17 June, 2006

Well THAT certainly blew hearty chunks.

I got nothin'.

The 'Canes got nothin' too, apparently.

I tell you what, people--ONLY THIS TEAM COULD CHOKE A THREE GAMES TO ONE LEAD IN THE CUP GODDAMN FINALS. Perhaps I should have saved my big vent of anger for after Game 5. Perhaps I should have gotten my hair cut on 6 June. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.

I'm just crushed, now. It is said that you always hurt the ones you love. Well, the ones I love always hurt me. Always, without fail. Go ahead and laugh, people--Gods know I'm certainly used to it by now.

If the 'Canes manage to pull it off in Game 7, I'm liable to just drink myself to death because I won't know what the hell else to do with myself.

And I'll be watching on Monday night, because if the ship is going to go down then goddammit I'm going to go down with it.


All gassed up and ready to go.

Another shot at redemption.


I won't even link to Toolbag Junior's latest attempt to provide aid and comfort to the enemy. Ned, STFU.

Anyway. Tonight it comes down to this--Canes win, they bring home the Cxp. Oilers win, they force a seventh game. It's that simple.

BTW, The Pregnant Motie Warrior apologizes to the Caniac Nation for not watching the game (and thus ensuring a win) the other night. She'll be watching tonight, and I'll be working second shift (and won't get home until 10:30).

Puck drops at 8:00.

Go Canes.

16 June, 2006

My redneck past is nipping at my heels....

I have a confession to make, kids (aside from the realization that all this petty bickering is just getting stupid):

I'm half-redneck....on my paternal side.

I've got a few relatives that live in double-wides--and yes, one of them has a car or two up on blocks in the yard.

I once lived in a double-wide. I've even spent the night in a double-wide during a tornado watch.

One of my paternal uncles was busted for selling weed out of his double-wide. Another cousin ran a meth lab until he got busted by my uncle the cop--not for having the lab, but for being stupid and bragging about his operation.

A cousin once tried his hand at making moonshine. "Tried" being the operative word.

My own father lights his farts--so, from time to time, does The Pregnant Motie Warrior (and she will kill me when she reads this).

I have an aunt who is also my cousin....second AND third once-removed. I have several cousins who are cousins to me (and to themselves) twice and three times over--I am not kidding.

The paternal side of my family tree is a shrub. You have no idea how much I wish I could say I was kidding.

My high school fight song was "Dueling Banjos".

The name of my hometown in the locals' native tongue is Y'ha-Nthlei. (Whoops, wasn't supposed to divulge that. Fnord.)

I have indeed gone huntin' and fishin'...and enjoyed every minute of it.

I've had chitlins, and liked them. I do draw the line at squirrel brains and possum, though. I'm half-redneck, not half-hillbilly. I also draw the line at NASCAR. I like to drive, but I need the odd right turn to break up the monotony--gimme F1.

So yanno what? Fergitit. Forget everything I said about not wanting people to drop the "redneck" smack on me. This whole series has been about my coming full circle as a fan. Can't finally set aside my past as an Oilers fan until I acknowledge the rest of my past and have some fun with it. Life's too short to be so serious and combative all the time, so I'm just going to have fun now. Pass me that fool hat, son--I'm going to go set on the porch a spell with a six-pack of Diet Coke and couple Moon Pies and be entertained by the bug-zapper.

And will the Hurricanes please WIN THE BLESSED CXP so I can call the circle closed and move on with my life? Thank you.

(This post brought to you by 5 minutes' sleep, too much caffeine, and Camel Twists--Twist for the win!)

(And yes, I know--I ain't right. My boss AND my husband tell me this on a regular basis.)

Well isn't that special.

Scalpers get pwnt by Raleigh's Finest, Film at 11.

Personally, I've no sympathy for dirtbags like that (and to me, scalpers are dirtbags--which is why I refuse to buy tickets through TicketBastard)--but at the same time, you kinda gotta say "caveat emptor".

I mean, I can understand wanting to get in to what could have been a Cxp-clincher. I can. But when the 'Canes have made it clear that they're hunting down and cancelling tickets that are being sold for over US$3 above face, at some point common sense has to kick in and say "Wait a minute--this probably isn't a very wise move."

If you've got the cash to drop on some fuckwad's $900 pencil that comes with two free Cup Finals tickets, then you've got the cash to do it the right way and drop $250 on a partial season ticket plan so you can get Finals tickets for the STH price.

Just sayin'.

