Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Rumors and other stuff......
I haven't posted anything recently mainly because I've been waiting for the outcome of the semi-finals. My Pens are in (woo-hoo) and I hope Detroit mops up tonight. I hope the Carey bashers have been watching Marc-Andre Fleury, that's the level of play that I'm hoping Carey reaches in a couple of years, forget the Dryden / Roy comparisons.
As usual, due to the lack of no real hockey news the Internet becomes a breeding ground for rumors. My favorite one so far is the Price for Briere trade. The scary part is that there are actually people out there that believe it, can you say "gullible?" My cat's smarter than that. The other one is from a Russian paper, can you say "propaganda", not that Russia's ever been guilty of that. According to them, Kovalev has been offered between 6-7 million for one season and the captaincy. Hmm....(she puts finger to cheek a la Mike Myers) I don't think so. If Koivu decides he doesn't want to return or can't reach a mutual agreement with Habs' management I have no problem with Kovy taking over as captain. If Bob sees fit to sign Kovy for two years at 7 million I'm all for it. Ideally I would like to see Koivu, Kovalev, Tanguay, Lang and Schneider resigned. Koivu, Kovy and Tanguay for two year deals, Lang & Schneider for one year. These guys all proved their worth, the rest I'll leave up to Bob's better judgement. The only accurate reports worth reading about signings will be when Bob officially issues a press release with the details. In the meantime anything I read or hear will go in one ear and out the other.
Buyers keep lining up to put bids in for the Habs, Gillette hasn't put them up for sale and we don't know if he will so I don't see any point in speculating about that. All I know is if Celine Dion ends up owning my Habs, I'm jumping on the good ship Penguins but I reserve the right to come back if she sells them.
So Patrick Roy turns down the GM position for the Avalanche, I wonder if there's more to it? Maybe there's been discussions with the Habs about him participating in a role on the coaching staff, I'd love to see him as Carey's goalie coach.
A big shout out to Georges Laraque for his beliefs and efforts regarding the ethical treatment of animals. Georges wants everyone to watch "Earthlings", it's available on line for a nominal fee or you can order the DVD through his website. I haven't watched it yet; five years ago I read a case on the Internet about a dog that was savagely beaten to death by it's owner, the bastard took three hours to finish the job to maximize its' suffering. When the police finally arrived because of a neighbour's complaint, they couldn't recognize that it had been a dog. I still think about that and get really upset. I'm afraid that watching an entire documentary on cruelty would push me over the edge.
One last note for today, I just want to caution my male readers about the Brazilian wandering spider, apparently its' bite can cause a very painful erection that can last for several hours. Now don't go running to the nearest exotic pet store, it can also be fatal.