Tag Archives: Hockey

Pool Time

The National Hockey League playoffs have begun. Sometime in the next month or so we will see the Stanley Cup Champion crowned. Last season I was excited to be able to watch televised games in my time zone for the first time in years. This year I already know I’m unlikely to show much interest […]

The Pool

I succumbed to the temptation. I signed up for an NHL hockey pool. It was free, and you can win big prizes. As a Canadian I know a thing or two about hockey, it is in our national DNA after all. I figured the top prize was mine. You know how these things work. You […]

Turns Out I’m Dead

I’ve been feeling a little tired as 2020 draws to a close. You too perhaps – it has been a stressful year. Turns out I’m not as tired as I feel. I’m actually dead. That is me in the picture. This comes as a great surprise to me. I don’t feel dead. I don’t remember […]

Can You Believe It?

The boys of winter are back. The Stanley Cup playoffs start today. Can you imagine anything more ridiculous than ice hockey in August? Many years ago, when National Hockey League teams played a 50-game schedule, the trophy was handed out around the end of March. With expansion and more games that was pushed into April, […]

Game Day

Some days it seems as if  time flies by. Today’s post was written in October, but somehow got stuck in my phone and never published. So, a little later than intended, here it is. There were plenty of tickets left, and with the rest of the family out of town, I took in a hockey […]

Stopping The Puck

Maybe it was the subject matter. Maybe they wanted too much money. Maybe they don’t want to celebrate the past. For whatever reason, it was absence that struck me most about Goalie, the Terry Sawchuk biopic I watched on a flight this week. Absent from the film were any mention of National Hockey League team […]

Signs of Winter

  Do you know what you are seeing in the picture? Most likely not, unless you are Canadian. It is a national tradition, a fall rite of passage. A sure sign of changing seasons. In my neighbourhood and across the country, as October blends into November, the boards are dropped off in the parks and […]

Safety Feature

I understand the reasoning, but I still don’t like it. I don’t expect I will ever like it. Went to the local junior hockey game Wednesday, first time in a number of years that I have done so. For those who aren’t hockey fans, “junior” is players aged 16-20. In Canada those playing junior hockey are […]

Pool Time

I didn’t watch a National Hockey League game all season. My hometown team, the Ottawa Senators, finished last in the league. Why would I join a playoff hockey pool? I asked myself that when I got the email. Years ago I took part in a pool, so now I’m on a list. Thousands of dollars […]

Cinderella Story

Not only is Cinderella is going to the ball, but it looks like the coach may not turn into a pumpkin. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. The Las Vegas Golden Knights are in the Stanley Cup finals. To say the hockey world is stunned is probably the understatement of 2018. The Knights are […]