Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Game 7 Stunner

I'll get to Game 7's in a moment and there were two good ones last night but if you are a fan of the New York Rangers or New Jersey Devils, perhaps you might want some of this....
Oh yeah bay-bee!!! Bacon flavoured vodka is here!! This is not a joke. This is an actual product. You can go to the website which you see with the pic. Can you put some of this over your perogies??? Is this what replaces orange juice when you are having your scrambled eggs?? I don't think I would even want to sample this. How about you??

If you are a Devils fan, you might be drinking this stuff straight up to get over what happened in Game 7. The Devils were 90 seconds away from Round 2 and they gassed it. Tim Gleason made a great play to keep the puck in and seconds later the puck was in the net courtesy the stick of Jussi Jokinen to tie the game at 3 at the 1840 mark and with everyone thinking we were off to overtime, Eric Staal sent the "Canieacs" into a frenzied state and left New Jersey supporters wondering what happened as he scores with 32 seconds to go meaning Carolina moves on after a 4-3 win. They will play Boston in round 2. I'm sure if you visit Rod Pedersen's blog this morning that he is absolutely crucifying the Devils because he took all New Jersey in the Pats draft. Sometimes you win with that philosophy, sometimes you lose!! Tough one Rod. You were probably in the money had New Jersey moved on. I'm not going anywhere in that one either after losing a bunch of Flyers. If Kyle Wellwood and Mason Raymond become this year's John Druce than maybe I can squeak in. Lets just say I don't think Annika's college fund is getting a deposit anytime soon.

The other Eastern semi is the NHL's dream matchup. Yes, Sid meets Ovie as the Penguins will play the Capitals. Washington somehow wins Game 7 despite looking lackadaisacal throughout. Sergei Fedorov scored with 5 minutes left to give Washington a 2-1 win. The decision by Caps coach Bruce Boudreau to yank Jose Theodore after Game 1 and replace him with Simeon Varlamov is proving to be the move of the playoffs. Its like Peter Laviolette replacing Martin Gerber with the then unknown Cam Ward who went on to win the Conn Smythe as the Hurricanes beat the Oilers.

Here is how everything will shake down in Round 2.


Friday, May 1 at Boston, 7:30 p.m ET
Sunday, May 3 at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 6 at Carolina 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 8 at Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
*Sunday, May 10 at Boston, 7:30 p.m.
*Tuesday, May 12 at Carolina, 7:00 p.m.
*Thursday, May 14 at Boston, TBD


Saturday May 2 at Washington 1 pm ET
Monday May 4 at Washington 7 pm
Wednesday May 6 at Pittsburgh 7 pm
Friday May 8 at Pittsburgh 7 pm
*Saturday May 9 at Washington 7 pm
*Monday May 11 at Pittsburgh TBD
*Wednesday May 13 at Washington 7 pm


Friday, May 1 at Detroit, 7 pm ET (TSN 2)
Sunday, May 3 at Detroit, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5 at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 7 at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m.
*Sunday, May 10 at Detroit, 5:00 p.m.
*Tuesday, May 12 at Anaheim, TBD
*Thursday, May 14 at Detroit, TBD


Thursday, April 30 at Vancouver, 9 pm ET
Saturday, May 2 at Vancouver, 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5 at Chicago, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 7 at Chicago, 8:00 p.m.
*Saturday, May 9 at Vancouver, 10:30 p.m
*Monday, May 11 at Chicago, 9:00 p.m.
*Thursday, May 14 at Vancouver, TBD
I heard Alex Smith talking about the CFL draft last night. The man in charge of the draft for the Riders saying the football team has no glaring needs and they are extremely happy with the Canadian content they already have. They have several guys they are looking at and when it gets to their turn they will see who has been taken and select who they feel is the best player. The Riders first pick will be the first pick of the 2nd round---9th overall. University of Alberta offensive lineman Simeon Rottier is pegged by scouts as the number one pick but Smith feels the Ti-Cats should take a receiver with the number one pick. His rationale being they will still get a good offensive lineman at 3 and that it could be Rottier. If Hamilton adheres to Smith's theory, it means they will take Acadia receiver Matt Carter. We will see. The Rams and Huskies will both watch with interest. Regina defensive back Tamon George and defensive lineman Stan Van Sichem are both pegged to go within the first two rounds as is U of S slotback Scott McHenry. With Keith Shologan around, I don't think the Riders would take Van Sichem but I could see them going after George. With the depth at receiver that the team has, I don't see McHenry trading in U of S green and white for Rider green and white.
Speaking of the Rams, they are going to play all of their home games on a Friday night this year. I think that's a great idea. Here's hoping they can get some kind of deal going to get University students to the stadium and back and here's hoping that Mr and Mrs Regina who love their football get their weekends started right by taking in the games. Those games are Friday September 4 against Manitoba, September 18 against Calgary, October 9 versus Simon Fraser and October 30 against the Huskies. You can get your tickets by going to
One of the better junior hockey websites out there is one that former Global Regina sportscaster Dean Millard has. Check out the information he is hearing.

I believe a certain former sportscaster at News Talk Radio has been saying this would be a great idea for years. I hope this happens!!!!

I'm not saying its going to happen but don't be surprised if you hear Brett Favre talk about coming back again. You see the New York Jets officially released Favre on Tuesday night. It means he is an unrestricted free agent. Yes, Favre can play for any team he wants now---including the team he wanted to play for last year---a team that still doesn't have a top notch quarterback---the Minnesota Vikings. Under terms of his trade to the Jets, New York would have had to give Green Bay three first round picks if they traded him back into their division. With Favre now a free agent, the Jets are no longer on the hook. What makes this interesting is the Jets didn't have to make this move. By making it, it means that window to return is once again open. Don't be surprised if you hear more on this soon and don't be surprised to learn Favre might be getting that itch back. I for one hope we have seen the last of Favre. Coming back would just tarnish his legacy a little more.
Finally, could Humboldt Broncos coach Dean Brockman be headed to the WHL after the RBC Cup??? I'm hearing he could be and that he wouldn't be leaving Saskatchewan. I'll leave it up to you as to what team has perhaps been kicking the tires.


Anonymous said...

An outdoor game at Mosaic?? I'm in. You have been lobbying for that for a couple of years. You wanted to see more than one game didn't you?? I would need some of that bacon vodka to keep me warm in the stands.


Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more with you on your assessment of the local boys. I wouldn't be surprised to see George end up getting taken here. From what I hear the Riders like what they see in him and Miller has said he wants to start a Canadian corner. Could McHenry end up in BC as a Clermont replacement??

Chicago-Vancouver will be the best of the 2nd round matchups. I may have to break out my Jim Pappin jersey if they win. The Blackhawks(the white one) is the best uniform in all of sports.

Anonymous said...

Bacon vodka is tame compared to this Mitch