Just Getting Up To Speed…

Do you ever misplace something you like, like a shirt or maybe your favorite pen? And you spend some time looking for it or thinking about it, until suddenly you get so consumed with everything else going on in your life that you just kind of forget about it? And then one random day out of the blue you remember it, and you spend a good amount of time trying to find it, and then you give up. But maybe a day later it just comes to you?

That was really long and probably unnecessary, but that’s basically what happened to me and this blog. And I apologize. I promised I would be better and post more roughly around this time last year and that just didn’t happen.  And it’s probably going to happen again, but I promise I will try really hard so that is not the case.  I’ve had the pleasure of having this blog for just over three years now, and I couldn’t help but noticing that the amount of views I get on my blog have doubled since last year when I did that post thanking all those who read this blog, because really I’m just a college student who has grown up loving this wonderful sport and I’m not even majoring in journalism or sports management, I just really like hockey and feel like sharing my opinions on the Caps or cute hockey players and didn’t really have any expectations for this.  So again, I’d like to thank you for taking your time and reading my blog, even if it is only for Jonathan Toews, because I’m sure about half of my traffic comes from Toews-related searches. Can’t blame ya, though (;

I’ll stop babbling and catch ya up on what’s going on, even though I’m sure you already know. It’s bullet time!

  • The Caps are doing okay. Not too spectacular, not too awful, but just okay.
  • Tom Wilson (<3) has been up with the Caps and will stay with the Caps for the whole season. And I read today that he was invited to a try out for Canada for the World Juniors, but GMGM said he’s just too valuable to the team that he couldn’t let him go. I don’t necessarily agree with him on that and believe he should’ve been able to go, but it’s whatever
  • I absolutely adore the little bromance Wilson, Nate Schmidt, and Michael Latta have going on! They’re such beauties, I can’t take it.
  • Also, Volpatti is quite attractive. Just sayin’.
  • Alexander Ovechkin is a boss. He’s just…ugh. I love him. He’s awesome sauce. So is Nick.
  • AND I LOVE GRABO OMG STAY FOREVER
  • Mike Green sucks pass it on.  Not only because he hasn’t scored…I mean he’s a defensemen he doesn’t need to score, but he’s Mike Green and he normally scores and that’s weird…but like, he doesn’t do anything! He skates slow, he just, ugh. He’s frustrating.
  • People been talking shit about Braden Holtby, and I do not approve. I think he’s awesome.  He’s given up some goals that were eh, but, I think he’s pretty stellar.
  • That’s probably it for now.
  • OH OH OH! I MET NICKLAS BACKSTROM! I don’t think I posted about this last year, in fact I think I met him like a month after my last post, BUT IT IS A THING! And he was so nice! But I’m mad because I didn’t have my jersey with me so he has yet to sign it ): But still! It was a great day.  I actually have yet to go to Kettler or a game this season, unfortunately. Hopefully over winter break it’ll be a thing!

Well, I suppose this is all for now.  Again, thank you for everything, whether you’ve stuck with my craziness for the past three years, or if you’re just stopping by.  I promise not to be a stranger!

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Holy Rustiness, Batman!

Merry Christmas hockey fans! This is a long time coming…this glorious day of hockey! I was so excited to watch my boys again annnnnd…they let me down. But that’s okay, because apparently half the NHL sucks too! Yay! Bullets, shall we?

Okay. Caps bullets first.

  • I love Ribs and Wolski. They’re like…we need them. If they weren’t on our team we wouldn’t have gotten much done. Well, there was the lovely Joel Ward scoring two goals, but I’m pretty sure both of his goals were assisted by those guys one time or another, so, yeah. Ribeiro and Wolski were awesome sauce.
  • YAY TOM POTI GETS ASSISTS! It’s spectacular to me that the man hasn’t played an NHL game in a little over two years and bam! Assist. Yay Tom.
  • Don’t really know where our top line was tonight…
  • Sucks for Jack Hillen getting hurt. It’s a good thing we have plenty of defensemen…
  • BUT THEY SUCK OMG WHAT WAS OUR D TONIGHT?!?!?! The only people I’m happy with are Greenie…ish, and the lovely Carlzner! We need Orlov, because that sucked. Doesn’t help that none of our D played an actual game while we were in a lockout. Mamma mia.
  • Braden Holtby breaks my heart. PUT YOUR BUTT IN THE NET, HOLTS! I saw Oates said he doesn’t blame Braden, but forreals. He should’ve had a few of those.
  • At least we’re shooting the puck. And I believe we got a PP goal! But we can’t take stupid penalties. That killed us.
  • I’m hoping we’ll get better over the next week.

Okay. So, the Caps were not the only team playing today! Lots o’ action in the NHL. Let’s talk, shall we?

