Monday, November 13, 2006

Hi, there.

I'm a bad, bad, bad lady o' greatness, because I kind of forgot to post. Hi, I'm Heather. No, the other Heather. Heather C. I live near the Bruins, and while I like the team in Boston, I love their farm team in Providence so much more it's beyond scandalous.

I'll be back, but for now, here's my INCREDIBLY LATE getting-to-know-me questionnaire:

1. Where you're from, what you do - basic things.
I was born on a windy, blustry day in March in New England. The location of my birth is top-secret, as deemed by the government. I call Boston home, and when I'm not skipping family events for the hockey, I am most often found playing princesses with my nieces.

2. Your team and why you like them.
The Bruins of Boston and Providence, mixed with a dash of the Ottawa Senators, the New Jersey Devils, and the Los Angeles Kings. Why do I like them? That's highly-classified information.

3. Your least favourite team and why?
The Canadiens. Because... why not?

4. Your favourite player of all time & now.
My most favoritest player retired, so I've had a top-ten list of men who can only ever dream of being my favoritest player ever since: Jason Spezza, Jordan Sigalet, Martin Brodeur, and others. If PrisonBreak's Wentworth Miller would just up and wear some hockey pants, we'd have a clear-cut winner.

5. If you had to punch one player or member of the NHL organisation, who and why?
Mike Ribeiro. I still harbor resentment from the dive he took in the 2004 playoffs where he writhed on the ground in "pain" to draw a penalty. I want to club him with the Oscar for Best Acting by a Weasel in a Playoff Series.

6. What you'll be looking forward to in this group blog?
Hanging with other girls who get that sometimes, loving a sport isn't all about the cute boys. Sometimes, it's about the sport.

7. What don't you like in general?
My turn-offs include people who kick puppies, punch infants, drive slower then I do, and don't use their turn signals when driving. I also don't like my food touching on my plate, and think that people who confuse the 'devil horns' hand gesture with the sign language hand sign for 'I love you' ought to have their privilege to breed revoked.

8. What role do female fans play in keeping the game alive?
Other then buying tickets and merchandise? They talk the sport with others, hype it up to others, and get their friends to come. It's marketing, grass-roots style.

9. What role do female fans play in picking heroes for the community?
They have the ability to look at a player as a complete person, as opposed to most men, who just care about save percentages or shots on goal. Women are able to pick a hero based on not only the stats, but on attitude and demeanor.

10. Hockey just isn't the same without...
A passion for the game or the team.

11. If you were on a deserted island, which player would you pick to stay with you?
Ha! Like I could pick just one. Each boy I would bring, though, would serve a specific purpose. Like wood-chopping duty to feed the flames of desire. Or like Jason Spezza's duties- he'd be in charge of bringing me my alcoholic beverages, on a silver platter, and then fanning me with palm fronds. But we can talk about Heather's House For Wayward Hockey Boys at another juncture, when we have more time and aren't in a family-friendly environment.

12. Crosby, Ovechkin or Phaneuf?
I admit that I paid very limited attention to all three last season, but I did want Ovechkin to win the Calder.

13. The player you'd like to take for:
A grand night out - Martin Brodeur.
A movie - Steve Eminger.
A Boring event - Jason Spezza.

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?
Oooh, the responses I have for this. Do I go dirty and say that they'd be based in my bedroom? Do I go the more family-friendly route and be professional about this, as if I actually had the money at my disposal to build a Cup contender? Oh, the decisions.


Jordi said...

Huzzah! Now we truly have northeast domination! And I applaud for you openly saying that the ultimate hockey team sould take place in a bedroom.

hockeygirl said...

Yes, nice work Heather. You are bad. Try not to take so long next time, eh? :)

margee said...

The ultimate hockey team should definitely be at home in a bedroom, but what about their frequent penalties for roughing and hitting from behind. (oooh, naughty!)