(by the way, the commentbox is now unmoderated again. Play nice.)

15 June, 2006

And now that that's out of the way.

I'm not happy about last night--but I'm not ready to fling myself off a bridge. I mean, hell. This is a road I've been down many many times before in life, so it's not like getting assfucked by the Fates is anything new to me.

By the way, Atropos, I like it with the 50-grit sandpaper. And no lube--can't have lube. That might actually make it enjoyable.

I never ever thought, in a million years, that I would come to hate the Oilers--but I sure hate them almost as much I hate the Red Wings now.

Do I believe the Hurricanes will lose? No, I don't. But, of course, it's a lot harder now. And who knows? Maybe the Oilers will defy all logic and chance and pull it off in 7 games--which would make me feel like I'm standing there watching the love of my life marry somebody else after I did everything I could to try to win his affections.

"Great, thanks, real happy for you. I'm going to go yank the flaming dagger out of my back and go take a lemon-juice-and-salt bath now."

Fuck y'all haters. Go Canes.


And then the motherfuckers bragged about it.

MacT, you're a shitty liar--don't feign ignorance, because you suck at it.

Smytty, don't you even try to tell me that one of the two best ice crews in the NHL (the other one being the one that does YOUR OWN DAMN BARN) did a shit job burying that coin. I hope you sprained your toe digging it out.

My husband, bless his heart, said on the way home this morning "I really want to shoot that Pronger fuck." I said "Why?" And he said, "He's a wank! He's a hotdog!" He's also a hotdog with a Norris Trophy--but he's still a wank and my husband still wants to shoot him.

Those of you who couldn't be bothered to show up here after Games 1, 2, and 4 can just move along because I'm not interested in hearing from you. You show up when your team loses, or don't show up at all.

On further review, Jack Todd is still a cowardly scum-sucking piece of shit.

I've already started drinking heavily, and the Deathmobile is warmed up and ready to go.

Ramming speed!

Go Canes.

14 June, 2006

Everything is proceeding as I have forseen.

And after Smyth's little stunt this morning, I don't want to hear any of the Oilers fans whining that we're classless.

Just sayin'.

Just win, baby.

I'm going to forgo any of the flowery talk this morning and just say this:

Win it for Frankie.

Lots open at 3:00, Puck drops at 8:00.

Go Canes.

13 June, 2006

Word to your moms, I came to drop bombs.... (Five Minute Bullshit Major, Part 4)

I'm sure that some of you saw a post from Dwayne Klessel's Eklund's blog on Sunday that contained this little gem:

btw: Beware of false Eklunds. With my big numbers on the website there are at least three people I have heard of that are pretending to be me. First off, on Sportsnet`s website, there is a guy who post comment as Eklund, that is not me, and yesterday, I guy was Instant Messaging as me apparently, not me again....too many Eklunds!

I saw this and laughed my ass off. Why, you ask?

Grab a beverage and sit down, friends and neighbours--this will be fun.

You will note that there were some comments made to one of my previous posts on the subject (specifically this one here) by somebody labelling himself ESPN HOCKEY GUY. The writing style is exactly the same as Dwayne's, the credentialism is the same, and they came from a Philadelphia IP address.

If it walks like an Eklund and talks like an Eklund and pitches a fit when you call it on being an Eklund....

After a couple comment-rounds with that clown, I dropped his IP on my banlist and figured that'd be the last of it.

Oh, how wrong I was.

24 hours later I'm sitting here chillin', and all of a sudden I get this AIM message:

(17:58:18) eklundsaim: hey bud...just read your stuff about me...

So of course, I gotta wonder "as antagonistic as I've been toward this lying sack, what the hell could he hope to gain from IMing me?"

What follows is a verbatim transcript, unedited and unexpurgated. All comments from me are made in italics and closed by parentheses.

(17:59:00) acidqueen5426: And you hope to gain...what, by IMing me?
(17:59:00) eklundsaim logged in.
(17:59:31) eklundsaim: nothing...just wondering why the hostility?
(18:00:31) acidqueen5426: I think it's been made pretty clear over the last few months.
(18:01:11) eklundsaim: i just read you for the first time today...sorry...did I say something against the Canes?

(18:02:07) acidqueen5426: Don't lie to me, Dwayne. I know that you read my first post where I showed how you plagiarized a trade rumor from a message board, because I read the thread on your own website where you said that I and Eric McErlain (and I quote) are "jealous" and "have no credibility".
(18:02:26) acidqueen5426: If there's one thing I detest, it's a liar.
(18:02:52) acidqueen5426: So don't try to make nice to me, because it won't happen. And on that note, I bid you a good day.

