playing “guess what team this hockey player is on” w/ my brother
he knows nothing about hockey and here are the highlights
ironically, seconds after establishing that the only 2 teams he knew of were the canucks and the penguins, he guessed that sid played for the canucks
“didn’t he score some important goal for vancouver in some big hockey championship thing??”
spoiler: he was thinking of the van 2010 olympics
he does not accept this though, continues to insist sid is captain of the canucks
him, immediately upon hearing the name: “MAXIMUM PATCH”
“he probably plays for a very patchwork team. what’s a patchwork place? florida. he plays for the florida…. panthers.”
me: “that… actually is the name of a team. not pacioretty’s team but, a team. did you know that?”
“no i guessed”
i gave him a point for it anyway
he somehow started thinking he was related to the colour brown somehow (don’t ask how)
“what’s brown? …the water in kentucky”
“the shitty teams are brown. he plays for the… oh! the boston bruins”
@ bruins fans i apologized but i laughed, i did
“give me a hint” “how about i give you his brother’s name. plays for the same team, it’s daniel”
“daniel… henrik… handle… dendrik” (continues for 30 seconds)
me: “maybe… maybe focus on the team instead of just how to combine their names?”
“are they on a canadian team?” “yes” “the… toronto maple leafs” “no”
my brother lives in vancouver and really should know this one
he does not
literally there was a canucks jersey (mine) hanging up behind him while we were doing this and i,
i had to tell him henrik sedin was captain of the vancouver canucks and he said
“i thought that was sidney crosby”
TO MY FACE
“could you have possibly given me a more generic name??”
gave his brother’s name for a hint again
this was before the montreal trade. do svidanya jobenn (((
he managed to narrow it down to the state of texas
“there’s a team in texas?? where???”
“i’m gonna guess houston. jamie… jordie… a lot of j sounds… i’m gonna say they play for the houston giraffes”
“burns, burns, what burns…. california is experiencing draughts..” “you’re getting close actually” “really? wow”
“sacramento.. san jose… i know san jose has a team! the san jose… uhh…”
(our dad) “here’s a hint, we had a chance to swim with them on our last vacation but you slept in”
“oh! i think that was a called a… a takihiti fish.” (our dad, quietly: no.) “yes. the san jose takihiti fish”
“pk?? does that stand for something??” “yes, parnell karl” (our dad, whose name is karl: “nice”)
tbh i don’t remember what he guessed but he sat there repeating “pk subban… pk… suuuu… bannnn.. subban… Suuub’n. P… K… Subban” to himself for like 2 minutes and that was hilarious to me for some reason
“geno… sounds italian”
me: *tries to tell him geno’s actual name w/ my best attempt at pronounciation* him: “…yebbie veggie?”
“idk man give me a hint”
“ok so… his captain played in the 2010 vancouver olympics”
Whether you’re a fellow Pen fan or a die hard Flyer fan,
A Crosby lover or a Crosby hater,
A Kane lover or Kane hater,
A Marchand lover or a Marchand hater,
A Bruins fan or a Islanders fan,
If you are feeling sad, unhappy, alone, or just need to vent; my messages are open and my ears are free. I will listen, and even if I can’t cheer you up, I’ll do my best to make you smile.
You’re important, you’re loved, and you deserve every happiness you want.
Idk if anyone had made this headcanon yet, but I present to you: NHL prospect Chris “Chowder” Chow.
Listen, NCAA hockey is no joke. So many of the best NHL players went NCAA first. You get to develop your game and go to school at the same time. And if Chowder is really as good as it seems, playing D1, you best bet he was on the radar for the NHL scouts.
He actually grew up a Boston Bruins fan, because both his parents are both from the Boston area originally. But right out of high school, before he came to Samwell, Chowder was drafted into the NHL. To the San Jose Sharks.
It explains his love on a whole new level. He’s more than just a hockey fan from California. He’s the chosen one of an NHL organization. Their top goalie prospect. The future of their team.
Who remembers the girl in Boston who cried when Tyler Seguin gave a puck to her after reading her “Sweet 16” sign? This guy does. Some guy went through the trouble to put on a wig, make a sign and re-enact the entire scene from Boston. Tyler proceeded to give “her” a puck and it brought “her” to tears. Cheers to this man, he made all those watching die of laughter.