Rule #1

Rule #1
Muey Importante

Friday, April 9, 2010

I Was There To See It....

I cannot even write about this right now cuz I'll be a big ole girl about it... (yes, I am a girl thank you very much) 
If you can watch the video and not appreciate the sentiment - whether you like Modano or not - then smack yourself really hard and don't read this blog ever again.  No, I am not kidding.  :-)  

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Very Important Stars Game...

I saw Eddie's last game as a Star.  I saw Turco's first game as the official starting goalie for the Stars in 2002 on opening night.... and tonight I may see his last game as a Dallas Star.  TGC and I made signs last night (she likes the sign thing) showing Turco love cuz despite anything we have seen or heard or think we know about the last 2 seasons, Turco has been super solid in the net for Dallas since he started playing here, behind Eddie, in the 2000-2001 season.  Ten years he's been a Star.  The guy holds just about every goaltending record there is to hold for the Stars organization.  His NHL career SV% is .911 with a GAA of 2.31. 
No, he has not won a Stanley Cup and that is too bad because it is one of the few things you can say about him but it is not a measure of his talent as a goalie.  TGC and I have had the pleasure of meeting Marty a few times and he has been really nice every single time. He even took the time to talk goaltending with TGC when she was first starting out.  We left each time thinking what a great guy he was and that is not the case with every pro athlete out there.
So Stars fans, I certainly hope you join The Girl Child and I tonight at the AAC or where ever you watch the game from and give Marty some love cuz he has more than earned it cuz this may be the last time you see him in a Stars sweater. 
And of course the same could be true for Modano and Jere Lehtinen ...  I figure everyone will shower Modano with applause and the like but don't forget Marty and Jere.  They ALL deserve it. 
When next season opens, we'll welcome whatever face our team has (and I think the face will be pretty different but I could be off base) and move forward with our boys but tonight is about thanking the guys who have been with us their entire careers! 

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!

Ahhh TGC and I can say we remember him when he was a Monarch... cuz next year he will be King!  Yes, I will put money on that one! 
Puck Daddy has him as the #1 Star for Tuesday... he won against Dallas back in December too.  This season Bernie is 2-0-0 in the NHL with 1 shutout! 
Oh and did I mention that he is HOT?!  ;-)   lol, well he is... 
From Yahoo Sports, Puck Daddy:
No. 1 star: Jonathan Bernier, Los Angeles Kings

The Kings haven't had much luck lately (four straight losses) and they never win in Nashville (seven straight losses to Preds), so they rolled the dice and let Bernier make his sixth career start in a critical late-season game. The result: both losing streaks ended and Bernier registered his first career shutout in a 2-0 Los Angeles win that reduced the Kings' playoff magic number to six. Bernier (34 saves) made 15 stops in the second period alone while the game was deadlocked 0-0. Bernier, who was recalled just Monday from Manchester of the AHL, earned himself a longer stay with the Kings. "He's going to be on that plane," coach Terry Murray told

Friday, March 26, 2010

one of the coolest things ever...

Soundgarden is back together and will be touring sometime this year.  I am guessing this summer.  How freakin awesome is that?  It is one of the coolest things EVER, that is how awesome it is.  I saw Chris Cornell live and it was beyond words; however, I never got to see SG live :(   Apparently I may get my chance this year!!!  WOO HOO! 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dear Philadelphia Flyers

Score some frickin goals and get off Boosh's back.  His SV% is in the 90s since he took over for Leighton.  You arent being blown out of games.  If you could perhaps score a couple of goals instead of getting so many stupid penalties you might actually make his job a lot less difficult. 
Shut up and start scoring. 
And Flyers fans - check out this awesome blog --  

Thursday, March 18, 2010

2 things - and they ARENT hockey related!!!

