While was just sitting here enjoying night #2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Round 1…I thought I would gather up a small sampling of items floating around the blogosphere and share them with you. But before I do, I ‘d like to take this opportunity to thank the Detroit Red Wings for making sure that the Thrashers still are not the only team in the NHL still looking for it’s first playoff win…even if maybe for just a few more days.
Also, I’m gonna be taking the weekend off after posting this piece. If you wanna catch up with me you’ll have to go to the Big Shanty Festival in Kennesaw where I’ll be hangin’ Staurday and Sunday. In my absence here, I’ll leave the most mature and responsible one of you in charge…looking around and finding none…Ahhhhh, I’ll just leave Trixie in charge.
Did Anyone Check For Any Dangling Chads?
First up…this jewel from Puck Daddy. Seems a St. Louis Blues fan took a “T.J. Oshie For Mayor” write-in campain a bit too far and now he’s facing the possibility of jail time and $2,500 fine.
Let’s keep this in mind next year in case some of you start up a “Kovalchuk For Georgia Governor” campaign.
Anyway… so far, there are no reports from St. Louis on whether or not the Oshie for Mayor campaign will be filing suit demanding a re-count.
Follow The Leader
Ryan Dixon of The Hockey News opines that Sidney Crosby is setting the standard for Alex Ovechkin to follow. Maybe so, but if you gave me a choice between the two right now…I’d take Ovie in a heartbeat.
Phil Foley of Atlanta Thrashers Examiner explains what he feels are the five biggest off-season needs facing the Atlanta Thrashers. Oh…and he’s posted the Hawks playoffs schedule. I sure would like to see both teams that call Philips Arena home having to work around each in the post-season next year.
Live…From Fargo! It’s The U-18 Championships!
Holly Gunning and Falconer are both reporting from the U-18 championships. Take a look at some of the photos Falconer has posted when he ventured out into Fargo, ND where the community is facing a very major threat from the rising waters of the Red River.
The Next American Star
Tom Ferda has this nice piece about the Blackhawk’s Dustin Byfuglien…who has gone from a late-round pick by Chicago in 2003 to fixture in the Blackhawks lineup.
Forget Where’s The Beef…Where’s The Gravy?
And finally…Billy Bob Thorton’s band, The Boxmasters, had to cut it’s Canadian tour short last week . A note was posted on Willie Nelson’s web site…whom the band was performing with…citing that the the cause was “due to one band member and several of the crew having the flu.”
Well…that ain’t exactly the whole story.
Seems as though Billy Bob angered Canadians by likening them to…now you may want to shoo the kids away from the computer here because this could get a little saucy…he likened them to “mashed potatoes but no gravy“. These vile and egregious words took Canada by storm and they were run out of The Great White North after being booed and heckled from enraged members of a Toronto audience.
Can you believe that… The utter unmitigated gall of that guy! Does he kiss his babies with that mouth?
Sheeze, Toronto…lighten up! We got your gravy right here!
I’ve got an idea…to prove Billy Bob correct…that we here in America do have the “gravy” on top of our mashed potatoes…heaping spoon-fulls of it even…what say next season when the Thrashers play a Canadian team, we show up at Philips Arena with boxes of mashed potatoes and cans of gravy? Maybe we can get Billy Bob to drop the ceremonial first puck before one of ‘em and have The Boxmasters perform after the game. I’m sure the Atlanta Food Bank would appreciate the donation, too.