He’s in Texas training and being his adorable self. I need to hunt down some current pictures of him. But a brief tidbit from an article on Roman:
Roman said the condition work was a big help. So was the time in Austin area, where he is expected to play next season.
“I got a chance to meet everybody there, make friends,” Roman said. “I know what I am going to go through there next season. There will be no new things for me as far as going to Austin.”
thanks to SLStarsFan for sending me this on twitter.
Most epic game ever. The panel was expanded to included many of the lovelies who frequent here. Instead of a liveblog we decided we needed to watch the game at the Onion. This probably jinxed everything. The game went into four goddamned overtimes. This post will become longer tomorrow when I decide to uhhhh lengthen it?
This is me thinking of making this longer. I am drinking some tea while watching The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, which, interesting tidbit right here; has no effing plot. The WHL site is all confused because the game ended after midnight, so according to them the game was 17 hours long. And you know, it felt about that long.
Getting on the board first was Evander Kane who I will not have a rational opinion about until after playoffs. Then (Spokane’s own!!!!) Tyler Johnson tied it and I was happy. No action the second period. There was an Ondrej Roman interview but since in the restaurant there was no audio, we had no idea what he said but it was probably lovely and charming. Hardy Sauter’s beard is just unreal. I am surprised he didn’t dye the grey out of it.
Dr Dray scores in the third and game stays tied so, overtime. I can’t handle overtime. It’s too much. I stress, I can’t sit still and I say about every two and a half minutes, “I’m gonna die…I’m dying…why are you killing me?” Perhaps it was for the best there was no audio. We could make up what the announcers were saying. What was there to say “hey it’s still overtime and still no one has scored…”
It really became a goalie battle and Toka is just clutch in OT. There were just some really tremendous saves. I just wanted the game to be over because the boyos were tired. I was tired and exhausted from watching. At one point I didn’t know when they were showing highlights and when it was the actual game.
And then, in the forth overtime with the Rookie Line; Blake Gal scores. I don’t even remember the details of it. But it happend. He was interviewed after the game and was so drained he couldn’t even put a sentence together to tell the peeps how he made the goal happen. It just…did.
This could all be wrapped up tomorrow.
Now the real question; Tri or Kel? The classic rivalry or Bowman vs Bowman…
Bonus! Blake Gal’s post game interview;
Man oh man. I love The OC. I still harbor a deep love of Seth Cohen and Ryan Atwood. I take comfort that every afternoon on SoapNet I can watch a solid two hour block of The OC and just sit there and say, “man oh mannnnn Cohen is dreamy…did I eat all the goldfish crackers?” Tonight at the game I was thinking, “man I love the Bromance line.” Calla/Roman/Bowman get shit done. Drayson Bowman reminded everyone that this is HIS show. He is Cohen-esque I’d say. Which makes Brady Calla Ryan. And Ondrej Roman is….oh man perhaps I didn’t think this through all the way. But I did perhaps consider the idea that Bowman watches The OC while eating Crasins while crushing on Summer…Anyways. Hockey. Bows smacked in two goals and was assisted twice by Calla and once by Roman. Baby Pick was precious in the pipes. I have such a love for him and his routine. He drinks water from a bottle kinda like a gerbil. Adorable. I still haven’t been able to find out if the Thunderbirds have player buttons, as their own fans aren’t entirely sure. Whatevs. Can I say I like Donaghy the Defenseman? Cause I doooooooo.
I don’t cry over bitches on boats.
For a Wednesday game, the arena was a bit of a morgue. There were toe tags everywhere. But that might have been the Seattle Thunderbirds. They were uhhhh kinda errrr destroyed? Two hat tricks to be had. You would think the dude in 116 would end up with one year of free Comcast since two hatties occured. But who knows. Drayson Bowman had two goals via penalty shots. Schultzie is right, Baby Pickard is just adorable and button nosed. Tyler Johnson had a hattie. Ondrejjjjj Romannnnn had a goal. Dustin Tokarski was just off. It was comedy of errors though. During practice he stepped on a refs leg and skated off like it never happened. In the first he lost his stick and Mike Reddington was a gent lent him his stick. Then when Toka was making the swich he like tripped and bonked into the boards grabbing his stick. Then a few times during the game to cover the puck he just went down flat on his back, like he was either on the Drop part of Stop Drop and Roll. Or was trying to play dead so a grizzly would stop attacking him.
Chiefs take the cake with a 7-3 victory. The player magnet was Mitch Wahl. He was rather quiet. Oh well.
Cowen Watch: no where to be seen. However Schultz sent this my way from one of her commenters.
THOSE WILL FIX COWEN! Cupcakes for Cowen. Start your ovens. Buy them here.
