Blues Foil Crown Royal
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Mon Oct 22nd 2018 11:24am
It certainly was not the prettiest of victories. Despite the Blues having a strong bench they looked a little out of sync and did not play their best game. Crown Royal, always a sleeper team, has the ability to drag you down to their level. They have no superstars and most of the team seems to be over 50. Yet, somehow they overachieve and can squeeze out a victory if you are not careful.
The Blues did not play positioning well at all, the passing game was horrible and even the goals that were scored were not very pretty. Tony Fauls netted an unusual hat-trick on two wrap arounds and an empty net goal to seal Crown Royal's fate.
Maybe it was the early 7:30 game that threw off the blues or the ass-kicking that the Eagles suffered just hours before game time...One thing was for sure, this was not an accurate representation of what the Blues are capable of and they are lucky to have played so lackadaisical and still come out on top. But, we will take it! A win is a win!
Don also had a game that coincided with the rest of the teams's performance. He made a few very nice saves but still a few unlucky, ugly goals made there way into the net. Don did not seem to be as "laser-focused'' as he previously claimed he would be in his pre-game meeting with the press. He did save 32 of 36 shots.
Anyway, onward and upward and lets hope the Blues come out next game with a little more energy!
See you next week!
Game 4: Tele- Q Still Assholes!!!
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Tue Oct 16th 2018 11:28am
The Blues took the ice Monday evening for an early 11:00pm game.It was another fun night for the Blues against their long time foes, Tele-Q. As you know, Tele-Q always plays a cheap, dirty game in hopes of eventually getting a W versus the Blues. In case you were wondering if Tele-Q has changed their bullshit game. The answer is no. They still stink and they are still assholes!
The scoring started early for the Blues with 5 goals in the first period. With 2 full lines and Dave Ahearn, Tony A and newcomer Sean from the Ice Pack, on D, the team settled in and kept the opponent at bay.
There were lots of single goal scorers this evening with Tim DiBella and Mark Leonetti netting 2 each.
Don Bourbon played his best game of the season thus far and allowed only 2 goals.
The Blues have faced every team in the league with the exception of the Knights, who's first meeting was postponed. The Blues have handled every team they have played except for the last place Orange Crush. However, that was the game where the Blues had only 5 skaters. This reporter believes that the next time they face each other it will be a much different outcome.
'Till Sunday at 7:30. Tune in for a full review of next weeks game.
Game 3: Team Rho, You Blow!
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Fri Oct 05th 2018 12:48pm
Game 3 was more of a nail-biter than previous games this season. The Blues had for the first time in a while, a full bench. A little too full if you ask this reporter. Non-the-less, all skaters on the Blues skated hard, but as we all have seen in the past... The Blues have difficulty settling in and getting comfortable when they have more then 10 skaters show up. However, They were able to scrape by and pull it off in the very end to get the W against the newcomers, Team Rho.
The Blues welcomed two new skaters to the team, Ryan Kennedy (who scored his first goal as a Blueser) and Chris, who is returning to the ice after a 6 year hiatus. Both guys are welcomed additions to the team and should fit it in quite nicely with the squad!
Tony Faulls continued his offensive tear as he scored 4 goals, Ray Pirre had two and Ryan Kennedy had one.
Goalie Don Bourbon was his usual self... Made some nice saves, let in some bad goals, kept the team on their feet but was just good enough to hold on to the Victory. Way to go Don.
Next week's game will be against the piece of shit pussies, otherwise known as TeleQ. See you then sports fans!
Game 2: Where is Everybody?!?!?
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Fri Sep 21st 2018 9:36am
This reporter likes to get to the rink early to watch the pre-game warm up. Really soak in all aspects of the game, feel the crowd, and get a sneak peak of what is to come that evening. However, this night seemed to start off a little differently then other nights.
This reporter knew something was askew when the players were first taking to the ice. The Blues were facing the perpetually mediocre Orange Crush, who usually can not hold a candle to the Blues. However, after a full bench of roughly 12 Orange Crush skaters took to the ice, this reporter peered over at the Blues portion of the ice and only saw 5 Skaters. FIVE!!! Everyone in the stands thought for sure, this could not be everybody!!! Surely, Tony Faulls must have gotten tied up signing autographs, Jimmy Davis must be stuck at the airport bombarded by screaming fans, Tony Asciutto must have had difficulty getting to the rink through the crowds of hysteria with his big blue jeep, was Wick running late from another bender vacation?.....WHERE IS EVERYONE!!! Surely, they are just running late and they will be here soon, right???
