Monday, September 17, 2007

Hello Ladies (and any fans of other orientations) - Thanks for letting me come aboard.

My name is Monique aka Z4 or Mo and I am a hockey addict. (just thought I’d get that part out of the way). I live at arena…oh wait I’m just there an awful lot. I currently write OnyxStarr’s Hockey Blog on yahoo360 but hope to move soon to and convince Tracey to help me entertain the other 3 Coyotes fans from around the nation.

1. Where you're from, what you do - basic things.
I’m in Phoenix, a California transplant, by way of a work promotion. I am the computer goddess for a multinational financial communications company. I am also trying to complete a master’s degree in between motherhood, work, hockey games and Michalek sightings.

I have a seriously deep addiction to men w/ accents, long hair and sharp blades. I would sell my entire CD collection (oh wait I only have 3 and they’re over 3 years old, better make that my MP3 collection) to work for the Coyotes. Could watch defensemen and goalies eat sharp shooters all day long.

Other than those few minor issues I’m just a girl.

2. Your team and why you like them.
I have been a hockey fanatic for around 16 years. My kids both played and I played and coached for awhile. A so called ‘friend’ took me to the first Coyotes preseason game in 2005 (those kinds of friends are also called dealers/enablers) and I fell in love w/ the Coyotes blueline freshmen.

The team sucked so bad I was hooked out of sympathy first and then (Zbynek’s style, Nagy’s smile, Ballard’s booty bump, Cujo’s double pad stack and Doan’s kamikaze never say die attitude) dragged me further under. My love of the underdog overwhelmed me and I bought season tickets.

The final straw was meeting Zbynek Michalek for the first time. The shy smile and gorgeous accent wrapped around my heart and and convinced me that anyone that pretty couldn’t possibly remain in the cellar forever. So I am a Yote for life.

3. Your least favourite team and why?The Ducks! I hate getting my ass kicked game in and game out. Bryz is a friggin pillow and won’t let us have 1 lousy rebound to work with.
And let’s not even talk about Pronger or Teemu who used to be ours and now just pretty much slays us every chance he gets. Horselaugh…oops I meant Getzlaf and Perry work my last nerve double teaming my favorite Czech defenseman.

The Penguins made us look so bad when they came to town I just can’t hate on them. It was no contest. Besides who can hate on Malkin? He’s so cute, in a big lunkhead kinda way.

I would hate on the Sharks too (same reason as the friggin Ducks). But my best friend is a Shark and my favorite player’s brother is a Shark and…well… its just kinda hard to really hate them.

4. Your favourite player of all time & now? hmmm I have to pick just one? I dunno if I can do it. Zbynek is my favorite now but hardly all time material yet. I guess I’ll have to go with…Gretzky. After all he’s my team’s coach and arguably the best player of all time so it’s really not that much of a stretch. And I am a serious homer.

5. If you had to punch one hockey player or member of the NHL organisation, who and why?Here ya go Sean Avery! Can I have two punches? I’d give them both to Avery and hope he wasn’t wearing a cup for the first punch. The guy is a complete moron, a racist and an idiot who wastes his talent by acting like a pig.

6. What you'll be looking forward in this group blog.My main reason for joining would be the camaraderie of like minded women who can see the greatness of the best sport ever played but don’t ignore the funny things, the insane things and the hotness of the players either.

7. What you don't like in general?I'm a pretty mellow and firmly believe in live and let live. I have no particular hot buttons (well don’t malign my boy Z without cause and all will be well).
Things I could live w/ out. People who drive like they own the road, people who take themselves too seriously, early mornings after late nights (unless there is hockey involved). Having dip but no chips. Pseudo fans who leave before the final buzzer. Ugly people…not the physical, I ain’t exactly Halle Berry , folks w/ ugly souls (it always comes through in their attitudes ya know)

8. What role do female fans play in keeping the game alive?We are the keepers of the game’s future. Who the heck does every one think is bearing and raising all those little ‘future’ fans?

We are raising the game to another level. We are bringing back fun and excitement to the game with our humor and irreverence. It’s not all about the stats and the hard core knowledge anymore. Guys make everything so damn serious. Women know it’s a game and treat it accordingly.

