As you may or may not be aware there was a little what I call “Ovechkin-paloza” for lack of a better term rececntly took place and thanks to the Alex Ovetjkin blog we have pictures of the likes of Ovie of course but also Semin and Mr. Fedorov. But also a video of Mr. Ambassador and Semin DJ-ing. Sure their DJ-ing so it can’t be that bad but naturally I was a little trepidatious after having experienced the musical poweress of their two teammates;
Once your dog stops howling in pain at the shrill guitar you can understand how even though I don’t know how you screw up DJ-ing I was nervous.
Why can’t you all just be like Brian Campbell?
If your parents did not go through a ‘We LOVE Canadian bands phase’ when you grew up then you may not know who the Tragically Hip are but trust me Brian Campbell did a pretty good job. And, if you’d like the determine that for yourself.
That’s right Russia you already had your turn at world domination! Ask my mother and my third grade teacher who asked my what I wanted to be when I grow up; I already called nexties. So none of this KHL expansion talk, I’m looking at you Putin. None of this pan European hockey league nonsense. Don’t you try to take my Swedes next. Then we are defiantly going to have a problem.
Do you realize what that would do? The epic-ness of Europe/Eurasia is already a bit much individually. If you combined your super-awesomeness together in to one rolled up hockey league the world may just explode. Canadians would cry! Americans would continue to be indifferent! The NHL would be so unable to figure out what to do Bettman’s head might explode, and after we thanked you for that, we would continue to be unable to figure out what to do.
And, don’t even try to say that Russia wouldn’t want control over the league. Who doesn’t want control over a hockey league? I know I fully plan on being the best NHL commissioner ever in about ten years.
What silly nonsense you speak Russia; the only way I could condone such an idea is if you took Nylander/Jose off our hands and that my favorite European players such as Nicki, Semin, Lundy, etc, were tied up in such long term contracts they couldn’t possibly leave me until they were so old and slow and arthritic that I wouldn’t care if they left. The idea of any of those guys pulling a, deep breath here, Fedorov (you may clap), is upsetting beyond comprehension..
So dearest Russia, while I love you and if Obama ever needs an ambassador he can give me a call, I don’t want to hear anymore of this uber-KHL nonsense.
Dear Mr. President,
I know you have never been to Cap’s game as a matter of fact (Ted did invite you) but that’s okay but there is another Russian on the Cap’s and his name is my little emo kid and I fully expect you to mention him next time you make a speech to a graduating class at a university in Moscow in which you mention great Russians on the Caps.
See Mr. President?
PS. Come to a game isn’t it bad enough you live on PENNSYLVANIA avenue?
I realized today that in a funny turn of events I’ve been refering to a certain former cap who went to the KHL whose not Kozlov as He Who Must Not Be Named cause I don’t want to say his name. Well this is the funny part; that name is a nod at the popular Harry Potter franchise well my father being the renaissance man he is can’t pronounce Varlamov’s name ever,since the beginning, either way, and says the name that he thinks is close enough which is Voldermort which is its own nod at Harry Potter (I doubt he realizes where its from). I just found it amusing.
AND THE CONTIUNING SEGMENT; Where in the universe is Brent Johnson?
And big shame on Anna! You had the Good Old Hockey Game song parody and never gave it to me? Shame her everyone. If you see her on the street snicker and point. (I’m just kidding by the way I lost all my Mc Lars and YT Cracker compliations… opps)
Well here’s a video to pass you summer time its all good but you can skip to the 6:48 mark if you just want something quick and funny.
That’s right thanks to fabulous Russia I get to call Ovie Mr. Ambassador from now forth. And I will use this privlage to its full extent. And before I go on to talk about the 2014 olympics allow me to bring attention to a continuing segment and quest to find:
That’s right still no word. I even gots so fustrated today as to @ the Japers Rink blog on Twitter to see if our fellow Caps blogger knew anything. Nada, squat, zero, he told me exactly what we knew already. So the quest continues.
Now back to what I was talking about above. The 2014 olympics in Russia are a hot topic. I think its very uncool of the league to allow the players to go to Vancouver (in Canada please note) but perhaps not allow them to go to Sochi. And its all about the money. The games won’t be on during prime time, the marketing for the Olympics has never benefited the NHL, WHINE WHINE BLAH FRICKEN BLAH. Gosh darn it Bettman let them go or don’t let them go to Vancouver if the Russians who are BEYOND excited to play world stage hockey in their home country, in front of friends and family and their fellow country men, their big wig politicians are going to be denied that pleasure then you sure as hell shouldn’t let them or the Canadians play in Vancouver either its just as impractical. The league will still not get the push; as we’ve seen the past three Olympics. And, you still have to shut down for them, and if they are during prime time no one in the United States is gonna watch anyway just cause its the Olympics, sadly my fellow Americans don’t want to watch hockey and the Vancouver Olympics isn’t going to change that. So if your not letting the players go to Sochi don’t go to Vancouver or any Olympics after these two. And if the Russians or any others want to boycott Vancouver or go during Sochi anyway I better not see any repercussions, you money grubbing rats
So whats up in Phoenix? What’s going over there. I still don’t see why we couldn’t sell them to the man who wanted to have them. I know he had some bad dealings with the NHL in the past and he looks a little like a slimey business man, but so does Bettman, and I get why moving a franchise is such a big deal and heres why:
My family is from Cleveland and if your not an American football fan much like I’m not (they start and stop and start and stop I fall asleep between snaps) then you wouldn’t know that back in the day the beloved (?) Cleveland Browns were stolen and brought to Baltimore. So since I’ve been able to speak I’ve known that I am to NEVER EVER EVER be a Ravens fan. EVER. Much like some parents have “as long as I’m alive/your living under my roof your not getting a tattoo” rules my parents had it but for the Ravens. I could get a tattoo if I like, permitting it isn’t the Baltimore Ravens logo. Even though my parents are completely disheartened by the fact that they suck and aren’t uber fans anymore I am still to never ever ever be a Balitmore Ravens fan and when they play the Ravens my house stops for a day.
So I KNOW its a big deal to move a sports francise. They only difference is NO ONE IN PHOENIX FLIPPIN’ THE DESERT ARIZONA CARES! I’m sorry its true The Score asked people in Phoenix on the street and the one person who not only knew they even had a hockey team slash was a fan didn’t even no they were even in trouble and then proceded to cry. If you didn’t even know then you shouldn’t be a fan enough to cry. Sorry. This is one francise that will not rise like said phoenix and fly agian.
And, as I sit here and proof read this post I realize its a little angry. I partially blame the disappearance of Brent Johnson and hockey withdrawal.