posted 3/22/2009 by Arthur Correa | 0 comments
And I've gotten to see it live in person this time.  I went to the Kings game on 3/19 here in Boston.  I had great seats.  Front row balcony just slightly to the right of center ice, right behind the Bruins bench.   I was with a good group of guys (my cousins Bob, John and Al (who are all brothers)), and we were all set to see the Bs take down a bad Kings team.I was really looking forward to this game because I was supposed to go to the game on January 16th with these same guys but I couldn't make it.  I wanted to, I just physically couldn't make it.  So there I was at home wishing I was at the game, watching it on tv, and it was an awesome game.  Two goals and a fight in the first 10 minutes.  I was dying.So now I had a second chance at seeing what has been a great Bruins team overall this season, and I was pretty excited for it.The Bs got out to a two goal lead by the end of two periods, but they weren't controlling the game.  For example, at one point in the first period they were g
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posted 3/13/2009 by Arthur Correa | 0 comments
Sure it was against Ottawa, who isn't much of a power this year (what the heck happened to Ottowa anyway, they still have great players like Spezza and Heatly, but they're terrible this year), but its still a win.For the most part they got the win in a good way.  They started off with a shorthanded goal by Aaron Ward in the first period.  Its great to score first in a game, and even better to do it short handed.Then, for the most part, the B's were in control.  The score was 3 - 1 for most of the game until Kessel got a beautiful goal in the third.  He came in on the right wight with Stuart  joining him on the left wing to take the attention of the defenders.Kessel kept the puck, and put it in the top corner on the near side.  Just a great shot into a tight spot. After that though things changed.  For about three minutes or so the B's sort of fell apart and gave up 2 goals to the Sens to make the score 4 - 3.  A bit too close to comfort.  But, unlike recent games, they rose to the chal
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posted 2/26/2009 by Arthur Correa | 0 comments
Liberty Square Oddly enough, for all that its not a major land in thie park I've always liked Liberty Square.  Something about the buildings there, the bridge, and the Liberty Belle just makes for a nice area.  Sleepy Hollow For a long time the Sleepy Hollow bakery was a bit unknown, it just was never that busy unless people were waiting for a parade.  Couple that with the fact that it was one of two places where you could get ice cream cookie sandwiches (on the big chocolate chip cookies that they sell), or a root beer float, and it was a nice little hidden surprise. That being said they don't use the same vanilla bean ice cream in those treats as the Main Street Bakery does, they use soft serve so its not quite as good.  But it will do in a pinch.  Haunted Mansion I've liked the Haunted Mansion for years.  Sure the effects are not crazy complex, and they are blown away by modern computer generated stuff, but the ride is just down so well. &nbs
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posted 2/21/2009 by Arthur Correa | 0 comments
So I start my blogging, all excited about writing about the Bruins, and as soon as I start to get into it the B's aren't doing so well.So they only have a single win in their last six games if I'm not mistaken (1 - 3 - 2).  Their power play hasn't been effective in that span, the one game that it was effective was in their win against the Hurricanes.  Now they were getting some offensive chances, they outshot the Panthers 41 - 29.  Is it that they're getting too cute?  Are their injuries starting to catch up with them?  Are they hitting a wall?My opinion?  They're hitting a wall.  A lot of people say its the injuries, but they've been getting people back over the last few weeks and they're still having problems.They're a young team, that has done great this year.  Maybe they're just starting to get run down and don't quite have the experience to fight through this bump in the road.  I'm actually hoping it is this, because the approach of the playoffs should jazz up the team and give th
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posted 2/16/2009 by Arthur Correa | 0 comments
Ok, the next park we wanted to go to was the Magic Kingdom.  Like I said in my Hollywood Studios post this park has the most for the entire family.  From the kid stuff in ToownTown in Fantasy Land, to the tweener stuff like Pirates, Buzz, and Monster's Inc, to the thrill stuff like Space, Splash, and Thunder Mountain. My kids really love this park, Eric loves TomorrowLand, Catie loves FantasyLand, makes sense for their age groups if you think about it (6 and 3 respectively). Tomorrow Land We spend a lot of time here, on just two three rides. also talk about cosmic rays and carousel of progress Buzz Lightyear This is just a fun ride for everyone.  Sure its been surpassed in just about every way by Toy Story Mania, but its still a lot of fun.  Everyone on my family can hop on and enjoy it in some way.  Even my three year old at least gets the idea, even if she doesn't reall get aiming yet.  It doesn't matter, she has fun on it. My son, Eric, on the oth