1) I feel bad for the public embarrassment Sandra Bullock is having to go through for all this but really, is it that shocking that Jesse James cheated on her????  Oh wait, I'm sorry ...."showed poor judgement".   Whatever.  Isnt he known for repeated "poor judgement"???  Sucks that this is playing out for the whole world to watch and comment upon but being a celebrity has its price I guess. 
2) Tiger Woods' "sexts" released by one of his hussies.  Just read a few of them on and frankly, I need a Silkwood-esque shower.  Don't get me wrong, I'm no Buzz Killington but he skeeves me out, big time.  BIG TIME.  And he just cant pull off talking that way hahahaha  ick. 

Bruins/Pens - Revenge Fest 2010???

First, a link to Puck Daddy's blog post on this cuz, well I swear by the guy.  Ok I swear by Puck Daddy and Defending Big D.  Anyway...go here:,228777  for the backstory, trash talk, etc... 
Here's a summary:
Cooke knocked the piss outta Savard and concussed him real good. 
Bruins fans and everyone who hates the Pens and/or Sindy Crysby (lol love the Crysby thing)  are screaming for revenge..but not on Cooke, on Crosby. 
Colin Campbell is already in da house to "chat" with the Bs and do his official thing ensuring no shenanigans during the game tonight (yeah, ok..whatever) 
Recchi already expressed a "no thanks" to Campbell coming into the Bs room this evening.  (good times!! Gotta love Recchi) 
Sooooooo what will happen?  (imagine an old west stand-off type song playing here)  Will the Bs go wackadoodle on Cooke or Crosby or on everyone?  Will Crosby cry even before the puck drops?  Should be interesting....

The Stars, The Flyers and Life

The Stars & Flyers play tonight.... love them both, one has an actual chance for the playoffs and the other..well, not so much really.  Mathmatically not eliminated YET but still, hopes are not high.  Who do I cheer for??  I know, I will cheer for Kari Lehtonen to play his a$$ off again and for Michael Leighton to return SOON!!  Boosh can get the Flyers through a few but they need Leighton back ASAP! 

Let's go St...Fl... yay hockey!  :)  

Life... I'd rather talk about hockey... less anxiety believe it or not. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Reconnected with an old friend. Its cool but its unsettling. How do u xplain "unsettling"?? Puzzler, huh?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

If you want to "end it all" ....

...might I suggest the 12 gauge twinkie and NOT flying a damn plane into a building and hurting innocent people?! 
Insensitive of me?  Probably, but after reading Joe Stack's BS that is all over tha innernetz I just cant help but be a wee bit annoyed that he thinks he did something of value by killing innocent people. 
Got a problem with the Government?  Complain.  Vote.  Use your voice.  This dude did not go through anything that you or your families havent gone through in the way of financial hardships or dealing with the IRS or government or whatever.  Depending on your age, maybe it was your parents who dealt with some of the stuff he talks about in the 80s.  I remember the Texas S&L scandal but it isn't like it directly impacted me, I was a kid.  The dot com bust and that is stuff a little closer to my realm of comprehension but still...
This guy is ONE person who decided to blame everyone else for every single bad thing that has ever happened to him and he finally snapped and took it out on people who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.  That is a deplorable act no matter what you have been through. 
Enjoy hell, Stack. 
Otherwise, I do not wish to give him any more press than I already have. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dear People Who Run Scoreboards For Hockey Games

If you cannot watch a game and run the board at the same time, please PLEASE dont do it.  When you only count 1 of every 3-4 shots on net you completely hose the stats for the goalies....not to mention completely pissing me off.   I get that it is mostly goalie parents who track GA, SA & SV% but we do.  We have ranges we like to see our little goalie cherubs in to see progress from seasons past.  You nimrods who cant run a board F that up.  
Sooo to you hammerheads in _________ I say this:  despite you putting in TWO 0 save games for TGC, she's still in the 80s for SV%. 
Btw...shutout #2 happened Sunday!  WOO HOOO

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Welcome To Dallas, Kari Lehtonen....

