Tag Archives: James Neal

All We Want For Christmas

Dear Santa,

We already sent you our Christmas list full of all kinds of glittery trinkets, expensive electronics, and new clothes.  We do realize that the holiday season isn’t all about material trappings, so here are a few more things we’d like to add to our wish list:

Prust
Brandon Prust in a suit.  Whoo boy, nothing like a little man candy, right Santa?

Landeskog
Gabriel Landeskog’s smile.  Seriously – that and a puppy can cure the evils of the world!  The man should be cast as the next Disney prince.

Bernier
Speaking of puppies, we’ll also take Jonathan Bernier’s puppy-dog eyes.

Neal
Nealer’s hair is on the list, of course!  Not to mention his goal scoring ability.

HIggins
Chris Higgins’ abs.  Really Santa – we’ve been extra good this year!  Please!

Lundqvist
KING OF KINGS!!!!!!  HALLELUJAH!

Josi
We’d also like Roman Josi’s jawline, eyes, and you know – everything.

Sharp
And Patrick Sharp in that coat!  Or celebrating a goal.  Or posing in a suit.  Or just relaxing in nothing but shorts.  Or all of those things.

Rinne
Of course, we also want a happy, healthy Pekka!  Can we get a gift card for a Vezina???

Stanley
Most of all, Santa, we’d really like to have this silver cup; you know, for parties and stuff.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Welcome to Nashville, Y’all!

The population of Nashville increased yesterday when David Poile brought some more offensive power to Nashville.  We’re not going to comment on what we think about anyone until we see them at camp, but we will offer up some tips about life in this great city (and a few warnings) for Mike Ribeiro and Derek Roy, as well as James Neal, the Laviolette’s, the McCarthy’s, and all of our new friends. 

James

Hi James.

Derek

And Derek.

Mike

 And Mike.

 

Life here is slower.  Be sure to leave an extra half hour to do anything.  If Nolensville Road or the grocery store are involved, leave an extra 45 minutes.  It’s too hot to rush anywhere here, and everyone likes to talk.  Slowly.  Talk back!  You’ll inevitably wind up with a new recipe or two.

You need jeans.  And lots of them.  We wear jeans everywhere. 

There is music everywhere you turn – and it isn’t all country.  You’ve got to go visit Third Man Records and check out Jack White’s collection!  Go to Robert’s Western World for Sunday lunch and get your fill of traditional country.  Be sure to see a show at the Ryman, because everything sounds better in the Mother Church.  If you’re lucky, you’ll get a Hatch Show Print!  Get out and sing some karaoke – it’ll remind you that not everyone here is musically talented. 

Speaking of Robert’s, be sure to order the cheeseburger.  It is one of the best in town!  You can also find great burgers at Burger Republic if you’re hungry after practice one day. It’s close to the new Ford Ice Center, and they have been voted the Best Burger in Nashville for a couple years running.

Roberts

Or you can get a hot dog at I Dream of Weenie in East Nashville.  (*giggle* – weenie.)

IDoW

We do have healthier food options, but they’re a little harder to find.  Don’t be surprised if you order a veggie plate and everything is fried.  We have a ton of international restaurants, so get adventurous and try some of those!  Our favorite is Thai Papaya

Our fanbase may be a little smaller than you’re used to, but we’re passionate and LOUD!  We will love you and you’ll know it.  We won’t bother you when you’re out and about though, so feel free to leave the house. 

 2014-01-11 18.03.46

But don’t leave the house in a cowboy hat.  Everyone will think you’re a tourist.

Hat

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Happy mid-summer everyone!  What did you do for vacation?  We went to Bonnaroo for the first time.  (Jack White, everyone.  Jack.  White.) 

I don’t know about you, but we’re missing hockey something fierce right now.  Sure, prospect camp is going on and we’re all looking forward to checking out the new guys in the scrimmage.  It just isn’t the same as seeing our boys night after night.

