Tuesday, November 18, 2008

News and Notes circa Now

- Jason Arnott had a scary collision with Brian Boucher and the goalpost last night during the Sharks-Predators game. Initially, he wasn't moving and had be carried off the ice in a stretcher and rushed to the hospital. Good news: he's going to be fine. In fact, he walked right out of the hospital last night and celebrated his good fortune at several Nashville bars, with line-dancing and fast women and more.

- Speaking of the Sharks-Preds game, the Sharks added another two points to their record. Setoguchi scored his 11th goal of the season, and Thornton and Marleau continue to rack up the fantasy points. Good.

- Even though the Edmonton Oilers lost 4-0 to the Detroit Red Wings last night, they did that Oilers thing where if you're losing by several points and it appears there's no hope of coming back, you drop the gloves and engage in some rock 'em-sock 'em. So much heart, those Oilers. Meanwhile, Shawn Horcoff hasn't scored a goal in forever, and the Dustin Penner situation is still up in the air.

- Paul Stastny signs a five-year extension with the Av's.

- I recommend you take a look at this fascinating post by James Mirtle, about the New York Islanders' overall situation in general and problems building a new arena in particular. Say what you will about the Islanders, but I love the idea of a huge skating rink outside a hockey arena. With a gigantic Christmas tree. The idea just fills me with Dickensian warmth.


aaron said...

The idea just fills me with Dickensian warmth.

Wow, that sounds wildly inappropriate.

FrenchCatalogues said...

Haha, but doesn't it fill you with it as well. Just go with it. It feels so right.

It is an awesome idea. Rather though, it fills me with Gonzo Dickensian warmth. The muppets rule this blog.

aaron said...

I'll give you the Gozo. He was always a hit with the chicks.

FrenchCatalogues said...

He was wasn't he. Camilla was a dish. (sigh) The genius of Jim Henson

Mortimer Peacock said...

Oh, I meant to say "fills me with HARD Dickensian warmth." My mistake.