I will admit that upon hearing the news last night that Nieuwy traded for Kari Lehtonen, "happy" was not the initial response.  However, there are a few other players Dallas has acquired over the years that I could also say that about who turned out to be my favorite players -- the biggest example is Jason Arnott, whom I still love the hell out of to this day and wish really heinous stuff on Doug Armstrong for not resigning him but I will not go there AGAIN in this post.  ;-)

After doing a little more research, I have decided that Kari Lehtonen coming to Dallas is a good thing.  I have a feeling he's here to be Turco's replacement but I have no control over that so it is what it is. 

Below is my own little pictorial on Kari Lehtonen.  I think it is pretty self explanatory. 

And Kari, welcome to Dallas!  You'll have a 11yo goalie wanting your signature on her "stars" goalie stick pretty soon at a public practice so be prepared to be evaluated by the self-proclaimed female version of Ron Hextall.  She'll appreciate your aggressiveness.  She'll really love the pic of you sitting on the net hahaha

and finally.... what's not to love about a goalie throwing signs with Lil Jon?!  WHAAAT?  OOOOKAAAY!

he's got Lil Jon on his mask you know....  yep, should be interesting.... :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Dammit Dallas Stars....

What do I see this morning on Spector's site? 

USATODAY.COM: Kevin Allen reports the Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals, Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrashers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Dallas Stars, Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils and the Ottawa Senators are his picks for teams facing the most intriguing decisions by the trade deadline. Hurricanes forwards Ray Whitney and Matt Cullen are coveted by other clubs, the Capitals might shop for a veteran goalie if Semyon Varlamov remains sidelined, the Predator might consider shopping pending UFA defenseman Dan Hamhuis for scoring help, the Thrashers could shop forward Colby Armstron and goalie Kari Lehtonen, the Leafs could move Alexei Ponikarovsky and possibly Lee Stempniak and Allen feels it's still possible Tomas Kaberle might change his mind about waiving his "no-trade" clause, the Oilers hope to move players like Lubomir Visnovsky who are on long term contracts, the Stars could consider shopping Marty Turco, Jere Lehtinen and Steve Ott if they fall out of the playoff race, the Penguins might ponder adding a winger to Evgeni Malkin's line but Allen doubts they'll pursue Ray Whitney, the Devils might pursue a defenseman now that they've dealt away Johnny Oduya as part of the Kovalchuk trade, and the Senators might add a player or two.

Let me say this one more time...  trade Niskanen, Daley, Turco or even Lehtinen or Modano (although they are our only two "franchise" players left and I cant imagine Modano playing for anyone else but still..) but do NOT ....DO NOT trade Steve Ott. 

Here is my list of deal breaker players that we CANNOT trade (yeah, I know nobody asked me but maybe they should...just sayin):

Steve Ott
James Neal
Jamie Benn
Mark Fistric
Brenden Morrow

I hear Sheldon Souray wants to come to Dallas.  Fascinating.  If he can stay healthy, that'd be a great acquisition.  And.....have I mentioned he's totally hot??  LOL 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Better than Christmas!

What could be better than Christmas??  Hockey trade deadline day, that is what.  I love trade deadline day.  Who will get dealt?  How many 'shocker' trades will happen?  Will your favorite team/players be impacted?  It is better than Christmas!  I guess it is mainly because I am Santa at my house so there is no anticipation or surprise when it comes to Christmas, it actually produces stress more than anything else, but trade deadline is full of both and it is awesome!   


We sort of have 2 trade deadline days this season due to the Olympic break and freeze on trades come Feb 12.  Trading can then take place again between the end of the month and March 3. 


So far, some pretty big names have been moved around and it is still early.  What will come next?? 


