Monthly Archives: June 2010

Appreciate the Ugly Goals

20 Cent’s game-winner last night was no beauty.  In fact, it was a pretty ugly goal.  But who cares?  A goal is a goal, no matter how pretty it is.  Ugly goals come from hard work, and in this case a true talent.

Stars fans, of course can relate to this mantra.  The goal that won us our first and only Cup came from Hall of Famer (and Ambassador of Fun), Brett Hull.  You would think that it’d be a “hull” of a shot that came from him.   It wasn’t though.  Rather, it was a goal earned from a lot of chipping and persistance.  That goal isn’t ugly.  It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

Speaking of Hull’s cup winner, people are now using Kaner’s OT winner in the same sentence as Hull’s.  Both were chippy plays.  Both were confusing.  And, yes, both were actual goals. 

I see no difference.


This Picture.


This amuses me.

So does Pronger’s quote:

I’m day-to-day with hurt feelings.

He’s so snarky.

Moving on, the Baby Stars play Game 3 of their Calder Cup final series tonight.  It’s at Texas, so maybe that will bode well for the kids.  It would be incredibly awesome to go up 3-0.  Not that that will necessarily happen, but it would be cool.  But…Jamie Benn is set for a big game, though, after only having one assist through two games.  Keep that in mind.

Also, THN’s Ryan Dixon has a great look at the Bennster’s run so far.  Check it out if you want.

Go Baby Stars go!

Make it happen.

Happy Birthday Mo!

It’s Mike Modano’s birthday today, and he turns the big 4-0.  Forty.  He’s never seemed old until now.  40 means he’s closer to retirement than ever before, and it’s sad.  I just don’t want to see him go.

Onviously his decision won’t come until at least July, so we still have some waiting to do on that front.  Until then, let’s just enjoy our most recent happy Modano memory.

You’re Gunna Like It

Did you ever wonder just how the heck “Byfuglien” is pronounced “Bufflin?”  Just ask Bloge Salming…

Pure genius.

In other news, the Baby Stars play Game 2 tonight.  Surprisingly they lead the series 1-0.

I know, crazy right?

Go kids go!

Business in the Front, Party in the Back

20 Cent’s playoff mullet greatly amuses me…

That’s epic.

So is Chris Pronger and his puck-stealing escapades.  This photo isn’t exactly Pronger in his puck-stealing glory, but it makes me giggle.

Me and Chris Pronger have a love/hate relationship.

BTW, the Baby Stars face off against the Hershey Bears in the Calder Cup finals.  Make it happen, kids.

Make.  It.  Happen.