I was playing in the NHL as a goalie and Wayne Gretzky came out of retirement for one game so he could play against me. In the middle of it, he skated up to my goal and told me that my jersey looked bad on me so I started crying and got distracted. He made a goal and ended up winning the game.
I have been seeing these all over and I’m curious. So answer me this in the tags.
Crosby or Ovechkin, Bruins or Canadiens, Orr or Grezky, Blackhawks or Penguins, Gallagher or Marchand, shoot out or OT goal, Matthews or Laine, jersey or hat, big hit or great fight, playoffs or regular season, PK Subban with the Preds or with the Habs, blowout or close game.
Michael Jordan once tipped a waitress a $5 chip for bringing him a drink. Wayne Gretzky stopped the waitress, removed the $5 chip, grabbed one of the many $100 chips on Jordan’s side of the table, and gave it to her. Then he said, “That’s how we tip in Las Vegas, Michael.”
It’s that time of year when these pros have to be the most professional. Not only is it because [of] the strength and speed, but it’s the pain thresholds that they must have to succeed and get through a round, let alone four. It’s the anger that they have to have -and maybe facing that same guy they dislike terribly for seven games- and then at the very end, the tightest and most successful group of guys get the names they were given at birth on the Stanley Cup. And forever they have an adjective to describe them: Stanley Cup champions.