I’m like not even older than the guys who just got drafted to the NHL

but I’m still so worried about them

they’re so young


I’m going to give the 30-day NHL challenge a go… I’ll start with explaining why the Pittsburgh Penguins are my favourite team. It’s a long story but I’ll try to conclude it. I was originally a Maple Leafs fan, highlight reel after highlight reel of Mats Sundin and one of my favourite players of all time – Börje Salming (yes, I’m Swedish). The highlights were mostly videocassettes but I later on started watching them on YouTube. I grew up with hockey all around me, I spent my spare time at the rink figure skating and playing pond hockey, and all of my summers were spent in Toronto – so the Leafs were the local go-to team. Around 2005-2006, there was such a hype about Sidney Crosby, obviously because that was the year he was drafted, I ignored it but the hype kept on going. In 2007 I gave in and watched more highlights of him. Highlights lead to interviews – and I realised what talent he had and what an amazing person he seemed to be. I kept on watching highlights of the entire team after that – and since I wasn’t keeping up with the Leafs any longer, the pens became my favourite team. And Sidney Crosby became my role model – the one I looked up to, and still look up to since that year. I’m now 17 years old going on 18 – and my heart still beats just as much for that team. But I’ll always have a soft spot for the Leafs – that will never change, and I was thrilled when I heard that Mike Babcock was going to be the Leafs coach.

DO YOUR JOB sez Cap and I do cuz the Pats fuckin rule.  Cant wait for football season…. Im already into hockey and baseball and I talk about it all da time with ppl at work.  Yesterday was all abt the NHL draft and how it was so fucked up and th day before was all like yo I watch the Red Sox now and i fuckin love baseball and I watched a whole game and the Sox fuckin won an now its the Pats brah…. Pats all th fuckin way.  Gotta get some gear.  Gronk rules, hes a fuckin idol of mine.  He lives a good fuckin life an look how fuckin strong he is.  Sumday Ill be as strong as Gronk.

anonymous asked:

"So, are you an asshole to everyone all the time or am I just the exception?" (Patrick Kane)

“Patrick, I need the car keys.” You were able to get out through clinched teeth.

Patrick shrugged and raised his hands. “Sorry babe, I have no idea what happened to them.”

You narrowed your eyes at him, he was seating on the couch watching some history channel special. 

After living with Patrick a few months and dating him for two years, you knew exactly when he was genuinely clueless, which was very often, or when he was just being a pain in your ass. Which right now, in this very moment when your car keys have gone missing, you could tell he was just being a pain.

“I have a quick question.” You snapped, feeling that you were losing your calm composure after a 10 minutes of this.

Patrick looked up you interested, lowering the volume of the TV.


“So, are you an asshole to everyone all the time or am I just the exception?” You replied, the sentence had started off in a calm tone, but by the end of it you were shouting.

Patrick’s eyes widened as he quickly notice the mistake he had made. “The keys are in the cabinet above the sink.”

You nodded your head, moving to turn away, before he whispered out.

“Should I go out and buy chocolate and some pain relievers?”

You looked back at him and nodded your head, “That would be great babe.”

send me a players name and a line of dialogue, quote, or lyric, and I’ll write a blurb

Mum and dad are currently away, and I was looking through my dad’s old documents today and it was extremely eye opening. I don’t think I’ve ever been this proud of him. He never talks about his past, and has such a stable job right now thanks to his hard work and blessings of God, but his work experience before that has been such a roller coaster - it’s crazy. It goes to show to what extent immigrant parents have gone to feed their families. He can not get enough recognition for what he’s been through. From studying, to playing in the national hockey team, to all the part-time jobs, and to above all, never giving up, I’m so proud of him. We might not have the best relationship, but I will always be proud of my father. 

anonymous asked:

what are your four tinhatting ships? you said Kane/Toews was number 4? Harry and Louis, Jensen and Jared, (number 3), Pat and Jonny?

1) Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews (That is the Pat and Jonny I often refer to, as I have an aversion to using hockey nicknames or last names all the time.) 2) Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles 3) Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. 4) Last, alas, and I am so glad you asked me this; now I am sure you are going to be sorry that you did as I am basically going to attack you with the first fandom I was in.

