Ready for Saturday

My final game tonight was a decent one, but not great. I really didn’t let in a bad goal, just wasn’t very maneuravable tonight. Course, when the temperature is almost 90 and the humidity just weighs you down, the energy just drains from you. Still, a win is a win. Now I know when I am playing on Saturday.

My first game is at 10:30pm. Then I get a 45 minute break. My second game is at noon. Then I get another break. If my 10:30pm team wins, I play at 1:30, 2:15pm, and then again at 3pm if my noon team wins.

A lot of games to play in a row if my teams advance. I will have to keep my bro in mind to help me out.

Don’t expect Hossa to jump ship after one season in Detroit

ESPN – Don’t expect Hossa to jump ship after one season in Detroit – NHL.

Found this very interesting article on ESPNs site.  Pretty much stating that Hossa will be in Detroit past the one year deal he got.  Well, the proof will be what happens after this year thats for sure.  I don’t know if a deal can be made.  I can say this about Hossa, he wants to win a Stanley Cup.  He is willing to take a discount to play for a winner.  I can only assume he would take a long term deal at a discount to play for a winner.

The key will be, does he take the discount if he wins the cup this year.  He could take the cash that will be thrown in his direction.  Its easier to take it after you lift the cup thats for sure.  The flip side is does he stay if he wins the cup?  Are you that dedicated to winning and turning Detroit into a dynasty in the salary cap world that you are willing to take a pay cut?

If the Wings win the cup this coming season, they will be known as the place you come to play to win a Stanley Cup.  I can think of many players, good ones, that will be willing to take less money for that.

As a fan, I like it.

WordPress fun

I have been reading up on doing some different things with wordpress that have worked out pretty well for me so far. One of them is permalinks. The other, which is the WPG2 Plugin for Gallery2 isn’t working too well.

My permalinks were set to default, which really didn’t look too good when providing links. This is what they used to look like…

http://www.nightfall.net/?p=407

Now, they look like this….

http://www.nightfall.net/2007/06/20/if-it-wasnt-for-bad-luck

So, what does it mean? Nothing really. The links created in wordpress just look a lot nicer. They have the day, year, and the post name in the link so you have a good idea of what you are looking at. Making this change was a piece of cake, and it even forwards the old links to the new ones.

As for the WPG2 plugin, I was hoping to start streaming some of my old gallery photos to my wordpress site. So far, I havent had luck doing so. I can’t get the darn thing to work right. I will keep working on it though.

Time just flys by

With playoffs starting Saturday morning, the time is just flying by. I have my last game of the season tonight before playoffs start. So much is being put on me to perform, just like in the last 6-7 years previous to this one. All my teams are counting on me to make an impact. The only one who has doubts before Saturday comes is me.

A little background….

I was never an athletic superstar in high school or college. I participated in sports, but I was never good enough. I had my share of victories and success. A majority of my time in sports back then was all tough. That is however, all before I started playing hockey. The regular season is a grind for me with me playing so much. However, playoffs are where I have made my mark. I have had so much success with so many teams, varying from top teams to teams that just barely made it in. I don’t know what it is, but a light just goes off and I get a rush like you wouldn’t believe. Teams I play against know it all too well, just as teams I play for do as well.

So what does that mean? It means that I am going to be a little nervous up to the point when I go out there to play and then I will relax….as normal. I will settle into my game and play well on Saturday.

Tonight, really doesn’t matter. The Dragons are in 4th or 5th place. Win or lose today, we are in the playoff picture. I am looking at this game as a warmup (no pun intended cause its 88 degrees outside right now) to Saturday’s playoff games. I will play solid. I will play confident. I will be successful on Saturday.

Friday night at least will be entertaining. Normally, the day before playoffs is a low key day. Friday for me will be spent in the Imax watching the new Batman movie. I am really looking forward to that. Especially with the theater sold out.

Before I know it, Saturday will be over and the weekend will be half gone. That is one thing I continue to notice and that is the older I get, the faster time seems to fly.