And I chucked him on my IM client's blocklist, because I didn't feel like dealing with him. Apparently that didn't do anything (or gaim decided that it didn't want to honor the ban), because three minutes later I got....

(18:05:14) eklundsaim: not even a chance to defend myself, eh? No biggie...don't believe everyhting you read...give me a few minutes to respond to you in a professional way...blogger to blogger, or does that not fit into your agenda?

(18:06:22) acidqueen5426: To be honest, you're the farthest thing from "professional" in my opinion. But fine. If you really think that I'll suddenly start believing you after you've shown me time and again to be nothing but a faker, then fine. You have the floor.
(18:06:45) eklundsaim: thanks.
(18:07:46) eklundsaim: first off refresh my mind on the trade rumor that I allegedly stole...
(18:07:56) eklundsaim: one accusation at a time

(18:08:33) eklundsaim: ?

(18:09:12) eklundsaim: did I lose you?

(18:09:14) acidqueen5426: Not at all.
(18:09:32) eklundsaim: what did I plagerize?

(At this point, my boss called. When the boss calls, you kinda gotta take the call.)

(18:10:27) eklundsaim: alright if you have nothing for me to defend then what's the deal?

(18:11:00) acidqueen5426: Forgive me, my boss called. Had no idea I wasn't allowed to use the phone.
(18:11:13) eklundsaim: ok...no prob
(18:13:33) acidqueen5426: Let me see, there was the Brad Richards to Montreal for Ryder, Hainsey, and a 3rd-rounder rumor.
(18:14:16) acidqueen5426: My bad--it was ranked E3, not E5.
(18:17:01) acidqueen5426: And then there was all your "Sooper Sekrit Insider" information that you spouted during the lockout--which is what got me started on all this. And of course there's Eric McErlain's chronicling of your numerous self-contradictions and "inside information" that turned out to be more bogus than a 2010-issue three-dollar bill.
(18:19:20) eklundsaim: yes, I remember...that was all over the place...wasn't it?....I actually got it from three different people, thus the E3, they all heard it from people online. but e3 means that it is from three sources not connected to the deal. At the time Brad was rumored to Montreal everyday or so...I remember getting back from dinner and writing the rumor was false. That happens alot in the world of rumors...if someone tells me something they heard, and that person is in the know, I go with it...In this case, I actually reported it was a false rumor...which many rumors are...

(18:20:16) acidqueen5426: Uh huh. I thought the rating was the number of "strong sources" that support the rumor? That's what you've always said.
(18:21:16) eklundsaim: your sarcasm is biting....

(18:21:24) eklundsaim: let's talk lockout
(18:22:24) acidqueen5426: Ah yes, the "high-fives in the conference room at NHL headquarters" that you posted about, and the IMMINENT deal that would save the season....right before the season was cancelled.
(18:22:37) eklundsaim: that did happen
(18:22:42) eklundsaim: anyway
(18:22:48) acidqueen5426: I call BS.
(18:22:59) eklundsaim: ok..that's you're right
(18:23:22) eklundsaim: the person who told me that was in the room
(18:23:34) eklundsaim: i just had lunch with her
(18:23:40) eklundsaim: in Raleigh
(18:23:43) acidqueen5426: I don't believe it.
(18:23:48) eklundsaim: ok
(18:23:56) eklundsaim: that's cool
(18:24:33) eklundsaim: the nature of what I do makes skeptics...these aren;t facts...these are rumors right?
(18:24:36) acidqueen5426: See, I get what you're playing at--you're trying to make it sound like you're super-connected, when really you just know a columnist at the Inquirer who's able to scam you a restricted mediot pass every now and then.
(18:25:13) eklundsaim: restricted pass is absolutely false...I'd bet my house to you on that one
(18:25:33) acidqueen5426: Cool, I've always wanted a house in Philly. Is it at least in a low-crime neighbourhood?
(18:27:10) eklundsaim: ok...want to get our lawyers together before game 5, sign a non-disclosure, and I will show you different credentials I have used this year. all access...If I do you pay me $25,000...If I don't you get my house...deal???
(18:27:52) acidqueen5426: Sorry, I don't take bets with liars.

