All Coming Back to Me Now

Oh boy.  Alex Kovalev is back with the Penguins. Ray “I get s*** done” Shero acquired him from Ottawa for a conditional draft pick [link].  On top of James Neal and Matt Niskanen, Shero is running down the dream here.  Today is Kovalev’s 38th birthday so I hope he wished for a playoff race.

The way back machine.

Kovalev played in Pittsburgh from ’98-’03, between stints with the NY Rangers.  As a Pen he racked up 149 goals and 197 assists in 344 games.

Disclaimer: I hate the NY Rangers. I especially hated them growing up in Upstate NY and I probably said “1940!” a hundred thousand times.  It has been many moons, but I have never really recovered.  And I’ve always disliked Kovalev, even when he was a Penguin.  Now I am prepared to eat my words.  Come on Alex, and show me how wrong I’ve been for cough…20…cough years.

Still makes me shudder.

The Pens may be close to getting Chris Kunitz back from injury, and none too soon.  They are still missing forwards Asham, Johnson, Tangradi, Letestu and Jeffrey.  Defenseman Paul Martin is out, and this morning they announced Brooks Orpik has a broken finger and will miss 4 weeks.  They have a few other injuries too – no one you’ve ever heard of.

Chuck, Beth and I are going to Pittsburgh for the March 25 weekend games.  We may be called in to demonstrate the skills we’ve learned by repeatedly watching The Cutting Edge.

Exactly, Kate.

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  1. dawncherrie Reply

    I’m going to have to go an an ALL CAPITALS OVI SHIRTLESS run if you keep this all Penguins post thing going. Mahwahaahahah and no, I am not a Penguins fan. Just a Kris Letang fan as all good hockey fans should be. For the record. Perhaps that was me with the voodoo doll … Actually I don’t want anyone hurt. If we win, I want it fair and square. It’s not fun to gloat a win over a team that isn’t at full force.

    • You like Flower too! (Says the girl who’s all worried about Backstrom’s broken thumb.)

      • Cassy Reply

        It’s a relief to know she has SOME good taste in men, eh?

        Teasing Dawn. But Ovi? Yes, my eyes are just fine tho I will admit earlier in the week he looked hot.

        Then they tested my eyes with this headache thing and realised I had blurred vision and wasn’t seeing properly. All fine now: back to being normally bad-looking to me! 😉

        • dawncherrie Reply

          He is HOT HOT HOT … Even with a belly! He is HOT. Mui caliente HOT! those eyes! If you keep this up, I swear I’ll bombard the blog with nothing but photos of Ovi shirtless. The only thing stopping me is restraint. He doesn’t wear underwear playing basketball either! TMI – I think NOT! eyes burning yet?

          • Cassy

            Darling you love it admit it! Thx for cheering me up xxxx

            Jesus – Dawn & her Ovi love cheering me up?!

            And I’ll see you Ovi & raise you LePretty, The Professor & Baby Blue Brooks 😀

  2. dawncherrie Reply

    Ok – I did eat Fleury for breakfast .. he’s yummy! I really enjoy doing that. I may have to order more! crunch crunch crunch crunch …. he’s a tasty little bastard!

    • Cassy Reply


      • dawncherrie Reply

        RAISE ME .. I think you mean RAISE them …. LOL! ;)Feel better. XXOO