  • The Kings put up their banner! It was a nice ceremony and they all passed the Cup around again and had lazers…and then they lost 5-2 to the Hawks (<3). I am SO glad I didn’t take Quick for my fantasy team! Boy, that was quite the game. My Hawks were looking sharp! 
  • The flippin Penguins won ): But at least Sidney didn’t get any points! That’s what really matters. I’m glad Geno did though because he IS on my fantasy team. Thanks, G. Still dislike you.
  • Ottawa beat Winnipeg 😀 That’s what I like to see…teams beating the southeastern conference…other than the Caps of course.
  • Speaking of which HOW ABOUT THAT FLORIDA/CAROLINA GAME?! And people were saying they don’t think the Panthers will be good this year. Looked pretty awesome to me. Poor Canes. Poor Staals. Poor Sasha.
  • Boston beat NYR despite Hanks STELLAR saves. Love that man, he’s a beaut.
  • The Maple Leafs won?! Huh. Good for them.
  • The Isles lost, but what else is new?
  • The Blues kicked some Red Wings ass. I have lots of St. Louis guys on my team so (:
  • I’ll put this next one together. Dallas and Columbus won. Kewl.

Welp. That’s the haps. I pinky swear my next post will have pictures/videos/something cool. I promise. Ta ta for now!

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Hockey Is Back! Me Too!

Hellloooo, fancy seeing you here! I’m baaaaaaack, and so is the NHL OH YEAAAAH! I’ve honestly been so sad these past few months without hockey. I didn’t know what to do with myself! Here’s some things we missed while I was off sulking and attempting to find a life outside of hockey…

  • Nicky played for Dynamo with Alex and they were both awesome! Both in the all star game too…or at least would’ve been.
  • Nicky is hurt ): He better be better soon for the season. That is unacceptable.
  • ALEXANDER OVECHKIN IS ENGAGED!!!! Who would’ve thought. YAY OVI!
  • John Carlson has some loooooong hair. Cut that shiz, JCar.
  • Hmm… oh. We get the Holts while he’s been doing awesome in Hershey! Yay Holtbeast!
  • Went to the Hershey game at VC. It was lovely, but definitely not the same atmosphere as a Caps game. Good nonetheless!
  • Yeah. That might be it.

Anywhom… hockey starts the 19th! Just 12 days away! I’ll be counting the seconds. It’ll probably be a tough, short season, especially with Carolina having Sasha and the Staals and whatnot. And then the Rangers are just scary. But who knows…maybe things will change. Hopefully the Caps will kickass and win the Stanley Cup! Yay hockey!

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Tazer…Sunday.

Hello. I come in peace. With Jonathan Toews. YAY JONNY ❤ Now that the Olympics are over I have no one to fangirl over. So, Jonathan Toews it is? I’m sure you won’t mind…

This is old and I may or may not have posted it in the past but I saw it and it was quite beautiful so I had to. Yeah. The next few are new ones though…I am sure of it (;

HELLO, SEXUAL. Someone has been hitting the gym this offseason. And look at the hair. But now back to the guns. Hot damn Jonathan. I need to move on before I kill my computer with my drool…

*Sobs because of perfect Canadian man* He’s just so flkajakgkad. It’s really not fair. Oh by the by the lovely Chicago Blackhawks are playing IN DC this season. You know who will be there…me of course. College ain’t gonna stop me from seeing my boo thang (:

And finally a pic from the Hawks convention which was a week or two ago. I have to say I’m LOVING the long hair. Tazer rocks it. But then again he could be bald and I’d probably still think he’s hot. Right? Right.

Anyways, I just felt like sharing some of this beaut with you. The next post you can expect some Gabriel Landeskog. Oh yeah. Have a wonderful evening!

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R.I.P., Sasha Minor.

I have gathered you all here today so we can mourn the loss of our lovely Alex “Sasha” Semin. I just can’t believe he signed with Carolina. I totally didn’t see that one coming.

Sasha…I’m going to miss you. I doubt you’ll ever read this, unless you enjoy reading 18 year old girls’ hockey blogs in your spare time. For some reason I don’t think you do. But I just wanted to say this anyways. I know there were lots of Caps fans and just hockey fans in general who think you’re overrated and you don’t care and yadda yadda yadda, but I most definitely was not one of them. You were my first favorite Capital when I made the transition from Isles to Caps about five years ago. You have so much skill it’s incredible. It’s been such a pleasure watching you skate, snipe the puck past unsuspecting goalies, and do your famous curl and drag. And I’ll never forget that one time at Kettler you nonchalantly walked past me pretending to be on the phone. I got a nice picture of your foot going in the door. I wish you all of the best in Carolina. Thanks for not signing with Pittsburgh…I probably couldn’t handle that. I’m sure Ovi is glad you’re there so you guys can see each other more times than if you went outside our division. And last but not least, score a bajillion goals and be fucking awesome so all the douchey critics can feel like shit for ever talking your abilities down. You’re awesome and you will always hold a special place in my heart. ❤

Hello again people not named Alexander Semin. I really just had to write that…I don’t know why. It needed to be done. I’ve been sitting here all sad thinking about him leaving. We’re running out of Russians! Who is Ovi gonna talk to now…little Dima? Is he gonna try and steal Nicky backstrom (Hahah. See what I did there?) from Mike? And who is Sasha gonna talk to?!?!?! There are no Russians on the Canes! At least I don’t think… And there’s two Staal brothers! That’s going to be awkward, especially because Semin played the bongos on Marc a few years ago. I just have all of these feels. I’m going to miss that crazy Russian and all of his hooking penalties.

