Thursday, September 25, 2008
Truth be told, I also grew bored with my bit, "The Top 10 Players of All Time." It really made realize this team isn't quite ready for a Top 10 list yet. It'd sort of be like coming up with the "Top 10 Tavaris Jackson TD throws": a tough list indeed. That being said, here is the remainder of the list:
5. I don't know, maybe Antti Laaksonen.
Beerwise, the list would've been led by Guiness Draught and followed by some non-domestic ales. There, list complete.
(*) Regular readers know I don't really believe this, but it seemed like a good time to take a cheap shot at old Traphead.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Beer #6: Sam Adams Winter Lager ~ for some reason I equate this brew with watching late night west-coast NHL games. Very good, but I'm glad I can only get it seasonally; it might not seem so good if it were available year round.
Tomorrow: The Top 5 begins with the scorer of the greatest goal in Wild history. Yes, I gave too much away there.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Beer #8: Miller High Life (Light) ~ this is my bowling alley beer. An American original, nothing says "pick up the split" like this brew. Three or four go down with little difficulty.
Friday, September 05, 2008
The list continues...
9. Brent Burns ~ although he has only been a regular contributor to the team since the lockout, Burns has become this team's best defenseman. Drafted as a forward, he was switched to defense and excelled. Sure, he plays a bit reckless a times, but that's part of his charm. Ask most hockey wonks to name the best 5 young defensemen in the league and his name will come up every time, usually right after the overrated scarecrow in Calgary. If I were doing this list over in 3 years, something tells me Burns would be near the top, but for now he's at number 9.
Beer #9: Sleeman's Cream Ale. No explanation to give here, it's just a good beer.
Added: my favorite BB moment (gotta love the grin on his way to the box):
Thursday, September 04, 2008
10. Manny Fernandez ~ expectations were sky high for Manny when he was brought over from Dallas, but sure enough Manny started being Manny and shared several injury-ridden seasons with first Jamie McClennan, then Dwayne Roloson and finally Nik Backstrom. He was forever pissed off and thought a bit too highly of his abilities, coming across as the guy who thinks the company wouldn't run without him. Having said that, he's arguably the greatest netminder in Minnesota Wild history (real short list mind you), and I'll always remember him for his stellar play in the 2003 playoffs against Colorado and Vancouver.
Beer #10: Summit Extra Pale Ale ~ locally brewed just down the highway from the X, this is a fine brew that I enjoy whenever I'm out for happy hour. Goes great with stale, bar-popped popcorn and sure as shit gives me a headache every time I drink it.
Tomorrow: Number 9 is revealed.
Monday, September 01, 2008
1. The weather cools off.
2. Primetime football is back.
3. NHL training camps open.
4. MLB pennant races.
5. New TV shows.
6. Kids back in school.
7. Sleeping with the windows open.
8. Marian Gaborik sightings at Kramarczuk's.
9. Playing street hockey in shorts and PMB jersey.
I could go on a bit longer, but I've got a pancake to eat.