The Wild lost last night in Dallas. 4 - 2. By all accounts it was a terrible and uninspired game. The Wild jumped out to a 2-0 lead almost immediately, then promptly gave up 4 unanswered goals. I have to admit I didn't actually watch the game. My wife chained me to the couch and we watched 3 consecutive episodes of Sex and the City. I'm not even kidding. I think I've seen every episode of season 6 about a dozen times. That's all TBS does. They've got season 6 on a loop and it just repeats itself. I can't handle it. And my wife watches like it's the first time she's seen it. Totally enthralled and content. I'm trying to think of something I could watch over and over and over again. Ummm, maybe Miracle. (I always tear up when Eruzione gets on the medal stand and invites the rest of the guys up there and they're holding up number 1. Gets me every time. Other than that, I've never cried. Seriously.) Also, now that I'm thinking about it, I could probably watch any of the Don Cherry Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em videos for any length of time. If you don't know Don Cherry, here's a few tidbits: he coached the Bruins in the 70s, he's a regular commentator on Hockey Night in Canada, he loves fighting and Doug Gilmour, and he hates European and French-Canadian hockey players (they wear visors and they don't have "guts"). Here's Don Cherry meeting one of the Kids in the Hall.
Hockey quote of the day:
"You don't like to see 20 kids punching 20 other kids. It's not a disgrace, it's hockey."
- Unknown Montreal journalist, referring to one of the most amazing hockey fights ever.
Okay, I don't even understand this quote. But it's hilarious. Check out this link to see the fight between Canada and Russia in the 1987 World Juniors. Naturally, Don Cherry went on camera stating flatly, "I blame the Russians!" I'll be talking a lot more about fighting, hockey, and Don Cherry in coming weeks.
HLOGs Part 2: If you missed my first post, and I'm sure you didn't, here's a reader response:
"In regards to the ladies who love hockey players blog (or whatever) how attractive could a chick be if she actually can complain:
'If I hear one more effin' time that prior to this year, Malkin was the best hockey player in the world not playing in the NHL, I'm going to puke all over my Hockey News.'
Seriously...Can you imagine Elle McPherson uttering such words....or being in a situation in which she's been hearing way too much about Malkin?!! If you can't, I think it may be exactly what she's frustrated about here: http://img76.exs.cx/img76/527/Elle_MacPherson_33.jpg (NSFW)"
Ok, so that explains it. I couldn't agree more. Also, I didn't want to get into posting boobs so quickly, but I felt the point couldn't be made without the pic. Call it my editorial instincts.