A couple of weeks ago, I was all set to boycott this year’s All Star Game. The absolute joke that it had become pissed me off beyond hell. I wasn’t going to watch, I had a nasty email almost done about what disgrace the NHL had allowed to go on, with the Montreal fans installing programs which padded their votes to have all Canadiens players being the starting line-up. I don’t give a shit that the ASG is in your town during your 100th season, that doesn’t give you the right to cheat and rob the rest of the league’s players and fans of seeing those players who SHOULD start actually start.
Anyway, so after all of my hemming and hawing about what a disgrace this year’s ASG was going to be and no one should watch it, the NHL did one thing right and named our boy Henrik Lundqvist to the Eastern Conference Reserves as the Ranger’s representative. You know what that means? It means I have to watch the game. It means I have to care. It also means I have to buy a t-shirt. I’ve always thought that Hank deserved to be named the that All Star Team; but damn, why in hell did it have to be this year? Oh well, we wish him luck.
Plus I get a new t-shirt!
On a completely unrelated note, my best friend Melissa lives in North Carolina, and this weekend apparently a bunch of the Carolina Hurricanes went on a golf weekend at the golf resort she works at, and today Ray Whitney asked her for a band aid.
And Melissa gave him one of these:
These are the Band-Aids that Melissa carries with her and gives to hockey players. Well done Meliss, well done.
Anywhoo – I realized last night that I don’t get the NHL Network, even though I have the Center Ice Package. You have to pay for the the NHL Network separately. Bull to the Shit. So I’m deciding if I should forgo all the ridiculousness of the media day and just watch what’s on versus tomorrow, or if I should call Comcast and yell. Any thoughts, you guys?
We here at 5-Hole will (hopefully) be updating during the festivities, so check back often!
P.S. I love Marc Staal even more now: