Open Thread

If the NHL had not come back I do not know what I would have done with myself.

47 replies
  1. 1
    👽 Martin says:

    The NHL came back? Hadn’t noticed.

  2. 2
    JenJen says:

    My sentiments exactly. Hockey fans of the world, unite!

  3. 3
    RobertDSC-iPhone 4 says:

    I just wish the Rangers played better.

  4. 4
    Yutsano says:

    Work Dawg was on the verge of grabbing his old Marine guns and finding creative outlets for them. But now he has Pens hockey to soothe him.


  5. 5
    lamh35 says:

    Michelle O-bot reporting for duty. Coolest FLOTUS ever!

    Video of the Day:

    Evolution of Mom dancing with JImmy Fallon and Michelle Obama:

  6. 6
    JP7505A says:

    Ever consider getting a pet, cat, dog, pet rock?

  7. 7
    JenJen says:

    @Yutsano: Allez, allez allez! Go Habs Go! :-)

  8. 8
    lamh35 says:

    Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Strike Down #DOMA:

  9. 9
    Yutsano says:

    @JenJen: I’m quite pleased that the Canucks are back on the ice too. I MIGHT sneak up north for a game if I can get someone to go along with me. I promised work Dawg I’d smuggle him over the border, but I think an enhanced driver’s licence will do. He’d only go if the Pens are playing though, and I don’t think they ever play the Nucks.

  10. 10
    Regnad Kcin says:

    the who?

  11. 11
    Tom The First says:

    Go Hawks!

  12. 12

    Spring Training starts today!

  13. 13
    Davebo says:

    What gets higher ratings…

    The Westminster Dog Show or NHL playoffs? Hell, soccer fans look at them and say “damn that’s some boring shit there!”

  14. 14
    Davebo says:

    If the NHL had not come back I do not know what I would have done with myself.

    I think we do. And it’s not a pretty picture….

  15. 15
    dedc79 says:

    @RobertDSC-iPhone 4: Same here. Hoped they’d continue to improve but this season is starting to look like a step backward.

  16. 16
    JenJen says:

    @Davebo: I can see you’re not a hockey fan, and theres no point in trying to comvert you, but you’re dead wrong about NHL TV ratings. In the Pittsburgh market, just for an example, Wednesday’s Flyers-Pens game was the #1 program across all channels, and in Philly, it was the #1 program on cable. Just a regular season game between two rivals, and the viewers in those markets preferred it to anything else on TV that night.

    Hockey might not be your cup of tea, but you’re apparently oblivious to how strong its fan base really is, and growing each season. Those Stanley Cup playoffs you referred to? Last year, even the quarterfinals were the highest rated in 15 years.

  17. 17
    FlipYrWhig says:

    @lamh35: But the DoJ memo equated gay people to pedophiles and bestiality practitioners! Argly blargly most anti-gay president EVAR!!1

  18. 18
    khead says:

    Hockey fans = battered wives.

    Congrats it’s back!

  19. 19

    Listening to Sharks pre-game. With all due respect to any Hawks fans, here’s hoping the Fins bring an end to the streak tonight.

  20. 20
    MikeJ says:

    @freelancer (iPhone): Thank god. As far as I’m concerned there is only baseball in the summer and (association) football in the winter.

  21. 21
    MikeJ says:

    @MikeJ: I will add: I don’t begrudge anyone else their hobbies/sports though. I may not care for them, but whatever keeps them off the streets is fine with me.

  22. 22
    JenJen says:

    @Polish the Guillotines: If the game even goes into overtime tonight, Blackhawks will break the record for most consecutive games to start a season with at least a point. No pressure! And Ray Emery’s between the pipes tonight.

    Go Fins. ;-)

  23. 23

    @JenJen: Believe me, I’m not holding my breath. As good as the Sharks’ penalty kill and defense has been lately, they haven’t been able to score on the power play.

    I just hope they’re in a chippy mood and scrap for some dirty goals.

  24. 24
    TaMara (BHF) says:

    I hope there will be a pet update before too long. That’s the reason I stop by.

