Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Wishes

With Christmas a couple of days away, I thought I'd post some holiday wishes for my pathetic hockey team and some other hockey ones as well:

1.A 60 minute effort at the Island Tuesday resulting in a Ranger win finally ending this five-game skid from Hell. I know it's not realistic but please!

2.Ryan Hollweg to score a goal. I love the effort this kid puts out. It would just be nice to see him get rewarded. In order for this to happen, he needs new hands for Christmas. Hahaha.

3.MSG to stop airing those idiotic Bobby Granger commercials. Enough already! In case the clueless management hasn't noticed, this isn't last year! So stop shoving it down our throat! Sometimes, I really do wish I could see Dolan face to face and give him a piece of my mind.

4.A Time Machine. Pretty self explanatory if you're a Blueshirt fan. Inspired from one of my favorite 80's movies Back To The Future, could we please find one and set it back to before last year's Olympic Break. I know Henrik Lundqvist needs it. And god forbid Glen Sather does for trading Ville Nieminen and destroying our third line.

5.A physical defenseman. Enough said.

6.For NHL commish Gary Bettman to stop screwing around with the game. How much more is this nimrod going to sabotage it and turn off more diehards? If you're going to realign the divisions, have enough sense to stick every team where they belong and change the divisions back to the traditional names instead of the adopted NBA geographical ones.

7.For the league to actually promote the sport so that even the average viewer knows where a Crosby-Ovechkin showdown is being aired. The ratings are a flat out embarrassment. All the league ever focuses on is the positives. What positives?!?!?!?!?!?! The tons of empties in most arenas. The ratings which are even more down the toilet than they were under the old rules? Sometimes, it's like they don't see it. Is Dolan running the NHL too? Just checking.

8.For some of the dangerous hits which don't always result in penalties while every soft tug does to be watched a lot more closely. The borderline hits are the ones where players get hurt. There needs to be a reemphasis on this. Clean up the game!

9.For every fan who knows Crosby, Ovechkin and Malkin so well to finally know the supreme talent and skill of Anze Kopitar playing out in Los Angeles.

10.For the game to give us the kind of finish it needs to garner more attention.

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