Ice Dreams Round 2

Or perhaps I should say, 2nd period.

As you can see, I didn’t do so well blogging about hockey. Actually I have not been doing well with any of my blogs this year. Last week I made a resolution, I am calling it my, end of baseball season/beginning of hockey season resolution to write in each of my blogs at least once a week. That is 4 posts a week which I think is pretty reasonable.

This year I have again signed up for Fantasy Hockey, two leagues one in ESPN and the other in Yahoo. My friend Mary starts them and encourages me to stay active. I am hoping that maintaining this blog will help me to remember to stay in tune with what is happening with my teams. Tonight was the draft for the ESPN league, which I forgot about and also didn’t get my favorite goalie. Thursday is Yahoo, and I hope to remember and maybe get him in that team.

Also, I am trying to decide if I should get a package to watch the games since my team is not local. Right now I would have to wait until I get paid again but it might be worth it.

This weeks player profile is Jhonas Enroth.


There’s no hockey, sort of

That’s because the Olympics are happening right now so the hockey players have gone to play for their respective countries. A far cry from the Olympics I grew up with when everyone had to be an amateur. The Miracle on Ice was made up of college students from Montana against the state subsidized athletes from the Soviet Bloc.

Anyway, so there is not NHL hockey, just Olympic Hockey, which is being played a continent away, meaning the live feeds are at odd hours. Like 3:00 a.m. Only an obsessed fan would get up at 3:00 a.m. to watch hockey when she has to go to work and a snowstorm is coming which means it will be a rough commute.

Yes I was up at 3:00 a.m. this morning, and do you know it is 30°F warmer in Russia than it is here? The skiers are having a hell of a time. Meanwhile it is a white-out in Queens and I am sitting here thinking, why did I come to work instead of staying home to watch more Olympic hockey?