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“It’s impossible to replace [homesickness] by daily phone calls to the man who brought him to hockey and worries about him more than anyone else. Artemi’s grandfather, Vladmir Il’ich, didn’t want to let him go overseas.”

Artemi and his Grandfather for @eberbae who also provided me with the quote and pointed out how artemi and his grandpa were like kaner and his grandpa, which made me really emotional, so thanks for that ;) 

There is such a double standard for female hockey fans. One of the teachers from my school is a half-season ticket holder for the preds and I see him all the time trying to meet players, like me. Yesterday when we were waiting to meet the caps he came up to me and says “what are you some kind of hockey groupie?” And I’m like…. You’re here too??? Doing the same thing as me!!???!!

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HOCKEY PLAYERS AS GREEK MYTHS | Shea Weber » Hades

Hades (/ˈheɪdiːz/; Ancient Greek: ᾍδης or Άͅδης, Háidēs) was the ancient Greek chthonic god of the underworld, which eventually took his name. In Greek mythology, Hades was regarded as the oldest son of Cronus and Rhea, although the last son regurgitated by his father. He and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated their father’s generation of gods, the Titans, and claimed rulership over the cosmos. Hades received the underworld, Zeus the air, and Poseidon the sea, with the solid earth—long the province of Gaia—available to all three concurrently. Hades was often portrayed with his three-headed guard dog Cerberus and, in later mythological authors, associated with the Helm of Darkness and the bident.