Monday, April 24, 2006

Monday's Winners

Hey Peeps and anyone else checking in. A special "Hey" goes out to Hazel Mae.

As I mentioned earlier - it has been a crazy busy day, that spilled over into a work night. So tonight's edition of the Hazies will be a shortened one - only the best of the best...well from my perspective.

There were a number of notable performances in Europe this weekend - but the one that gets attention tonight comes from the Bolton/Charlton game. Portuguese international (Under 17 team) Ricardo Vaz Te scored in Bolton's 4-1 win. At 19 years of age, his future with the National Team is bright - look for his coming out party at Euro 2008 or World Cup 2010 - this kid is going to be special. After seeing him play a few times...I have one question to ask the soccer world "Freddy Who?" meh. Hazel lots of time to brush up on pronounciation on this kid.

The playoffs are in full swing - and while Leaf Nation (Hazel included) tries to stomach the 2006 edition of the NHL Playoffs without the Maple Leafs, we will sit and hope that the SenaTards and the Habs go quickly (though Montreal is looking good now with a 2-0 lead over the Hurricanes)...listening to their fans is WORSE than listening to Yankee fans.

Patrik Elias of the Devils rates another mention for his six point performance on Saturday against the Rangers.

John Madden of the Devils scored a hat-trick Monday night against the Jagr-less Rangers - two of them short-handed. When he doesn't have to check the opponents' star player...he can score. Pat Burns must be smiling.

Paul Kariya of the Predators had four assists on Friday, leading the Predators over the Sharks. Nice to see him get his career back on track down in the land of Elvis. If you don't agree with Paul's nomination...I'll leave you with this. His sister Kimiko (???) is a pretty damn good boxer; she's gorgeous and she'll knock your socks off...remind you of anyone you have seen lately? Hint: a sports personality who hosts a nightly highlight show... I'll let you mull it over.

Wojtek Wolski of the Avs had a goal and two assists on Saturday, leading Colorado to a 5-2 victory over Dallas. Pretty heady stuff for a rookie in his first playoff game...against Marty Turco and the Stars no less.

Brad Richards and Jonathon Cheechoo each had a goal and two assists leading their teams to all-important series tying wins on Sunday. Cheechoo lead the Sharks over the Predators; Vesa Toskala gets a Hazie too for recording a shutout. Richards led Tampa to a victory over the SenaTards which is always a good thing. He is going to look great in the blue and white of the Maple Leafs next year...I think Hazel would smile and nod in agreement.

J.P Dumont and Jason Pominville of the Sabres both had hat-tricks tonight in an 8-2 pasting of the Flyers. Watching a Bob Clarke team get spanked always warms the hearts of Leaf Nation - for those of you wondering...YES I have Dumont in one of my NHL Playoff pools.

Michael Ryder scored the winner in double overtime tonight - staking the Habs to a 2-0 lead over the Hurricanes. It is going to be a long day tomorrow listening to the Hab fans...I can see my inbox at work filling up already.

Alfonso Soriano of the Nationals went 4-5 on Friday night, with three HRs and five RBI against the Braves. Speaking as a Dodger fan (Red Sox West), it is still nice to watch the Braves get spanked. (Hey...Red Sox Nation, can I give Alfonso a shout out? he's a couple of years removed from the that enough time?)

In what I think would have brought a smile to Hazel's face on Friday night - Vernon Wells hit two HRs for the Jays in a victory over Boston - Wells had a tough go of it last year, so nice to see him start off well. Manny Ramirez hit two HRs in the same game...unfortunately, it was in a losing cause.

The Milwaukee Brewers hit FIVE HRs in one inning against Cincinnati on Saturday. No need to list the names...I don't think any Milwaukee fans check in here. If you are a Brewers fan, and you want the props, let me know.

In Sunday's game between Tampa and Texas - my boys Mark Texeira and Jonny Gomes (we think Jonny is of Portuguese heritage) each hit a HR, so did Jonny know I always give the Portuguese guys play here.

Ryan Howard of the Phillies knocked two out of the park on Sunday - I don't think Phillies' fans are missing Thome too much...ok, maybe a little. FYI Renee has Thome in the yahoo pool - so I know she's smiling.

Barry Bonds friend in NY hit a couple as well on Sunday. meh

That's about it for tonight. Big day tomorrow. Have a great one peeps.

Hazel, I hope things are groovy in your world.

Song of the Night on Hazelspeeps - for the Habs Michael Ryder, scoring the O/T winner over the Hurricanes

Riders On The Storm - The Doors

Peesth Out!


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