Monday, January 30, 2012

ASG (All Star Goalies) !!!!

First, apologies for being so neglectful of my responsibilites duty to all women of the world on keeping up with the blogging here but I am back and excited to share with you some photographs/video from this little event the NHL puts on every year -the NHL All Star Game- this year held in my fair city! I wish I could show you some of my own pictures from the event but I was unable to sell my car, house, or soul for tickets so I'm hoping between my words and the pics from the pros, the story will tell itself! First off, can I just toot my own goalie lovin horn and say how proud, elated, jumping for joy I was that my goalie love Sens Avs St Louis goalie Brian Elliott was invited to the All Star Game?!!? There is a good chance I was more excited than he was upon hearing this news. So he in all his handsome sweatered glory:

Jonathan Quick, Tim Thomas, Carey Price, Henrik Lundqvist, and Jimmy Howard came to town to spend the weekend checking out my city! Three of my goalie crushes all in one place...trouble....two of them are in this picture...anyone else wish they were in the middle of this goalie foursome?
 Tim Thomas/Jimmy Howard/Jonathan Quick/Brian Elliott

I'm easily distracted which probably explains why I have watched this about one two hundred times
The more videos I see the more it's obvious goalies are not as weird different as players will tell you! In fact they look like a lot of fun don't they? 

I had originally intended on posting this all in one post focusing on the ASG but there is just too much good stuff to put all in one post (good news because I still must do one devoted to Carey "Could I Be Any More Handsome" Price and one to Jonathan "You wanna pinch my cheeks don't you" Quick) and this one seems to be looking more and more like a Brian Elliott love in (so intentional) so before I head off to goalie dream land let me share with you a few more snaps from the weekend

Media Day
Don't get to see them sans mask and goalie pads very often so this is a little treat no?

Before I leave you behind...let me leave you with a photo of a very fine behind....
All-Star Game

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

4 pucks, and adding fuel to the fire :)

So this past week was the Annual College Classic at Germain Arena in Fort Myers.... My family and I like to go every year to support Cornell (Home town team for us) and also it's a great day of hockey! Since Maine won last year, they were back again this year..... and much to the surprise of my daughter, so was her goalie :)
*Emma watching Maine warmup on the glass* All 3 goalies came over and tapped on the glass and waved at her... I swear she was on cloud 9!

So this is my younger brother Tyler, and Emma. Tyler has played hockey since he was Emma's age and still plays in a pickup league on Sundays. Emma spent most of the Classic with my Mom's camera taking pictures of "Her goalies" My brother brought his friend Chad with him, who also plays in the Sunday league, and he was telling Emma all about playing Goalie (he skates out most of the time, but is a goalie) She was listening so intently to him, holding on to every word!
 Emma had a blast at the games! Maine WON again this year, so she's already planning for next year's classic! She managed to walk away from the game with a even more pronounced love for hockey and goalies, and 4 pucks! One from Uncle Tyler, One from SwampHockey, and 2 from the Maine players during warmups :)

My favorite picture of the evening was the Cornell goalie.... He's POCKET SIZE :)

So I think after this weekend, I'm going to need to get Emma some skates and lessons.... Uncle Tyler already bought her a stick.... She really wants to learn how to play hockey. :) I may have a future WNHL player on my hands :)