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Okay.

I seriously feel terrible calling myself a blogger when I only write meaningless run-on, swooning sentences about the Sabres, or hockey in general, but even more so when I do it on the random occasion.

But this evening (or this past evening… whatever, it was Friday night) I had a bunch of the blogger girls over to my house for a little dinner party, which was quite lovely.

And boy, oh boy, do we have some good stuff in store for you this summer.

That’s all I’m going to say about that now, but just wait.  Sabre Chaser will be back with a vengeance soon enough.

The playoffs are intriguing me greatly, however.

I honestly cannot believe that we’ve already seen three–COUNT ‘EM, THREE–sweeps thus far.  That’s pretty amazing.

Also, the Chicago-Calgary series is quite feisty and intense.  It’s really killing me.  The odd part of it is, though, that whichever team scores first in the game has lost the game, without fail.  So I’m just hoping that the Hawks hold off and wait for the (F)Lames to score first, and then pile the goals on.  Hopefully, though, Iggy and Co. will decide to net their first sometime during the first, and not with 0.2 seconds on the clock in the third.

Because if they make the second round, I’m driving to Chicago for a game.  For serious.  Kim, Clare, and I are going.  No lie.  I’ve been trying desperately to win tickets to any game, any way that I can.

It obviously hasn’t worked.

But really people, as I was explaining to Kim and Anne earlier, I truly feel terrible that I’ve neglected my little baby of a blog recently.  So if you miss my updates and pointless posts and whining about the Sabres and gushing about Derek Roy, follow me on Twitter, because I’ve picked it up there.

Although, I haven’t been tweeting so much in the past few days because I’m still trying to get the hang of my new phone.  I’ll tell you, as pretty as it is, the BlackBerry Storm definitely takes some getting used to.

So anyways, my Twitter can be found here.

Be back soon!  (I hope.)

PS:  On a sad note, my poor Portland Pirates have been eliminated from the Calder Cup Playoffs in the first round by the Providence Bruins, four games to one.  😦

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So it’s pretty obvious to you all exactly how much I love the Sabres, and how much I love playoff hockey, and how much I love, love, LOVE Sabres playoff hockey.

But really, I also love non-Sabres playoff hockey.

Don’t get me wrong; initially, it sucks.  But once the first puck drops, it’s sheer happiness, because I don’t have to be conflicted or feel guilty about falling for other teams.

I did this the hard way this year when I fell for the Blackhawks back in January. 

Anyways, I know it’s a day late, but here are my picks (I’m not going to bore you with the details as to why I’m picking.  Just know that there’s probably a guy I’m in love with who suits up with that jersey.  coughKrisVersteegcough).

 

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Boston v. Montreal.  Boston.  For sure.  I think pretty easily (I don’t make game predictions, because people just pull number out of their asses when they do that.)

Washington v. New York . Washington.  I was thinking they would win this easily, but after seeing the clips of last night, the Rangers could give them a run for their money.  I still think Ovie and the Caps will prevail.

New Jersey v. Carolina.  Carolina.  I hate the Hurricanes, but I hate the Devils more.  There ya go.  Plus, Mike Ryan doesn’t hurt their image at all.  Maybe this one will have to go the distance.

Pittsburgh v. Philadelphia.  Pittsburgh.  Pretty easily at that.  I love Marty Biron and all, but there’s absolutely no way I’ll cheer for the Flyers.  (Sorry Philly fans.  I just can’t bring myself to do it.)

 

WESTERN CONFERENCE

San Jose v. Anaheim.  San Jose?  Duh.  Easily?  I really don’t care though.

Detroit v. Columbus.  How much would I love it if Columbus completely upset the Wings??!?!  IMMENSLY.  Come on Rick Nash, Michael Peca, and lest I not forget Antoine Vermette!!  Realistically, though, I’m thinking the Wings, fairly easily.

Vancouver v. St. Louis.  Vancouver, fairly easily.  I love Jay McKee, yes, but I hate Keith Tkachuk.  No one injuries Timmy AND Kristopher and gets me to cheer for them.  No way.  But I would love to see Jay succeed.  My allegiance though, is with Big Bear, Kesler, and Willie Mitchell.  And, of course, Taylor Pyatt.

Chicago v. Calgary.  This one should be completely obvious.  Chicago.  In a sweep.  No, no…  Easily.  🙂

 

There you have it, kids.  That’s what I know I’m hoping will happen.

And now, as I wrote on Twitter, I’m going to put on my Blackhawks shirt and run errands all over Buffalo.  With my luck, I’ll run into Derek Roy at the gas station with VERSTEEG emblazoned on my shoulder blades.  That’ll go over real well when I run over to him gushing about my love for him.  This, my friends, is when I’ll need one of you to go to a statuary and have them begin to engrave my headstone.

Thanks, loves.


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