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Ferris Wheel 4/30
A collection of random thoughts, many of them about ice hockey . . .

  • I haven't shaved, either, and yes, it's starting to look ridiculous.

  • Waitress? I'll have what Johan Franzen is having.

  • I watch the Flyers play for 20 minutes and my back and shoulders hurt. Physical team, lots of high-motor guys on that club. I don't know why I keep underestimating them.

  • Pop Tarts aren't anywhere near as good as they used to be.

  • As well as Marco Turco is playing right now, he doesn't want to see Detroit in the next round. His career mark against these guys, regular season, is 2-10-5, with a 2.88 goals-against average and a .897 save percentage.

  • On one hand the Tiger-heavy coverage of golf gets to me at times, but I admit it's not the same having Wachovia or the Players Championship without him. At least he's not likely to miss any majors.

  • Mike Ribeiro, you're far better a player than I ever expected.

  • If you don't like Steely Dan at least a little bit, you and I just shouldn't discuss music and let's leave it at that.

  • Is there anyone playing college basketball these days who doesn't think they're ticketed for the NBA? The draft is just two rounds, kids. Don't overlook how good you got it right now, and how your game might develop in another year or two.

  • Once you get a wireless network in your house, there's no going back.

  • It will be sad if Dominik Hasek's career ends with him sitting on the bench, but kudos to Mike Babcock for doing the right thing.

  • The town-hall edition of Costas Now was so outstanding, I was legitimately sad when it ended.

  • Ninety-nine percent of you know more about pro basketball than I do, but I was surprised Avery Johnson got fired. I know, I know, two first-round exits, but I still think he's a good man getting an unfair rap.

  • Derian Hatcher is slower than dial-up, but he's still making his presence felt, apparently.

  • I had U2's "Boy" jamming in the rental car the other day and I almost drove off the road. I forgot how good that record was.

  • Maybe it's blasphemous to suggest this, but I just gotta ask -- is Evgeni Malkov's upside really all that different than Sidney Crosby's? I know this -- no team has ever had two stickhanders this good on the same roster.

  • I went about 10 years without turbulence on an airplane, but now every flight I get on turns into Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. I used to wonder why people would swear off air travel -- now I catch their drift. I'm still going to stick it out, but my perspective has changed a bit.

  • What's happened to the Canadiens power play? It was unreal in the regular season, and it's been a joke the last two weeks. A fluke? Are they passing too much? Bad karma? Too small of a sample to read into? Talk to me, Canada.

  • What do the Sharks do with Ron Wilson, assuming San Jose doesn't mount some crazy comeback? On one hand I get the argument of this club needing a different voice to listen to, but then you consider how unbeatable the Sharks were over the final quarter of the year. It's not an easy call.

  • Most underrated song in the Beck catalog -- Mixed Bizness.

    Posted by David Ferris at 4/30/2008 2:43:00 PM
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