Wednesday, January 21, 2009
June 20th, 2008
Sabres play in St. Petersburg tonight, been around that arena before, not in it, just around it. Any arena surrounded by overpasses is scary to me, it was scary, like hobos and crackhead scary. Not even kidding. Maybe later I'll add some worthy hockey related things here, maybe not.
Oh yeah, their mascot is a "thunderbug," I guess that's like a lightning bug, but not at all. His eyebrows are kinda creepy. Mascot fail.
OK here's some game related info...
On Monday night, due to plane issues (the pilot actually drove from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale to get a new plane, flew it to Miami, then flew to Tampa), the Sabres didn't get into St. Petersburg until 4:15 am. So Lindy gave them off and they had a team building exercise. What did they do?
Paintball. They played paintball. Awesome. How Connolly didn't get hurt we'll never know.
So today was their first time on ice since the game in Sunrise and I'm sure a stirring game of paintball, and what happens? Pominville high sticks Rivet and he leaves the morning skate. He got stitched up and should be good to go.
Miller vs. Mike Smith.
Tocchet said this when asked if Steven Stamkos has been taking good notes while sitting in the Presser lately, "It’s not like he’s up there watching the Lightning girls!". Well Rick, we know you would be.
I sure as hell would be. (except for the Fugly girl frozen at the beginning, I'm not sure what's up with that, the first 10 seconds are worth it, trust me.)