We don’t love it only when our guys are winning…we just love it.

9. What role do female fans play in picking heroes for the community?We know how to spot the phonies and the dorks. We are quick to give credit and quicker to spread the word when a hero emerges.

Since we are more likely to be out in the community doin the dirty work I think we not only pick the heroes, we help make them. It ain’t all about the persons play, its all about what ELSE they bring to the table.

10. Hockey just isn't the same without ?

That one player in every game who refuses to quit.

The insane fan who makes a fool out of himself and doesn’t care what anyone thinks.

The hush and then magnificence of the national anthem before every game.


11. If you were on a deserted island, which player would you pick to stay with you?Oooh Kipper! The perfect deserted island mate. He’s a nature boy who can keep me fed, sheltered and semi clothed with a flint, a safety pin and some palm fronds.

But I’d try to sneak Derek Morris in my suitcase…cause…he’s fun to hang out with.

12. Crosby, Ovechkin or Phaneuf (hey he tried!)?Ovechkin. Funny, smart, great all around game and doesn’t have a mean bone in his body (unless you are between him and his puck).

Sorry, Dion scares me (he has a Frankenstein head thang goin on).

I can’t take the mad crazy hype that comes with Syd even though I have a secret fondness for the kid – and bullshit to those who think he don’t practice that slider shot.

13. The player you'd like to take for a grand night out/a movie/a boring event
Dang another of those ‘do I only get one?’ questions. Oh wait didn’t see the choices

Grand night out: Yummy Henrik Lundqvist or Delicious Hank Zetterberg. If you have to ask why, then you haven’t seen either of them in a tux.
Movie: The Michalek brothers. They have the same taste in movies and listening to those accents in the after the movie discussions over beers and snacks would be even more fun.
Boring event: Derek Morris, he has a warped sense of humor like me, so we’d probably get kicked out together and end up hangin out somewhere else

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?
The Warriors. We’d be like that cult classic movie (trying to beat all the other teams and make our way home with Lord Stanley)

Our colors would be black and scarlet. Our logo would be an ice pick thru a bleeding heart.

Home would be Phoenix because we have too much good stuff here to pass up as far as relaxin once we had kicked ass and taken names. We’d have a team compound so we could all hang out together. (no koolaid allowed).


Kerriberry7228 said...


Your friend is a Shark? As in fan, or plays for the Sharks?

Shmee said...


Isleschick said...

Welcome!! :)

Interchangeable Parts said...

It’s not all about the stats and the hard core knowledge anymore. Guys make everything so damn serious. Women know it’s a game and treat it accordingly.

Amen! That's such a great answer! Welcome to HLOG, from both of us here at IPB. We used to live in Scottsdale, so hear you loud and clear on the not liking people who don't know how to drive!

Kirsten said...

Copy and paste those links, and you will be rewarded with Lundqvist in a tux! Enjoy and welcome!

PS, I'm can't figure out how to make links in a comment. Damn. Sorry!

Z4Dfense said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone.

Kerri - My friend is a Shark fan from waaaaay back. She does root for both teams when we play them though, so we let her live.

IP - I am still gettin used to Phoenix, only been here 2 years but coming from the LA commute to this black hole of bad drivers (and preferring the LA snarl) should tell ya how bad it is.

Kirsten - Oh how scrumptious. Funny how he is a twin and manages to out pretty Joel.

Jordi said...

I have to admit I'm suffering a bit from the "it's only a game... NOT" attitude. Only because I am generally excitable.

I'm such a Michalek fan, he's on my fantasy team! And Sharks fans hate my oily obsession but I try my best.

Tracy said...

Hi Mo *waves*. I saw you last night so I guess this is nothing. Welcome to my world!!

Z4Dfense said...

Any Michalek is a good choice and Oily isn't always bad. We both have our work cut out for us this season...ok my team has a LOT more work to do but still...Thanx for the welcome.

TCL!! woot woot! Didja get my email? extra tickets GF so we can see each other even more often LOL sheesh at the rate we're goin might end up roomies LOL I got dibs on Mom.