Sunday, November 28, 2010

Phantoms @ Bears &Twitter points update

Well as I tweeted the other night I am giving Danny Syvret and Stefan Legein each 5 points for making me laugh.  I think I really needed a laugh at that point in the day.  There banter was great.  Danny played in the game I saw last night.  Stefan did not.  So here are the new standings.

 Danny Syvret (@dannysyvret) 48
Matt Moulson (@mmoulson) 20
Mike Cammalleri (@mcammalleri13) 20
Stefan Legein (@Stefanlegein) 5
Rob Schremp (@Robschremp) 4

 Future possible points Danny Syvret 40, Stefan Legein 40, Mike Cammalleri 20.

Phantoms at the Bears

 Pix are here

Truly seeing the Phantoms take the long slow spiral down is not at all fun.  I was hoping that they had already hit bottom and would work their way back up.  Last night's game was proof that the way back up is long and far.  The coaches and players have a long road ahead of them.  I feel truly sad at the whole situation.  It is very much like watching the 06-07 Flyers.  If that is the model then this team will be back and it will be with a vengeance.  

I see glimmers of hope with in the game.  I loved Logan Stephenson in front of the goalie.  He drew a penalty like a pro.  It looked like an absolute street fight in there. 

Holmstrom & Wellwood both have alot of potential.  I can't wait til it is all unleashed.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

11/22/10 Habs @ Flyers and Twitter points update

First the good news I successfully saw Mike Cammalleri play in the Center.  The first time since he has been a Hab.  20 points to him for that. 

Second the bad news Stefan Legein is injured, will not play on Saturday.  I won't subtract his points til he doesn't play but I think you can see its coming. 

Danny Syvret (@dannysyvret) 23
Matt Moulson (@mmoulson) 20
Stefan Legein (@Stefanlegein) 20
Mike Cammalleri (@mcammalleri13) 20
Rob Schremp (@Robschremp) 4

Expected points changes Danny Syvret +20, Stefan Legein -20, and Mike Cammalleri +20

Habs @ Flyers

This game to me was about two things.  Getting to watch Mike Cammalleri in person and testing out my new camera.  Both were successful.  The new camera is going to take getting used to especially the zoom at its highest setting. 

So that you can compare here is a picture I took of the snow wagon with the camera I had been using

Here is a picture I took of the same wagon last night
You can see how much closer I am able to get with the new camera. 

Here is the full set of pictures.  Warmups are all pretty much Habs folks.
Back to the game itself  Mike was not the factor he usually is in these games.  I felt the Habs started strong and ended poor and the Flyers started poor, got lucky and pulled it off.  I was surprised at how disciplined the Flyers were in this game despite their lackluster start. 

Have to see how the next game goes.  I think almost everyone knows how displeased I am with the NHL schedule makers for putting Calgary vs the Flyers on this Friday.  Black Friday the one day each year I can not attend a Flyers game.  I work til after the game starts.  I am sure many more of you out there are working a longer day then I am that day but I can never see the annual Black Friday matinee.  Ah well that is what DVR's are for right?

Next update will be this weekend after the Phantoms visit the Bears.  Should be interesting to see a rebuilt team + the new/old coach. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Syvret returns and twitter points update

Well I did not go to Syracuse as I had originally planned this past weekend so twitter points continue to stand as

 Danny Syvret (@dannysyvret) 23
Matt Moulson (@mmoulson) 20
Stefan Legein (@Stefanlegein) 20
Rob Schremp (@Robschremp) 4
Mike Cammalleri (@mcammalleri13) 0

 Potential points Danny Syvret 20, Stefan Legein 20 and Mike Cammalleri 20.

Mike's points should get added after tonight and Syvret & Legein after Saturday.

Tonight I am attending the Habs at the Flyers.  I am again testing another new camera.  I think this one will be much more to my satisfaction as it is essentially a newer version of my current camera.   Follow my twitter stream tonight for pictures and updates.  Just a reminder I am a Mike Cammalleri fan. 

Syvret is returned to the Flyers organization.  I know that everyone expects me to be on top of the world at his return.  I would say that I am not.  I do not see Syvret getting his NHL shot with his return to the Flyers.  I most want to see Syvret play full time at the NHL level.  Anaheim looked like a bright ray of hope for Syvret to keep with the NHL squad out of camp and then reality came.  He was up and down for October & November.  Ducks having complied too many defensemen and the injured now getting healthy Syvret was now on the outside. 
Flyers trade and bring him back.  Where it is very much the same situation as the Ducks.  The Flyers have 7 healthy d on the roster with one coming back from injury in the near future.  Syvret most likely will not see ice time for the Flyers this season. 
Syvret chose to sign elsewhere this summer.  In my opinion I would not expect him to be resigned by the Flyers next season either. 

 I did find it odd that the Flyers traded to get 2 players who chose to pass on the Flyers for other teams.  Is that Holmgren sending a message to players?

Saturday, November 13, 2010

twitter points update and a few other things

Ok since it is a bit before I have another game I did not want to go that long with out a post. 

 First I want to welcome Stefan Legein to twitter and my twitter points

Danny Syvret (@dannysyvret) 23
Matt Moulson (@mmoulson) 20
Stefan Legein (@Stefanlegein) 20
Rob Schremp (@Robschremp) 4
Mike Cammalleri (@mcammalleri13) 0

 Potential points Danny Syvret 20, Stefan Legein 20 and Mike Cammalleri 20.
 Stefan's current points came from Phantoms at Hershey game. 

The big topic this week from the GM meetings seemed to be the new All Star game Format.  Seemed like there was alot of fun discussion from it including Biznasty2point0's all star team.

Phantoms made a coaching change.  Hopefully it will help them right the season. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

11/1/10 Canes at Flyers

First a Twitter points update.

 My roommate said I was harsh to Rob Schremp so she pleaded his case to get back his point and to get a point for even responding to my original tweet.  The updated point are

 Danny Syvret @DannySyvret  23
 Matt Moulson @MMoulson 20
 Rob Schremp @RobSchremp 4
 Mike Cammalleri @Mcammalleri13 0

 Question I got is why list Cammalleri if he doesn't have any points? I have tickets to see him play.  That is the next game I have for the Flyers is Canadiens at Flyers.  Hopefully I see Mike play.

Ok so last night's game.  I went with my cousin and barely made warmups.  I was very excited to get to see two NHL debuts for players.  First former Phantom Jon Matsumoto and second Current Flyer Eric Wellwood.  Great opportunities for both of these players.

 Jon Matsumoto

Eric Wellwood

I thought they both played well for the minutes they were given.

 I also got to see one of my more favorite Canes

I did get a picture of Hartnell's goal

Full set is here

 I give a hand to the upper rows of I believe section 208.  They were very much into trying to start a Bob chant.  So many folks are excited that there are shirts for Bob.   I think it is wonderful he is getting his chance and running with it.

 I did feel it was the Flyers luck to let the Canes back into this game with a minute left.  I am not quite sure why the Flyers finish up games before the clock often does.

 I will try to have some shenanigans before my next game.  There may be an AHL road trip in the near future.