Thursday, July 12, 2007

Quick Hits

Sorry for the lack of updates today, kids - I was unavoidably removed from my computer and thus the hockey world. I did manage to sneak out to Kettler today for the entire rookie camp scrimmage and I'll have more on that tomorrow. For now, though, I leave you with a few random slices of hockey life...


- I'm sure most people saw this already but if you haven't, check out the Post's article on Backstrom. He may not be as flashy and unintentionally entertaining as Ovechkin, but he seems like a good kid not lacking in sense of humor...always important when moving to DC.

- Souray is an Oiler..........okay, I'm still laughing hysterically at that one, for many, many reasons.

- If you haven't heard, Versus is systematically screwing over the millions of people in the States who want nothing more than to enjoy a hockey game on a Monday or Tuesday night. Thanks, Versus - I'm so glad I've defended you for the last two years. Anyone (of the 10,000 people who actually get the damn channel) interested in a little boycott? Anyone think they'll even be able to tell the difference? Yeah, me neither. Oh, well.

- And finally, my favorite item sent in by, who else, one of my super junior reporters and favorite Canadian ex-pats, Chris:

10 comments:

Elly said...

Oh man, Souray as an Oiler just kills me...and nice comic, by the way. If I send you one during the next time(s) the Pens win the Cup, will you post it? :)

Ahh, I've missed this Caps/Pens love we have.

Capital Fanatic said...

what is the news you have on versus? is this something new?

CapsChick said...

Elly: If I'm still blogging in 2095, absolutely ;) Aw, see? I've missed it too! Is your computer alive again??

Capital Fanatic: What I'm hearing is that Versus has exclusive rights to all games on Mondays for the 1st half and Tuesdays for the 2nd half, so basically they pick one game to show and all other games on any other channel get blacked out. I heard it through the grapevine but apparently its on the Caps Report for this week...

Shelby said...

Yup. I wouldn't lie to ya. If anyone wants to hear Vogs opinion on it, check out the Caps Report for the 11th. It's towards the end. Stupid Versus. I'll boycott it. But, agreed, it'll probably go unnoticed. =[

On a brighter note, that Comic is one of the funniest things I've seen....maybe ever. Besides the Drama Prairie Dog and Spiderpig from the Simpsons movie. =]

CapsChick said...

Oh my god...the spiderpig thing cracks me up every single time.

Yeah, I saw your comment on the last post and I heard the same from two other people who also listened to the Caps Report. I am personally too lazy to listen myself and verify this, but I trust you guys ;) Stupid Versus.

Elly said...

Just make sure you're blogging in a year's time, and we'll be all set. ;)

Sadly, no, my computer has gone to the big warehouse in the sky, but I bought a new one cheap off a friend of mine.

And it's nice to see that after OLNUSUS touted itself as the hockey station in the States that they go and basically block a third of the games from the fans they're trying to sell to.

Victor said...

First time I've ever seen Mario wearing a Fedora.

HG said...

He's got poutine in that fedora.

Victor said...

I'd just like to point out HG said the p-word, not me.

Also...did someone say Spider-Pig?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XQ_GWKvDE0

Elly said...

HG: You have no idea how much I love you for that poutine comment.