comparison to all of this on Thursday night, believe it or not. I think I have to re-watch it to get the full effect of it. But the good news is Meredith didn't die; her mother did. And while that's I'm sure devestating for her, at least she got to say good-bye to her mom when she crossed into the Hospital Heaven place that Mer had been hanging out in with Denny, Dylan, and a few other dead patients who had an impact on her.

Most touching moment of the night went to Denny, who explained to Meredith that when he & Izzie are in the same place at the same time, he can almost feel her, and they have this moment. Then they actually showed Izzie & Denny having one of these moments, and it was heart-wrenching. So beautiful and bittersweet. I loved it.

On to Survivor: I'm really not that into it yet this season, and the tribe I "picked" have lost pretty much everything. This week they had to eat some crazy-ass Fiji delights to win reward, but apparently because they don't have any spit in their mouths, they can't swallow. And then they had to go down a big Slip-N-Slide and toss a ball into a basket 6 times to win Immunity, but that didn't go so well for them either. Surprise, surprise. Probably because they wanted to drink the water they were sliding in or something. But the good news is this little pipsqueak of a girl made a fire, so they should get some of their strength back now, God love them.

And on the Amazing Race, everyone hates Rob & Amber. Shocker. But they just keep finishing in first. Loving it! I was glad to see Kevin & Drew go. I think that Drew guy seriously wasn't all there or something. After Kevin tied himself to the car to pull them out of a mudhole, and then Drew just kept driving, practically dragging Kevin along, I was like, "Dude! Something's not quite right with that guy!" Mirna and Smirna are driving me nuts. They're shrieky and loud and obnoxious, and I can't wait for them to get eliminated. Aside from Rob & Amber and Eric & Danielle, I don't have a whole lot of love for any of these teams.

Alright, so I haven't really gotten into detail on anything, but I've touched on everything, and that's all I have time for! Everyone have a great day!


priscilla said...

I guess nobody is around? Except me.

sara said...

hi Pk
I'm here too. what's new with you?
I had the flu.. starting to feel better today but not great. Plus, I'm getting a cold sore..that'll look great at the wedding Saturday!

Jill said...

Hi guys! I was just about to start talking to myself...

Sara, glad to hear you're starting to feel better, but that's a bummer about the cold sore!

Nothing new here...But it sure is a nice day out. I just went for a walk, and it's so spring-like! YAY!

Sharon said...

I am here, just checked in, I had to get caught up from being off yesterday with the cold.

Love the hockey re-cap Jill, it's quite sad, but I missed that game entirely. I spent most of that evening BAWLING over the final episode of the OC... yes BAWLING. It was horrendously sad.

priscilla said...

Hi everyone. There is nothing new with me. Except my month end is Thursday and I keep getting an error for a client that doesn't even exist. I can't figure it out, so I guess I will just run the reports anyways and see what happens. Yes it is so nice outside and yesterday was too. I opened my sunroof (just a crack) yesterday on the way home, first time this year. Thursday is Chad's mom's birthday, he is taking her out for supper tomorrow night. So tonight I have to bake her a cake. I spent some of my lunch hour in Stedmans in the card section picking out cards for her and for Cody's 1st birthday which is on the 6th.

priscilla said...

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you Jill - Chad actually was watching the Senators game on Saturday night instead of the Toronto game just so he wouldn't miss a fight if there was one.

Jill said...

PK: That's great! Tell Chad I say "Welcome to the Good Side"...hahaha!...I actually heard of quite a few people who normally wouldn't watch hockey at all who tuned in Saturday night just in case all hell broke loose. My sister & brother-in-law were there, and they said it was an awesome game to be at, even though they were surrounded by Buffalo fans.

Sharon: Too bad you missed it, you would've loved to see Emery fight!! I hope you were watching Saturday night at least to see your boy McGrattan getting into it! They showed clips of him "patrolling the red line" during the warm up, and chirping at their players and coaches - I'm sure that would have made you proud right there! And then the fight on top of it all - it was your kind of game!

Oh, I also caught the last 15 minutes of the O.C., but because I wasn't that into it, it didn't effect me much. I thought it was sweet how they jumped ahead in time and showed Ryan reaching out to another kid the way Sandy did with him...Everything coming full circle, nice way to end it!

Take care, guys!

Sharon said...

Yeah I did watch the game saturday and I saw my boy Brian scrapping and I was elated. I love him and Neill!