1. I’m on vacaaaaaaation! I’m in Portland Oregon, aka the Land of Goose. I love it here. I love all the hippie-dippy scruffy guys, and I love the mild winters, and I love the general spirit of chillax. Most of all, I love the people I get to see here. Somehow through an odd twist of fate half the people I love live in Portland, which makes it a rather satisfying and convenient vacation destination.
As part of my vacation, I’ll be chilling in the mountains this weekend, without wifi. I have to admit, I’m a little worried about an entire weekend without the computer, but it will be character building. I hope.
2. I hear the Sabres will be playing the Rangers and the Red Wings this weekend. Yikes. Good luck with that, Sabres!
3. Speaking of the Sabres…I know the game against the Senators was kind of frustrating, but in a weird way I thought that game went about as well as it could have. I don’t think this team is going anywhere unless they can be compelled to work really, really hard. Yeah, a decisive win against Ottawa would have been fun, but it’s great that they were instantly punished for their bad behavior in the second period. I think the longer they’re desperate, the better off we’ll be. The Sabres play their best hockey when they know they have zero room for error. So, if I have to watch them almost choke away a three goal lead to Ottawa, I’m willing to do so, because it’s for the greater good. I think they’ll try harder against the Rangers because they almost blew it against Ottawa. It’s sad, but it’s true.
4. I think all the hoopla surrounding Ruutu’s bite has been a hoot. I also think it’s funny that Andrew Peters took some heat for his reaction to the bite, as if he over reacted to sell the injury. Listen, I love to bag on Andrew Peters as much as the next girl, and it kind of kills me to give him credit for anything, but honestly, the man gets punched in the face for a living. If there is one hockey skill I will gladly admit Andrew Peters has mastered, it’s pain tolerance. If he waved his hand around like it really hurt, well, my guess is that it did. Even if it didn’t really hurt, and he was totally faking, well, suck it Ruutu. (Don’t bite: It’s a good rule of thumb.) (Heh.)