Did you see that blocked shot by Johnny Oduya last night?
Probably he had a couple - but this one was called out because A) he couldn't get up and B) either Pat Foley or Eddie Olczyk said it was his 50th blocked shot.
When I think about a little piece of rock-hard rubber rocketing off the stick of Anton Belov at whatever mph he can hit a slapshot, and it in turn hits Johnny Oduya so hard that he just... can't get up... all my nerve endings thought they were getting a root canal.
All I was doing was watching.
Maybe the puck went between some pads.
Maybe it's like wherever it hit was like a funny bone because the impact was so great.
I hit my funny bone the other day.
I made the "ow ow ow ow ow" noise while my whole arm went all petroleum jelly and burst into flame.
Anyway, then they showed a replay, and then (seemed like a minute went by), Oduya is back on the ice again.
That's just kind of different than me.
You too, I bet.
He also scored a goal, and the Blackhawks beat the Oilers 5-1.
Patrick Kane had one too so he's scored a point in 11 straight games.
And Andrew Shaw of Stanley Cup puck to the face fame had 2 goals.
Pretty cool all the way around.
The headline for the Cubs is they hired Bill Mueller as their hitting coach.
But that happened days ago.
Big trades have been happening, most notably the Cards signing admitted and penalty paid ped offender Jhonny Peralta.
To play short and take Pete Kozma's place, who wasn't very good.
They spent money, too.
Like $52 mil for 4 years.
He'll be 32 next May, so you know, 36 in his final year.
The Cards don't care, though.
They wanna win the World Series next year and maybe Peralta's the piece.
Or maybe it's that new center fielder Peter Bourjos they got in a trade with the Angels for David Freese.
Lots of chatter about the Peralta signing.
Ped guy, gets a big raise, obviously the Cardinals didn't think the peds were the reason Peralta was any good, but is it good for baseball?
Well he did the time, so I don't get the uproar.
If it helps change the rules so that ped offenders get stiffer penalties in the future, then great.
Otherwise, I'm just trying to not have any kind of Other Teams Are Trading To Win The Series Envy.