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Night of the Living Hockey Fan.

Thursday, August 17, 2006
Hooooockeeeeey ...
Hooooooooockeeeeeeeeeey ...
HOoOOOOOOoOOOOCKKKKKEEEEEEYYYYY ...

It's now been a full week since anything of interest happened in Columbus. Outside of Columbus, it seems like the hockey world has hit a wall made out of concrete reinforced with titanium. With the exception of the Where in the World is Evgeni Malkin? saga unfolding at a snails pace, and the recent signing of Owen Nolan to the Coyotes for one-year, things have been dead. And I mean dead. So dead that I've resorted to playing archaic video games on my SNES emulator. Let me tell you, you can never get enough Super Mario World or NHLPA Hockey '93. Looking back, isn't it funny that the NHL and NHLPA have been bickering over the most trivial of things since the early '90s? There's a reason no team names are used in NHLPA '93, after all ... the fact that only the Player's Association signed on for the game, while the NHL refused to do so. And the fact they got rid of fighting in NHL '94 because they wanted to "protect the league's image"? Oh, man. What a trip.

Around the blogosphere, I am far from the only person who is dealing with this miserable August lull (God I hate August ... in fact, to Hell with the summer as a whole!). Off Wing has been under the weather and is using the lack of news to recoup, so hopefully he'll feel better soon. Drew at EotB has moved to Wordpress, and props to his new layout. It's definitely sleek and slimlined. If I had known better, I also would have tried Wordpress before Blogger since they allow for entry tags. But I'm getting a little cozy here at Blogger, so I think I'll stay for the time being.

The visit by the parents went as good as can be. The usual comments about me having to get out more (I should), I need to work out more if I want to actually play pick-up hockey (they're right, again), and to stop using so much money (I do tend to have holes in my pockets). Now they're in Cleveland and checking in on grandma, who is doing quite well after her rounds of Chemo therapy.

... oh! There is some minor news in terms of hockey here in Columbus, now that I think about it. The Ohio Junior Blue Jackets -- Columbus's new USHL team -- is set to start up this coming season, and their first game will be on October 7th against the Waterloo Blackhawks, the day after the Jackets' first game against the Vancouver Canucks. They've already drawn up a website which you can see here. Admittedly, I'm torn on the use of ... what I'm assuming is a nuclear red? But the site is still young, and I'm sure as the season rolls along they'll start adding better content -- both information-wise and visually -- to the site.

Now that that's out of the way, it's time for me to crack open some books on my Information Technology class. With finals a week and a half away from being due, my stress meter is off the charts.
1 Comments:
  • At 4:57 PM, Blogger MetroGnome said…

    It's definately becoming a challenge to fill the blogs these days. In the past month I've resorted to blogrolls and EA Sports NHL '07 "youtube" videos. Ugh.

     
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