  25. 25
    Paddy says:

    My pets are just fine thank you and as soon as Neanderthal me figures out my new camera I’ll be posting some pics.

    On a doggie note- My brother and sil are Hunington, WVA to rescue some dogs for their group. Anyone know of good places for them to sleep and eat? He can google and stuff but would love some real recs.

  26. 26
    jackmac says:

    Go Blackawks! Seeking NHL’s best start ever tonight.

  27. 27
    Melissa says:

    My first hockey game was watching the kids league with my friend’s 11-year old. There was a pile on (what’s the correct word?) against the boards. Everyone was yelling. I found myself shouting “Liberate the puck!”
    You can take the girl out of lefty politics, but you can’t take lefty politics out of the girl.

  28. 28
    Comrade Jake says:

    An interview wherein Ezra Klein eviscerates David Brooks, in person.

  29. 29
    smintheus says:

    Watching The Game. So far the Sharks have been controlling play, the Hawks have looked a bit lackluster…so far.

  30. 30
    mclaren says:

    Don’t despair. Instead of watching hockey, you can always whack puppies with a baseball bat.

  31. 31
    Punchy says:


  32. 32
    handsmile says:

    @Comrade Jake:

    You might be interested to read Doug Galt’s post on this interview, “Velvet glove, pimp slap,” from earlier today. The thread does become remarkably derailed about 2/3s through, however. But at least it will keep you from wasting a perfectly good Friday night watching the Ice Capades.

    ….(ducks deliberate slapshot…)

  33. 33
  34. 34
    greylocks says:

    If the NHL had not come back I do not know what I would have done with myself.

    How about MORE PET PIX!

    This is also a response to your whinge about getting burned out on the political shit.

    We want Zsa Zsa…we want Zsa Zsa…we want Zsa Zsa…

  35. 35
    Rosie Outlook says:

    Personal ad #2: Old, fat, and grouchy seeks same. Object: yelling “You kids get off our lawn!” in blissful harmony.

  36. 36
    Just One More Canuck says:

    @Yutsano: @JenJen: Go Habs Go

  37. 37
    Paddy says:

    @lamh35: Der (to me for missing yours). It is a killer vid, and she looks like she’s having fun.

  38. 38
    Mnemosyne says:

    @TaMara (BHF):

    I have an invisible cat to try and soothe the slavering masses of pet lovers.

    (Charlotte has a rich and strangely detailed fantasy life. She is completely convinced that when she’s under a basket, she is actually invisible. I did place the empty basket upside-down on the floor, but she put herself underneath it.)

  39. 39
    Old Dan and Little Ann says:

    I am thrilled the NHL is back. Unfortunately that means i get to shake my head and curse at the tv every other night due to the Sabres suckitude. I usually watch other teams when I have the chance, though. Such as the current Sharks-Hawks game.

  40. 40

    After putting my girlfriend through five months in the Red Zone, I have to back off the sports programming.

  41. 41
    1bb3 says:

    I agree, John Cole. The NHL being back is way cool. So cool that not even baseball lovin’ naysayers can harsh my buzz. So, nener.

    That said, Matt Cooke must go. At long last.

    Also too, ‘Hawks blow chow chunks.

    Go Wings!

  42. 42
    YellowJournalism says:

    Hubby kept saying that he didn’t care the entire time they were gone, but he immediately started his old habit of flipping over during our shows to see the score!

  43. 43
    Yutsano says:

    @Just One More Canuck: I am by virture of genetic stew required to root for the Canadiens. I think what I really need to do is say fuck the world and live for about six months in Montreal by my wits and on baguettes and wine. I almost make it sound doable.

    PS: I’m distantly related to a Senator. In Ottawa. But not the hockey kind.

  44. 44
    JenJen says:

    Well, day-um! Blackhawks just made NHL history.

  45. 45
    Punchy says:


  46. 46
  47. 47
    Wally Ballou says:

    @freelancer (iPhone): And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land, as the late Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell used to say at the start of the first ST radio broadcast every year.

Comments are closed.