Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Hel's Lacy Undies, it's a Caniac!

1. Where you're from, what you do - basic things.

Born in SoCal. Grew up in North Dakota. North Carolinian by choice. I work in Retail Hel...at least until I go back to school (hopefully in January).

2. Your team and why you like them

My team's the Carolina Hurricanes, because somebody's gotta love 'em. Actually it's more complex than that--when they first came down here from Hartford, I originally supported them as a "support the local team" sort of thing. But the more I watched them and the more I got to know the guys on the team, the more I got to love the team. I'd tell the whole big long story about how I morphed into a Whalercaniac, but you would all get bored and just roll your eyes at me.

3. Your least favourite team and why?

The freakin' Red Wings. They're a bunch of punks, and their fans (with a few exceptions) aren't much better.

4. Your favourite player of all time & now?

All time - Kevin Lowe.
Now - Marek Malik.

5. If you had to punch one hockey player or member of the NHL organisation, who and why?

Greg Campbell, because he's a douche and his dad's a clownshoe.

6. What you'll be looking forward in this group blog.

Talking hockey with other women who appreciate the sport. I also look forward to being able to talk about the sport without being dismissed as a puckbunny--which, sadly, I have to deal with on a regular basis. Apparently my having ovaries and a uterus somehow means that I have no credibility whatsoever, to some of the idiot males that I've pwned with my superior knowledge of the game.

Occasional appreciation of the beef will be nice, too.

7. What you don't like in general?

Assy fans. Come, clap for your team, be polite, and then get the Hel out my house. Don't get in my face or act like a douche, or we'll have a problem. Also on the list are Los Yanquis de New York, xenophobes, liver, headcheese, and the Dallas freaking Cowboys. Hail to the Redskins.

8. What role do female fans play in keeping the game alive?

We give birth to future generations of fans in more ways than one. I mean, it's one thing to a kid to go to games with dad. But going with mom and dad makes a bigger impression, from what I've seen. We're better able to see the truth in things than most guys are, too--I can ask a female fan a question about a penalty and get a more unbiased answer than I will from a male fan.

9. What role do female fans play in picking heroes for the community?

As others have touched on before: it's the maternal thing--and behind every great player there was a Mom who supported him. Female fans tend to be more nurturing and willing to look at a player for who he is, not what he does on the ice.

10. Hockey just isn't the same without...

...a nice bench-clearer once a season. Face it, not all the action in Valhalla was confined to the battlefield!

11. If you were on a deserted island, which player would you pick to stay with you?

Darren McCarty and one of his 5438972342 disco thrones, plus a talkbox and a karaoke machine. Whaaaaat? Stop looking at me like that!

OKOK, really I'd take Guillaume Latendresse--because...damn.
(There, that's my one puckbunny moment.)

12. Crosby, Ovechkin or Phaneuf (hey he tried!)?

Ovechkin, with honorable mention to Phaneuf (because I am all about the defensemen).

13. The player you'd like to take for:

A grand night out
- Rod Brind'amour, because we would look smashing together and he looks damn good in a tux.
A movie - Josef Vasicek, because he'd be fun to discuss the movie with afterward.
A boring event - Ray Whitney, because that little japester would liven that gig up in a big hurry!

14. If you could make your own team, regardless of whatever players, what would it be called and where will it be/how would it be like?

I would call it the Screaming Heathens. Our logo would be a big flaming hammer, we'd play in North Dakota, and before every game the players will gather at center ice and bang their sticks on the ice while roaring battle cries at the other team, and our team's theme song would be "The Immigrant Song" by Led Zepplin, because that would just kick so much ass.

...no? Well okay then.


Jordi said...

I'd take Latendresse only because I know that he never works his ass of. So that means more meat for me.

hockeygirl said...

I am a fan of your team already. When are the jerseys ready for the Heathens?

Heather B. said...

Yes, I would totally pay good money to see the Screaming Heathens play. Let me know if you ever work that out.

magnolia_mer said...

First time I saw Brindy in a tux was this year's NHL awards. OMG! I made my mom turn on the show and she called back saying, "is this the Hockey awards or the GQ Awards?"

I actually liked the game before I learned how great looking the guys are. Promise!

Anonymous said...

Why is greg a douche?

Anonymous said...

Well I dunno, Anonymous--why don't you ask him?

And while yer at it, tell him that Jill says hi.