Is Luongo Snakebit – November 7, 2013

San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton celebrates...
San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton celebrates a goal against Roberto Luongo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a continuing series on the trials and tribulations of Canucks goalie, Roberto Luongo, we have one of the strangest goals in recent memory.  Former Boston Bruin (our hero’s nemesis team), and current San José Shark (our hero’s most recent nemesis) Joe Thornton shoots one into the Canuck’s zone and the rest is history.

Is this guy snake-bit or what.

Hockey Night In Chicago

The United Center in Chicago, Illinois, home o...
The United Center in Chicago, Illinois (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was watching (as Canadians do) an NHL game from Chicago between the Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets.  During the game, something happened that I had never seen before.  No, not the hit, or the glass popping out or the beer being thrown at the opposition player.  Believe it or not, a fairly inebriated fan reached in and ripped the helmet off Adam Pardy‘s head (I’ve also seen fans grab equipment before) and, this is the crazy part, put the helmet on.  As the announcer says, if you’re going to steal something, don’t wear it.  A classic NHL moment that will play on sport shows for years.

Is Luongo Snakebit

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo du...
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo during a game against the Anaheim Ducks on December 16, 2009. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A lot of you don’t know hockey, but we Canadians do.  Over the past few years there has been a lot of talk about Vancouver Canucks goalie, Roberto Luongo.  Personally (even though I love to tweak my my Canuck fan friends about him), I think he is a marvellous, highly skilled goaltender, one that has led Canada to Olympic gold, and will again this winter.  Having said that, he appears to be completely snake bit.  To set this up, Hockey Night in Canada (61 seasons on CBC TV) to a nation wide audience, playing the Montreal Canadiens.  Montreal is short-handed as they have a penalty.  they move the puck into Vancouver’s zone and the entire group head for the bench for a change, then……

Time To Ditch Facebook – You Decide (This Is Nuts)

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Facebook takes the Face part to a whole new level.  And the Book part as well, now that I think of it.  Don’t know about you, but thinking on their well-known reputation for respecting privacy, it might be time to ditch them.  I still say they stock will be a buy at $4.00.

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My fascination with North Korea continues.  This is pretty interesting.

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