Friday, November 23, 2007

Let's Pretend I Wrote Something Meaningful, Okay?

In honor of NaBloPoMO, I'll be attempting to post something every day in November. If you're not checking in every day, make sure you're catching all the posts!

Look, I'll be honest. This is a total throw-away post. I enjoyed the game tonight, I'm glad we won, but I'm exhausted. It's been a long, busy, weekend and I've been desperately fighting off a cold. In honor of Thomas Vanek playing yet another confident, controlled game, here's a gratuitous YouTube video of one of my favorite moments from him last season, also full of confidence and swagger. If you watch the replay, the puck was in and out of the net before Huet even moved. Awesome. It's nice to see you again, Thomas!

5 comments:

brian s. said...

Two things: 1) I completely forgot about that and was expecting a "around-the-world" move. 2) I miss Jim Lorentz in the booth with RJ.

Heather B. said...

brian, two responses: 1) I think everyone was expecting the around-the-world which is partly Thomas cranking the slap shot was so awesome and 2) I miss Jim too. I'll probably write about this more at some point but Harry Neale just isn't working for me.

brian s. said...

Heather, You're right, I do believe everyone was thinking that and I did forget to mention what an awesome shot it was. My reason for missing JL is because he was so good at describing the tactics and little things in a way that, when listening on the radio, you could still picture what was going on. HN doesn't have that same style and seems to be more of a TV guy (Granted I don't have the ability to watch them unless they're on VS. or playing a Florida team so I may be wrong there).

Mark B said...

I agree wholeheartedly with Brian. I know Harry Neale is a commentating legend but I really miss Jim's detailed analysis of how the little things in the defensive zone lead to an offensive opportunity. We don't see that as much, except with Robie in the intermissions.

Heather B. said...

brian and mark, you both hit on reasons I don't enjoy Harry as much as Jim - not a lot of detail and very little breakdown of plays after the fact. I loved both of those things about Jim.