Sunday, March 01, 2015

Pirate Win, Pirate Loss and We're Back at the Cross

Let's start on a upbeat note - The Pirates gain a road win on Saturday night (2/21) as they beat the Springfield Falcons 3-2 at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield on the Falcons Pink in the Rink night. This is the 2nd Pirate win this year between the two teams, who have only met twice (last on 1/2) with a 5-3 win. Darian Dzuirzynski netted 2 goals with Jordan Szwarz also lighting the lamp for Portland. Solid game by both teams but Pirates squeaks out the much needed win as they head back to Portland.
That's the upbeat.  Now let's take a peek at yesterdays loss to the IceCaps (25-23-6).  The Caps jumped right out to an early lead - 39 seconds early with a goal by JC Lipon. Read More Here

Portland Pirates Swing Through the Keystone State For Hugs and (Hershey) Kisses

First off, we need to catch up as a few moves happened for the Pirates over the last couple of days.
Goaltender Mike McKenna has been called up to Arizona and in turn Coyotes have assigned goaltender Louis Dominque to the Portland Pirates. McKenna has been very strong in net for the Pirates while, Dominque had less time in the net but still a decent record with the Pirates earlier in the season (and with one win with the Coyotes).
Coyotes have also recalled defenseman Brandon Gormley and forward Jordan Martinook awith a reassignment for defenseman Chris Summers to Portland. 
OK so we're all caught up.  How about this weekends series? Read More Here

Pirates Uneven Weekend Against the Caps

Here's a riddle - How can you go from all but one active member of the Pirates to record a point on Friday night to not even being asked to dance on Saturday night?  Only in the AHL Atlantic Division or when your Uncle Moe is the only date available. 
Friday's performance by the Portland Pirates saw all but the bus driver scoring in an 8-1 booty kicker against the St John's Ice Caps.  Henrik Samuelsson lead the Pirates scoring machine off in the first period with an early goal, assisted by Jordan Martinook and Dylan Reese. Greg Carey put up the second goal, assisted by Eric Selleck and Justin Hache and Portland was on it's way. The Pirates continued to light the lamp in the first period with a goal from Francis Wathier, assisted by Selleck and Tyler Gaudet. Read more here

Friday, February 06, 2015

Coyotes Recall Bolduc From Portland Pirates: 2 Game Series in St John's - Could See Other Players Step Up Their Game

I'm now writing for AHL Writers online.   You can follow me on their site AHL Writers (as Kel_Kazoo) or find my articles here as they are posted. 

Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced yesterday that the Coyotes recalled forward Alex Bolduc from the Portland Pirates, the team American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).
The 29-year-old Bolduc is 13-17-30 with 69 penalty minutes in 37 games with the Pirates this season. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound native of Montreal led Portland in goals, assists and points at the time of his recall. According to a press release from the Coyotes he has totaled 2-3-5 and 42 PIM in 62 career NHL games...continue reading here

Monday, February 02, 2015

F&@# You Snow!

Warning Warning Warning - Naughty Words in Use - this is NOT a G rated post.

A Snow Haiku - By the Baker Project

I Hate Snow Fuck Snow
Snow I Hate You Fuck You
Kill All The Snow Die

An Ode to Snow - By the Baker Project

Snow oh Snow
Just fucking go.
Vacation is near, Florida I hold dear
does not have snow.

White Bullshit I hate you.
Please oh please just go.
You're a pain in the ass
and yeah you covered all the grass
and every other thing I find dear

Snow oh Snow
Just fucking go.
Far away
or I will set you on fire.