Jun 302010

HockeyBuzz.com – Eklund – RUMORS OF OFFER SHEETS: Antti Niemi and Bobby Ryan. LA/StL/Tor Kovalchuk

The most definitive offer sheet rumor I am hearing is that of Antti Niemi. Sources have confirmed to me the following: “There is a team out West who feels by tendering an offer sheet to Niemi they would not only help themselves, but also hurt the Hawks as well, since the Hawks are up against the Cap and would not be able to match to sign Niemi.”

Hmm… who could that team out West be?

Niemi would look good in teal. Very good.

Now if I could just figure out what the heck Doug Wilson was thinking by signing Wallin to a $2.5 Million contract…

 Posted by at 3:45 pm
Mar 182008

So we took Boy to his first professional hockey game a couple of weeks ago. We went to see the Stockton Thunder (ECHL) play, and he had a great time. He was pretty good through out the game, which was the big concern… would he be happy to sit through an entire hockey game without getting antsy and irritating the heck out of our neighbors?

So he passed. Which brings us to Friday night: The San Jose Sharks versus the St. Louis Blues.


iTunes: The Door by Neal Morse, from Sola Scriptura

 Posted by at 6:02 pm
Jan 072008

So after the modified version of skating that I did with Boy yesterday, I knew that my lower back was going to hurt a bit. Skating hunched over like that isn’t exactly the most comfortable thing, as gratifying as it was to have Boy ‘skate fast with Daddy’. And then I played hockey tonight (we got killed, 7-2), so now my body is really aching. Tomorrow morning’s gonna be interesting, and Tuesday’s gonna be even more so. Doesn’t help that I have back problems already, at the neck and the lower back/pelvis. The abdominal muscle pull I got tonight is gonna be LOVELY in the morning…

iTunes: Tron Scherzo by Wendy Carlos

 Posted by at 8:29 am
Nov 132007

Jeremy Roenick scored his 500th career goal on Saturday night. He’s long been a favorite player of mine (If you’ve ever wonder why I’ve been wearing #27 since my second season playing the game, which was around 1994, well now you know.) and I was overjoyed to see him sign with the Sharks, even though I didn’t expect he’d have much of an impact at this point in his career. I was dead wrong, and thankfully so. He’s had a strong positive impact on the team both on and off the ice.

Congratulations to Jeremy for becoming only the 40th player ever, and only the 3rd american, to reach this milestone. The way he’s carried himself makes me proud to be a fan of Jeremy Roenick, a fan of the San Jose Sharks, and an american hockey player.

 Posted by at 10:44 am