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So I was really bored at work …

… and started thinking about the individual strategies teams seem to live by. I should be finishing a long over-due post about Mike Richards and Jeff Carter winning the Cup, but I did this instead.   The Anaheim Ducks: When in doubt go watch a Disney film.   The Boston Bruins: When in doubt be crazy.   The Buffalo … Continue reading

Pack your bags and see some hockey!

The 2012-2013 NHL schedule came out yesterday, and in my household, it’s akin to Christmas. (Well, the unveiling of the NFL and USC Trojan football schedules are similarly huge events in our house.) My husband and I enjoy sports-related travel, whether it’s to see our favorite teams, or just to cram as many sports events into … Continue reading

Hello, Stanley, nice to meet you

You never forget the first one. It took 45 years for the Kings to win their first-ever Stanley Cup. Some fans waited that long. Some have waited their entire lifetimes. This Cup is for them. It’s for the diehards. It’s for the people who wandered the desert, who endured years of terrible hockey and heartbreak … Continue reading

Waiting for Stanley

“I just wanted to see it here with my own eyes.” It was the lament of the masses who flooded Staples Center on Wednesday. It stood in stark contrast to the revelry of the hours before, when lines snaked around the bars and restaurants around the arena, when the plaza across the street was already … Continue reading

Toeing the line between fangirl and fanatic

Can you be an outward fangirl and still be taken seriously as a fanatic?

It’s a question I’ve wrestled with for a long time, heightened by the debate spawned by the CBC’s controversial “While the Women Watch” partnership. It’s made people talk about the perception of women in sport, women as fans (hey, we’re not all stupid and drooling over men), and reminded many of us who are female fans of sport that the “ogle first, ask about the game later” perception of us is still very much a crutch the media and male sports folks lean on. Continue reading

brief musings on this week

It’s been a little crazy lately for our merry band of writers (graduations, moving, international travel, family members hospitalized, ongoing health problems, etc.) so we’ve been just a wee bit distracted from writing as of late. Hoping things will calm down soon for everyone and we’re very excited to have my friend and long suffering Kings fan Jenn joining us as a blogger as well! 🙂

That said, I did want to offer a few quick comments on hockey happenings this week: Continue reading