(I would have taken the bet had I felt that Dwayne-o would have been playing fairly--but I knew that he wouldn't have offered that wager if he didn't think he'd be able to fix the wager to favor him. And I'm sorry, but I don't have 25 large to throw away like that. Therefore, the only way to win in this instance was to deny the battle.)

(18:27:53) eklundsaim: they don't credential people and limit where they can go..not that I've seen
(18:28:25) eklundsaim: I'm dead serious. If you want to call me a liar, stand behind that claim.
(18:28:47) acidqueen5426: If what I post has you in that much of a tizzy, then have your lawyer come find me. If you're as connected as you claim you are, you should have no trouble at all figuring out who I am and where I live.

(Put up or shut up, Dwayne. If you think you have some sort of case against me, then sic your lawyers on me.)

(18:29:10) acidqueen5426: I've heard enough. You have a great day now.
(18:29:20) eklundsaim: figures
(18:29:33) eklundsaim: one last attempt at peace here
(18:30:49) acidqueen5426: What, you going to offer me an all-access pass (that you don't have) or box seats at Game 5? A "treasured" spot on hockeybuzz.com right next to ol' Garth?
(18:32:04) acidqueen5426: And all if I just shut up and print a retraction, I bet.
(18:34:02) eklundsaim: you are just an angry person obviously...I would expect no retraction....keep it up, keep people thinking I'm Dwayne, probably seel some CDs for the guy...you are all so fast to jump to conclusions at what you read...very gullible
(18:34:48) acidqueen5426: Riiight. If I didn't hit a nerve, then why bother with me? After all, I'm just some ranty ol' battleaxe from North Carolina.
(18:36:23) eklundsaim: I will tell you why I am bothering you...because I like your style and I thought you sounded like a reasonable person who might want to know the truth...
(18:36:52) eklundsaim: when people make false claims I usually ignore them

(But when you have bullshit called on you and it sticks? You're all over it like white on rice. The guilty flee where none pursue.)

(18:37:23) eklundsaim: the press pass thing is so ridiculous, and Joe Thistel and I at XM had a good laugh at the email
(18:37:46) acidqueen5426: *laughs* I'm plenty reasonable--but when I find evidence that you're not exactly shopping at TruthTown, then it's not hard to figure out that I'll truck out the guns.
(18:38:10) acidqueen5426: Since when did I e-mail anyone at XM?
(18:38:21) eklundsaim: The real Eklund story becomes muddier and muddier, which I guess helps me

(18:38:46) eklundsaim: someone did, referring to you I guess
(18:39:22) acidqueen5426: Ah yes, Mike Chen.
(18:41:07) eklundsaim: you aren't reasonable my friend....you are figuring I must be a liar because stuff I wrote during the lockout didn't pan out or rumors don't pan out. I was the just the messanger during the lockout...stuff EVERYONE wrote didn't pan out...I figured at least we could get some info out that I knew to pass the boring hockeyless winter

(18:45:04) acidqueen5426: 1) I'm not your friend. 2) I'm unreasonable to you only because I don't believe you. And 3) I daresay that I'm far more credible than you could ever hope to be--and I don't even pretend to be a Sooper Sekrit Insider.

And if you're that upset about what I post (and I can tell that you are quite upset, despite your attempts as dissembling), then perhaps you should lawyer up and come find me. It shouldn't be that hard, if you're as connected if you think you are.
(18:46:29) eklundsaim: I have to go as well...but what frustrates me is this...whether you like me or not, I have reached a level where I am the only internet blogger ever to be credentialled for the finals...yes even the locker rooms...I am never malicious nor do I write anything bad about any other blogger...I believe in the internet and hockey blogging...I wish that some of the best hockey bloggers (like yourself) would embrace this Eklund phenom,, because we could make an impact...I personally only hurt myself by doing so, but I don't need to be the ONLY recognized hockey blogger...because frankly there are alot of them that are way better than me...Eric, he screwed me by twisting in interview..I figured you might be different...
(18:46:56) acidqueen5426: Riiiight.
(18:47:01) acidqueen5426: Bye now.
(18:47:18) eklundsaim: absolutely..you showed your colors..enjoy
(18:49:13) eklundsaim: I don't leave anyhting in a negative light, so I really would like to wish you well....maybe someday we will meet and laugh at this...keep writing..we need good canes writers, especially good women Canes writers...I just added second woman blogger last week.

be well

NOW THEN. I shared these IMs with a few other bloggers who share my antagonism toward The Fraud. I commented that when I saw Eklund make his "offer" to me, I felt like D'artagnan being offered Cardinal Richelieu's hand of friendship and patronage in exchange for turning on the musketeers, but that drawing that parallel would be an insult to Cardinal Richelieu (the real one and his literary counterpart).

