As of this week, I am sharing an office at work. It's the first time in about four years that I've had to share an office but, you know, c'est la vie. The thing is, though, in the past few years, I've started and continued listening to various podcasts. In Ireland, ice hockey is a … Continue reading FOUR Hockey Podcasts
Buying a hockey jersey is a serious decision. They're not cheap, for starters, and then there's the pressure of selecting a player name and number, knowing, with some exceptions that they can be traded.To be fair, for me, it wasn't really difficult. Tyson Barrie is (was) my favourite Colorado Avalanche player, so I saved up … Continue reading Tyson Barrie is a Leaf
There's a vacancy in the middle six and the Capitals have been linked to a number of forwards, either realistically or, you know, just in my head. Brett Connolly Brett Connolly is coming off a 22 goal/46 point season with the Capitals, which is his best NHL season yet. He's a classic Capitals reclamation project, … Continue reading So you’ve traded Andre Burakovsky for a bag of pucks. Now what?
Andre Burakovsky is a Colorado Avalanche. A member of the Colorado Avalanche. It's a bit strange, and not just grammatically. Burakovsky was drafted by the Washington Capitals in 2013. He was the 23rd overall pick. To put him into context, peer-wise, that's the same year Nathan MacKinnon, his new teammate, was drafted. Now, MacKinnon is … Continue reading Andre Burakovsky is a Colorado Avalanche
So, I've already talked about how hockey is weird and, in more of the same, Radko Gudas is now a Washington Capital and I cycled through the five stages of acceptance pretty quickly on that one. The #ALLCAPS fan’s path of acceptance of a trade/new signing:1. UGH that guy? 🤬2. Wait, that’s all he costs? … Continue reading Hockey is not Heroic
The Washington Capitals' first game in the 2019 playoffs is tonight. I'm fine. I'm totally fine. Everything is FiNe. I'm in bed, wearing a Nashville Predators shirsey, with a cup of tea (in a Colorado Avalanche mug), with a Washington Capitals fleece blanket on my bed. I'm watching 'Captain America: The First Avenger', if that … Continue reading So, your team is in the playoffs
Sweden vs Team Europe, Verizon Center, September 2016 Hockey is weird. I know this isn't news but: hockey is weird. The regular season is 82 games long and the post-season exists outside time. Hockey seasons are like dog years. I haven't been following ice hockey for long (between five and six years) but I have … Continue reading Carl Hagelin is a Washington Capital
"If you're such a fan, name five of their players the year they won the title." "You only like them because they're hot." "Explain the offside rule." We've all been there, as women who enjoy playing or watching sport, and I think that every generation of female sports fan goes through these moments of being … Continue reading Sport, as a woman