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2 December 2010

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Oh, there’s a lot to talk about.

First of all, tonight’s the first night of Hanukkah. Smoke some marijuanukkah, drink a gin and tonukkah.

Next, I was going to do a post of DECC memories from RWD friends and family. The only people who responded were FHG and my mom. See, I don’t really have any readers. Sadness.

Then, I saw this article today about the Canadian WJC roster announcements. (Thanks to Tom from Without a Peer!) O, Canada, you crazy mofos. Why can’t you respect the players and the decisions they made? Dylan Olsen will be attending their tryouts. (The article shows a picture of him. It looks like he is being punched in the back.) Last year he was snubbed from the team. Now, of course, he was young and still developing, but Team Canada did some funky things. Like inviting Patrick Wiercioch, and then when he arrived (after missing the Denver vs. Duluth game), telling him his knee injury, which they had already known about, was going to keep him off the team. They could have just picked up the phone and reached out and touched someone, but instead they flew him there to jerk him around. Odd, no?

I still hope for the best, that Dylan Olsen will come back to tUMD in January with a silver medal for Team Canada, and that Justin Faulk will come back with a gold for Team USA!!! I will be rooting for Dylan ALL THE WAY!!!!

Okay, finally. There’s going to be a jersey auction this weekend. Sigh. Here’s a photo of the jerseys that the team will wear. It’s a 1960s throwback, naturally. But WHAT DO I DO??? Last year’s jersey auction nearly killed me. Seriously, the 2nd intermission, when I was waiting to find out if I’d get my Seidel jersey, was the longest 15 minutes of my life.

I don’t know what to do. I’m not sure who I want to bid on. Do I go all in and bid on My Jacky’s jersey? Or do I try for an under-the-radar guy? I don’t know! Actually I have a plan on another possible jersey but we’ll see. I’m getting all nervous just thinking about the possibility that I don’t win a jersey. This is so upsetting! And probably a sign that I need a straitjacket instead.

Two days!!!! Then hockey!!!! And football!!!! Anyone else planning on going to the football game? I’m making a trip to Fleet Farm to stock up on foot warmers.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 2 December 2010 2:39 pm

    >You do have readers. I will leave my memory of the DECC even though I am not elequent like you. I am a huge fan of a junior team in IA. And I follow (stalk?) the career of my favs once they leave and go to dominate in college hockey. My trip to Duluth was several years ago to see Lake St take on the Dogz. I went with the former billet family of one of the players on the visiting team. Can I tell you knowing a player or two is fabulous? Free tickets hurray! Each arena puts friends and family in different spots and the DECC put the visiting team freebies in folding chairs on plywood flooring right on glass, right next to the player bench. Interesting sight lines, but not a horrible place to watch. I wasn't really fond of the way the arena was set up for hockey. On the plus side the waterfront is beautiful and we walked over from the restaruant crossing the foot bridge and watching the boats (ships?) go in and out. They had a nice VIP lounge for parents- we caught up with Al Stalock's ma and pa that night. So that is my one memory of the DECC- nothing exciting or emotional, just a fun evening of hockey and socializing.

  2. 3 December 2010 3:05 am

    >Mille grazie!

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