I found this video of some highlights of Alex and thought it was great. Just shows you how incredibly talented he is.

AND NOW WE CRY. SASHA IN ENGLISH. He’s so cute and stuff and I can’t. “I like play here.” ~Le me sobbing uncontrollably~ I LIKE YOU PLAY HERE TOO SASHA. Washington will always be your home. I’m going to miss you so much.

I can’t go on any longer. I’m off to find my Semin shersey, some chocolate, and some happier videos. Until next time.

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Zach Parise Is The Ultimate Troll.

New tactic…don’t make promises you can’t keep.

Hello all. How goes it? Swell? Wonderful. I write to you from a new computer, so bear with me. This also means no pics today. My apologies.

So last time we chatted I was going to post about the NHL Awards. Yeah. Didn’t happen did it? Anyways I didn’t get to watch the red carpet portion unfortunately, but I did watch the show. The Shanahan skit was pretty funny. The presenters, though, sucked. AND NICKELBACK PERFORMED WTF NHL?! As if it wasn’t bad enough, every other commercial was Nickelback. I wanted to die. But Gabe won! He was so cute. AND HANK OMG HE SAID AH FUCK AND THEN LAUGHED BECAUSE HE WAS NERVOUS IT WAS SO CUTE. I really couldn’t understand Malkin but whatevz. I don’t really remember anything else. I was too busy swooning over Gabriel Landeskog and Henrik Lundqvist (;

And then we had the draft! AND WE PARTED WITH CODY EAKIN ): My little ginger squeaks. I am heartbroken. But not really. He’s just eh and I didn’t even find him to be that attractive. Have fun in Dallas with Jagr and Sloany, Squeaks!

The major highlight for the Capitals though was managing to get adorable little Swede Filip Forsberg at pick numero eleven! And he was ranked high too! But whatever other team’s losses. We got a little Swede and he’s cute. AND HE’S YOUNGER THAN ME MY GOSH I’M A COUGAR. But you know who isn’t younger than me…the other total babe we drafted Tom Wilson! Hubba hubba O.O He’s a looker.

You know what totally sucks though? The fact that I’ll be at the beach during development camp. And I won’t get to see the loveliness that is Tom Wilson and Filip Forsberg. Oh well.

Oh also, there’s now a Staal family reunion going on in Carolina. They’re all there except for Marc, the red-headed stepchild. Poor Marc.

Lalala let’s fast forward to Free Agent Frenzy. …It wasn’t a frenzy at all. I took a nap in the middle it was that boring. Caps got two dudes, Parise/Suter watch, TSN bashing my Sasha. That was basically it.  So now, we wait to see where Semin will end up, and if the Caps decide to do anything else besides sign people I’ve never heard of.

You know what was really stupid and douchey? The fact that Zach Parise called a press conference to say he hasn’t made a decision, and wasn’t planning on telling the media who was in the running until he made said decision. That was the dumbest thing ever. I’m sitting here refreshing Twitter like a maniac praying he doesn’t go to Pittsburgh and he’s like “lol I don’t know what I’m doing” and everyone was like ):< Super angry face. But he didn’t go to Shittsburgh (HALLELUJAH!) so we’re cool now Zach. Have fun in Minny.

I really don’t like this new keyboard. It’s hard getting used to and I press keys and the letters don’t show up and it’s in a weird position and blah. Basically what I’m saying is that I’m done for the day and the next time I return I’ll have something special. I guess. But just to let you people know…if anyone reads this anymore on a regular basis…that I’m going away for a little over a week SO that definitely means no posts. Perhaps when I return we can cry over where Alex Semin ended up? Yeah? Okay. Have a lovely evening/day/afternoon/whatever time of day it is where you are!

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I Suck.

ARGH I’M ABOUT TO GO INCREDIBLE HULK ON THIS BITCH. I TOTALLY JUST WROTE AN ESSAY AND IT DOESN’T GET PUBLISHED?! Really cool, WordPress.

I’m so not in the mood to retype that. So I’ll just post the video I posted before and call it a night, and update on my life/hockey haps another time. Yeah? Yeah.

Credit to the owner of the vid! This made me get a little teary eyed, not gonna lie. I just miss my babies! When they celebrate, and chirp, and all the Holts love… AND HANK TELLING HOLTS HE’LL BE SEEING HIM OMG MY HEART. Too cute.

This also hurt because there was a little bit of Papa Knuble in it, and the lovely Knubes isn’t returning to us next season </3 I’m gonna miss that beaut.

Anywhom. Tomorrow is the NHL Awards, so you know I’ll have something spectacular for that…like my fangirling and pictures of sexy hockey men in expensive suits (; But yeah. Thursday or so…expect a post.

And I promise I’ll try to do this more often…not once a month like it’s been. No more school or vacations for a while, so if something interesting in the hockey world happens you know I’ll be sharing it! But yeah. Until next time…

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