All right, it’s hockey day here at Sports Week. And it’s probably going to be fairly short. I really enjoy the sport but don’t know a lot about it. Right as I was getting into it, I moved to places where hockey is unknown (Houston, Memphis and Austin). Okay, so it’s not completely unknown, but it is far in the background. All that to say, I’m a Dallas Stars fan. I found hockey when the Stars moved to Dallas. And they were good. So it was fun. I enjoyed learning the sport, and it turned out to be a high-speed version of soccer, which I also liked. My favorite player was Jere Lehtinen. Because he worked hard and didn’t get most of the star attention. Oh and I was a big fan of Brett Hull. I wish he had played in Dallas longer. I still remember the goal to win the Stanley Cup, controversial or not. I was the only one awake in the house, trying to keep myself from screaming as I ran around the TV room. During my fantasy sports phase (when I played had teams in fantasy leagues for just about anything you can imagine, and yes that includes the stock market), I had a hockey team that was always built around Mats Sundin from the Toronto Maple Leafs, so he will always have a special place as well.
I enjoyed playing a concert after the Phoenix Coyotes game this season as they were making a playoff push. So I cheered for them as they made a great run through the playoffs. But the Kings were not to be denied. Oh well.
And honestly, my favorite hockey memory was the early days of AreaOne camp where we would play hockey on the basketball court in tennis shoes. So maybe it’s not real hockey, but it was a lot of fun.
7 thoughts on “Sports Week: Hockey”
its all about the great 8 Ovechkin and the Capitals
and considering Im probably all that will say anything here, Kings in 6 #LAcup2012
Rochester Americans in the 80’s.. great memories of a championship team with a packed house.. my friends and I would try to find tickets for every game we could. I find hockey to be one of the best games to watch live… football fans can be obnoxious and you might have to sit a mile away, baseball is calm and peaceful with moments of excitement… I have never played the game except like how Todd described it.. we use to play in the street just like in Wayne’s World . and i quote – “CAAARRR!!…..GAME ON!!!” worst bicycle accident I ever had was coming home from a game carrying a goal on my shoulder and got squirrly… good times… CAAARRR!!!
Wait…did Todd write this blog post or did I? Hockey is the greatest sport that God has wet invented. I am also a Dallas fan. Great call on Lehts and Hull Todd. As a fan of great goaltending, I must also mention how great Eddie Belfour was for Dallas too. The Brett Hull goal to clinch The Cup, also witnessed alone in my house trying not to wake my family, stands alone as the single greatest sports moment in my life. (As a fan of the Stars, Texas Rangers, Carolina Panthers, and Texas A&M, that is the only championship run I have experienced in my 30 years on this planet. Sad huh?) So yeah…Go Stars!
Hockey has so much tradition! I am a Capitals fan, and every year I grow out my hockey beard in the playoffs. I use this tradition to raise money for the church’s youth group… For each day the Washington Capitals are in the playoffs – people at church donate 1 dollar (or whatever amount they want). We were able to buy over 30 easy reading Bibles and put them into the hands of kids who have never owned one 🙂 Gotta love it… but I did get kinda sick of all the caveman jokes I received 🙂
another Caps fan! 🙂 double yay
My favorite hockey memory was finally meeting my Hockey hero (I’m showing my age here ;0 ) – Bobby Orr I was 9 when I belonged to his fan club and finally met him many years later. Hockey is a great sport and, in my eyes, not given the credit it’s due. If you have ever put on skates, and tried to do ANYTHING, you know what I’m talking about.
Please come to New England. Love your music. We would love to hear you.
God bless you and thank you for all you give use through your music ~~ Lisa
Great to see a hockey post!!! I’m a Red Wings fan so I remember the great years of Brett Hull as well.