A giant turtle talks about music, movies, politics and the Boston Bruins hockey club. Not necessarily in that order or exclusivity.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Norwegian police recover 'The Scream'
OSLO, Norway (Reuters) -- Norwegian police recovered "The Scream" and another stolen masterpiece by Edvard Munch on Thursday, two years after the works were seized from a museum by gunmen.
"We are 100 percent certain they are the originals," police chief Iver Stensrud told a news conference. "The damage was much less than feared."
"The Scream" depicts a terrified figure under a blood-red sky. The other, "Madonna", shows a bare-breasted woman with long black hair.
Two armed men broke into the Munch Museum in Oslo in August 2004 and yanked the two works from the walls in front of dozens of terrified tourists.
The paintings, both from 1893, have been missing even though three men were convicted in May of taking part in the theft and were sentenced to up to eight years in jail. Two of them were ordered to pay $122 million in damages.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The Boston Bruins re-signed center Patrice Bergeron to a 5-year contract.
I can breathe easier now. It's not that I thought he'd bolt, but even with a new front office, the Bruins had me a bit worried. I mean they DID trade Jumbo Joe and Samsanov.
Whatever. It's ice under the Zamboni.
I'm pretty excited for the season this year. Even though I live on the West Coast - I still manage to follow the Bruins daily. Even in the off-season. In Southern California. Not exactly a hockeytown.
Zdeno Charra as an addition, is HUGE.
He's HUGE. Milan Jurcina is only going to get better.
I'm a bit
I'm excited for Glen Murray. It looks like he has a fresh line with him maybe playing with Marc Savard - who in his own rights looks ready for a break-out.
I will say - I'd like to see Brian Leetch back in Boston.
In goal, I'm split. I was far and away impressed with the play of both Hannu Toivonen and Tim Thomas, but I'll say this--Thomas came through HUGE and under a ton of pressure. I'm feeling him somewhat more than Hannu, but I'll be happy with either as the #1. If there even needs to be a #1.
I'm also looking to see P.J. Axelsson, Brad & Mark Stuart, Brad Boyes, Sturm, and Wayne Primeau all make huge impacts.
Especially Axelsson. I think this could be his year.
Paul Mara and Yan Stastny could have an effect also. Still unsure on both counts there.
So, we'll see.
Can the Bruins pull it together?
A new GM, a new coach, much less of Harry Sinden and in many ways a new team.