People were, I am sure, vaguely aware of American Idol shipping, which was never part of my life until 2009 when I was flipping through the channels and settled on American Idol which I had only watched one previous season of. It was already down to the top five and a man named Adam Lambert was singing, he really stood out to me as he would anyone, not only in appearance, but he has unearthly vocals. I, for some reason, took to it almost instantly and watched the rest of the season. Now for the most relevant part, there was another man that season named Kris Allen whom I, personally, think found Adam Lambert as much as or more memorizing than the rest of us did, though, at this point he was a newlywed whom had been married directly before appearing on Idol. They were roommates in the American Idol mansion. I highly suggest reading this primer (x x) which has many amazing moments in it including the fact that Adam Lambert would wear finger nail polish on his nails and when they were separated for the top two, Adam Lambert had one unpainted nail to signify his solidarity with Kris Allen whereas Kris had one finger nail painted to signify his solidarity with Adam Lambert. The especially interesting aspect of this is that Kris did a few interviews and covered his painted nail which made it seem like it was supposed to be a private thing between the two of them but the media grasped on to it at some point and they had to run with it. Other relevant information to know about this pairing that I hope I make you ship in retrospect: Adam had relatively recently broken up with his boyfriend Brad, who was a picture of Kris Allen to the point of it being intimidating. Kris Allen sang a song called ‘Falling Slowly’ (x) which is a song from a movie titled Once which is about a street musician who is hoping for a big break meets a woman who approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love. At the end of the movie, she goes back to her husband. (little similar, right?) The next week after Falling Slowly Adam Lambert sang a slowed down, sad version of ‘If I Can’t Have You’. Adam Lambert appeared in Rolling Stone after American Idol and confessed to having a ‘crush’ on Kris, saying something along the lines of, “They put me in with the cute guy, distracting!” which interviewers really ran with as did Kris himself (x x x). Kris’ first album is essentially about a break up (x x). This picture was brought to Kris’ attention and he had the biggest smile and said that they do that in real life (x). Here are some of the most relevant interviews ( x x x x x). One of the most important days for us was when they both performed on Good Morning America and they looked so in love that day (x). There was also the time Kris got a boner on stage which I have hilarious pictures of. I feel as though I didn’t properly do them justice even now. Anyway, the fact that Kris was married means you can guess how well our tinhatting went over with most people and that was my first experience with being called ‘deluded’ on a daily basis, (ah, the good old days!) but life is not a fairy tale and sometimes people fall in love with someone outside of a relationship and sometimes people love more than one person at one time. I met a ton of really cool people, some of which I still talk with to this day :)

anonymous asked:

Hello I am a very excitable fan that needs to watch hockey all the time so I can yell at my favourite players for being dumb. When I can't do that I get angry about other things like politics and rival teams and also admire how cute the canucks are

Why, good morning there, Friend!

Here’s where I started ( You can pick a country you want to focus on or if you just change ‘Today’s Games’ to ‘Upcoming Games’ and leave the Country as ‘ - select country -’ it’ll come up with everything.

Right now, there’s just the AIHL (Australian Ice Hockey League) and the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. Although, if you’re in the PDT as I am, you’ll be getting up at midnight to watch 5pm AEST games. BUT those are Sat/Sun games, which are Fri/Sat late nighters in my time zone, so it’s not as bad as it could be!!

Champion Hockey League ( starts their Group Stage Aug 20 - Sept 6. The rest of the schedule is as follows if you wanted to keep an eye on it over the NHL season.

1/16 Finals: First Game - 22 September 2015 / Return Game - 06 October 2015
1/8 Finals:       First Game - 03 November 2015 / Return Game - 10 November 2015
Quarter Finals: First Game - 01 December 2015 / Return Game - 08 December 2015
Semi Finals:     First Game - 12 January 2016 / Return Game - 19 January 2016
Final:             09 February 2016

KHL starts Aug 24 with their Opening Cup between defending champions SKA Saint Petersburg and finalists Ak Bars Kazan

But other than that, if you want exclusively Euro hockey, their seasons usually run parallel to North American Hockey or very close to

I suggest if you don’t mind getting up at an asinine hour to give the AIHL & NZIHL a try for the summer.

If anyone else has some suggestions, feel free to add!!!!

the year that i graduate, the year that i actually HAVE ALL THE TIME FOR HOCKEY BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE ANYMORE SCHOOL WORK

the nhl comes along to fuck me up


30 Day NHL Challenge

Day 2: all time favorite forward and an explanation of why: im going to be basic af and say Sidney Crosby and Jamie Benn. They are two guys who have led their teams well and led the league in points over the years. They exhibit leadership, perseverance, and all the best qualities you’d expect from a player, especially from a captain. Right now, my favorite forward is Filip Forsberg after his amazing rookie season, and I expect more from him in the future! But overall, what’s not to love about Chubbs and Sid?

Just found this awesome piece of Lightning history: My favorite hockey player of all time, Darcy Tucker’s game stick from a matchup against the Buffalo Sabres in the 1999-2000 season. I met him before the game and he was literally the nicest dude ever to 8 year old me, the went on to beat the living shit out of Mike Peca that same game in front of me in the first row. One of the best nights of my life. ⚡️⚡️⚡️
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