Archive for December, 2009

China Dragon win a game in the Asia League!!!!

December 8, 2009

Hey Hockey fans I decided to do a post on my birthday which I share with my mother who unfortunately passed away 9 years ago so I dedicate this blog post to her.

First let us get into the Asia League,I did manage to get out to a game 2 weeks ago where I watched the Nikko Icebucks beat the Nippon Paper Cranes 4-2 ,the star of the game was Kikuchi the Icebucks goalkeeper,the Icebucks powerplay was pretty good in this game,they scored 4 goals in the second period to put the game away.Here is a pick of #39 Kikuchi the Nikko goalie.The Cranes powerplay was terrible they must have had about 7 powerplays and did not get a powerplay marker.They do have a new Canadian defenceman named Pierre-Olivier Beaulieu #55 who played okay and he managed to hit a few guys in a very low hitting game as most Asia league games are.Here is a picture of him in the game.Let us take a look at the standings and see that the China Dragon won a game against the Nikko Icebucks to break their 0 and 19 losing streak,they lost one more game  to start the season than the NJ Nets in the NBA  who lost 18 in a row,however the China Dragon lost the next 2 so they  are a brutal 1 and 20 after 21 games.At the top of the league,the Oji Eagles from Hokkaido and Anyang Halla from Korea are tied with 45 points after 21 games,the Nippon Paper Cranes have 44 points after 23 games,High1 from Korea are next with 40 points after 23 games ,the Nikko Icebucks are after them with 32 points,the Tohoku Freeblades have 19 points and the China Dragon are in the basement with 3 points.I might go to a game in Aomori to see the Tohoku Freeblades battle the Nippon Paper Cranes and experience some real winter weather in the northern part of Japan.

Boston Bruins report is next,good news and bad news,last Friday was really bad as the Bruins lost to the Hab scum in Montreal 5-1 on a special 100th anniversary game,I believe the Bruins were thinking one night ahead to the big game against the Toronto Maple Laffs and the return of Phil Kessel to Beantown.This game was a great massacre of the Maple Laffs,7-2 for the Bruins with Marc Savard getting a hattrick and Kessel the glory boy being -3 and pointless on the night.Tuuka Rask continues to play well for the Bruins and got the win against the Maple Laffs after he had mopup duty in the third period against the Habs the night before where he allowed no goals.Injury news Milan Lucic is out of the lineup again,I really hope he can get back and help the team soon.As for the Northeast division the Bruins are in first 1 point ahead of the Sabres who they are battling for the third seed in the Eastern conference.

Yahoo fantasy update,I am presently in fourth as my team is having problems scoring and racking up powerplay points and my team plus minus is abysmal and falling fast.Spruce Grove Jeff   is in first after pulling off a blockbuster trade with me,I sent him Sidney Crosby and Dennis Wideman and he gave me Marc Savard,Dustin Penner and Dan Boyle,early on he seems to have won the trade as Crosby has been on fire since I traded him.Arrogant Dave from Calgary is in second,Johnny boy from Vancouver in 3rd,Thomas in 5th and Kevin from Toronto is in last place just like his Leafs in the Northeast division,I have to say I am enjoying seeing Kev in last place every day.

Finally the main pool,Johnny boy is in first place with 348 points,I am in second with 339,Patrick the rookie is in 3rd with 338.Papa Rog in fourth with 331,Brian the sophomore in 5th with 315 and Jay the minister in last with 312.The pool is turning out to be a great 4 way race with only about 2o points separating 1st from 4th.I finally made my first trade dropping Setoguchi and taking Kessel.Jay has used all his trades so he is out of the running this year I am afraid.

Have a good holiday season all if I don’t get a chance to write another post this year.