Sunday, November 15, 2009

It Was A Good Day

3-2 win over the Oilers. 10-2 over the past two games. 4 game winning streak. 10-6-1 over all. Back in the playoff picture. Kozlov finally scored a goal, Peverly and Fins continued their streaks.

I brought my nephews, ages 3 and 6, to their first ever hockey game today. Thankfully, it was a good game and a win. Before the game I told them about Zach Bogosian, and the whole game the 3 year old kept asking me "Is Zach winning?" In the third period he actually started chanting "Go, Zach, Go!" The 6 year old told his dad that he wants to be a hockey player when he grows up. Good job, Thrashers, I think you won over two new fans.

It is my belief that if the team can prove to their captain that the latter third of last season was not a fluke, but rather a trend for the future, he will sign a long term contract. That last third of the season, the team won twice as many games as they lost. After 17 games this season, the team is sitting at 10-6-1. I believe that if the team can extend the current streak to 6 and reach a record of 12-6-1 (twice as many wins as losses for the mathologically challenged), Kovy will be satisfied and sign. Maybe I'm dreaming and maybe not. If the team can pull off wins against the Bruins and Penguins Thursday and Saturday we'll find out.

It was good to see the Speaker and Krisabelle at the game. The Speaker of Truth was kind enough to join in my nephew's "Go, Zach Go" chant by adding "yeah, Zach, go get on the ice" since Bogo was actually on the bench at the time.


Big Shooter said...

Now you have a goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo


(Inside joke people. Don't even worry about it)

j_barty_party said...

RCP - 'Twas great seeing you again...even if Joey Crabb isn't here to give you reason to dance like your crabs are on fire!

Anyway, your nephews are adorable and it is always a blast helping to indoctrinate young neophytes into the "fraternal order" of hockey obsession and unconditional (not to mention painful) love of all things Thrashers.

Just wish I could've been there in front of young Zach when the slightly older Zach penetrated the Bulin Wall with his laser beam!

Hey, I think Frenchy Cats needs help with removing his booties!! Help a brotha out!

Mortimer Peacock said...

You forgot to mention Big Shooter's important conference with Peter Bondra.

Big Shooter said...

Indeed, I first stalked, then met, Peter Bondra tonight in the CNN Center. I will never forgive myself as I normally wear my Bondra jersey to the games, but tonight at the last second reached for my Kovy jersey as I left the house.

Speaker - Frenchy needs help with removing his booties and his jeans, because they are both waaaay too tight. We are friends, but Big Shooter only goes so far...

j_barty_party said...

What the hell? No props for the monkey drop-kick pic!?

Is Petr Bondra as charismatic and captivating as Slava Kozlov??

Big Shooter said...

Apologies all around... I just didn't know how to form words to describe my love for the monkey drop-kick picture. Some of the times I is so ashames of myself.

My conversation with Bondra was as follows:

BS: Are you Peter Bondra?
PB: Well, do I look like him?
BS: Kinda.
PB: Yes, I'm Peter Bondra
BS: You were my hero growing up.
BS: Bye Bye
PB: Bye Bye

j_barty_party said...

Wow Biggie, I *hate* that I missed that interchange of great minds.

Too bad I couldn't have been there to buy Mr. Bondra one of those deeply discounted Bud Lights I get at Gorin's!!