Friday, December 12, 2008

Well I'll Be Watching The Game On TV Tonight...

Call this evening learning as we age, every year for the last five we have host a Christmas party, this year we'll be hosting it tomorrow. Since there is so much left to do, I'll be watching the game while trimming our tree in the den here in Bristow. Earlier in my life, I might have still attempted to attend the game, especially knowing that in addition to Alexander Semin and Tom Poti, I might get to see Mike Green and Sergei Federov return to the line up. However instead I've given my tickets another person from ICx Technologies. A fine young guy from our office - Jason will be in our seats with a friend watching the Senators and the Caps. Jason is the kind of guy that makes me glad we are building a good company. He has his degree and came to DC from Pittsburgh to make his mark in the world, he started in our headquarters as a temp, then basically became our office manager and now with our JNBCRS program win, he has been promoted to a position in the program office. He is a great person to work with, one of the many I get a chance to work with every day. However, knowing that we are building a great place where hopefully a young guy like him can grow and learn for a long period of time makes it even more fun to work in a entrepreneurial, vibrant, exciting, growing company. The fact that Jason loves Ice Hockey is a plus, although you know because of his misspent youth in Pittsburgh, he's really a Penguins fan, though he's pretty quick on the uptake and I figure a few more games of watching Semin and Ovie and we'll convert him. In retrospect, i should have told him I'd give him the tickets but he needs to really "Rock the Red" during the game, oh well ... next time.

Coming into tonight's game the Caps are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and the Senators are 4-3-3. The Senators started the season off poorly but have picked up some momentum lately. They will be looking to improve their road record of 3-6-2 but the Caps have been awesome at home so far this season at 11-1-1. Per Tarik: it looks like Brent Johnson will get the start in goal again tonight and that both Sergei Federov and Mike Green will be back in the lineup tonight. That probably means that whether or not Karl Alzner is in the lineup or not is a function of the salary cap calculations for another several weeks - don't look here for anything that sheds light on that since this blogger can't even begin to figure out that aspect of things.

There seems to be a movement that has Penguin and Caps fans working together. The goal - to get the Eastern Conference NHL All Star starting line up of forwards to be: Ovechkin - Crosby - Malkin. Mark's Musing - hey why not? It makes a lot more sense then what the current likely lineup is - the Montreal Canadeans....

Well now it's time to do a few more "chores" before watching the Caps...

LETS GO CAPS!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Michael Eason said...

I put my two cents worth on the "movement" over at my blog. I also added your blog to my bloglist. But shame on you for surrendering your seats to an infidel!