Almost all desert animals are smart enough to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day. They stay deep underground in burrows. There the sand is much cooler, and burrowing animals, like the antelope squirrel, the badger, the gopher, the coyote and the kit fox, sleep while you are playing on the dunes. At night, after the sun goes down and the sand cools off, the animals come out to hunt for food. When an animal is active at night and rests during the day, it is called nocturnal.
That comes to us from Digital Desert dot com (the writing, not the picture).
Other animals that like to come out and play in the desert at night include the desert cottontail, the mojave rattlesnake, and Nashville Predators Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn.
According to a report I heard on NHL Home Ice today, the two were spotted coming out of a club in Scottsdale, Arizona around 4 o'clock in the morning on Monday...less than 24 hours before they skated to a 5-3 loss in Game Two against Phoenix. The two have been suspended from the team and will not play in Game Three.
More after the jump.
Just so you all know - Scottsdale is about 30 miles away from Jobing.com Arena...so it would be like the two players were partying it up in Novi, MI if they were playing against Detroit. Sounds like the pair are really taking this whole playing for Nashville seriously.
"Yeah, I mean, I didn't come back that late. … But like I said before, I don't want to talk about it. They did what they have to do. I'm good with that. Not good -- don't get me wrong. I'm disappointed and I understand what was my mistake. I really hope that everything's going to work out for the team better. If I get a chance to play again in the future I'll help the team to win. That's about it."-Alexander Radulov
That quote comes to us via NHL.com. Kostitsyn refused to speak to the media.
What is it about getting over the hump that is Detroit that makes team lay down in the next round? Nashville is doing it with Phoenix...and San Jose did it the two years previously. It's as if teams win against the Wings and then seem happy to pack it in.
Good ol' Jack in the Box coach Barrt Trotz says that the team will "get it done without them"...but somehow I doubt it.
We gave Ken Holland a lot of crap for making virtually no moves at the trade deadline. Would it have been nice to get Paul Gaustad and won more than 30% of the draws in the first round? Yeah, of course. But at least we know we have a GM who doesn't go out and sign clowns like this who clearly don't give two sh*ts about your franchise, your fans, or winning the Stanley Cup outside of the time they lace up the skates.
Neither player is under contract after this season...and I'm sure if there was anyone in Nashville who could pronounce their names...they'd be calling for their heads.
"and I'm sure if there was anyone in Nashville who could pronounce their names"
I live an hour south of Nashville and you have NO IDEA how true this statement is. I laughed out loud when I read it.
God damn guys, can we get off our own nuts for just one second. This blog is starting to make me nauseous. We're constantly trying to remind everyone how amazing we are. We're the fucking Red Wings, man. Everyone knows what we've done and what we're about. We don't need to say it 8 billion times. And to your point about teams just rolling over after they beat us, what about the teams that beat us before we won the cup in '08? How many of those teams went on long runs? My point is, is it possible to write a single article on here without smelling our own farts? (cut to South Park scene)
@marti783 One question. Can you imagine any wings players doing this? No? I'm sorry but I enjoy the misery of teams like Nashville.
@Reddy Like I don't love the fact that Nashville is down 0-2? I'm loving every moment of it. But I'd love it more if we didn't rely on these "little victories" to make ourselves feel better.
@marti783 Whoa! It wasn't that long ago we had a "Changes Needed" article up. And this is bashing Nashville, which in my opinion is fun. I really need something to take my mind off of the disappointments of this postseason (and the last couple, for that matter), and watching Nashville and St. Louis meltdown are great decompressants for me. I am actually on the other end of getting tired of the "we need a change of philosophy" articles that are being put up by our peers. Not to say the Production Line isn't a great blog, but I'm like "I get it...you weren't happy this season, you want changes." Shadenfreude is the best quickfix for me until these changes come about though, and even when they happen (if they do) in the offseason, we have to wait til October to see them pay dividends. So yeah, I love stuff like this, but I may have some unfair Pro-NOHS bias going on.
And I don't consider talking about why we have the best run outfit as "smelling our own farts" when guys like Patrick Eaves call us the "best fans in hockey." And I guess I don't understand what you mean by teams that beat us before the '08 Cup. Anaheim did so and went on to win the Cup. Since then, SJ and NSH are the only teams to beat us outside of the SCF and it has been great to get have the ammunition that they haven't really won anything so they shouldn't be on any high horses (I say this, obviously, from my high horse).
@brendanksullivan They talk about changes being needed and in the same breath they remind us we're the best team in hockey and can beat anyone when we're on our game. Does that make sense? Please don't get me wrong, I like the blog and find it very entertaining and as you can tell, I check it quite often, but I'm just getting irritated by the constant hard on we have for ourselves. For example, when Nashville beat us in Game 5, Ken Daniels (who is the most annoying person ever when it comes to this) said something along the lines of, "Nashville has finally beaten the team they have used as a measuring stick for so long." Even in defeat we have to remind everyone how dominant we've been. The above article would have been great if it was written just as a "haha" moment without the reminder of "Wings players don't do this."
Weird. I don't get it. I love Ken Daniels giving me some consolation that "even in defeat, we know we're better than you." I can understand why it's annyoing (it's Elitism at its finest) but dammit if I don't enjoy getting hard-ons for ourselves. You don't have to be gay to look at your wiener in the mirror and say "Yeah, that looks good." (Penny Arcade reference). Anyway, agree to disagree.
@ThroatShot I was only half-joking as Eaves did time in Carolina of all places, home of the "Best (NASCAR) Fans in Hockey." But many people who have played elsewhere say Detroit is the best, Ken's always reminding us of that on FSD telecasts with Bertuzzi, Modano and Osgood's comments reflecting that.
And Almost-Every-Organisation can say that, you'll never hear the Coyotes say they have the best fans in hockey. At least not with a straight face.
Thanks for putting this up! And giving the fans some context on Scottsdale in relation to where they stay (usually right next to the arena). No surprise Radulov played like shit on Sunday...even getting called out by Kieth Jones as Puck Daddy points out.
But isn't it weird that they are suspended today. And not like, you know, Sunday, right after it happened? Isn't it like if Shanahan let players he suspended get one more game in before issuing the verdict? Retarded, as well as undisciplined.
I actually know the meaning of 'LMAO' now, after I read these news on twitter. Just a burst of hysterical laugh. Scared some people in the office, I think.