Archive for the ‘Nathan Gerbe’ Category

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I Don’t Think Bleeping Yourself Is Anatomically Possible

December 9, 2008

Usually the media reports coming out of Sabres practice are humdrum and as dry as a good martini. However, today’s reports on WGR contained some great tidbits.

– First, Lindy and Ryan Miller are on good terms. There is no rift between them after last week’s call out of Miller by his coach. I mean, did any of us seriously think there was a rift? Lindy has been known to call out his players in the media. He’s not shy a lot of the time about protecting their widdle feelings. If he was exhibiting a pattern of consistently calling out Miller, then I think we would have evidence of a rift. I think the media just encountered Miller on a bad day, as his quotes made him sound like he was having a bad PMS day.

– I find it hysterical that a ref told Miller to go fuck himself during last night’s game.  First of all, I really don’t think it’s anatomically possible; let alone anatomically possible while one is wearing a hockey uniform. While it’s not the most professional thing for a ref to say to a player during a game, somehow, I doubt that Miller was the completely innocent choir boy that he claimed to be during his encounter with the ref. What Miller saw as “respectful,” the ref could’ve seen as insolent whining. Irregardless, the league probably will have a thing to say to the ref in question.

– Continuing with the hilarity, while WGR broke the news of Gerbe getting some fighting pointers from Peters, WGRZ had the video on their 6pm newscast. The “fight” was all the more comical because it looked like Peters was taking on his seven-year-old brother, and not a fellow professional athlete. Peters had Gerbe’s sweater over his head, and eventually got it off him and was twirling it around. I would definitely add that “fight” to a Sabres blooper reel.

– And based on Miller’s comments about goalie fights, I guess I can cross “goalie fight” off my Christmas list.

“No. I watched Marty (Biron) and all his fights here and how well he did, so I don’t think a skinny guy is gonna have to leave the net.”

Ryan, the skinny guy thing can be remedied. Eat something, sunshine. Calories are your friend. This is the holiday season. You’re a freak of nature with the metabolism of a hummingbird on crack if you don’t gain weight during the holidays. And besides, Sabres fans have seen your temper come out occasionally during games. The next logical step is to fight. Just saying that you’d be a hero to Buffalo if you got into a fight. Remember how much Marty’s fight with Emery was talked about? If you’re worried about your fighting skills being less than stellar, see Peters. he’s been giving fighting lessons left, right and center this season. Just think about it for me, alright?

– Tomorrow night’s game marks the first one I will be seeing in person this season. I really, really hope it’s a good one. Otherwise, some bitches will get cut.

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Hooray for Pominville!

May 6, 2008

– Hooray for Pominville scoring the game tying goal in today’s game against Canada. I wasn’t able to watch the game, but I have to wonder how the crowd received him in the US sweater, especially since he was playing against the motherland. I’m sure his scoring of such a critical goal didn’t help matters any.

– More proof that the WC’s are half-hockey, half Camp Morningwood. (I love the name Anne, so I’m borrowing it.)

I really hope that if this was an impromptu game, that the teams weren’t divided by age again. Otherwise, Pommers will get a complex at being lumped in with the old guys.

– During the Sabres announcement of their signing of Nathan Gerbe, Gerbe revealed that his time at Camp Morningwood with Stafford and Pominville convinced him to sign with Buffalo instead of returning to BC. (Somewhere out there, the good Jesuits from BC are putting a hex on this team, but I digress.) Pommers even had lunch with him and talked up the city and the team. I really liked hearing that. It shows that Pommers is a true leader in this organization. Pommers with the permanent “C” for next season anyone?