The day of February the 14th is a bleak day for many. Even when with a lovely, there is the sense of doom of the date going bad and perhaps allergic reactions. Chucking all expectations of the day out the window I spent most of it in my pyjamas enjoying various games on Center Ice. Then for the Leafs and Pens I slid on over for my Princess Game Thread duties on Pension Plan Puppets. Once again, I expected doom. Or rather I expected a solid start and then a spectacular meltdown. Or a meltdown and then a spectacular finish. You never know with the Leafs. It’s a tumultuous relationship. A rough start but the Leafs seemed to pull it together. I missed nearly all the third as I had the Chiefs game to attend. I pull out my phone and check the final; 6-2. WHAT? Is this right? I in fact texted someone else to verify this was indeed the score. I had a skip in my step for the Chiefs game, Buck Night/Cheerstix aside.
There were are lot more leggings/pirate boots/hair extensions out that normal. I was confused and remembered this is how some broads dress for the occasion. The amount of hairspray was alarming.
The Chiefs were clicking from the start which is a good thing since they have seemed a bit off lately. Sure they can get the job done but there was a bit of a laziness and cutting corners. Four goals the Chiefs put up in the first. Somehow the Oil Kings snuck one in, but literally no one saw it so I will chalk it up to an accounting error and that it shouldn’t have even counted. The second period the demolition and dismantling of the Oil Kings was swift and surgical. And another four goals were put up. The third period seemed like the boyos were holding back, perhaps not wanting to totally go for the jugular and the Oil Kings snuck in one more goal. However the Chiefs returned with three goals including two by Dustin Donaghy which were assisted by Ryan Letts.
Final damage; 11-2 Chiefs.
Now for the matter of cupcakes. Look at this;
my my that's a lot of action...
Now, the cupcake awards. Clearly there is no one individual as this game was gasp! shock! awe! a team effort. So I am thinking the whole crew is getting cuppycakes. Like each player is getting like 3 dozen cupcakes. I’d do the math, but I think I will be in the kitchen for like the next 5 days or something. God that is a lot of butter…
Pictures to come soon as I am having technical difficulties with the laptop. Again.
Heard said by a Edmonton scratch: DUDE YOU JUST HAVE TO SEE THIS CHICK. JUST WAIT TIL YOU SEE HER. Who was the her? One of the Chiefs girlfriends. She likes her bronzer…
Ryan Letts, Happy Birthday! I hope you liked the deep fried Oreos.
Team posters tomorrowwwwwww.
Ok so the title may be a bit of an understatment. The game was shit. The boys were tired. Three games back to back and I’d be a bit lazy. But that doesn’t change the fact the Chiefs kindaaaaa phoned it in with the Giants and got stomped on. Last night they emerged victorious in a shootout against…some team? And then they were back home tonight to play the Kelowna Rockets. Who have some sort of sea monster on their jersey. The Panel cornered a healthy scratch Rocket and asked about their jerseys. To be quite honest we didn’t hear a lot of what he said. He is dreammmmmy. He did inform us they have a raccoon for a mascot. WTF? Oh wait…game. Yes. That. Uhhhhh….welllll….Here is a super blurry pic of Jared Cowen in the press box to give you an idea;
oh god it burnssssss
Wait, that doesn’t give a good enough idea? Ok how about this one…
seriously. I can't believe this is happening...
In the third period Ondrej Roman was straight up robbed of a goal for no effing reason. On his birthday. I thought a riot was going to break out. Actually I was hoping one would DAMN THE MAN! SAVE THE EMPIRE. That goal would have tied it all up. But nooooooooo. Get a war room WHL. Kthxbai. I am not messing around when it comes to junior. Uhm, Chiefs lose 2-1. Jared Cowen get cupcakes one because he is all hurty. And two he was clearly distraught in the press box. Ondrej Roman get cupcakes for his birthday. And for being robbed of a goal.
Come on boys, hold it together.
Brady Calla/BroD/Brody Jenner. You are now in good graces. I know, it was super important to you. The Panel discussed it. We think you are alright. Even cupcake worthy. You shaved the neckbeard! Extra sprinkles.
Where do I begin with this game. As it was all sorts of delightful. The winning streak continues and Dustin Tokarski notches another shutout further sexifying his stats. Drayson Bowman nets a hat trick. He wanted points. And posted five for the evening. There were second period fighting shenanigans. The Chiefs are all about second period dramatics apparently. This post is short. But will soon perhaps be filled with some pics. Scoring summary style! Chiefs beatdown the bruins 6-0. Chalupas. Oh things at the game I didn’t enjoy; a potentially very injured Jared Cowen and a suspended Levko Koper.
Shenanigans afoot! I am the new Girl Saturday over on Puck the Media. Sweet posting action to follow soon. Maybeeeeee..
You know, thanks a lot WHL. Really. You never want people to see games, like ever. Unless they pay some outrageous fee to stream in some soddy internet player.
So what did I miss last night when the Chiefs were on the road? Oh nothing but complete sexiness. Seriously. So many cupcakes to give out. The sexy kind. Really hot. The Chiefs played the Kyle Beach-less Everett Silvertips. So all I have is the scoring summary to imagine the hottness that was a 9-1 victory. For starts? The Jareds were plus 4. What a wonderful defensive duo. Throwing their weight around and getting the job done. Dustin Tokarski in the pipes on a Wednesday? Odd. Dustin Tokarski stopping 19 of 20? Typical. And awesome. Ondrejjjjjjj Romannnnn scoring another goal? I think it’s getting hot in here. Brady Calla/Brody Jenner had a goal too. I just might ease up on him a tad. I might. It’s up for discussion with The Panel. Do I need to go through nine goals I didn’t even witness? No. Let’s kick it scoring summary style.
it's called motivation.
