Recently, I've gotten sucked back into Puzzle Pirates. "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in." Lari, it was rumble. I love rumbling. I'm terrible at it, but I love it. I'm even looking at houses, maybe a little cottage on Kirin. Put a wardrobe, sword rack and bludgeon chest in there so that nothing falls apart anymore.
Anyway, if y'all like puzzle games (Bejeweled, Tetris, etc) and/or you like pirates, you should check it out! There's a refer a friend thingie, where you and I get PoE (Pieces of Eight, har!) if you follow this link:
The Viridian ocean, which is where you should end up, can be played in full for free.
Petr said in an interview that he'd love to return to NY to be with his Czech homies, contradicting his agent's statements. This seemed kind of obvious to me, but umm, I don't think he'd come out and said it after the season ended. Apparently, Rich Winter either doesn't speak to his clients, or doesn't understand Czech accents. ;) Nah, really, I think he's just doing whatever to get the most $$$, which is fair enough.
He wants to play in the East because he's a big pussy and can't handle the travel schedule in the West. There's a translated interview at The Hockey Rodent.
Sykora Wants To Stay
Thu, Jul 20, 7:15 PM Pacific
Unrestricted free agent Petr Sykora spoke with Pavel Barta of DNES, Prague's largest daily. Petr expressed surprise and dismay that Glen Sather does not appear interested in rehiring the scoring right winger.
"Is it true that you are not willing to continue in New York?"
I’d love to return. If not for anything else than to remain as one of the [Czech] boys. The Rangers are a fantastic organization. Everything they do is professional - at the highest possible level. But I haven’t received any offers. After the end of last season I haven’t heard from them at all.
"When did you begin fearing they don’t have an interest?"
When they brought in Shanahan from Detroit. Before him, they signed Martin Straka and the next one should have been Martin Rucinský. He has some problems too, I think. It began to be clear that one of us will have to go. And most likely it will be me.
"Were you satisfied on Broadway?"
Everything was fine! Super! The only thing I wasn’t satisfied with was my ice time. I played just fourteen minutes on average. I believe eighteen would be ideal for me. On the other hand, I was on the power play and had a chance to play fifteen games on JJ's unit.
"Under those conditions would you re-sign?"
After the season I spoke with coach [Tom Renney]. He said it could happen – that [eighteen minutes] was possible. He told me they would bring a center for me on the second unit. I had no idea I could lose my job with the Rangers.
"Are you disappointed?"
If they had any interest they would at least have given me an offer. Maybe a bad one - but at least something. I am not disappointed. I am only very surprised. I was happy in New York. From what they said after the season they were satisfied with me as well. But since that point in time, nothing has happened.
"Would moving mean a lot of worries for you?"
It will depend upon where I will sign. I have a flat in New York through the end of July. After then I will probably lose it. My era in New York is most likely over. You never have security.
"Did you hear from other clubs?"
Yes. But nothing I would really long for. I wish to remain in the Eastern Conference [where clubs have less travel]. All the offers I got were from Western Conference clubs.
"You don’t want to return to “traveling madness”?"
With Anaheim sometimes it was completely crazy. We’ll see what happens. I should know more by the end of this week. I’d love to stay where I am.
They were choosing between me and that Russian.
Yes. I believe he fits much more as a left wing. This option has now passed. We'll talk with other clubs.
I love that he refers to Samsonov as "that Russian", like... that stinking Russian!!!
I've been reading a softer world ever since, umm... adgy, I think? linked to some strips, and I loved today's, especially.
It made me realise that I miss comics. I just got this sudden longing to read something, but I don't know what's good now. adgy, got any recommendations? :P I'm not a big fan of superhero comics, though, which is like... 90% of the comics out there, I think, haha. But just, wow, would they be a good antidote to that generic big fandom writing style.