Random musings of a grammar nerd

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Game on!

Tonight's plans: Detroit Red Wings (8-7-1) at Columbus Blue Jackets (7-2-5), 7 p.m. My family is coming down to Columbus for the game, figuring that our best chance to see our hometown Wings at an affordable price is to see them away from Joe Louis Arena.

Update: Final score: Red Wings 6, Blue Jackets 0! Great game!

I've never seen an NHL game, although Dave & I did have an amusing time watching the UHL's now-defunct Kansas City Outlaws lose to...well, some team who fell on the ice slightly less than they did. There was a huge fight 32 seconds into the game which resulted in about 17 minutes of penalties. We also had 3 near-misses when pucks came flying over the glass towards our 4th or 5th row seats. Those were the highlights. Other than that, it was just giggling when one of the players slipped and fell on the ice with no help from any other player, and randomly cheering for unknown players when they got anywhere near the correct net.

But in investigating the Outlaws, we did find the team with possibly the greatest logo ever- the Danbury Trashers:
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The Trashers hockey stick I got for Dave has a legion of malevolent, stick-wielding trash cans, streaming out of a garbage truck. It's fantastic!

p.s. Dave tells me that the opposing team was the Rockford IceHogs. Their website tells us that IceHogs hockey is "about heart. Soul. Skill. And, of course, rabid dedication to the time-honored practice of beating the living heck out of the other hockey teams, night after night after night."


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