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:

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

- Kitty time!

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YouTube Wednesday

So I’m pretty much the worst blogger ever. It was a terrible result of my tendency towards laziness combining with my normal January Everblades funk and the NHL starting up (all the players I like leaving the team for the AHL has not helped either).

The good news is that I feel quite re-energized about the whole blogging thing. Now, I’m not saying this new energy is because of something silly, but it might be because I remembered  the Everblades would be wearing their navy jerseys at home (and oh god do I love our navy jerseys). Either way. I’m back on the wagon for real now. I’ll be updating the roster (which is just a little behind) and doing some general tweaking and maintenance to get everything back in order.


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Rather than even acknowledge last night’s game, let’s talk about something way more fun.

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Way more fun right? One of my favorite Everblades fans on Twitter brought this to my attention. He was hoping we could find a way to get the word out about this awesome event.

For those of you who own a company, maybe you would consider sponsoring a lane? All you have to so is fill out the form I’ve attached here: Everblades Sponsorship Form.


Don’t Call it a Recap: Everblades vs. Solar Bears (12/19/12)

I’ve been struggling with how to recap games since the season started. The reason why I’ve been struggling with how to write them is actually a very simple one.

I just really hate writing a traditional game recap.

Once I was able to accept that things became so much easier. So, my lovely… swamp people (we really need to have a meeting and decide on what we want to call ourselves), I present to you something a little bit different from a traditional recap.

Now, on with the show:

I don’t think any of us expected the Solar Bears to do as well as they did after their recent race to the bottom of the division. I guess we should have expected them to decide to play decent hockey at the least convenient time possible. That is pretty much the way this season’s going.

Worst moment: I’m going to go with the Sisca breakaway goal. You could feel everything deflate right after that. Oh no, wait… it was when the Bears started playing the trap. Yup, that was the worst moment ever.

Time for a fun exercise: 5 Things more exciting than trap hockey

  1. Watching paint dry or grass grow
  2. A four hour C-Span marathon
  3. Kristen Stewart ‘acting’
  4. doing anything that involves the DMV/Post Office/IRS

Best moment: Hands down, Mark Stuart pissing Nick Petersen off. The look on his face when Petersen dropped his gloves was priceless. O’Byrne dumping a Bear forward (I forget who) in the second was pretty hilarious too.

Worst stupid  zebra moment: Hard to pick. Go ahead and go with any of the twenty missed calls on the Bears, Petersen not getting penalized for his attempt at fighting Stuart, the ridiculous bench minor for abusive language (You are quite clearly a blind idiot Ryan Murphy, telling the truth isn’t abuse), or the unsportsmanlike call on Bobby Raymond.

My feelings about the game in Lol Cat form:

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If you want to rub salt in the wound

Game photos


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.

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YouTube Tuesday

I’m incredibly disappointed that I had to miss the Teddybear Toss this year. It’s always been my favorite activity. Luckily, several people were kind enough to post videos of the downpour of fluff for everyone:

On a different note: sorry for the unplanned blogging hiatus. It was a frankenstorm created by laziness colliding with holiday stuff, family obligations, and friends getting me hooked on the crack that is Pinterest. I have managed to get the roster and the blog’s photo store whipped into shape though, so maybe that will make it up to you?


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!


YouTube Tuesday

What better way is there to spend YouTube Tuesday than remembering Friday night’s amazing game and Alex Hutchings’ hat-trick?


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!


YouTube Tuesday

I vote that we laugh at other teams misfortunes rather than concentrate on the Blades terribly unsuccessful road-trip this past weekend.Really, who doesn’t love a little schadenfreude when they’re feeling a bit blue?

The fact that the Solar Bears (our hated cross-state rivals, I guess) are on the receiving end of this misfortune makes it good. The fact that it involves Gladiators fans getting what they deserve makes it even better. Grab some popcorn kiddies, this is hilarious.

The league couldn’t ignore the video proof I guess, and fined Curry for that little outburst.

In roster news: The Blades signed a new defenceman with quite a bit of AHL experience.

In other news: I’m happy to announce that I’ve finally made it possible to purchase photos. I feel horrible that it took me this long to get this up and running, but anyone who has been reading this blog knows I’m the worst procrastinator of all time.

All you need to do is click here. The photos are organized to make locating what you want as painless as possible.


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