Thursday, May 8, 2008

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More hockey predictions!

Once again, I batted .500. I'm going to start flipping a fucking coin. Guess which one of the following will be incorrect and win not a goddamn thing!

Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia: Come on. Did anyone outside of professional jackass Bobby Clarke think a bunch of young kids, an untested goalie, a free agent signing and a deadline deal would end up four games from playing for Lord Stanley's drinking glass? It's a hell of a story. And it ends at the hands of the most dynamic duo of youth in the sport since Gretzky and Messier. If the Penguins don't fuck this up, can anyone see anything but multiple championships in their collective future? Penguins in six.

Detroit vs. Dallas: There is A Country For Old Men when you have Johan Franzen pretending to be Mike Bossy. Nine goals in four games? Will Randal overuse italics? Stay tuned, true believers! Oh, yeah, the hockey. Dallas is finally living up to its talent (having added playoff-tested and former Conn Smythe winner Brad Richards hasn't hurt), but overtime games, especially those of the near-140-minute variety, can go either way. The Stars are good, but not good enough. Red Wings in six.

13 comments:

okjimm said...

OH!!!! SHit& Bisquits!!! Ockey!!

gees....I gotta some predictions....

Stravinsky vs. Holst

Holst is pretty strong with the Planets.....but Stravinsky is awesome with his flaming right Firebird. Stravinsky should drop him in the fifth round.

Mussorgsky vs. Okjimm

The M man is pretty hot and I don't know shit about classical music (I just listed everything I know) so he should TKO me in the second.

//overuse italics? // When one is having fun...I don't think that is possible. Have fun&stuff!

Angie said...

I haven't a clue about hockey, but the overuse of italics is all media hype.

Randal Graves said...

okjimm, I don't know man, a bird on fire against an entire gas giant and more? I've gotta go with Holst on this one.

And give yourself more credit. Mussorgsky was a drinkin' fiend. He'll pass out after the first.

angie, well, if you say so. I just want to make sure that I'm still cool with the beltway types, you know?

okjimm said...

Wowsers....I didn't know that about Mussorgsky..... And the only reason I know those guys is through Isao Tomita. Doan know if you have listened to any of his stuff....but his take on music ....well it was the 70's. Listen...hope the hockey turns out ok.....

okjimm said...

Wowsers....I didn't know that about Mussorgsky..... And the only reason I know those guys is through Isao Tomita. Doan know if you have listened to any of his stuff....but his take on music ....well it was the 70's. Listen...hope the hockey turns out ok.....

Freida Bee said...

It's going to be 9 to 5.

Suzi Riot said...

Hockey is the one where they fight with sticks, right? ;)

La Belette Rouge said...

My hockey predictions: There will be ice. There will be tooth loss. People will get hurt. Let me know if I get any of these right. ;-)

Betty C. said...

I don't one single thing to say about hockey, and I'm too lazy to say much about classical music, and I think I've said all I ever want to about "Chimpy" (love the nickname, BTW) -- but I just wanted to let you know that I'm still reading your blog.

Betty C. said...

That is "I don't have one single...."

Anita said...

mmm. hockey. fun.

but in other news, thanks for your comment on my blog (the one with the word i shall no longer mention) ... it got some serious traction !!!

;)

Randal Graves said...

okjimm, so that means either bloated power chording or too much synthesizers. ;-)

FB, aren't they all? Oh, you mean the hockey.

suzi, goddamn 1970s. Slapshot, for all of its genius as a sports flick, along with the Broad Street Bullies, completely skewed the true beauty of hockey. So yes, you're right. ;-)

LBR, I'm noticing a theme coming from you uncultured Americans. ;-)

betty, I'm glad you still are. As for Chimpy, that's the reason for the goofy pictures. What else is there to say about him and his cohorts that hasn't already been said?

anita, we have our own 'c' word, we're just as groovy as the beltway bastards! :)

okjimm said...

//bloated power chording or too much synthesizers. ;-)//

well, if the head phones were clamped on tight, and the supplies from Mexico had arrived....it was good.

Hey, did anyone win the hockey game? Does anyone really win in hockey?