Rough Night

In a solemn ceremony on the plane coming home from Boston, Toni Lydman was sworn in as Kate’s Favorite Sabre. The official time of death on Maxim Afinogenov’s reign was the 1:44 mark of the second period last night. Paul Gaustad was sworn in as Vice-KFS.

A reporter for TWC caught Katebits in a candid (and drunken) mood at a Buffalo bar on Saturday night. Katebits had this comment about the shakeup in the KFS position:

“I no likey Max Afinogenov….[wagging finger in reporter’s face] all. Oh SUuuRE, he seems like a perfectly nice guy. He’s got a cool accent and the dangerous spy vibe….[giggling dreamily]….he still looks like Faye Dunaway….[snapping back into focus]….but honestly, he’s so freaking annoying. All he ever does is skate in circles and then turn over the puck. I’m so sick of that guy. [sloshes red wine on to the floor] Toni Tony Tone is dopey and fun, plus he stops pucks with his face, like, all the time. I find him delightful. Toni and Goose are soooooo much better than Max. [pauses to take gulp of wine] I noticed recently that Goose’s hairline is receeding. [Holding wine glass up in toast] BALD IS BEAUTIFUL!”

Katebits then fell off her bar stool and remained on the floor giggling and honking like a goose for five minutes.

9 Responses to “Rough Night”

  1. 1 Heather B. November 11, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    The shaved head is not doing Goose any favors. It almost wrecks the handsomeness. I’m giving a sad, bleating honk for the Goose after seeing that.

    I’m with you on Max though. Mark and I had discussed naming one of our future adopted kids after Max since we’ve kind of narrowed things down to Russia but I told him the other night – right after watching Max cough up the puck for another goal – “I’m not naming one of my kids after Max! I’m tired of looking at him!” So I don’t know, maybe we’ll go with “Tri” instead :-)

  2. 2 Becky November 11, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    At the end of last season I totally rejected the very idea of trading Max. That was then, this is now. Now, my 61 jersey hangs in the closet a lot. I could replace it with the other house jersey that fits, but, like Vanek is an upgrade?

  3. 3 Icing November 11, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Another great post Katebits! You win “a perpetual favorite of Icing” – a highly coveted award I’ll have you know!

  4. 4 Katebits November 11, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    The shaved head is not doing Goose any favors. It almost wrecks the handsomeness.

    The head shaving is unfortunate, but lets not get crazy here. Nothing is wrecked or anything!

    Poor Max. He’s been such a mess.

    Thanks, Icing! I am so proud to be A Perpetual Icing Favorite!

  5. 5 Sam November 11, 2007 at 11:25 pm

    Way to work in both a Faye Dunaway and a Toni Basil reference in a single drunken paragraph! Your Child of the ’80s credentials are impeccable…

    …or they will be, once you slide a Fast Times at Ridgemont High reference into a post about Thomas Vanek’s offensive struggles.

  6. 6 Heather B. November 12, 2007 at 12:41 am

    The head shaving is unfortunate, but lets not get crazy here. Nothing is wrecked or anything!

    I don’t know. “Wrecked” may be too harsh but I am not a fan at all.

  7. 7 Pookie November 12, 2007 at 10:05 am

    Well, Max lasted 20% of the season longer than I thought he would!

  8. 8 jonhoepfinger November 12, 2007 at 10:54 am

    Posts like these are why the Caboose is a Daily read for the GCFB.

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