Cory Stillman. Source: Miami Herald

Panthers Fall to Stillman And Hurricanes.


This is going to be one of the weirdest or worst post game recaps I’ll ever do, and honestly, I hope to never have to do it again!  Kristina Kelly over at Cardiac Cane and I made a friendly wager on last night’s game.  The loser would have to do a recap of sorts to a 80′s hair band.  She gave me a couple bands to choose from, and the rest was up to me.

The Florida Panthers with eight new players in their lineup lost to the Carolina Hurricanes last night 2-1.  Ex-Panther Cory Stillman, who was recently traded to the Canes had two points in his Hurricane debut.  He scored the games first goal and assisted on Eric Staal’s eventual game winner.  Stephen Weiss picked up the lone goal for the Panthers who threw 42 shots at Hurricanes netminder Cam Ward.

It was also the first game in a Hurricanes uniform for former Panther defenceman Bryan Allen.  Allen was traded on Monday for forward Sergei Samsonov.

Due to work, I ended up only seeing the last minute of play by the time I got home.  I made a bet as mentioned and as the loser I had to recap the game to an 80′s hairband song.  I did a slightly different twist and honored Cory Stillman instead.

So here is my very poor and joking tribute to Cory Stillman to the tune of “Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi.  Yea, I know, this is bad!

It’s all the same
Only the cities will change
Every year
It seems I could be somewhere else

Another town
Where the faces are so new
I fly all night
Just to get to you

I’m a veteran
On  steel blades I skate
I’m wanted
Dead or alive
Wanted
Dead or alive

Sometimes I score
Sometimes it’s not for days
The players I meet
Always are at my feet
Sometimes you tell the game
By the aches in my bones
And times when I’m hurt
I feel the need to give that extra spurt

I’m a veteran
On steel blades I skate
I’m wanted
(Wanted)
Dead or alive
Wanted
(Wanted)
Dead or alive

Ohh alright

Oh I’m a veteran

On steel blades I skate

Wanted(Wanted)
Dead or alive

When I skate these sheets of ice
A load of equipment on my back

I play for keeps

‘Cause I might not make it back

I’ve been everywhere
(Ohh, yea)
Still I’m standin’ tall
I’ve seen a million goalies
And I’ve scored on them all

‘Cause I’m a veteran
On  steel blades I skate
I’m wanted
(Wanted)
Dead or alive

I’m a veteran
I got the toughness  on my side
And I’m wanted
(Wanted)
Dead or alive
And I’m right
(And I’m right)
Dead or alive
I still skate
(I still skate)
Dead or alive

Dead or alive
Dead or alive
Mm Dead or Alive

Dead or alive

Again no offence to Cory Stillman.  He’s had a very solid career as an NHL player and I respect what he’s accomplished during his career.  This was all in good fun.

Thanks again to Cardiac Cane for putting me threw this!

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  • http://cardiaccane.com Kristina Kelly

    Are you kidding me?! That was awesome!

    I take it you won’t be wagering with me in the future?!

    • Frank Rekas

      My eyes are bleeding every time I look at it! But thanks!
      Oh, no, you’re not getting off easy on this one!