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posted 2/11/2009 by Arthur Correa | 0 comments
Okay, so the B's lost last night.  My prediction was that they would win 5 - 3, and going into the third period with the B's leading 2 - 1 I felt pretty good about that. Then, well everything just fell apart.  In the span of 5 or 6 minutes the Sharks rattled off some goals and before you knew it, the score was 5 -2 in favor of the Sharks (hey at least I got the winning teams goal total right). How did Joe Thornton do?  Well, personally I think I was dead on with him.  He had a quiet night and didn't do much. Whats that?  Yes I know according to the box score he had a goal, but come on it was a fluke goal.  A pass in front of the net by Setoguchi happened to bounce of Thornton's foot into the net.  The pass wasn't even to Thornton, Setoguchi was trying to pass it by THornton to another Sharks player.  Thornton just happened to get in the way by accident and happened to get a goal. Then again, as the saying goes. Sometimes its better to be
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posted 2/10/2009 by Arthur Correa | 0 comments
It's  been three years since Joe Thornton last played a game in Boston  The Boston crowd didn't get much of a chance to react to the game since Joe got ejected, but I'm sure they'll make up for lost time tonight.Back when the B's first got Thornton I really liked him.  Sure he only had something like 7 points his rookie season, but you could tell by watching that he could be really good.  I told everyone that complained about his performance that if you go to a game just watch him.  He was smooth, he was calm, he made nice smart passes.  He just looked like he had it.Over the years he started doing better and better.  He started to come into his own under Pat Burns (not really, but started to), and really begain to flourish under Mike Keenan (why did he only last a year again?).  Until he really started to become a force putting up some solid numbers including a 100 pt effort in 02-03.That being said I'm glad he's gone.  He never really seemed to get it done.  He was big, and talented,
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posted 2/10/2009 by Arthur Correa | 0 comments
So our first day of our trip we spent at Hollywood studios, and ended up there in some capactity on more than half of the other days.  Why do we do it so much? Well its a great park for the kids.  Sure it has some great adult rides like the Rockin Roller Coaster and of course the Tower of Terror.  It also has things like the Voyage of the Little Mermaid (great for Catie), Playhouse Disney (still enjoyed by Eric and loved by Catie), Star Tours (one of Eric's favorites), Beauty and the Beast, and of course Toy Story Mania. So for both the parents and the kids, Hollywood Studios is a great place to go.  It doesn't quite have the densitiy of great rides for all ages that the Magic Kingdom has, but out of the four theme parks it easily comes in second in my opinion. The park itself was much busier than we expected it to be.  There were a lot of tour groups there and I think that was part of the problem.  Couple that with the fact that it was one of only
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posted 2/6/2009 by Arthur Correa | 0 comments
Ok, so I was browsing ESPN this morning and I saw this. Wow! I honestly didn't expect to see an article commenting about how the Bruins are Stanley Cup contenders.Sure, they're playing great this year.  But to be honest, back when in the beginning of the season (say late October, early November) when they first started to string together a lot of wins.  I said to myself "Yeah, they do this every year early, then they barely make the playoffs when its all said and done."Well, I was wrong, dead wrong.  They've done an amazing job of keeping their season moving forward.  And you know what, I don't mind being wrong about this at all.
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posted 2/6/2009 by Arthur Correa | 0 comments
We checked in about 10 or so, but our room wasn't ready.  So we stored the bags and decided to hit the Hollywood Studios.  The kids were excited (as were my wife and I).  By the time we got our park passes and into the park it was around 11 or so.  Studios was a lot busier than we expected it to be, very busy in fact, lots of tour groups.  Ok, what to do first.  Toy Story Mania was the overwhelming choice from my son.  So we headed back there to check out the line and/or get fast passes.  It was only 11 it shouldn't be a problem, or so we thought.  Actually fast passes were already gone for the day (those tour groups must have sucked them all up).  .  Pfft, that stinks, but whatever the line was at 70 minutes.  We could wait right? Well not really.  My daughter, Catie, is just barely 3, and a 70 minute line wait just isn't going to work for her (or us) between potty needs and snacks never mind an extreme lack
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