Seen a few people whining this morning that last night’s Road To The Winter Classic wasn’t what they wanted. A bunch of malarkey if you didn’t enjoy it. All it gave us was an hour of enjoyable television and a rare look in the locker rooms of two NHL teams. Not quite sure what [...]
Seen a few people whining this morning that last night’s Road To The Winter Classic wasn’t what they wanted. A bunch of malarkey if you didn’t enjoy it. All it gave us was an hour of enjoyable television and a rare look in the locker rooms of two NHL teams. Not quite sure what else people wanted. And plus, do the poo-poopers even remember last year’s 24×7 on HBO? It stunk. It didn’t completely stink, but it was the worst of all of them. I like RTTWC, it’s fresh, it’s interesting, and you know it will only get better as they figure it out.
Here are some of my favorite parts:
Trotzy. We already knew he was the man, but now we have video evidence. Great coach, great person, great everything. From the segments on the ice with him talking to Bura about being scratched to the time with his family at the zoo, you get a real feeling that he is the perfect coach. I loved him before, love him even more now. In Trotz We Trust.
Blackhawks National Anthem. Pretty cool tradition. It’s the little things like this that make the show so enjoyable. You get to see what makes the team a part of a city, and the city a part of a team. It’s not just about the players, it’s about every piece of the puzzle.
Bickell’s eye. Stick in the face then ran into the post and then got into a fight. “You’re not supposed to go face-first into the post” – Andrew Shaw
Scott Darling rattling off the 100 teams he played for before suiting up for the Hawks was great. Made you genuinely happy to see him get his shot.
Mitch Korn, the Caps goalie coach and known as one of the brightest hockey minds in the game today, is my favorite person in the world. Lives in a hotel during the season paid for by the Caps, but checks out before they go on the road every time because he said it would weigh too heavily on his conscious, so he is constantly moving everything from his hotel room into his car. He could have his own reality show, guy stole the show.
Doing goaltending drills while holding a medicine ball is why Holtby is on fire this year.
Chim: “You reading the pictures?” Wardo: “I have a 4 year college degree.” Chim: “In home economics.”
Latta went to Costco and bought 3 ketchups. Their house consists of a ping pong table, a couch, and ketchup.
Pat Sajak you sneaky motherfucker.
Very entertaining first episode and I can’t wait for next weeks, and the WC itself.