Awww, Pommers!

Now that we know that Goose is going to be alright, I would like to say, “FUCK YOU, GOOSE! WEAR A DAMN VISOR!” I have no patience for devastating avoidable injuries. I would imagine that a bleeding eye injury has got to be pretty terrifying to experience for a hockey player, and the good news is that Goose seems properly shook up. Maybe he will be scared into using a visor now. Sigh. If anyone finds a picture of Goose online with his eye all swollen shut, looking pathetic and unhappy, please send it along to me. I have long insisted that Goose is actually too handsome; I think a disfiguring injury might cause me to collapse into a full blown swoon. Have your smelling salts available…

I’m sure that by season’s end we will be sick to death of all these commercials, but Pominville has a new one that is delighting me to no end. I love his sing-songy French speaking voice, I love how he stares blankly into the camera, and I love how he somehow manages to look like he has a potbelly. My affection for Pommerdoodle knows no bounds. You can’t get much more adorkable than this!

Can you tell I am avoiding talking about the game tonight? I am officially scared to watch the Sabres. Thankfully, I have to work tonight, so I will be able to avoid the horror of watching them slog around ineffectively if that’s what’s in store. Everyone agrees that the team has the talent to get it done, so we seem to be wandering into some dicey chemistry issues here. In some respects, I am still clinging to the belief that this is exactly what this team needs. These guys are used to winning with ease and I think that’s created some tension between how the team views itself, and the reality of the situation. They need to be motivated to fight harder, and if it takes a devastatingly bad start to light the fire, then so be it. I just get the feeling that these guys need to be broken of their old habits, and then mentally reassembled using old fashioned team work. Let’s hope they have the character to improve.

Good luck, boys!

5 Responses to “Awww, Pommers!”

  1. 1 Heather B. October 26, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Pommers looks terrified, like he’s trying really, really hard to remember his cue. Adorkable indeed!

  2. 2 shari October 27, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    There comes a time when hockey players are
    hit in the eye and learn their lesson. As did my husband 23…. or something years ago. A guy took my husbands contact out with his stick. It all happend at the old Sabre Land. Like Goose, his eye swelled shut but for about 3 days. He had two black eyes for about a month.They had even sent an eye specialist in to sew it up (I watched the whole thing. The Dr. was prying his eye open and looking around, it was accually pretty cool!). My husband saw this guy at a class reunion and the guy told him he hadn’t played hockey since he hit my husband. Then he told him he was starting a team and he begged my husband to play. Unfortunetly, my husband hasn’t played in a few years due to that annoying thing called working afternoons.
    But yes, after being sewed up where I would put eyeliner, my husband always wore a visor after that. The End.

    P.S. We sure could use some of his majesty Teppo’s hotness and coolness right about now.
    Man, what are we gonna do if he NEVER comes back?!

  3. 3 Heather B. October 27, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    There comes a time when hockey players are hit in the eye and learn their lesson.

    Maybe for some guys. This is actually Goose’s second eye injury so maybe it’ll stick this time. Jay McKee took a puck right below the eye a couple of years ago, said he wanted to actually see his kids grow up, and started wearing a visor… for a few weeks. He’s back to being visor-less.

    Glad you’re husband is smarter than that though, Shari :-)

  4. 4 Heather B. October 28, 2007 at 2:12 am

    Maybe for some guys.

    What’d I tell ya? One game, Goose? REALLY?

  5. 5 kevin November 11, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    Hopefully you won’t get sick of them. We have enough of them and are only running them until the end of the year.

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