Stay tuned…. 
Oh and Leaf fans, I'm DYING to know what you think of Burke's wheelin n dealin.  Seriously. 
Toskala - welcome to the Western Conf.  Sure you'll be a backup to Hiller but the Stars play the Ducks quite often and now next time they do, I will be very tempted to sit down near the visitor bench and check you out in person.  Rowr.  Never mind that crazed woman pressing her face against the glass... LOL j/k 

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dear Alex Auld

I saw the game last night so I saw the "oh $hit" moment ya had that led to a Canuck goal.  I want you to forget about it.... shake it off... and move on to the next game.  It happens and it happens to EVERYONE.  Hell, you've been watching Turks all season so you know exactly what I'm sayin to ya here.  I saw the disappointment in your eyes...I felt so bad for you and it tripped my goalie mom trigger so I had the urge to make cookies and get you a Hello Kitty blankie but...I digress. 
I know you have the spotlight on you right now to get the job done for the Stars and you want to do good, I get it.  You got this.  You go out there and you do what you know how to do and laugh it off cuz its over and done.  It was a regular season game and before the Olympic break so really, shake it off and come back stronger the next game.  We still believe in you, Auldie, so don't even worry about that just go out there and kick butt! 
Ooooh and one more thing.... you focus on YOU.  I say that in case anyone happens to be acting like a big ole sour puss right now cuz he's riding the pine.  *ahem*   He did not use to be that way, I honestly do not know what has happened. 

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I'm officially panicking now....

It has been a while since I've read the hockey trade rumors on Spector's site ( ) and what do I stumble up on today???

DALLASNEWS.COM: Mike Heika reports Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk is frustrated over his team's poor performance of late but after meeting with his staff believes it's best to allow his current roster to play its way out of its current woes. Nieuwendyk has been considering potential trades but ultimately he doesn't believe there's currently anything out there which can help the club, which is built on its current budget and that isn't going to change. Heika also reported on Steve Ott's contract talks with the club, which he claimed are cordial as Ott wants to remain in Dallas but it's difficult to define his worth right now.

SPECTOR'S NOTE: That's not to suggest the Stars won't make any trades but currently there's little available in the market to help them. It could be at least another month before such an opportunity arises and even then that's no guarantee of improvement. As for Ott the Stars obviously want to keep him but if his asking price proves too steep they'll focus on other issues and look elsewhere. Goalie Marty Turco has been struggling and Nieuwendyk could decide in the off-season it's more important to replace him than to retain Ott.


Nieuwy, you listen to me and you listen good.  You will keep Otter.  You can have someone talk Modano into finally retiring and ship Turco off to somewhere else to run his mouth (and this actually pains me to say as I heart the Marty but he has disappointed me with his 'tude and his new-found fishy flop play -- which IS NOT WORKING!!)  but do NOT even let there be a slight implication that Ott will not be resigned by the Stars cuz dude, you do not even know pissed off.  People here love him and they'll HATE you to the tune of not resting til you are run out of town to go hide with Barry Switzer in some God forsaken place like Oklahoma if you go and do something stupid like not resign Ott.  He wants to stay.  We need him. 

Remember when that dumbass Armstrong was the GM here and we had the ever fabulous Jason Arnott?  He wanted to stay here too.  What did that assclown Armstrong do?  He did not resign Arnott so he could sign that washed up overly concussed has-been Eric Lindros.  (OMG my blood pressure just went up a good 15 pts)  Arnott went to Nashville where he's now their CAPTAIN and has torn it the F up there.  He coulda kept tearin it the F up here. 

Seriously... dont be Doug Armstrong.  Plus I'll make YOU explain to my 11yo why her Otter had to go away.  She's good and hormonal at this age.... oh and she's a GOALIE.  You really want to have to do that?  I'm thinkin no.  An 11yo goalie with PMS... Just sayin :)

That is all.

Monday, January 11, 2010

CuJo to say Goodbye to the NHL on Tuesday....

