Fan vs Fan

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

An Open Letter To The Fans of DGS

Dear Fans,

It's been one hell of a run over the last 18 or so months. I started this site in April 2010 with the intent of having a few laughs at the expense of a team that lucked their way into the playoffs and would be slaughtered in the first round. Then Brian Boucher beat the Devils.

Luckily, it seemed like Boston could do the deed, but no, Michael Leighton returned and Simon Gagne put game 7 to bed and we kept on going. The Habs just rolled over and the 2010 season ended with Michael Leighton's 5 hole giving me more material than I could possibly have dreamed.

That said, I picked up an audience, I got fans, so I kept writing, picked up two amazing cowriters along the way (PhillyGirl and ItsAFez- both of whom I am proud to call friends as well) and kept going and we had a lot of fun along the way.

That said, things have changed for me, Matt, the guy who runs this show. For one, if you haven't noticed, I've become an ECHL beat writer covering the Trenton Titans for TCL-Flyers. And second, I'm now in the real world with a real job. Writing posts on the blog in college while avoiding homework was easy, things are a little bit different now.

That being said, I don't intend to shut the site down and I will still post on occasion. The days of seeing 10-20 posts a month are probably gone though. My goal is one or two a week now. Don't worry, I'm sure we can still keep Leighton's goalie diary going, and Fez will surely continue to reference Doctor Who.

Also, to all the regular readers, thank you, it was you guys coming here and showing that I have some sort of drawing power that helped me get the confidence to jump into the ECHL Titans gig, without you, I couldn't make that jump, so please check out the creature you created, especially if you're a Flyers fan.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

More NHL iPods

Just over a year ago I did a piece of NHL iPods talking about players favorite songs. It seems like it's time to do it again, This time with music videos!

Scott Hartnell:

Top 3 songs:
-Falling Down by the Birthday Massacre

-Falling by Lacuna Coil

-Falling Again by Lacuna Coil

Terry Pegula: Owner of the Buffalo Sabres

This always seemed to play for him...

Blair Betts: Bad pun on a name alert...

Paul Ranger: Where'd you go?

A Certain Philadelphia Reporter who loves to make up stories and is horribly incompetent:

What song better than "Storytime", something that implies everything is fiction.

Rick DiPietro: The Islander because no matter what, he's always going to be an Islander.

Antti Niemi: Nemo...what's better than a song named after you?

Rick Nash: Over the Hills and Far Away, which is basically him wanting out of Columbus...

The Carolina Hurricanes: Stone People, aka the Hurricanes Defense

Sergei Gonchar: For the Heart I Once Had...because once I got to Ottawa, I stopped giving a sh!t

Sieve Mason: Better Days....he's had them

Ville Leino: Wish You Were in...he wishes he was still on a line with Scott Hartnell and Danny Briere to carry him...

Finally: Charles Wang, NYI owner....Gimme in a new Arena

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Braydon Coburn Contract Facts

Editor's Note:  Relax, kids. This is comedy. Have a laugh this time, in the words of Ilya Bryzgalov, "why you heff ta be mad?"

Braydon Coburn just signed a 4 year contract extension worth $18 million yesterday. While many people have questionable doubts, the DGS superspies were able to calculate exactly how Coby plans on spending this money.

$12 Million will go to being a hockey player. A lot of people think $3M would have been fair for Coburn and so did he, hence, he's budgeted this money as his fair salary,

$5 Million will go to nose related expenses. When you're nose is as big as Coburn's you need to budget significant funds. In fact, here's 5 things Coburn's nose does...

1. In the event of a water landing, Coburn's nose can function as a flotation device.

2. Chris Pronger's hidden a stash of pucks inside of Coburn's nose

3. Should times become desperate, Braydon Coburn's nose may function as an emergency goaltender*

4. Braydon Coburn's nose has been screening Steve Mason since 2009, leading to Mason's very long slump.

5. The gravitational pull of Coburn's nose is so massive, it causes Scott Hartnell to fall down. A lot.

*-Coburn's nose as a goaltender has the equivalent talent of 1 Vesa Toskala.

$1 Million was budgeted as Prize Money for a fight that hadn't happened yet.