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Friday Links

The week flew by, didn’t it? Before we know it, season will be here.Anyway, here’s a fresh helping of your weekly links!

- If you haven’t read the inspiring story of the Everblades newest forward, Chris Kushneriuk, you really should. It’s going to be thrilling to watch his comeback story night in and night out.

- Your Wikipedia hockey page for today is about a team with one heck of a name: Buffalo Norsemen.

- Jimmy Buffet and the Charlotte Checkers old ECHL logo on one jersey?! If only I had the disposable income…

- I’m not sure what to make of this (because it’s just plain odd), but do you really want to die without saying you’ve seen bears playing hockey?

- If you’ve been reading for any length of time, you know about my obsession with homedecor made out of hockey sticks. That’s why this chair is right up my ally. The usage of goalie sticks is definitely a creative idea.

- Regular readers will also be familiar with my hockey cake obsession. How cool would this one be with an Everblades theme?!

By the way, if any of you are planning on hitting Germain for the Everblades free agent camp August 8-10th please let me know. I’m not going to be able to make any of them (and I’m sure a lot of others won’t be able to as well), and I’d love to publish your thoughts or opinions on the camp and players. Either leave me a comment or use the contact us button to let me know if you’re in.

Friday Links

I bet you thought I was lying when I said I was back? Well, here I am, and here’s your (very belated) dose of fresh links:

- Your Wikipedia hockey page for today: Anyang Halla.

- Today is the start of the North American Roller Hockey Championships at Germain. Have I mentioned it’s totally free?

- If that’s not your thing, maybe zombies are? The Ft. Myers Miracle are having a Zombie night that includes specialty jerseys to be auctioned off after the game. Bring your brrraaaiiiiiinnnnns and support another local sports team.

- I will never be happy if I can’t find a way to own this jersey

- After reading this, I have to say, I’m a little said we weren’t able to keep up our tradition of throwing plastic gators on the ice.

- I’m always a little amazed at how cheap you can find vintage hockey stuff on Etsy: case in point.

A quick note: you may have noticed some changes already, but the biggest may be yet to come. What would you lovely little swamp rats think of a forum? A place to dish dirt, trash talk other teams (and their fans), celebrate the good stuff and commiserate with each other on the bad? Yea or nay?

Friday Links

The Icemen come to town tonight after the Solar Bears snapped their four game win streak earlier this week. Obviously, this game is going to be exciting thanks to the Everblades current win streak. To hold you over until 7:30, here’s your weekly helping of links. Enjoy.

- Sometimes the weirdest Everblades things get put on eBay.

- Your Wikipedia hockey page for today: Professional Ice Hockey.

- You guys know I love hockey cakes. This one is pretty cute.

Buffalo Sabres Hockey Rink Cake

- Random hockey trivia.

- OK, this is pretty awesome. Mostly because beer and hockey is a perfect combination.

- Your tweet of the week was easy to pick because… Ratchuk at forward is always fantastic news!


- Is it weird that I want to go to this?

- Kitty time!


Friday Links

I might have missed last week’s usual set of links, but I think this week will more than make up for it.

- The ECHL and PHPA announced that they had agreed to a new five year CBA.

- I’m kind of in love with this watercolor of Patrick Marleau (actually I’m in love all of that artist work).

- This hockey cake is pretty different, and I like it.

Ice hockey cake

- I don’t think I’ve linked to Third String Goalie in quite a while (which is a travesty if you ask me). Luckily, I think I’ve found one of their best posts of all time.

- CYCWORDS has a little ‘clone centric look at how the ECHL Eastern conference playoffs are shaping up. It’s still worth a read to see some of the insight. I did happen to ask him his thoughts on the Everblades and he thinks they’re looking OK.

- I guess if you’ve been lusting after an Ernie Hartlieb 15th anniversary jersey this might be a good purchase, but personally, that’s a lot of money to spend when you could just drop $20 on a junior Everblades raffle for the same jersey.

- Kitty time!


Friday Links

Like I said, I’m really back on the blogging wagon. That means, I’m back with your weekly dose of random links!

- The photos from Wednesday’s game are up. Check ‘em out here.

- In a move that is only surprising by how long it took to happen, Brayden Irwin’s been signed to a PTO with the Norfolk Admirals.

- In related news, Maxime Parent has finally recovered enough from his surgery to play again. The best news? According to his Twitter, he plays tonight.

- This week’s tweet of the week is proof that living in Florida will eventually turn you into a grumpy retiree. Case in point:


- Sometimes you find Everblades fans in the oddest places. Case in point: the United Kingdom.

- I bet you guys missed your weekly dose of hockey cakes the most:

- These pillows are just another piece that needs to be added to my (imaginary) hockey cave.

- Kitty time!


Friday Links

The Blades take on the Wheeling Nailers  who currently sit in last place thanks to their 3-5-2 record over the last ten games. While the Blades sit in an OK position conference-wise, they could use every point possible to stay competitive in the ridiculously competitive South division.

- Not a bad jersey find on eBay.

- It wasn’t as hard as you think to pick the tweet of the week. The Wheeling jokes have been funny, but let’s be honest, that’s the lowest hanging fruit possible. Instead, I chose to go with Dan Milan reminding us of what we all wanted more than anything when we were kids.

twotw2-4- And since I’m not a horrible person, I’ll provide you with a link to buy those amazingly fantastic straws.

- I adore this hockey shirt. I recommend checking our their other shirts as well. they’re all pretty awesome.

