hockey-all-the-time

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

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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.

“Yeah?”

“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

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 :)

thisismydivision asked:

All eastern conference teams ANSWER

OKAY, LET’S DO THIS 

  • boston bruins: best hockey fight/brawl youve ever witnessed? Jonathan Toews vs. Joe Thornton. Because L O FUCKING L. it was like a puppy pissing off a giraffe. I loved it. 
  • buffalo sabres: have you ever been to a hockey game? I have! When I was younger my dad would take me to a lot of AHL (Hartford Wolf Pack for the win!) and one or two Islanders games, and the past two New Years at a Bruins game, or a Dallas game. This past year, I went to a hockey game in Scotland, and to my high school’s games all the time to show “school spirit”. 
  • carolina hurricanes: favorite hockey siblings? Okay, historically, I love the stories of the Howe brothers playing with their dad, back in the day, but right now, probably the Staal’s because the Marc thing is hilarious.
  • columbus blue jackets: who do you think is the most underrated player? well as soon as you say someone is underrated, they are no longer underrated, but Paul Martin. Just a nice dude. and amazing. In terms of playing ability, literally all of the Columbus Blue Jackets (the irony of this question is not lost on me)
  • detroit red wings: favorite player that is not on your team? BEN SMITH. WHY IS HE NO LONGER ON MY TEAM. 
  • florida panthers: favorite hall-of-famer? DOMINIC FUCKING HASEK. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. CHILDHOOD RIGHT THERE. you could argue, best goalie of all time. and I will fight that. I will punch things. 
  • montreal canadiens: if you could, is there any rule you would add/change/remove? Ookay, I would get rid of hybrid icing. it’s stupid. either go all out with no touch, or let people hit each other, this is subjective to a ref and I hate it. Also, get rid of the no heading the puck rule. It’s dumb. 
  • new jersey devils: if you could go to any game, anywhere, between any two teams, what one would you go to? I would go to a Chicago vs. Anaheim Ducks game in Chicago. Carnage. OR Toronto against anyone, because I want to make the ACC actually loud. Don’t question my methods. 
  • new york islanders: do you have any unpopular hockey opinions? SO MANY. I think the free agent system is stupid, I like the divisions the way they are, I don’t think corey crawford should not be paid as much as he is being paid, and I think Crosby should be the highest paid in the league, people can fuck off. I also DO NOT think that reporters have the right to ask the questions they often do, free speech be damned, be a decent human, I think A salary cap of some kind is just fine, I think that players playing through injuries should get suspended or fined, and I think the fact that hockey is in places too warm for ice is weird. 
  • new york rangers: favorite lil hockey rookie? Teuvo. or Burakovsky, both equally suggle-able. 
  • ottawa senators: all time favorite player? Danny Briere has been my favorite player since I was six years old. So there. And when retirement actually happens, I will be inconsolable and faced with hard evidence that I am old. 
  • philadelphia flyers: favorite rivalry? Philly vs. Pittsburgh. hilarious. and fun to watch. 
  • pittsburgh penguins: favorite celly a player has done? Anisimov shooting the goalie, Jonathan Toews and the bowling, and the Heartbreaker. 
  • tampa bay lightning: least favorite/favorite jerseys? LEAST FAVORITE: the Buffaslug. or the Ducks. FAVORITE: the black Flyers ones, or the stadium series Hawks ones. 
  • toronto maple leafs: if you could add a new nhl team, where would you locate it and what would they be called? I WANT THE HARTFORD WHALERS BACK NOW PLEASE. ( I am not bitter about North Carolina taking my team. I’m not. I promise.
  • washington capitals: are you team USA af, team Canada af, or team other af? team Canada af even though I am American. I hide it well, I am told. 

I AM FUCKING WINDED. IF ANYONE READS ALL OF THIS I AM IMPRESSED. BLAME IZZY, BUT THANKS IZ 

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 (http://www.eurohockey.com/games.html). 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 (https://www.championshockeyleague.net/) 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!!!!