Later that day, I get the following IM:

(16:58:01) eklundsaim: very interesting...you gave eric my aim....you just solidified my case. thank you

Hoping that I could get him to yak more (because, quite frankly, his delusions are very amusing to me), I shot back with:

(17:01:20) acidqueen5426: Hard to solidify something you don't have, chief.

After that, I went radio silent so I could go do something else (like pop a Flexeril and go crash for a while), and when I came back I had the following waiting for me:

(17:39:58) eklundsaim: you don't even know probably, because reading you I imagine you are not involved at the level that I am legally tracking...I have had people threaten my children, my wife, my mother, etc...they have been sending anonymous emails through a service, and fortunatley I know a prosecuter who is helping me out. Homeland security ip checking technology...Anyway, this anonymous person just sent me another email that tied it all together...this is just hockey acid queen...I will protect my family at all costs...
(17:41:58) eklundsaim: i have done nothing illegal..it is very illegal to threaten someone through anonymous emails.
(17:42:03) eklundsaim: now I have them
(17:42:24) eklundsaim: so my family and I thank you.

OK, now let me tell you guys a little about my net.past here. I am an old spamfighter from way way way back. I was on Usenet back before the days of widespread spam and AOLers, and I have participated in more than my fair share of IP-tracking expeditions.

The "technology" that's available to the Heimatsicherheitsamt is the same "technology" that's available to any system administrator or savvy netizen worth his (or her) salt. Threats? I strongly doubt it--yes, there are a few unhinged folks out there, but I'm not one of them. What would anyone have to gain from threatening Dwayne? Nothing. What would Dwayne-o have to gain from implying that I'm somehow involved in these "threats"? Does he think that I'm responsible or these "threats" that he's supposedly gotten, and will freak out at the mention of the Homeland Security Gestapo?


I just ignored him--then came the little gem at the top of this post (which made me laugh until I almost lost bladder control), and finally this (in response to my post from this morning):

(11:01:25) eklundsaim: nice blog today...your husband has to step up for you! trust me, I was 9 the last time I go to watch my team actually win a cup in real time, almost 30 years ago. Even though I do believe the Canes have a dynasty in the making, this is such a hard tourney to win...The good news...Markkanen has played better than Rollie could have played....so that excuse won't be there...good luck, I am really looking forward to being in that room on Wednesday night and touching that hardware...

Now THIS--the part that I highlighted in boldface--is interesting...which brings me back to media passes.

If Dwayne Klessel has a media pass (and this is a huge if), he has a "generic" one that is severely restricted. During the Cup Finals, the NHL is absolutely fascistic about where you can go with a media pass. It's high security, and if you have a "generic" pass (i.e. one that is issued to a newspaper rather than to a specific person from that newspaper) then you not only will have serious restrictions on where you can go, but you will also be required to show ID at some point--and the NHL will not be allowing Dwayne Klessel into places like the locker room, and certainly not on the pass that his buddy Panch has supposedly gotten for him.

My hunch is that if Dwayne-o is at Game 5, it'll be cos he bought a ticket from one of the scalpers camped out in front of Carter-Finley Stadium.

And good luck on him touching the Cxp if it's awarded tomorrow.

Go Canes.

Some say the end is near, some say we'll see Armageddon soon.

Some random Game 4-related thoughts, brought to you by Flexeril, Diet Coke, Tool, and Camel Crema.

3-1. Wow.

And I have to work Wednesday third shift, which means I'll miss Game 5. Wonder if my hubby will sub for me, just in case--though if he knows I'm smoking in the house (which I'm not supposed to do) while he's at work, he'll probably say no.

Of course, if the 'Canes win the Cxp then I'll be quitting the smokes--which will make my doctor happy, not to mention my friends and the hubby.

Cued the DVR to the hit that swabubba referenced in a comment on my last post. I didn't see much Orpik-like about it, but take that as you will (i.e. with a large grain of salt--like I told Tom L. in the last round, fans tend to see what they want to see)--I try to look at things from both sides, but really? These playoffs have been round after round of "We would have destroyed you if $PLAYER had been healthy"--so the Finals have carried a heavy undercurrent of "Fuck y'all haters" for me and everyone else down here. I think that what has much of the Caniac Nation (est. 1997) so mad about what Orpik did is the fact that Orpik didn't even bother trying to check up on Erik until after it was printed that Justin Williams called Saku Koivu in the first round to talk to him and apologize for his carelessness.

