Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Shenanigans

by Anne

Yesterday it was announced that Steve Bernier was offered a contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks! The deal is reportedly for 2 years at about $2 million per season, which is actually a pay cut for Big Bear. He made $2.5 million this season because of an offer sheet from St. Louis. Yay! Hoooray for job security! Hooray for Vancouver! Hooray for Big Bear!

Big Bear's Big Hair: Playoff Edition

I can't believe that the Conference Finals are just now starting. The friggin' semifinals were so intense, it was exhausting. It seems like someone should be hoisting something over their head any day now.

I will, of course, be cheering for the Pens and Blackhawks in their respective Conference finals. Also, for the record, I have been informed/decided that Niklas Hjalmarsson is apparently my Blackhawks man even though I really wanted it to be Seabs; I was told he has already been claimed by a Buffalo blogger. Alas. The Hammer will quickly become my new favorite Blackhawk once I get around to learning anything about him. I don't generally go for the Europeans so this is a whole new world for me. A brief overview seems to indicate he might be one of those big shut-down defensemen I'm so fond of. This could go well for Hammer.

I'm attempting to re-vamp "Anne's Westcern Conference Boyfriends" for 2009-2010. I made some very misguided choices last year. Brett Lebda?! What was I thinking? I was so young and foolish back then. It will be difficult to nail down this list prior to July 1 but I, of course, am getting started on it anyway.

Also, I'm figuring out all the things that must happen for James Wisniewski to become a Sabre next season. What does Anaheim need that we have...? Perchance a three team deal? I'll call Darcy and see what he says.

Enjoy Friday everyone!


  1. Yay! I applaud both your choices considering the Bruins are out.

    Grrr... yesterday was the WORST DAY EVER to be a Boston sports fan.

  2. Sorry to hear that as it still is bright and sunny down here in Mayberry, er, Raleigh, NC.

  3. We usually have good luck with sports but the Bruins failed, just when the Boston sports media was actually starting to acknowledge their existence. Both the Red Sox and Celtics lost too that night. Earlier that day I had found out that Boston College's hockey goalie had hip surgery and will be out until at least November, and that BC's best football player last season has bone cancer.

    That being said, it was actually bright and sunny here today in Boston.


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