DAILY PRIME - SEPTEMBER 25, 2012: Happy Birthday to Tampa Bay Lightning D Matt Carle and Anaheim Duck D Toni Lydman! Plus, What If Hockey Players Were TV Food Network Hosts?
PrimePucks™ extends their wishes defensemen Matt Carle and Toni Lydman for a very happy birthday! There has been quite a run on defensemen birthdays with 3 yesterday and 2 today.
ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR SOME HOCKEY?
With the weather turning a bit crisper lately and with Mallomars being stocked on the supermarkets shelves here in NYC, the mind turns to hockey, and especially fantasy hockey. But something happened that has an all too familiar smell to it. An NHL lockout!
The lockout is really screwing with my life. Not only have I resorted to watching too many NFL games already, there have been times when I tuned into a Mets baseball game. A Mets game in September? You know something is terribly wrong when I have nothing better to do than watch the lowly September Mets. And yesterday it was the Houston-Denver NFL game. I don’t even live anywhere near those cities, but there I was glued to the tv with no hockey news to save me. Not that I have anything against those cities, it’s just not hockey.
The other night, with nothing new to report on the “2012 Lockout”, there I was sitting on the couch, scoffing down some delicious Mallomars, watching some show called Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in some sort of three-hour marathon. I started to daydream about NHL training camp, thinking about which rookies, or some no-name player, would catch my attention when scouring the box scores. But nooooo! I was watching some Food Channel show.
Then I thought about a show for the NHL Network called Divers, Drivers and Dives. It would be a show featuring all the so-called “divers” in the league, along with some players who “ drive” to the net and then end with a video clip of players diving to the ice to draw the attention of the referees to get a penalty imposed against the other team. I’m still working on it.
Following that show would be a showed called Gionta at Home. You would have Brian Gionta whipping up all his favorite Italian fare. On occasion, his brother Stephen would sometimes join his brother and co-host the show. One of the featured dishes would be Fettuccine Carboneau, cooked in a light cream sauce with some pancetta.
The network would follow up with a show called Chopped, hosted by Darius Kasparitis showing clips of all his favorite hip checks. And how about Red Light: Impossible, starring Sheldon Brookbank, Colin White and Scott Gomez. A show about NHL players who find it difficult to put one in the net. How To Boil Water was cancelled due to it being hazardous to the condition of the ice surface.
And lastly, Unwrapped, a show hosted by the ever lovable Joey Kocur bringing the best of fights from around the league. Joey may even disclose his secret recipe for indulging in the fisticuffs.
There you have it, something to whet your appetite for the upcoming (hopefully!) season. Bon Apetit!