NHL 11 - Wild Second SeasonSo after I sim'd through the first season with the wild, and missed the playoffs, I basically got rid of everyone that I hated. I traded away Martin Havlat and some high draft picks for Phil Kessel (gave away WAY too much, but I <3 Kessel); cut Andrew Brunette; cut Antti Miettinen; cut Chuck Kobasew; and cut some more random schmucks. Even though I didn't like my defense all that much, they improved enough to where I kept all of them.
I ended up signing some veteran players (Milan Hejduk, Jason Arnott (but then benched his ass)) and added a younger decent right winger in Evgeny Artyukhin. My lineup has a ton of Centers on the team that I play at wings, which I like since it gives me some options at center if I want to mix up the lines a little bit.
After some tweaking, I think I found my perfect fit.
First Line LW - Guillaume Latendresse C - Mikko Koivu RW - Phil Kessel
Second Line LW - James Shepard C - Pierre Marc Bouchard RW - Cal Clutterbuck
Third Line LW - Evgeny Artyukhin C - John Madden RW - Milan Hedjuk
Fourth Line LW - Matt Cullen C - Mikael Granlund RW - Kyle Brodziak
After going 3-3-1 in my first 7 games (while tweaking line-ups), I went with the above line-up and am now riding a 13 game win streak (not unbeaten, but WIN). Phil Kessel leads the league in goals and is 6th and total points, while Koivu is 2nd in total points and third in assists.
I did have some close games, but my most recent victim was the Buffalo Sabres and Ryan Miller, the savior of USA Hockey. Although it pained me to beat Ryan Miller, and to make the Sabres to take him out early in the second after I scored my 5th goal, it was satisfying as I went on to absolutely destroy his backup. I scored 2 more goals in the 2nd to go up 7-1, then went on to score 7 goals in the third period to beat the Sabres 14-1.
Stupid YoutubeI was waiting for the Twitter account of #mnwild to do their contest for free Wild tix, and had been watching steadily for over an hour. Then I began to watch some youtube vidoes, ended up losing track of time, and saw I was too late to win the tix.
The only 2 min that I wasn't watching their twitter feed was when they did the contest. So all I can say is...
TimberwolvesSo even though the Minnesota Timberwolves took out a full 1-page advertisement in the newspaper saying "competing for a championship this season is extremely unlikely", they are one of the most feared teams in the NBA preseason . They are averaging the 2nd highest PPG in the league at 106.3 and are currently 5-1 riding a 2 game win streak.
Minnesota VikingsWell, the Vikings are in the playoff and got the first round bye after a scary end to the season. Fucking Brad Childress can suck my dick. You know that the offense is going to struggle when, a guy sitting on the couch and chowing down on chips and salsa con queso, is able to call the play just by looking at the formation.
Darrell Bevell - "Hey Brad. It's first down. Let's run the ball with Adrian Peterson."
Brad Childress - "Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. Send the goal line package in there since he needs all the blockers he can get."
Darrell Bevell - "Coach, you do know he's like a 98 overall on Madden 2010."
Brad Childress - "He is!?!? Oh well, still send in the goal line formation. The defense might suspect that we're going to run a fade route to Jim Kleinsasser."
I'm sure this is an actual conversation that Childress and Bevell had together during one game this season. Childress if a fucking moron and I would like to see him gone at the end of the season. Oh, which brings me to Brett Favre.
On one hand, thank you for taking us to the playoffs and making the Vikings a Super Bowl contender. On the other hand, FUCK YOU for making Childress look like a genius, allowing him to get a contract extension. You've been fucking us over for like the past 15 years, and even when you're on our team, you still find a way to fuck us over.
So message @ Favre...you've already fucked us over enough for years to come. Just please lead us to a Super Bowl Championship and I might forgive you.
PS - @ EJ Henderson...yo bro. You're my favorite player. Get well soon. Hope to see you on the field in a purple jersey wearing #56 next season for our first game. I <3 you nohomo.