What I’m Eagerly Awaiting

In terms of movies, games, and other entertainment to be released in this coming year, there are plenty of things to keep me salivating. Sadly, Dance with Dragons was over far too quickly and hiking in the same outdoors can get old after a while. Here they are: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Deus Ex 3: […]

Stanley Cup Playoffs (Conference Finals) Predictions

Still better predicting the West (got the teams and the # of games right) than the East (wrong). Oh well… comes from watching more Western Conference hockey. (1) Canucks vs (2) Sharks: Sharks in 6. Vancouver is overrated. They have a solid D-corps, I’ll admit that, but they really have only 2 forward lines of […]

Stanley Cup Playoffs (Second Round) Predictions

Last round: I was better at predicting the West than the East, but that’s to be expected. Made 1 wrong call in each conference, mainly by going for more upsets than there really were. Though I note that Chicago was *this* close to winning in 7 against Vancouver, as I predicted. I also counted on […]

Stanley Cup Playoffs (First Round) Predictions

(1) Canucks vs (8) Chicago: Chicago in 7. Yes, Vancouver is deep, but Chicago is the perfect team to match against them. Manny Maholtra, the anchor of the checking line, is gone for the playoffs. Dave Bolland, the game-changer for Chicago, is returning. Chicago has had Vancouver’s number for the past few years, and that […]

Troubling Dreams

3 sets of different dreams last night, each with troubling implications. When flying to London in a reenactment of last year’s holiday, I inexplicably forget to bring my wallet along. Instead, I have to struggle through the subway, restaurants, and finding a hostel in pitch black without any money. The most frightening thing is that […]

NHL Finals Prediction

(2) Blackhawks vs (7) Flyers: Blackhawks in 6. Heh… we finally reach the cup finals, and I don’t really care for either team. Philly has gotten all of their pieces back, and Pronger always steps up in the playoffs. He’s certainly been dominant this postseason, carrying the team along with Richards and Briere. Claude Giroux […]

Some Interesting Lines

“Ça te va super bien les cheveux frisés. Ça donne une petite touche “wild and free” comme dans une annonce de shampoing ou la fille prend son pied en agitant les cheveux comme une bête sauvage déchaînée.” — Yannou “I’ll elbow you right in the mouth, stomp on your buddy, pulverize your star forward and […]

NHL Conference Finals Predictions

Sorry this is late; I’ve been on a hike for all of this morning. (1) Sharks vs (2) Blackhawks: Sharks in 7. There’s a lot to be fearful with regards to this matchup. The Hawks are fast, skilled, and solid defensively. The Sharks though have come too far and are more gritty than in previous […]

How Montreal Has Stayed Alive

It’s with an amazing blueline. Markov + Spacek (puck movers), Jorges + Gill (shutdown pairing), Subban and some dude (gobble up time and be sound defensively). Remember how Anaheim and Edmonton were able to reach the Cup Finals? It was with an opportunistic set of gritty forwards who vastly outperformed their contracts, a stable of […]

NHL Semifinals Predictions

(1) Sharks vs (5) Winged Wheel: Sharks in 7. I can’t pick against my hometown sharks now, can I? Detroit has a rookie goaltender in net who has looked vulnerable in the first round. In addition, they played a grueling 7-round series against Phoenix and drop into San Jose all worn out. The sharks have […]