Thursday, September 18, 2008

No Rest for the Weary...

It's almost Friday and looks like another on-the-go weekend for Hockey Mom and the boys. No sleeping in on weekends when you're involved in this sport - no sir! Saturday morning will see us up at 6:15 a.m. for a game at 7:45, then down to Kettler for the first day of Caps Training Camp (yippee!) and back to our rink for a 2 p.m. practice. Sunday morning will be more of the same with a 9:15 game at a rink an hour away. And so it goes...

HM won't be getting any rest anytime soon, but new Cap's goalie Jose Theodore puts rest high on his list of fave things to do when he's off the ice. I caught a bit of Theodore's interview this morning with D.C.'s hockey ambassador of the airwaves, Elliot in the Morning on DC 101. When Elliot asked Jose if he hung out with some of the younger "party animals" on the team, he replied that he'd rather rest during his off-time than hit the D.C. club scene. Maybe HM could have Jose talk to my two about the importance of "rest" before a big game. It doesn't matter how early we have to get up in the morning for a Sunday game, I always get "But it's Saturday night - why can't we stay up late?" Jeez, like the 12-year olds are missing some rockin' 3-kegger frat party because they have to go bed by 10!

There was definitely no rest to be had for the Philadelphia Flyers rookies today as they were routed 7-0 by the Capital's rookie squad. Way to go Caps!

The Flyers are returning home to even more bad news as veteran defenseman Derian Hatcher has suffered a potentially career-ending knee injury. Though I am so not a fan of the Flyers, I hope we'll see Derian healthy and back in their lineup. But for the Flyers rookies, bet it was a long ride home!

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