Friday, February 22, 2008

Friday Five Focus

Here we go again. Five things (at least four of which are hockey related) that have been on my mind this past week. Feel free to speak your mind in the comments.

1. I am thrilled that Frolov is on such an amazing run. In the month of February he has 15 points in 10 games. In 2008 he has 31 points in 23 games. If he maintains his current points per game average (54 pts in 52 games = 1.038 ppg) through the remainder of the season (19 games) he could net 73 points and beat his career high of 71 points that he achieved last year when he played all 82 games.

2. Patrick O'Sullivan is making it difficult for me to choose a 'Sweetheart'. I've always liked Frolov and he's finally coming through and playing like a topline forward even though he's on the second line. And now we have O'Sullivan who last year had potential and all of a sudden exploded this season. I don't think I ever expected to him to be this good but he's displayed such tenacity and has a great sniper shot. I keep waiting for the Kings to re-sign him and after his 5-point game last night, I'm really anxious to see what kind of contract the Kings will (or, should) offer him.

3. When Philly beat the Kings earlier this month I was under the impression that Philly was really good and on their way to winning their division. Several weeks later and I see headlines about them losing 9 games in a row and now they're out of a playoff spot. OUCH! I thought Philly was the most improved team from last season and while they still have time to turn things around I was shocked by their recent position.

4. Going along with item #3, how in the world is Petit Briere a -24?! +/- is not a category I usually like to spend too much time dwelling over but for some reason Briere's -24 stunned me. I guess I always assumed poor +/- ratings were reserved for players on the worst teams (like the Kings!) but even Frolov is a '0'. Do Flyers fans feel that Briere is overpaid or are they willing to defend his pricetag? And what about Rangers fans and the salaries commanded by Drury and Gomez? Looking at my team, yes, I am ticked off that Blake is making $6 million because no, I don't think he's worth that much at all. If he re-signs with the Kings I hope he makes between $3 mill and $4 mill. I still think that's high but I am taking into consideration that he's a veteran who can still play. Ideally, I would like to see him bring in a paycheck closer to $2 million with bonuses attached to it depending on how well he and/or the Kings perform.

5. P and I are made for each other which is evident by our recent conversation:
P: Do I look good today?
me: Yes, but I look better. I'm having a really good mascara day and I'm very happy about it.

Last week I bought new mascara and I'm finally getting used to it (the brush, how it applies, the texture, etc.). I have never used this brand of mascara before but apparently it's good for curling, volumizing, and lengthening. It goes on very smoothly and doesn't clump. However, if you're not careful about how much gets on the brush then too much may end up on your lashes. It isn't waterproof, but it doesn't smudge and is easy to remove. If you're willing to spend a little bit extra on mascara, I highly recommend it --> Fresh Supernova Mascara. Don't hate, sometimes I really like being a girl.


elise said...

If we lose Demitra this summer, I am going to be very sad we traded away O'Sullivan for him (well, more so than I already am)

KMS2 said...

I was so sad to see Demitra get traded, but now I'm having second thoughts. Trevor Lewis still hasn't seen any ice time as a King, but O'Sullivan is really making a name for himself out here so I can't complain especially since he's much younger than Demitra.

Kirsten said...

Haha, I love it. I had an excellent hair day the other day (it's hard having curly hair in such a humid environment) and I was accused multiple times of being vain.

I'll have to look into that mascara. Too bad waterproof is sort of necessary here.

KMS2 said...

My last mascara was by the brand "Bourjois" ( I love their mascara) and it was waterproof. But it was soooooo waterproof that I could barely get it all off every night. Makeup remover wouldn't work and would literally have to wash my face multiple times and rub soap with warm water over my eyes to get the mascara off.

Kirsten said...

Waterproof can definitely be too much of a good thing, I agree, but it rains all the time here.

One of my friends recommended Red Earth to me, and it's definitely the point where it's super hard to remove. I could wear it to swim practice with not a smudge to be found.

One of my friends uses this Fresh mascara, and she says it's fine, so I'm off to look for it. I've decided that boys just don't understand how exciting it is to have a good mascara/hair/whatever day.