Nope....Sports fans this was IT!!! The team for the evening consisted of Tim DiBella at center, Mark Leonetti at left Wing, Ray Pirre on right wing and Chuck and Jordan on defense. That was it, all game long.
No subs, no breaks on the bench, nothing... No help for the lone boys in Blue left in the trenches to take one on the chin. Abandoned to suffer a most dire consequence. Like Caeser stabbed in the back by his brothers in the Senate, or like Jesus betrayed by Judas, the 5 boys in blue were getting handed a deadly blow thanks to their closest confidants. Many other famous acts of betrayal ran through this reporter's mind as the fans watched the Blues on the ice struggling to keep from keeling over from exhaustion. One could only envision all the other Blues players, who were cozy at home in their beds getting their beauty sleep.
The 5 Blues skaters did the best they could to pace themselves and find moments to have bursts of energy to try and make something happen. However, it is an impossible feat to play and entire league game, without any subs and expect to win against a well-rested team with a full bench. The 2 goals were scored by Ray Pirre and Tim Dibella.
The Blues faced upwards of 60 shots by the Orange Crush and netminder, Don Bourbon did his best to keep as many as he could out of the net. He let 8 in but it could have been a lot more. He made some terrific saves and did his best to keep the damage to a minimum. His hue was more of a pinkish/rosey blush, which would indicate at least blood was flowing to his head, unlike last week's whitish/grey pale complexion.
Anyway, That is all the time this reporter is going to spend commenting on this particular game. Not much to report besides the Blues fought a very uphill battle and with a couple more guys would have easily smoked the Orange Crush, like they usually do.
That's all and stay classy Blues fans!!!
Game 1: Faulls doesn't Fail and Don Returns to the Net!
Posted by: Ray Pirre on Mon Sep 10th 2018 11:34am
It was an eventful start of the season for the Blues. An atypical start, if you will. The Blues tallied 11 total goals against their opponent on opening night. A night which featured Tony Fauls scoring two hat-tricks and the return of Donnie ''The Wall'' Bourbon. That's right sports fans!!! You heard it correctly! THE RETURN OF THE NUMBER #1 STARTING GOALIE, DONNIE "THE WALL" BOURBON!!!
He is baaaaAAAaaack! The man we all love to hate, had quite a start to his Fall Season! Don kept his opponent at bay and allowed only 5 goals in his season debut. However, 4 of the goals Don did not move, nor did he react in any type of way. Possibly 4 of the weakest goals this reporter has ever seen scored on anybody, at any level, made their way to the back of Don's net. Now, to be fair, Don seems to have a difference of opinion concerning the difficulty of those 4 questionable goals. When this reporter asked the netminder, he replied "My assessment last night... 1-2 squirrely goals, otherwise played to my level despite 8 month layoff. Mission Accomplished!"
To give Don credit, he did battle extremely hard in what may have been the most physically demanding game he has played in years. Throughout the game his face had a greyish/ whiteish hue and at moments he appeared as if he was about to pass out, throw up or maybe both at the same time. A very impressive feat for the netmider! A true test of his will!!! Don was quoted on his physical prowess saying, "USMC/NJSP training bro!!!"
Fantastic effort Don! It can not be easy coming back after missing 8 months on the ice and attempting to play a full game. This reporter will continue to track his performance and improvement throughout the season
The defense of Dennis Haines, Wick and newcomer Dave was stellar! They played a lot of hockey and it was a long night for them but they also kept many goals out of Don's net!
On to the offense... Tony had a landmark night with 2 hat-tricks. Yes, TWO!!! After a quiet playoff run to end last season, Tony, with new stick in hand bursted the season wide open and started it with a fantastic performance. However, most of Tony's goals were given to him on a silver -platter from line mate Ray Pirre (Just saying :)). Still, Tony was ALL Finnish and No Swedish. Burying every opportunity he had. After about half way through the second period, Tony got tired of scoring and decided to start passing. Ray seemed delighted with Tony's new approach. Tony would return the favors to Ray, assisting 2 of his 3 goals.
Nice work fellas and great start of the season! Typically the Blues Lose their first 3-4 games before picking up steam and getting some W's.
Also, the raising of the championship banner never happened last night. Not sure what happened. Guess someone forgot?
Till next week!