Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Flame on! Calgary vs Atlanta

The Flames returned to Atlanta Sunday, March 8. There were several old Atlanta Flames Jerseys in the house. We still have some love for our former NHL team, but not when they come to play our beloved Thrashers.

They were well represented by their own fans. Canadian teams are usually well represented when they come to town to play the Thrashers. Didn't you get the memo??? You were supposed to wear the red jerseys...not the grey Flames shirt or the black Kipper shirt. Way to mess up the Puddle of Red.

Warm ups!

We had the corporate seats, section One-Oh-Douche. Good seats, not so great fans. I went down to the ice to stake out a good spot for pictures. This guy comes up beside me and pulls out the mega camera with the mega zoom. I have a Nikon D40 that I barely take off of auto. It's my first DSLR. I use a 75-200mm lens. He had a Nikon D200 with some giga lens. We struck up a conversation and I felt like a moron. I wanted to throw my camera away. He said mine was a great camera though, so I felt a little better. He was a pro though and shoots pics for the minor league baseball team in Savannah. I'd love to see his pics, but since I can't... on to some crappy pictures!

Hmmmm, wonder why I was first to the glass and waiting?? Hmmm, could it be KIPPER?? I was super excited to see Kipper for the first time and taking pics of him.

Kipper is showing off for me. Nice job, very limber. Sorry, but you can't be my favorite Finn, Kari has that spot. Actually 2nd is taken by Nitty. You can be #3 :) He said he'd rather play 3rd fiddle than not be in the band at all.

Kipper in the crease

I'm looking at Kipper's arrows on his pads and wondering, what are you trying to tell us with those arrows? Maybe "all the action is right here, ladies?"

Hey baby, what up?

This one looks like he's smelling something.

What's better than a Finnish Goalie? TWO Finnish goalies of course.

Kari: Hey man, what's up?
Kipper: I'm gonna beat you like Nitty does.
Kari: shut up

Olli Jokinen

Okay, Dion Phaneuf is driving me nuts. I've got it in my mind that he looks like an old cartoon character and I can't figure out which one. First I thought it was Jack Frost from Frosty's Winter Wonderland. I found a picture of him, nope not him. My (sloppy) second guess was the Charlie in the Box from the Island of Misfit Toys in Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Nope, not him either. Maybe Dion just reminds me of old Christmas specials...maybe I'm just crazy. So if anyone sees it too and can tell me what cartoon character it is, I'd love to hear your guesses.

Ummmm, Iginla. God knows I love a tall, dark, handsome hockey player. I'm disappointed I didn't get many good pics of Iggy. He moved around too fast.

Lots and lots of discussion tonight!

Oysters had a lot to say tonight.

Oystrick connected with a good punch on Nysrom.

Face off. Notice the typical douche bag Atlanta Fans standing up as the puck is about to be in play.

Awwww, what's the matter with your skate, Kari?

What's Moose looking for?
Kari: Hand me my contact lens solution, I must hose my eyes out.
Moose: Hold on, I'm looking for my girl. She was right behind me the other night.
Kari: Come on man, my eyes are dry.
Moose: Okay, okay here. I wonder where she is.
Kari: Dude, Kipper is in town, you know where she was for warm ups.
Moose: Shut up.

Scrambling for the puck after face off

Sunday was a matinee game and Kids Day at Phillips. They had Thrash and The Men In Black come out and dance. Then they stopped and out came a baby Thrash and a baby Men In Black. I of course lost my shit. A baby mascot, are you kidding me???

More discussions. Vandermeer had a LOT to say and was trying to tell it to anyone who would listen. Perrin? Really you are going to get into it with Eric Perrin? Looks like he was yapping at Oystrick, too.

Another scrum in front of Kari.

Poor big Finn :( Kari has played so finntastically the last few weeks. He let in a goal and sat in the net looking so dejected for a few minutes. He shook it off and went on to win the battle of the Finns in net. Now if he could just beat Nitty.

What's everyone looking at so longingly? I thought Moose and Bobo only looked at me that way! It's kiss cam. Moose watches all of the games and videos they have on the jumbo tron. He always watches the Sports Bloopers, but doesn't smile when it's kids that get hurt, isn't that sweet?

Kipper doesn't have much interest in kiss cam. I bet he is more thinking "kiss my ass, Thrashers."

Woo Hoo, Thrashers win 5-2! What a glorious few games it's been. And once again, we win and the team doesn't have to fly out the next day, we get a guest at the post game show. Weeeee!
Welcome to the post game show Atlanta's young stud, Bryan Little. Little has been on fire this year. So we were pleased to have him as a guest.

Darren Elliot and Bryan Little

Little has a lot to smile about!

Deep in thought

He's kind of dreamy!

Go Thrashers!


Candace March 12, 2009 at 11:36 AM  

Cute, funny, and usual!

Bobo looks totally captivated at whatever's on the Kiss Cam. Too cute.

Love the one of Kipper doing the splits...I'm a sucker for splitting goalies :-)

And I recommend MORE Darren Elliot pics!!!

Sunshine36616 March 12, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

Candace, I think it would be hard to find a color analyst better looking than our own Darren Elliot!

mean mom productions March 12, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

You got our Olie Joiken. Though he should be a happier camper now that he is not a part of the coyotes team. Word has it that he hated playing in Arizona.

Shiona March 15, 2009 at 6:57 PM  

okay first, holy shirt with the splits. Second, I think that Phaneuf, ya, he looks like Frankenberry.

Spec7ral March 18, 2009 at 12:34 PM  

I think Phaneuf looks like foghorn leghorn. Great freaking pics by the way. I will be coming by to check them out on the regular. Thanks!

Sunshine36616 March 18, 2009 at 7:48 PM  

*in my best foghorn leghorn voice* "I say there boy ya might have a point about Phaneuf"
I love fog horn leghorn, haven't thought about him in a while.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

Liz April 16, 2010 at 4:00 PM  

Well he doesn't remind me of a cartoon character, but Dion Phaneuf does remind me of Screech from Saved by the Bell. lol


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