Tuesday, May 22, 2007

We Weren't In Hiding

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

We've been in shutdown mode for a couple of days - if you have read the page before, you know what that means.

For those of you who think I've been hiding because of the Tards win over Buffalo - I took my lumps Saturday afternoon and evening from members of the Tards Army; yes, I watched the game with them. The Tards did something I didn't think anyone could pull off - winning three games in Buffalo - does that mean they are a team of destiny? I don't think so; as well as the SenTards played, you could just as easily point to how bad the Sabres were:
  • Maxim Afinogenov had another forgettable playoff - he had a rep of being a guy who is an all-star at home and a no-show on the road, he was a non-factor for most of the Sabres ill-fated playoff run. Its time for Buffalo to cut this guy loose.

  • Thomas Vanek is another guy who played big during the regular season - but found himself being benched all too often during this year's playoffs.

  • Daniel Briere, the Sabres captain and so-called inspirational leader was invisible for most of the series, he couldn't even manage to make things work on the power play...he spent too much time diving instead of driving.

  • Brian Campbell looked lost in his own zone, so did Jaroslav Spacek and Dmitri Kalinin. The only Sabres defenceman who managed to play well with Henrik Tallinder - you aren't going to beat anyone when five of the six defencemen you throw out there are making bad decisions and giving the puck away.
The Buffalo Sabres have now become the Ottawa SenaTards - blowing their load during the regular season and not being able to get it done in the playoffs. There is so much more to write about how disappointing the Sabres were...but what would the point be?

As for tonight's game, you know how we feel about the Wings here - counterfeit is a word that we use to describe them. We picked Anaheim to win the series, and we still believe that will happen; still though, the thought of Dominik Hasek beating the SenaTards to win the Cup would be the ultimate irony huh? What a crushing blow that would be to the Tards...to have the goalie they cut loose come back and beat them for the big prize. Oh well, we believe the Ducks have everything it takes to beat the Tards later this week - they are big, physical, fast and have a goalie who is playing his best hockey of the season right now...just ask the Wings.

We'll do the Hazies tonight.

Texas Rangers C Gerald Laird had two hits, including a grand slam, and drove in five runs in the Rangers' 14-4 pasting of the Twins.

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Carlos Quentin had two HRs and drove in five runs to lead the DBacks to a 6-5 win over the Rockies.

Cincinnati Reds 1B Scott Hatteberg had three hits, including a HR, and drove in four runs to lead the Reds all the way back from an early six run deficit - the Reds won the game 8-7 on a pinch hit HR by Javier Valentin in the eighth.

We had a tough week last week - our first losing week in a while brings the total for the year down to a very respectable + $1,340; we'll get it straightened out this week.

Phliadelphia over Florida - Cole Hamels goes for the Phillies (and the Maeple Leafs) tonight against Scott Olsen; I think that pretty much explains it. Lay $100 on the Phillies - $

Tampa Bay over Seattle - We'll go with Scott Kazmir and the DRays offence over the Mariners tonight. Lay $100 on Tampa Bay - $

Minnesota over Texas - the Twins were pounded last night in Texas, expect Johan Santana to shut the Rangers down. Lay $100 on the Twins - $

Anaheim over Detroit - the Ducks won't let this one get away - JS Giguere is playing too damn well for the Ducks to lose tonight. Lay $100 on the Ducks -

That's about it for today gang.


Halladay should be back soon

Getting involved in something that interests you will turn into a major part of your life in the future. Taking a course or joining an organization will get you moving in a direction that can alter the way you think or do things. 5 stars

Hazel, I hope things are groovy in your world.

Song of the Day on Hazelspeeps - we don't want to be preachy or sappy...life's short gang, treat people well and don't let a day go by without telling your loved ones or those close to you that they matter and are important to you.

Prece - Amalia Rodrigues

Peesth Out.


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