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|SHOT OF THE WEEK|
Every week we will present an NHL photo and I'll provide a caption. E-mail me your suggestions (include your name and hometown/state) and next week we will use the best ones and provide a new photo.
Mighty Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere to his fiancee, Kristen Fawthrop:
"Honey, I appreciate the support, but I don't think it's a good idea if you grow a playoff beard, too."
"Come on, baby, just because none of my teammates are scoring doesn't mean that I shouldn't."
-- Aaron Brahosky, Westland, Mich.,
and Andrew Mohrmann, Fairbanks, Alaska
"I'm telling the truth, honey. I wasn't out all night carousing with the guys&the game really did go 5 overtimes."
-- Tim Cate, Dallas
"Let's get an otter."
-- David Price, San Diego, Calif.
"Well, I think Brad Pitt and Lita Ford would be good choices to play us in 'Mighty Ducks 4.' "
-- John H. Schaeffer, Wooster, Ohio
"Love the new blouse, babe, but it would look much better without the sales tag. Need some help?"
-- Ken Fenton, Modesto, Calif.
"Just one more dose of Rogaine to my face, and the transformation into Jason Lee will be complete!"
-- Rob Mola, Orlando, Fla.
While Devils coach Pat Burns points out the stray spleen on the ice, winger Jeff Friesen suddenly is hypnotized by the smell of the nachos in the first row.
(Also pictured: Trainer Bill Murray, Brian Gionta and Sergei Brylin)
"So, there I was in my towel and a 'That 70s Show'-style 'POOL MANAGER' hat and now bartending for the pool party going on at the hotel. It was the team's first night overseas. Slowly, word got around and some of my other teammates made it down to the pool party. It's now 3 a.m. The night is going swimmingly, when I fill up four more beers for my comrades, turn around and THERE IS THE GM OF THE TEAM!!!
"There I am, in my towel and hat. I look at him. I can see the disgusted look on his face forming, and I say, 'HEY BOSS! CAN I GET YOU A BEER?!' He replies, 'I'm the GM, not the coach; I didn't see anything.'
"However, I couldn't figure out why I was on the fourth line the rest of that tournament. It couldn't have been because of my unbelievable talent. But, I think it was more of a mix between entertainment director/lack of talent.
"This is Minneapolis 25, bleeding blue. And remember, what Paul Westerberg was to 'The Replacements,' John Buccigross is to NHL 2Night."See ya."
Why do you call Magnus Arvedsson "The world's strongest Swede" on NHL 2Night? The question just came to me as he scored the first goal against the Devils during Game 7.
From another Swede,
I always enjoy reading your columns and had to smile at your habit of Sharpie-writing a player's name on your golf ball. In my house, we have a similar system for grades. You see, my young son has infinitely more passion for hockey than he does for his schoolwork. Therefore, we adopted a school slogan for his grades of, "Big E (88) or better!" as Lindros is his favorite player. This has inspired him to hit that lofty goal many times but has also failed to prevent him from bringing home a Jagr (68), a Niinimaa (44), or a dreaded LeClair (10)! The best days are those when he announces he has received a "Gretzky +1" and really is there anything better than that?
Sam here. Just thought I would let you know that I finished one season on my NHL 2002 game. I created you, Panger and Melrose. You were on a line with Thornton. Your stats were ... 82 GP, 62 goals, 88 assists for a grand total of 150 points. You did pretty dang good. But Boston didn't win Lord Stanley. Sorry about that.
You know you're having a great day when Cam Neely walks right past you on my lunch break today.
I remember phone numbers the exact same way! People think I'm crazy when I pull out my phone and start mumbling "OK...Therien...Choiunard...Recchi..." But I disagree: nets should NOT be bigger but, instead, goalie equipment should go back to 10 inches. When Roy won the Cup in '86, it was all skill and not KOHO 590s. Go back to smaller equipment and you can leave the nets at the size they're been for years. "The lead singer of Air Supply is really Al Morganti: The untold story." Look for it in bookstores July 23. I hope you're serious about that book. It will be my Bible. And Bucci? Thank you for existing. You make my bad days funny. Rock on.
Since Teemu Selanne is now trying out the UFA waters, where do you think will he land?
I enjoyed your song recommendations in your April 29 column. I need to know what some of the 7,812 other songs are. I need to hear some new stuff.