SOCKEY ON HOCKEY

Like John Kincade, only I know what the fuck I'm talking about!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Smolinski To Atlanta

The Atlanta Thrashers are in need of a center, and it looks like Brian Smolinski may be on his way to Atlanta. This afternoon, during the Flyers game, I saw Blackhawks GM Dale Tallon at Philips Arena. When asked, he declined to comment on a possible trade with Atlanta.

Tell that criminal, Drecklund to bite me!

Friday, January 26, 2007

LIVE AUDIO STARTS AT 7:30


Oh boy this is exciting! I am coming to you live from the arena, Harry Pohl is back at JK Sockey Headquarters and we are ready to provide you with our LIVE Audio Blog! I could be up in the rafters with the super nerds of hockey, dazzling you with a bunch of stupid graphs or sitting with the girls and critiquing player‘s looks, but instead I am WITH the people, and behind the scenes! Besides, if you‘ve been reading my blogs for any length of time you know that I have already covered the other two areas. I had a pie chart up here last season, and chose my All Sockey team back in September.


As usual, I am ahead of the pack, and to further prove that, listen here...



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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Sockey On Hockey Podcast 4

We’re up and ready to go. Today’s pod cast includes info on the losing streak, the Carolina game and the All-Star selections. Interviews with Kozzy and Coby (sorta). Send your email your questions now!
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Friday, January 12, 2007

My Blogger Night Request

Dear Web Guy,

This sounds like a wonderful opportunity to hang outwith some really cool people and also Thrasher Bloggers. I just have a few reservations. I do not have a laptop, can I bring my desktop? Will there be somebody there to help carry it up to the press box? Actually, if not, that would be fine as well. I am afraid of heights anyway and thought maybe I could sit in section 103. There is a guy that sits on the glassat the blue line… he’s got the moon for a head. I’d like to see if it has it’s own gravitational field.

Also, I was hoping to have an opportunity to maybe spend an hour or two in the Thrashers dressing room conducting a séance. After recently meeting with his parents in Dallas, I am quite confident that my associate Harry Pohl and myself will be able to contact Dan Snider. Being an epic event, we would like to record it for posterity and possibly use the audio in a future pod cast, so I'd need to bring some audio equipment as well. We should be done in time to see the end of the game and update my blog… again, if somebody will hook up my computer for me. I do not have arms.

I was also hoping to have access to the Islanders locker room, for no other reason than to have the opportunity to see Al Yashin shower following the game. If John Kincade already has dibs on this, I understand.

JK

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Blogging From Blueland

The dork that runs the Blueballs Blog at the official site has deemed January 26th ‘Blogger Night’ at Philips Arena, and he’s put out an APB for “anyone with an Atlanta-area blog to join us at the arena, bring your laptop, and live blog your experience! This is an open invitation to anyone who enjoys writing about their lives, their favorite teams (hopefully us!), or their areas of expertise to come down and give your thoughts on a night at the rink, completely uncensored!” Surprisingly, he tacked on “completely uncensored” to the end of his run on sentence. That from the only blog on earth that does not allow readers to post comments! Poor punctuation and sentence structure aside, prior to heading to the Thrasher game last night I went ahead and fired off an email! Though watching the scribes from the NY Post & NY Times fighting over the last free finger sandwich, then sitting up in the rafters between a bunch of online nerds sounds about as exciting as a Trekkie Convention, my pod cast partner Harry Pohl and I can’t wait! The game against the Isles will be secondary, as this intimate access to the bowels of Philips Arena will allow Harry and I to attempt to contact Dan Snider from the Thrasher dressing room. Following my email to Webguy, Harry went online to purchase scented candles and this specially constructed phone that will allow us to contact the dead.



Speaking of the dead, how about that Thrasher defense last night?? Up 4-1 the team went in to their famous prevent mode, that’s the mode that prevents them from winning the game. I did not take long before Phoenix was skating away with two points. The Thrashers crapped out so badly in the third period that it was hard to tell that the Coyotes had played the night before. I am not so sure this isn’t Brad McCrimmon’s fault…

Friday, January 05, 2007

Midnight Ramblings

Lookie who's been slacking in their updates: Me!


I HAVE been a busy little bee though. Hitting the road again, I started in Boston where I tried unsuccessfully to organize a black tie charity event for NHL players facing cancer. I had hoped to pitch it as a spin off of the Jimmy V Classic in college basketball, but could hardly drum up any interest in the 1st Annual Phil Kessel Memorial Ball. I have to do something to keep busy while the Thrashers are out an about. While Harry and I are working on our post holiday pod cast, and I am still trying to get things ironed out with the media relations department so that Brandon Colburn can appear on my next pod cast, until then I thought I would just touch on a few things. OK, now that I have done that, let me mention some stuff too.


The AJC replaced their Thrasher beat writer, and once again J.K. was passed over for a chance to really bring some professionalism to that rag. Ah well, there is way too much fluff in their stuff anyway. It's no secret (is it?) that the paper and the team do not get along, but I don't think the team will be happy until somebody on their payroll is writing the stories for the AJC. I hopes the new guy, Craig something, pays attention (or at least shows up) at games and practices. This sock just wishes there could be some balance between the lazy AJC articles and the online hand jobs given by the teams' Blog Guy and fan correspondent. Since they don't allow fans to post comments on their blither, I have to do it here. I hate to break it to you guys (I assume), but this team is still defensively weak and in need of a legit center. The current roster will not make any type of serious contention for the Cup. Go on with your fluffy reads about why you should come out to the games, or how much you missed Rabid Fan and his 2 minute beer chug over the holiday, all the while whistling through the graveyard that is a first round exit from the playoffs.


As I mentioned, I was on the road again making lint with one of my favorite players Mikey Modano. We were out partying in Dallas and let me tell you, things ARE bigger in Texas! After downing a few with Mikey at The Roundup Saloon, I got the lowdown on his impending 'marriage' to Willa Ford. Mikey, you're trying too hard, but she'll make a wonderful beard… er, BRIDE. As we wander back to our hotel for the night, who should we run into but The Sniders. I verified that the family is still short a member, and we chatted before they headed out to Houston. They are wonderful, and they both have the same haircut! It's cute in a Hostess Twinkie kind of way.



Speaking of pictures, can somebody PLEASE get me a picture of the man with the GIANT head that sits in front of me at the games? Mr. Basketball head sits on the glass, right at the blueline in section 103 with about ten germ-toting, booger-eating brats. His wife(?) has more plastic and paint on her face than Kari and while it is cute to watch him pretend that he understands what is going on, he needs to be in the back row, he blocks the view of the entire end of the ice with that Volkswagen parked on his neck.



As soon as we get confirmation that defenseman Braylon Cobarn is in, the next pod cast will be in the can and posted, so stay tuned!