Sunday, August 21, 2011

Back in the saddle again.

Where has the time gone?

Seems that the last post I did for OOTP was almost a year ago, and I was still living in Olympia, WA.
Now, let's quickly sum up what has happened since then…

I moved back home to SoCal in Nov. Returned to watching a lot of Ducks games inside the Pond with my better half, Lauren! And I mean A LOT! Anaheim went on an amazing run towards the end of the season to nab the 4th seed in the WC for the post.

They were matched up against the Nashville Divers.. *cough* excuse me, Predators. i don't want to relive that series, so I'll just say that it didn't go so well for the Ducks, but we all know that. The season was over. The Boston Bruins went on to take the Vancouver Canucks in the SCF and won it all. Anaheim finally got rid of Andy Sutton(sorry that it didn't work out Andy, you screened our goalies too many times and couldn't make it as a forward). After the All-Star Game, Jonas Hiller had a really bad case of the Vertigo, no, not with Jimmy Stewart, and missed the rest of the season. Anaheim traded MacBackup for Dan Ellis and also brought in the netminder that they beat to win the Cup in '07, Ray Emery. That worked out well but it still didn't work out with the result that every hockey fan has for their team, which is to win Stanley's Hardware.

Then there was Corey Perry… what a beast!
Perry went onto win not only the Rocket Richard Trophy, but also won the coveted Hart Trophy for the 2010/2011 season. Selanne was another notable player who didn't even look a day over 30, while outplaying those who were way younger!

It was a better result than the 2009/2010 season, but still felt like a long summer, which is starting to come to an end. All the teams in the NHL will soon be getting together to start their training camp, and as of yesterday, the countdown to the first preseason game began: one month exactly! It was a great revelation as I celebrated my birthday.

So there you have it. I'm back. Time to wipe the dust off and get back into this here blog!

And as The Singing Cowboy once sung…

"I'm back in the saddle again."

Go Ducks!


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