In praise of Bobby Ryan

In praise of Bobby Ryan
"The biggest thing is just his poise and his hands are unbelievable. I played with [Evgeni] Malkin and [Sidney] Crosby, and those guys are probably the two best in the league. Bobby's hands are right with those guys... He's a superstar in the making, it seems."
---Ryan Whitney, former Ducks defenseman

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Viva Las Vegas

I got into Vegas last night and spent my evening walking around, trying to get my bearings. I've been to Vegas before, but this place changes so quickly... it's like a new town every time I come. No NHL player sightings as of yet, but I got some awesome pictures on the Strip. Those, and any other pics I get, will be uploaded after I get back home.

The actual NHL Awards are today. If yours truly had 500 bucks lying around, I'd be in attendance at the awards show and the after party. But, yeah. No. I'll be perusing the red carpet with Rebel (my Canon SLR) beforehand, and hoping for some great shots to share. Maybe the Palms Casino will have some worthwhile photo opps too, for curiosity's sake.

My boy Bobby Ryan is here, having been nominated for the Calder Trophy. I really hope he wins although, realistically, I believe it will be Steve Mason that takes that bit of hardware home. I'm also hearing that George Parros and Chris Pronger might be roaming about. Other than that, Duck attendance might be on the lower end. Although, with the proximity to Orange County, hopefully more of our Ducks came out just to have a little fun.

Anyway, time to get a move on. I've got breakfast to take care of, and then the long coordinated trek to the Palms. I determined last night that I'd probably have to do a shuttle-monorail-taxi combo, with variable amounts of walking in substitution. But that depends on the heat, which is a sweltering 90+ degrees today. I debated on packing my Bobby Ryan Ducks jersey to wear out here, but I decided I didn't want to flirt with heat stroke.

Passing out on the red carpet might not be the smoothest move.


Brooke said...

It was great meeting you at the NHL Awards. Who would have thought that night would turn out as great as it did... You have an awesome blog, but it makes me wish I lived closer to Ducks hockey :)

Chris (aka Duck Fan) said...

Hey Brooke! It was great meeting you and Jeremy too! I'm still working on the pics from the trip, hope to have those posted in an entry real soon... and I haven't forgotten to send you yours. Let me know the next time you're in Duck country... we'll have to get together!

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