Bobble

11 Dec 18
Hickey

The usual rubbish in the morning post: a couple of begging letters from indigent Villagers, a threat of court action from the Ramblers Association and, goodness me, a large manila envelope marked The Scottish Government and some indecipherable Gaelic underneath. I rip it open and, as promised, inside is a photograph of Mr Derek “Dekka” […]

11 Dec 18
Winnipeg Sun

A day of rest was all Mathieu Perreault needed to remain in the lineup. The Winnipeg Jets forward left Sunday’s game during the third period after taking a hard check from Philadelphia Flyers forward Dale Weise, but he’s set to suit up against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday. Because of the impact of the collision, […]

11 Dec 18
Boston Herald
For the second time this season, the Bruins can make it three wins in a row. Following three straight defeats against divisional opponents, the Bruins responded with back-to-back wins over the course of less than 24 hours over Toronto and Ottawa. On Tuesday, they welcome in a less familiar foe in the Coyotes. The Bruins topped Arizona on the road in November, right when they were adjusting to life without Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara. Since the win over the Coyotes, the B’s have gone 5-4-1 and found different ways to win, whether it be the slew of one-goal contests they’ve dealt with or wins like the 6-3 showing over the Leafs. While Arizona has gone through trials of their own with injuries, inexperience, and lack of scoring. Over the years, the Bruins have won 13 straight against the franchise. “I think we just happened to be good on those nights,” said Brad Marchand. “Those games have nothing to do with the game tonight. They’re going to try to come out and play a good game, and we’re going to try to match that. Hopefully it goes our way.” For Marchand and the rest of the Bruins who have relied heavily on the power play to pick up goals, the Coyotes are a dangerous opponent on the penalty kill with their 11 short-handed goals. It hasn’t gone unnoticed. “They have pressure all over the ice,” said Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy. “They’ll sell out and reorganize when they do well.They’re anticipating well and have a safety valve. For the most part they’re in-sync with their pressure. If they make a mistake and bobble the puck they have speed up front and can go the other way in a hurry.” With a packed schedule to end December, it’s an opportunity for the Bruins to continue to rack up points after their consecutive wins. “We had a couple pretty good games, but we can’t get caught up in that,” said Marchand. “We had a tough one in Florida, even the Tampa game we played pretty well against a really good team. But we have to keep it going, we can’t get caught up in a couple wins.” Game Notes After playing well in Sunday’s 2-1 overtime win over Ottawa, Tuukka Rask will be back in net against the Coyotes. Jake DeBrusk is still sidelined with a concussion he suffered in Toronto and will miss his third straight contest. He is considered day-to-day. Chara and Bergeron have been skating, but aren’t close to a return approaching the four-week mark of their injuries. Cassidy also issued an update on defenseman Urho Vaakanainen, who was dealing with the flu after his concussion he suffered at the end of October. About the Coyotes With the third fewest goals in the NHL, the Coyotes (13-13-2) have struggled to find the back of the net. Former Boston University forward Clayton Keller leads the team with 20 points, while defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson places second with 15, 13 of them assists. Where the Coyotes are dangerous is their penalty kill. At a 90.2 percent clip, they boast the league’s strongest short-handed department. They’ve also scored 11 times while their opponents have been on the power play to lead the league by five tallies. The Bruins won in Arizona on November 17 by a 2-1 score in their fourth of five games on the road. After winning four straight, the Coyotes have dropped two in a row with losses at home to Washington and San Jose. Tuesday’s game in Boston is the first of four games on their east-coast swing.
11 Dec 18
Young Hip and Horsey

Be Prepared It is a bit late for this now and I’m regretting it. Must do better next year! Have your rugs clean and planned out (I failed on this front. I haven’t got a no fill rug with a neck and that’s what I want now!) Establish A Routine This has been a godsend […]

11 Dec 18
Thundercling

Here is an unhappy story for you. Three days ago the bouldering haven of Joe’s Valley, Utah, basked in sunlight, to the tune of 73 degrees—17 degrees above the average. Our band of traveling climbers chased the shade, bouldered in shorts, drank warm beers. With great joviality. The following day, the temperature plummeted to 44 […]

11 Dec 18
Elsie Spindlehound

It has been a while since I contributed to my diary. For this absence, I partially blame a troublesome crab apple which became unexpectedly wedged in my front left paw. It happened whilst I was scampering about one morning in the woods. This was really quite perplexing, as I had already had a ‘corn scare’ […]

11 Dec 18
Steel The Puck

A good coach is a lucky coach There are times when luck certainly can have a key role in deciding the outcome of a sporting encounter. That unfortunate deflection, the bobble of the pitch, the curious bounce of the rugby ball, some kind of unusual distraction at a key moment can often lead to a […]

11 Dec 18
Moniqsales

luminous Guy Martin ‘Reactor N0. 4’ Head Gasket Kid’s Bobble Hat!. After a trip to Chernobyl Guy saw what radiation looks like up close.
Reactor Number 4 is the reactor that failed, leading to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. The remains of the No. 4 reactor building were enclosed in a large cover which was named the “Object Shelter”, often known as the sarcophagus. This bobble hat has neon green oozing out of it’s core and has a Glow in the Dark Skull and Spanners logo on the front!!
Limited Edition. Made in the UK. One small size. Neon Green and burnt Orange mix.

11 Dec 18
Jancanrun

Monday morning blues – no not me, another blue sky day in London, so what to do. Get dressed and go for a run. With a new £50 sponsorship donation geeing me on, I wanted to get under the 50kms to go mark. Blue skies, but chilly – okay JCR, load up on the layers […]

11 Dec 18
active maas

Last year I published Trippersonics, a guide to the greatest psychedelic music ever recorded and the second book under my pseudonym Scott Meze. Now finally I’m ready to explain that cover!