*tearing up*  I have already starting missing you, CuJo.  You were a great goalie!!  I hope you'll stay in the hockey world!  Hey, the Stars need a goalie coach!!  :)   hehe  

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Soooo I'm looking thru The Observer...

and I had to do a double take because as I'm looking at who is going to be playing at Nokia Theater in the near future I see the following:
Gabriel Iglesias - cool, he's a funny bastard!
Owl City - hate that stupid Fireflies song and pretty sure I'd rather rip off my own fingernails than sit through a set of Owl frickin City
then I see.... David Cassidy & special guest Davy Jones
I look again.  No, not a typo and there's a picture of David freakin Cassidy and Davy Jones.  Hello?  Is this sponsored by Metamucil? Centrum Silver?  The Scooter Store? 
Wow.  I've seen 3 Doors Down, Saliva, Seether and other great bands at Nokia...and now???  David Cassidy & Davy Jones are playing there?  REALLLLLLLLY??????
I may need a valium. 

Ooooh Marty....

You don't like Sean Avery.  I get it, a lot of people don't.  However, considering some of the things you trashed him for last year - and quite vocally I might add... I'd say you kinda shit and fell back in it with your remarks after last night's game.  Harsh, dude....but kudos on making Avery's night a stellar one!  You know it was sweet for him to play his ass off against a team who treated him sooooooo bad but hey, interesting that he was on the ice with the two teams who are paying him right now!  And it is a contract year for someone (uhhh YOU).... just sayin. 
What has happened to you, Turks?  I expect more from you.  Stop wasting time on drama and get your head back in the game and play like we know you can or this may be your last season in Dallas.  I'd hate to see that happen but it is starting to look like a real possibility.  You just became what you claimed to hate about Sean all while he tore it up and kinda owned you last night.  Now how are you feeling about that "delinquent" comment???  

[source for below info: ]

But even more telling was Marty Turco's words about Sean Avery, which Andrew Gross had in his post-game wrap-up at Rangers Rants:

"I would have loved to have seen that delinquent do that for us last year," Turco said. "I didn't think it possible. He has a good shot and he's always worked hard. His intelligence on the ice has always been an issue and was with us when he was here."

…Woah there, Marty. While Turco was one of the Stars who couldn't wait to get rid of Avery, calling him a 'delinquent' is a bit harsh. As it is, Turco looked unsteady and unconfident in the net last night, giving up some huge rebounds, and the Rangers took full advantage of it, which is all that matters.  Maybe that played a part in his comments. Either way, it's nice to see Avery get revenge on the Stars, and Turco, in particular.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

and now for something funny.....


I'm tired. 

I'm completely drained.

I want to not be a complete hermit but it seems as though I have managed to isolate myself from just about everyone.  Ok, I get own fault.

Why is it that when I need people the most I am totally unable to speak up or ask for help/support?? What is up with that?  That is messed up and not even in the same zip code as it has just grown really REALLY old.

I do not want to bury every feeling and/or emotion but the process of learning to NOT do that is so overwhelmingly difficult that I'm not sure I can do it at this point.  Hi, rock. Hi, hard place.  And hellllo bat shit crazy. 

Sometimes I am angry because I feel unappreciated (yeah, join the crowd - I know).  Honestly, angry is not the right word ...its really more hurt but hurt isnt something I've allowed myself to feel for a really long time.  Anger I allow, hurt I don't so much. 

I figured out recently that I actually fear happiness.  Ummmm WTF?! 

Crikey.... no wonder I'm a mess. 

Monday, January 4, 2010

Late Night Post From My Phone

Trying to blog every day. Some posts may be short but at least i'm trying to establish the habit. I dont really want to blog but I need to blog. I am.

(comment after initial post -- I posted this from my cell phone last night but had to come in and edit a bit cuz it broke it out into 2 posts.  Apparently there is a char limit when posting from my phone.  At least I know now haha)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

1st post from my phone...

Insomnia. Anxiety. Isolation. These are not a few of my favorite things.