So let’s take a break, grab a drink, and see what everyone has been doing this summer!  (Well, not everyone.  We can’t stalk THAT hard.) 

Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood went to Haiti, because they’re awesome like that.

FisherHaiti

How can anyone resist that smile?

 

Unfortunately, he’ll have plenty of time to think about it as he recovers from a nasty Achilles injury.

FisherBoot

Colin Wilson has been paddle boarding and showing us all that he’s been doing some serious work on his back muscles.  
Colin

Victor Bartley has been getting some fresh air.
Bartley

James Neal took a trip to Hawaii before packing up to move here.  Suns out, guns out!
Neal

Eric Nystrom has been working out like crazy and inspiring us to push a little harder at the gym.
Nystrom

We’d watch him run any day.

Of course, he and Rich Clune are training together.
NystromClune

Speaking of Rich Clune, he’s been busy playing shirtless guitar and making us believe God might be a woman.
CluneGuitar

He’s also been working with SummerSkates marketing sandals.
Summerskates

If you haven’t tried these, you’ve got to get a pair! 

Victor Stalberg continues to prove that the Swedes are amazingly beautiful.
Stalberg

He’s also been working on his synchronized swimming.
http://instagram.com/p/p_lmZrRsTX/
(We have no clue why this isn’t embedding right.  Any thoughts?)

Pekka has been hiding from the press, but was the star of this article comparing him to a handsome young swan.  Amazing.  And we don’t disagree.

And Roman Josi has been busy doing everything, and making it look good.
Josi3
Suddenly I’m a tennis fan.

Josi2

He’s delicious in a tux, but is it really fair to stand that close to the groom?  Hope the bride didn’t change her mind!

Josi1

And he can fly a plane?!?!?!  Give the rest of the men in the world a chance, Roman!  

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized

I Didn’t Know It Could Hurt So Bad

This week’s post is brought to you by a devastated Enforcer who is still trying to deal with the loss of her favorite player.

 

So. I don’t even know where to begin. I knew Nashville was trying to land a top-6 forward. I knew that they would have offer up someone good to seal the deal on a trade. I just wasn’t prepared to lose Patric Hornqvist.

Why God Why

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, getting James Neal from Pittsburgh is a big freaking deal. I’m happy that our scoring chances will dramatically improve with him on the roster.  And, once I stop drowning my sorrow in wine, I’ll be able to be happy for Patric, too. It might take a while, though.

At the risk of sounding overly dramatic, it’s like breaking up with your first boyfriend. You know the one – he was adorable, he was a tough guy but could still make you laugh, and was like…totally on the varsity team.

Patric Goal
Patric’s job night after night, was to stand in front of Shea Weber’s slapshot. On purpose. He constantly chirps the other team, fights for the puck even if he’s on his knees, and regularly gets punched in the face or shoved to the ice. The guy is probably one of the most annoying, yet dynamic players on the ice.

He doesn’t even need a helmet!
No helmet

His goal celebrations are glorious.
Patrick Happy

And Lord, those blue eye and that smile!
Patty smile3 Patty smile2 Patty smilePatty smile4

I once had the great pleasure of talking to Barry Trotz at-length about hockey, and when I said Patric was my favorite player, he simply said, “He’s the best in the business.” So true. I have worn my signed #27 jersey with pride, and (sob) will continue to wear it even though it’s now nostalgic (sniffle).

When he signed my jersey, he asked how big I wanted it, and I nearly fainted before I realized that he was talking about his signature.
Patric jersey sign

I can’t even begin to imagine how Patric is feeling. Probably a mixture of excitement and sadness at leaving his best buddy, Pekka. Those dudes have a bromance for the ages.
St Louis Blues v Nashville Predators PatricPekka3 PatricPekka2 PatricPekka4

So, good luck in Pittsburgh, Patric. I’ll miss your offense:

I’ll miss your defense:

And I sure will miss those stretchy pants. 🙂
Stretchy pants2

1 Comment

Filed under Uncategorized