Happy New Year and Happy Hockey in 2009!!!

Well we are in 2009 and hockey is in full swing all over the world.In the Asia league a shocking news item from a press release by the league on December 28 that this will be the last year in the league for the Seibu Prince Rabbits as they will discontinue their team after this season is over.Wow I have seen many games at their home arena in Higashi Fushimi,it is a nice arena a little small but not too bad.Here is a pic before a game from last year at Seibu’s home arena in Higashi Fushimi.


As for the standings Seibu is in first Anyang Halla in second the Cranesdscn1939 in 3rd the Eagles in 4th High1 in 5th the Sharks in 6th and the Icebucks in last and in danger of missing the playoffs,so the battle for the last playoff spot will be amazing to follow as well as the battle for first place between Seibu and Anyang Halla.

NHL news the Bruins are the best team in the league with 62 points it is turning into a dream season like one from the early 70s for the Boys from Beantown as they are presently on a 10 game winning streak and a 14 game home winning streak.The goaltending tandem of Thomas and Fernandez lead the league in GAA and in other goaltending categories.Marc Savard is #5 in league scoring and Phil Kessel is # 4 in goalscoring.I can see a Sharks Bruins Stanley Cup finals coming up this year!!!!

Pool and Fantasy update well in our main pool sad to say but Jay the minister has taken over first place as my team has been decimated with injuries and I had to use my last trade today to get Hudler from the Red Wings and drop Paul Stastny from the Avs,Jay luckily has 2 trades left so it looks like he will win it all,John is in third and has made up some ground recently Papa Rog in 4th but he has just lost Gaborik to injury and Brian the newcomer in last and piling up more injuries in his first year in our pool.

Yahoo  fantasy update is the good news there is a 3 way tie for first as I write this post between arrogant Dave from Calgary,Kevin from Toronto and yours truly the Philster, I am riding the Bruins wave with 7 Bruins on my team and almost getting points on every Bruins goal and so many game winning goals as well.

Finally on a personal note our dog Lucky passed away on January 1st in a tragic accident so our family is in mourning now for our awesome little friend and buddy.Here is a pic of our wonderful dog a Kaiken Japanese breed.dscn1960 Rest in peace my friend!!!!!!!!

To end today a picture of me skating with Jay the minister’s 2 kids Tyler and Lisa and another friend Patrick who was a member of our old hockey team the Players.img_0082


One Response to “Happy New Year and Happy Hockey in 2009!!!”

  1. Rob Says:

    Good to see you last night Phil. Very sorry to hear about your dog, Lucky. You have my sincere condolences. Take care and see you again soon.

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