Saturday, April 21, 2007

We are NOT absentee bloggers, I swear

Ok, so the truth of the matter is, all three of us are very busy with exams right now. Well, I'm not really, given that I've had the week off, but I have nothing to write about (be it here or my other blog) lately for whatever reason. I'm incredibly apathetic to the NHL playoffs right now anyway. Steve is wrapped up in the start of the MLB season, and Jared... well, I'm not entirely sure what Jared is up to right now. If you could look in some ditches or something so we can try to find him, that'd be great.

Anyway, I guess the point is that we don't want you to think that we've abandoned the cause. We're just a little sidetracked at the moment. So I've embedded this little clip of the glory days to help tide you over until we return to our regularly scheduled programming.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Playoffs: Round One

Surprisingly I wasn't ready to axe anything on Sunday, mainly because I'd been expecting the outcome since the Leafs lost on Thursday; I'm not sure if I posted that here though. Anyway, I can't say I was mad (I was heartbroken though), because it was the Leafs fault, they had numerous games in the last few weeks where they could have easily gained a point and ended up in the playoffs - as it was they didn't do that, and now I'm focused in on the Jays (and to some extent, I suppose my exams).

Anyway, as I usually do, I won't just make first round picks, I'll go all the way through.

First Round

Red Wings over Flames (in 6)
Wild over Ducks (in 7)
Canucks over Stars (in 6)
Sharks over Predators (in 7)

Sabres over Islanders (in 4)
Devils over Lightning (in 4)
Rangers over Thrashers (in 4)
Senators over Penguins (in 7)

Second Round

Red Wings over Wild (in 7)
Sharks over Canucks (in 7)

Sabres over Rangers (in 7)
Senators over Devils (in 7)

Conference Finals

Sharks over Red Wings (in 6)
Sabres over Senators (in 5)

Stanley Cup Finals

Sabres over Sharks (in 7)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The NHL Playoffs start tonight

and the Leafs aren't in them, which probably explains why none of us have posted lately. I think we're all pretty distraught and pissed off about Toronto's situation. On Sunday I was very surprised Steve didn't show up at my house with a fucking axe. Come to think of it, if Steve shows up to our exam tomorrow with an axe... I really won't be surprised.

Who is everyone taking for playoff picks? I've got Buffalo, New Jersey, New York, Ottawa, Detroit, Anaheim, Vancouver, and San Jose, in that order.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

*BOWENISM* - Apr. 5/07 - Maple Leafs vs. Islanders

And tonight's BOWENISM is...

The Watchdogs of the Woven Warehouses

Top 10 Reasons Why We Will Win Tonight...

As I sit here on my porcelain recliner, ideas are going through my head of why the Leafs are going to win tonight against the New York Islanders. Here's the top 10 reasons I could think of why the Leafs are going to win....

10. Nobody on our team pretends they have a DH contract in the MLB where the other players face is the baseball.

9. Have you ever seen a plane fly into a building in Toronto?

8. Sure, we may overpay some of our players - but we still don't sign them past 5 year deals.

7. I think anybody in the league could spell our goalies names...ask someone to spell Wade DoubleBubble, and I bet the choke.

6. Our jerseys have never made people want to go out and eat an entire box of Captain Highliner Fish Sticks.

5. Yeah, Wendel Clark played for both teams, but how often do you see him on the Island watching a game?

4. Wendel's moustache was FAR better in Toronto as well.

3. Our owner doesn't run a corner store in his spare time.

2. Our owner manager also doesn't disguise himself as one of the players on the ice (haven't you always wondered why Charles Wang is never around when Richard Park is?).

1. Our coach doesn't live in a WigWam.

Monday, April 2, 2007

That's just fantastic

So much for that. Steve pretty much covers my sentiments over the loss in the post below (though I don't share the feelings regarding baseball), and I don't have much to add. Way to kick me in the nuts though guys. I mean, I've been hyping this team up as sixth-place potential all week and hey... I guess now I know why I don't get hyped about this team often.

It's going to come down to the last game against Montreal, plain and simple. I hope we're sitting ahead of them going into that game but either way we'll need a clean victory there to get in. Dammit. I'm not happy with hockey this weekend.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Losing 7-2 is Sweeeeeeet!

So you're going after one of the final playoff spots available. You're fighting with numerous teams for it. You've got a game in hand on some of these teams. So what do you do? You go out and lose 7-2 to the Rangers ... just to make the next week even more interesting/difficult than it already was. SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!

Oh well, who gives a fuck. My real love came back tonight. It gave me something to be excited about. Let's go Blue Jays.