Oh Loo, how awful! I'll post my pictures from Sunday's game as soon as I get them edited so you'll have those to choose from. I'm about 3 games behind in my editing at the moment. (The Hurricanes game on 3/24, the Panthers game on Sunday, and the Devils game on Thursday. I wasn't planning on going to that one but I realized I couldn't pass up a chance to add to the bobblehead collection!)
Meanwhile, for your amusement, I present... The Story of the Goalie Rump Rumpus!
On Sunday, one of the pictures Casey managed to snap was this wonderful one of Ty Conklin smiling at me.
However, he also managed to catch this one of me evidently checking out Ty's butt.
(I know it holds nothing to Kristi groping Todd, but it still looks kinda funny!)
So on Monday morning I posted the smile picture, and my friends over there were like "Oh, awesome!" The rump-ogling picture came up in conversation, so I posted that one later in the day. And I took some teasing and we all had a good laugh over it.
Well, on Thursday I went to the game by myself, because Casey had clinic until late. I went down and waited in my usual spot, in that sort of "hole" between the glass and the platform for row 1, figuring that like usual I'd have a goalie warming up on either side of me, and it would be lovely.
But then when the guys came out, Ty saw me and kind of smirked:
Then he stretched a little off to the right where he usually stands:
Then went to the net to face a few shots (while Jimmy apparently waves at someone in the rafters):
Then he came back...
and proceeded to "conkblock" my photographic efforts!
Now, this is NOT where he normally stands. And since when does a goalie--even a non-starting goalie--change his gameday routine? Since NEVER, that's when! And he stayed for quite some time.
As you can see, Kronners is not entirely sure he approves of these Goalie Rump Shenanigans:
Yep, Ty & his goalierump are still there:
He took a brief interlude to have some play-wrath with Todd:
But then he came right back:
Until Jimmy made him get back in net!
After I recovered from my swooning at being in such close proximity to such a fine piece of goalie tail, I went to my seat and posted on Twitter from my phone, "OK, fess up! WHICH one of you showed that pic from the other night to the REAL Conks? #NeverSeenSoMuchGoalieButtBefore". But no one fessed up. The cause of the Goalie Rump Rumpus remains a mystery!
Maybe once the city of Vancouver proves that it can have a major event without rioting, it too can have a Classic, whether of the Winter or Heritage variety. (Detroit had to prove itself again after 1984 before it got anything nice, after all.)
Love his insistence that there is absolutely no overlap between hockey fans and college football fans, too. Yeah, dude, maybe do some research on the SE Michigan sports market before you claim facts about it.
I'm going to tonight's game (must claim my Cleary bobblehead!), so I will get some more birthday pictures of Nik! Unfortunately it's unlikely that any of them will be of him in his birthday suit, but I'll do what I can.