Random Thoughts For Landon Ferraro Friday June 26, 2009

Alright, it’s been a busy, busy couple of days in the world, but tonight is an important one for Hockey nerds all over. It’s the 2009 NHL Draft in Montreal.

In honor of the draft the c.t.overdrive is going to do something I’ve typically refused to do and that’s make predictions. Or in this case who I believe The Flames will draft and turn into the next reincarnation of Charles Kobasew. So without dragging it out any further … and basically so we can get on to more interesting Random Thoughts. The Flames will pick (either one of these two players)

The c.t.overdrive Picks of 2009

Yes, I know these are the two safest picks for The Flames. On one hand you’ve got a kid that has great linage (Landon is the son of Ray Ferraro) and happens to be a product of the Sutter family business (Brent Sutter owns the Red Deer rebels). Then with Runbald you’ve got a random puck moving defensemen in the mold of Jordan Leopold and also happens to be from the only area in Europe that Darryl Sutter likes to venture into.

Either way, I’ll be giddy with excitement if the Flames get the opportunity to pick either of these players.

Yes, I know this was a Nerdy intro… But I am a hockey nerd. What do you expect.

Update: In case you didn’t follow the draft as ravenously as I did. The Flames chose Tim Erixon with the 23rd pick after trading down. Landon Ferraro wasn’t picked until the beginning of the first round and was completely disenfranchised with the experience.

First – It looks like Coldplay sure had one unusual driving experience in Deadmonton a week and a bit ago.

SecondDead Snow – Zombies, Nazis and the Swiss Alps – This could be the greatest idea for a move since Reign of Fire. (via jaydorn)

Third – Yes, more draft coverage, but this one is a bit funny at least. Down Goes Brown (the guy behind the fake Brian Burke account) takes on the Maple Leafs potential draft picks.

Now here comes Brayden Schenn, the younger brother (of Luke Schenn) who may actually be more talented. But he’s trapped in his big brother’s shadow. And he knows it. Everybody knows it… If a lifetime of english literature, greek epic poetry and professional wrestling have taught me anything, it’s that younger brothers can’t be trusted. The potential for an eventual dramatic brotherly backstab is off-the-charts here.

Fourth – A Brazilian director take on the exotic city of Sao Paulo through the eyes of an expert Parkour-ish? (via. Chance Harrington)

FifthA MacNerd goes all Jack Bauer in Chicago after losing his iPhone at a Lego Convention. I’d love to say this is all make believe, but unfortunately it’s not.

P.S. Who knew there was a Lego Convention?

Sixth – Apologizes need to be given out due to the strong NHL tinge on this week’s Random Thoughts, but in my defense it is the draft weekend. Anyways, here are The Top Ten Hockey related Blog stories from 2009.

Seventh – Urban Studies Students from the U of C make an impact at the PlanIt Calgary civic discussions … sniff, sniff, reminds me of my university days and brings a tear to my eyes.


Eighth11 Outfits for the Urban Freelancer – The guy in his ginch is by far my favorite one.

Ninth – My final word on the late breaking news from yesterday – Is Michael Jackson a Zombie Yet? I know it is in bad taste, but this sucker popped up mere moments after it was confirmed that he passed away. (via Conradaroma)

P.S. If you want to know absolutely everything that happened yesterday surrounding MJ’s death – Poploser has every tidbit of information known to mankind. Which in turn, further solidify him as the master of all pop culture in this fine city.

Tenth – The original Golden Axe has been ported to the iPhone/Touch iPod (via. poploser & spincity.org)

Eleventh – Last but not least, The Flames farm team has unveiled it’s new logo and branding. So welcome to The Abbotsford Heat.

Categories: The-Random, The-Flames, Sled Island 2009, The Blogosphere, The Calgary Vibe, The Canada Vibe, The Humourous, The Inane, The Music, The Pop-Culture, The Twitter-verse, The Urban, The VideoGames

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