Cupcakes. For all of you. Let’s keep it going, shall we?
My girlies and I like to goss and chatter. And the Chiefs posted the roster pics for the newbs. And some others were updated. I think all of them should have been updated since the first batch looks like Vasaline lens roster pics. All those pics were missing was some Sade and candles. Shittttt. Dare we examine the new ones? Continue reading
How do we reward our darlings? We? Well, it all started with Q talking about how good boys cookies. Then Schultz decided star players get waffles. Because really, who doesn’t like waffles? And then I have declarations of preparing baked goods, specifically cupcakes, for my hockey kittens.
Tonight it was the Chiefs vs the Americans with their typical nailbiter showdown. There was a first period with no goals scored. And a second period when an Am scored and ONDREJJJJJ ROMANNNNN smacked in a goal.
I poured a Disaronno straight up for the third period.
Shootout. Drayson Bowman I love you. Tokarski, perhaps I retract about me calling it a girlie mask.
still a sucker for fauxhawks.
this band rules.
The Chiefs wore some black jerseys so they could be all “GRRRRR we won the Memorial Cup” which didn’t make a lot of sense. Honestly I am a bit tired of this winning the Memorial Cup nonsense being mentioned about 15 times a game. It’s a bit embarassing. It happened months ago. So chill the fuck out and get a new schtick.
I was a bit conflicted at the game. Kyle Beach is no longer a Silvertip. Part of me did a happy dance and part of me was a sad panda. But it didn’t matter because Dustin Donaghy was a good kitten and scored a goal and found someone to fight with. Cameron Abney went through what I have seen so many times before which is something like a moment of panic in Donaghy’s numerous opponents, “oh fuck I am fighting Donaghy and my face hurts.“
Wait why am I talking about Donaghy? The darling of the game was Ondrej Roman. The J is silent as Lori and I discussed. I might just start tacking on j’s to the ends of words. Seej howj itj worksj outj. It was dazzling to see Ondrej back. Has he always skated that fast and I had forgotten? It had been entirely too long but he seamlessly fit back in and posted an assist. So naturally I was swooning.
But I have to give cuppy cakes to James Reid for being flawless and getting the shutout. What kind would you like? From the start of the season I didn’t entirely have faith in Reid given he was being measured against Dustin Tokarski. He had his moments of shakiness and proved me wrong. Oh yeah, I am totally wrong sometimes. Yeah ok, so a double batch of cuppy cakes for Reid, who also needs some nickname.
Ondrej takes a faceoff. Rawr.
Alright I am long overdue and I totally owe Chemmy, one half of Triple P. Chemmy, thank you darling for making Ondrej Roman return to the Chiefs. You told me you were going to see him play at the World Juniors. And I asked for you to kidnap him and bring him back to the Chiefs because we were totally missing him. You saw him play, he for sure does not suck. Chemmy took that picture of Ondrej and sent it to me from the game with the ever so simple caption, “I found Ondrej.” Somehow you worked your voodoo and we have our Ondrej back. And I thank you Chemmy, and so do the other ladies around here. Maybe if you are nice we will bake you some cuppy cakes.
The game was actually all sorts of awesome. I went in with my usual expecting the worst but ended up pleasantly surprised. Which is something I can say about a lot of movies. Except Jumper. Because that movie was goddamn terrible. Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christiansen; learn 2 act kthxbai.
Oh yeah, back to my usual haterade. FUCK YOU ALL. Not you my darling readers and commenters. But whoever though it would be useful to trade Seth Compton. I get this is how junior hockey works. But I fucking hate it. I would complain less if at the game they would have been like “And Seth Compton will be moving on to the Kamloops Blazers. We wish him nothing but the best and we enjoyed his time as a Chief….” Let the kids go out with some class and dignity but don’t just ship them off like some shit you sell on eBay. GAHHHHHHH. Amazing game aside, Justin McCrae magnet and beating the Chilliwack Bruins 4-1 I SAW ONDREJ. He exists. I squealed when I saw him walking around in a suit and talking to someone in that charming Czech accent of his. My bestie even noticed me checking him out. “Dude, I am pretty sure he knows you are staring at him,” is what he told me. “Oh, but that is ONDREJ!” Clearly, he doesn’t not entirely have the same enthusiasm that I do.
Chemmy I still owe you a post. Tomorrow perhaps.
Compton, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Give em hell, kid.
Wow, so the Chiefs site can’t even be updated in a timely manner but every other news outlet in town is reporting that ONDREJ ROMAN IS COMING BACK TO THE CHIEFS. I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT AND NEED TO USE CAPSLOCK TO EXPRESS MYSELF.
Newslink here and some video here
Let’s make signs, kids.