I’m Home!/Happy Birthday, America!

July 4, 2010 at 11:37 am | Posted in Buffalo Sabres, Contracts, Players, Randomness, Washington Capitals | Leave a comment

So yesterday I returned home from my Canadian adventure, ready to start my usual summertime activities (sleeping, reading, walking the dog, lying around, doing nothing).  It was actually a really nice time.  Canada, you’re quite beautiful.  Totally weird and wacko, but beautiful nonetheless.  I consider Washington, D.C. to be one of my favorite cities on the planet (and did so before I gave a crap about their hockey team, thank you very much) so it was cool seeing Ottawa since it’s another capital city.  Even though it creeped me out that all the natives walking by me probably liked the Senators.  Montreal was gorgeous, all the Halak graffiti around the Bell Centre cracked me up, and I did a lot of uphill walking.  Quebec City reminded me of when I was in Europe which means A+ for Quebec City!!  Hearing all the French outside of a classroom setting was cool and the Chateau was breathtaking.

I legit died laughing when I saw the “Slapshot”-related shirts and I ended up buying a Nordiques shirt.  Hopefully one day it will be relevant again.

There are quite a few pictures involving me and food from last week.  Fear not, I ate well.

While I was away, NHL Free Agency began.  Kovalchuk hasn’t signed anywhere yet (I bet he does it today just to screw with America), Volchenkov doesn’t play for the Caps, Alex Semin still does, and the Sabres signed Jordan Leopold.  Um, woo?  Whatever.  I knew the chances of Hank and Toni sticking around were slim but now the Sabres still really do need to add a little something to the blue line.  Tyler Myers aside, it’s looking a little frightening.

The Caps, on the other hand, have done pretty much nothing.  If they’ve got something up their sleeve, well, that’s exciting.  But if they honestly think this lineup is going to cut it, I’m concerned.  HELLO.  It is NOT WORKING.  You need to add a few more pieces before you go out and win that Cup.

That’s all I’m going to say for now.  Time to go celebrate the birth of our wonderful country.  To all you Americans out there, enjoy your day!!

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