I'm in a strange zone right now, much like I was after Game 6 of the Conference Finals. I just feel so...well, calm. I want to compare it to somebody who knows that they're going to die and has made their peace with the world, but I don't know if that's really accurate in this case. I'm looking forward to this summer, when I can hopefully go out to Denver to visit The Pregnant Motie Warrior and brother-in-law, and (gods willing) hold my nephew for the first time.

A Cup win by the 'Canes would do so much to solidify the fanbase here, it really would. Yes, we've gotten a lot of n00bs in the fanbase this season--but winning it all would really cement the team here, and that would be just a great great thing.

Best comment from a thread on The Wolf Web:

listened to that game on SHITTY ASS am radio all the way from jacksonville to raleigh

god damn i nearly drove off the road when we won

I think that about sums it up.

Go Canes. Win it for the fans, win it for the Triangle, and more importantly:

Win it for yourselves.

(this post written while listening to Tool's "10,000 Days" album)

12 June, 2006

Well bloody 'ell.

Nothing like coming home to a box full of comments that amount to "WTF, d00d?"

Wait until I get my
Red lighter from the shelf
AQ's gonna flame one and all

(note to self: no more posting while listening to Sublime)

Anyway. The 'Canes are playing Game 4 tonight in Edmonchuk, and I gotta good feeling about the game for some reason. Lovely red sky this morning, my favorite hot pool guy came in to say hey (well OK, he was just in to get a can of Skoal straight--but I got to talk some hockey with him too), and no gangstas threatened to shoot me last night.

A banner graveyard shift, if I do say so myself.

Now, if we could just do something about my poor back....

Anyway. Puck drops at 8.

Kill everything
Kill everything
Bomb the livin' bejeezus out of those poor souls

Go Canes

(addendum: no more posting while listening to KMFDM)

11 June, 2006

I've had it.

OK, now I'm angry.

ONE win--ONE--and all of a sudden the trolls decide to come out from under their rocks. Our captain pops off in frustration, and all of a sudden (according to ESPN hack EJ Hradek) he's got no class despite an entire career's worth of evidence to the contrary. Suddenly OilersNation are experts on the Hurricanes AND their players (except Doug Weight) AND their coach--EVEN THOUGH MAYBE FIVE OF THEM HAVE EVER WATCHED US PLAY, EVER--and they're predicting that we'll fold like the Red Wings, Sharks, and Ducks did.


I've had it. I'm calling my mother RIGHT NOW and telling her to dig out my old Kevin Lowe poster and burn it--only because I can't make it up to North Dakota to do the job myself. Same with my Oilers scrapbook and all the old newspaper columns that I ever saved about the Oilers.


My Panini sticker albums have been lost to time, so I can't tear the Oilers pages out and burn them. I can't find my cards, so I can't burn the Oilers ones. And I'd nuke the Oilers jersey that I have in the closet, but I can't find the damn thing.

Dead. Dead. Dead. Dead. Dead. Dead. Dead. I cannot forgive.

I hereby disavow and forsake any and all affection that I've ever had for the Edmonton Oilers.

There is no team but the Hurricanes, and Rod is its Warchief.

And I don't care what anyone has to say about it, because I. WANT. A. CUP. And I want to see CAROLINA HURRICANES 2005-2006 get engraved on it, too! I want people to have to see for the next 65 years that the CAROLINA HURRICANES are Stanley Cup Champions. I want the right to touch the Cup before I die, and I WILL NOT BE DENIED--and if I have to get on a plane to Edmonton RIGHT NOW and get my gimpy ass out on the ice and show those Men of Will what Will really is, THEN I WILL DAMMIT because I WANT THE CUP.

I want the Oilers to know PAIN. I want them to know FEAR. And then I want them to DIE. And I don't care if they have a pleasant flight or not, because I am far too angry to care right now.


Holy Crappy Timing, Batman!

Online time will be minimal the next couple days while I spend a lot of time flat on my back and doped up on Flexeril and other Happy Fun Medications, kids--doctor's orders.

Go Canes.

note: This post is largely for the benefit of the Oilers bloggers, so they don't think that I've gone under a rock or something cos the 'Canes lost Game 3.