- Have I shared these directions to make your own tabletop ice rink before? Because it’s just fantastic.

- Your Wikipedia hockey page for today: Summit Series.

- Someone loan me the money for this awesome coffee table (fun fact: coffee tables and cocktail tables are the same thing. Lear something new everyday, eh?)

- This big kitty reminds me of the time I woke up to a bobcat hanging out on my back porch. Living in the wilderness isn’t always awesome y’all.


Friday Links

After that little let-down in Greenville, I’m feeling a little blah about the Blades at the moment. It’s not quite Blades January losing streak blah, but it’s getting close.

- You know what’s not helping? The freaking Solar Bears signing another NHLer. Fun fact: an NHL grinder is an ECHL top liner.

- I checked Elite prospects to compare (just for fun), and decided to share the depression inducing numbers with you:

If I have to cry, you all have to cry with me

- In case you were wondering, those two games belong to Brayden Irwin. Congrats Slim.

- I think we all need some cake now.

Canadiens Hockey Cake [side view]

- This shirt feels very appropriate now. It really is all Gary’s fault.

- This isn’t hockey related at all, but I figured if cake and mocking t-shirts didn’t cheer you up, bubble wrap might just be the answer.

- The tweet of the week was a hard choice. So, I went with a hat-trick of awesome:

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- A person I can only assume is a giant idiot jerk looking to profit off of a jersey auctioned off for charity has put Mike Brennan’s Military Night jersey up on eBay. My list says it went for $500. Pay anything more than that guys, and you’re allowing someone to make a profit and get the tax write off.

- Your Wikipedia hockey page for today: Checking

- Kitty time? Kitty time!

Friday Links

I have to be honest, I’m still riding high from Wednesday’s Blades win. The guys managed to chase the third best goalie in the league at the moment and battled back every time the Jackals started to change momentum. It really was a thing of beauty. It has definitely made me pumped for tonight. Even sitting through the inevitable traffic hell that is the I-75 Daniels overpass right now is going to be worth it if they bring what they brought tonight. Until then, why night enjoy your weekly dose of links (that I almost forgot)?

- Another reason to be excited about tonight? The Blades are wearing the specialty military jerseys tonight. You may have noticed them at Wednesday’s game, and honestly, I really like them. They’re also offering special discounted tickets for veterans and active military tonight as well.

- Has anyone noticed the Blades haven’t given out a bobble head in a few seasons? I guess I have to content myself with wasting money on old Blades Bobbles on eBay. Like this one. WHAT COULD BE MORE AWESOME THAN A ROB ZEPP BOBBLE HEAD GUYS?!

- The winner of this week’s tweet of the week was hard to pick, but I had to go with this one:

- Every week it seems like another ECHL team signs a player with NHL experience. Meanwhile, we’re about an hour and a half from two NHL franchises and can’t get one guy willing to commute. No bueno.

- The league fined one of Elmira’s players for “violating the leagues exclusive equipment policy”,which I’ve never seen happen before and I was not aware could actually happen. I looked through the photos I took and I can’t figure out what was wrong, but I’m far from an expert on hockey equipment styles and brands.

- A scarf may not be useful here in South Florida for anything other than those three super cold (and by super cold I mean Floridan cold: 50°), but it would be pretty cool to get this scarf in Blades colors.

- Puck Daddy did their own post on John Curry’s temper Tantrum. I don’t care who you are, that’s still funny.

- Your Wikipedia hockey page for today: Sledge Hockey

- The moment you’ve all been waiting for: Kitty time!

Friday Links

- The Blades may be out of town, but you can still get your hockey fix at Germain. Day two of the Crocodile Cup starts today at 3:30.

- A tiny part of me is upset that a jersey was used to make this bag, but the res of me is pumped at the idea of a jersey bag for every team.

- The tweet of the week was hard, but Leigh Salters blew the rest of the guys out of the water with this simple little tweet last night. I think the hash tags make it twenty times better.

- $250 is  a little more than I’d like to spend on a game worn jersey, but hey, maybe one of you is a Peter Reynolds fan, I don’t know.

- I know it’s not Friday, but I couldn’t resist sharing this: Steve McJannet is still playing and still being himself.

- Which reminds me, your Wikipedia hockey page for today: Ligue Nord-Américaine de Hockey.

- Kitty time!

Opening Night

After what seemed like an eternity, the night we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Obviously, our wait for the season to begin can’t compare to our wait for the Kelly Cup. But, it was still long and miserable.
Unlike a lot of hockey fans, we’re lucky the lockout came. For at least the next few days (or weeks, or months) we get to see a majority of the guys that won us a Kelly Cup. It’s safe to say that a majority of them don’t belong down here. They have proven they have skills to be playing in the AHL. But fate is odd, and we get our boys back for however long people see fit to argue about what millionaire deserve a few extra million more than another. We get to see our guys take the ice in the blue and green once again.

And it feels good.

So tonight, remember, you are a fan of the Florida Everblades. It doesn’t matter if you were one of the original season ticket holders or someone who just joined up right before the final game of the playoffs. We’re all Everblades fans. Bring your signs, crazy wigs, cowbells, and any other crazy thing you can think of. Tonight is not a night to be modest or subtle about your love for this team.
Tonight is the night to celebrate their accomplishment and our commitment. Be loud, be proud Blades fans. We deserve this.

Wow, that was really to serious guys. Please enjoy this kitty as an apology.


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