but still hockey

Like Real People Do - Chapter 4 - xiaq - Check Please! (Webcomic) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Jeff Troy doesn’t usually feel particularly old. Twenty-four is still young for a hockey player, and he’s only had one significant injury so far in his career. He knows guys in their thirties who take muscle relaxers like candy and have to do a series of convoluted stretches in order to hobble out of bed in the mornings; who visit the PT floor every day after practice and complain about their joints when it rains. Jeff can still stay up until 3 am, drink too much Vodka with the Russians, and recover in time for 11am practice.

He’s not old, okay?

But he’s also been with the Las Vegas Aces for less than a year and already a good portion of the Aces, even those older than him, have started calling him “Mom.” Because apparently monitoring his budget, caring about personal hygiene, and checking the goddamn weather before he leaves the house makes him geriatric.

There’s also Kent Parson.

Jeff doesn’t have any kids. He only just got married and that was terrifying enough, he doesn’t plan to procreate any time in the near future. But since the day nineteen-year-old NHL Captain Kent Parson called him on the phone to welcome him to the Aces, more soft-spoken and awkward than he ever expected, Jeff has had a deep and abiding affection for the kid. The kind that makes him want to fight people twice his size who so much as look at Kenny funny. The kind that has resulted in Kent falling asleep on him everywhere from the team bus to airline seats to his own couch where his wife stifles laughter over his internal struggle over whether or not it would be weird to pet Kenny’s hair. Which, it’s nice hair, ok? And the poor kid has a half-dozen cowlicks that make him look like a startled sunflower most of the time. It’s adorable.

Jeff had a very brief sexuality crisis shortly after these feelings started to manifest before he realized he didn’t want to have sex with Kenny, he just wanted to protect him. Which does not, in fact, make any sense. Regardless, Jeff loves Kent in a way that he anticipates he’ll love his own children someday and the fact that Kent is only four years younger than him and his Captain doesn’t really negate that.

So no, Jeff doesn’t usually feel old, but when he’s sitting at the monstrosity of an island in Kent’s ridiculous ultra-modern penthouse apartment, drinking beer he brought with him and refuses to share—there are laws for a reason, Kenny, no—while Kent quietly freaks out about whether or not he’s texted a cute boy too many times, Jeff feels suddenly ancient.

anonymous asked:

au where sid and g have been married for years and then sid gets another concussion and loses all of his memories of g and his career and has to begin again. Geno doesn't really know how to go about handling this stranger who isn't his sid but kinda is (like he has the same laugh and he still plays beautiful hockey and he looks like his sid) but he still loves him and knows that he must be terrified and he definitely is. but through small moments and words sid falls in love again and yay

nghhhh i try to avoid amnesia fics unless its very temporary because of feelings but this is cute

anonymous asked:

i need a list of all the stupid shit no one would expect Bitty to do other than trying to pick Tater up on the ice

okay so i had this half written and then didnt touch my computer for a week oops. so a list of stupid shit bitty has done that no one expects despite the fact he is a college student, a hockey player, a boy, and only 21:

  1. shotgunned a beer at 10am the friday before finals bc fuck his life he’d been studying all week and if he aint ready now hes never gonna be
  2. once nearly took out the legs of the dining room table trying to escape a post workout holster by sliding through the kitchen
  3. ate a cold pizza straight from the box for breakfast because he was running late to class and it had been left on the table the night before
  4. nearly fell off the roof while smoking with shitty and lardo
  5. actually fell into the school swimming pool when the current seniors decided they wanted to break into the pool at 3am on a whim
  6. nearly got arrested for trespassing in the park after dark bc shitty decided he wanted to play frisbee in the dark at 11pm
    1. bitty actually was the least likely to get arrested considering he straight up vaulted over a short brick wall and tore down the side of hill away from the cop car
    2. the others were honestly really impressed with his reaction time
  7. did several chinese fire drills with the frogs the last time they drove to providence to see the falcs play (nursey nearly didn’t make it back into the car the very last time)
  8. did a shot of absinthe to prove that his alcohol tolerence was amazing fuck you very much zack jimmermann
  9. woke up the next morning on the cursed couch with a box of mickey d’s chicken nuggets sitting on his stomach and possibly a rash from said cursed couch
  10. bus surfed (as in, balancing in the aisles without holding on not on top of the bus) on the local bus and nearly killed an old lady
  11. rode down the Haus stairs in a laundry basket bc other than lardo and foxtrot he was the only one who would fit (lardo was too stressed and foxtrot has done some stupid shit with the boys but she at least has that much sense)

honestly i could probably come up with more but this was getting long


Patrick Kane talks about his hat trick and the first line (x)

so i just watched the video the leafs put out about violence against women and homophobia.
i watched it twice.
to say i am shell shocked is the most base description of my emotions right now.
i spent just about ten minutes crying and am still tearing up occasionally.
do you all know how many people follow the leafs? whether theyre on tumblr or not, whether its a casual following or an obsessive following, do you all know HOW MANY PEOPLE this video could reach?
that’s millions of people watching a video of two of their alternate captains, a star defenseman, and a man whose literal job it is to fight on ice, shouting down violence against women. pledging to empower the women in their lives. casually (it was only mentioned once, by morgan rielly) but firmly shutting down homophobia. promising to stand with us as allies.
hockey is a lot of things for a lot of people on this site. for me it’s always been a safe place, discourse and occasional toxicity aside.
nothing has ever made me feel more grateful, or more validated in my chosen safe space, than this video. and maybe thats dramatic. maybe thats stupid. but my team, and one of my role models, just showed that they are, without a doubt, on my side, and as much in my corner as i am in theirs.
and that? that means everything to me.