Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hockey Night in Texas

I love hockey. Growing up in Canada, it's just part of life -- and my husband, as a born-and-raised Finn who has played hockey for many years, also loves the sport. I'm mentioning this by way of explaining why I finally, after an 11-year protest against television, caved in and got a stupid satellite. Just so we could watch the Stanley Cup Finals in our own living room. So much for principles.

Even though I'm from Vancouver, my favorite team has been the Montreal Canadiens, but I also really like Pittsburgh. Game 3 between Pittsburgh and Detroit is tonight, and since it hasn't been good so far for Pittsburgh (or us fans), let's hope they resume their home-turf winning streak.


Incidentally, if I wasn't already married to my own Crazy Hockey-Playing Finn, I think I'd have a serious crush on Pittsburgh's very own pest, Jarkko Ruutu:

Oh, farg. I can't get the embedding to work. Check out the vids here...

Best of Jarkko Ruutu
(Good luck getting this song out of your head)

Jarkko Ruutu talking
(The "cerebral" pest)

Update: Pens win!! Hooray!


Anonymous Templar said...

Ah, Canadians and hockey... It must be hard-coded into our genetic structure somewhere. ;)

5/30/2008 4:29 PM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

I'm just an honorary Canadian -- born in the USA, but lived in the Great White North most of my life. Still, it was enough to alter my DNA, so that I love hockey, SCTV, and salt-n-vinegar. :-)

5/31/2008 8:08 AM  

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