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Ferris Wheel - 3/27
A collection of random thoughts, many of them about ice hockey . . .

  • The Predators will look back on this season and think, ďwe played the wrong guy in net.Ē Dan Ellis should be the No. 1 man there, provided he can maintain his weight all year (what a strange story that is).

  • My dog came inside 10 minutes ago and had snow on him. The never-ending winter in Michigan continues. And itís been a career-year for the flu, too.

  • When Ryan Whitney is getting moved all around the ice in Pittsburgh, itís pretty clear Michel Therrien isnít too happy with his defensive play. Letís hope we donít have another Marc-Andre Bergeron case on our hands.

  • I know the Big East Tournament Record was a mess, but Providence Basketball let a good man go in Tim Welsh. PCís loss could be ESPNís gain Ė I heard Welsh on the radio Wednesday night and he was fantastic.

  • I canít give the MVP to anyone but Alexander Ovechkin (I donít care where the team ends up), but Evgeni Malkinís No. 2 on my ballot. Get this right, voters.

  • The older I get, the more condiments I have in my fridge.

  • It seems like a major demotion when Brian Gionta plays the third line in New Jersey, but John Madden has more offensive talent than you think.

  • The original six teams still have the best sweaters in the game, by far, though I donít like the direction the Bruins have moved in of late.

  • Hereís my highway plea bargain - drive as crazy as you want, but give me a chance to react Ė use your freaking blinker, okay? And one more thing, jerky Ė just because youíve got that cheesy NASCAR logo on your car, it doesnít mean youíre gunning for the pole.

  • Take Johnny Marr away from Morrissey and Iím just not that interested anymore, past a handful of songs.

  • Sean Hillís the same guy heís always been Ė handy on offense, suspect on defense. Heís playing now in Minnesota out of necessity (and scoring), but I canít imagine weíll see a happy ending.

  • Anyone who visits New York City and wants to eat at a chain restaurant doesnít get it.

  • Hereís all you need to know about how great satellite radio is Ė Iíve lived in the Detroit area for seven years and the only AM/FM station in the area I can identify is the channel that has the Red Wings. You figure it out.

  • Good to see Dwayne Roloson relevant again Ė heís always been a solid guy and an underrated talent. Timing has never been his friend Ė consider the knee injury he suffered in the 2006 finals.

  • Why does every flight attendant think sheís Sarah Silverman these days? I settle into 17C and I feel like Iím on the Gong Show without the hammer.

  • Itís not like we planned it this way, but it seems like most of my good friends like Beck.

  • Washingtonís Nicklas Backstrom is having a heck of a year without a lot of fanfare.

  • Bobby Orr, 60. Just doesnít feel right. Of course, his knees are 147.

  • When they come out with an upgraded version of a DVD, you should be allowed to trade in the stripped version for a discount on your new purchase. But since thatís never going to happen, Iím starting to treat first releases like that first showcase on ďThe Price Is RightĒ Ė no thanks, Iíll wait for the next one.

  • Why are there more hyphenated names in the NHL as opposed to the other major sports? Maybe Iím over-thinking this.

  • The New York toll takers have consistently been nicer to me than the New Jersey ones. Just sayiní.

  • Maybe itís Northern Snobbery but it seems like justice to me for both Florida teams to miss the playoffs. That said, I canít figure out how Tampa Bay became the worst team in the Eastern Conference.

  • Iíve given this a lot of thought and here are the three most overrated bands of all time, per The Ferris Wheel: 3. Smashing Pumpkins (even as I like much of ďSiamese DreamĒ); 2. Janeís Addiction (I tried, I really did, but I just donít see it); 1. The Eagles (and no one is even remotely close on that one).

  • Your list is different? Thatís what makes our country great. Just stay away from my I-Pod.

    Posted by David Ferris at 3/27/2008 4:23:00 PM
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