Discussion in 'What's left to Talk About?' started by Perfect Stranger, Jan 5, 2020.
I should get a Lightning jersey. Better than trying to lose weight.
I had one I couldn't wear and gave away. I have a 1990s version left.
As someone that grew up in Macon, GA when this team actually played there, I've got my eye
out for one if anyone runs across one.
I’ve got a Vancouver Canucks jersey with my name and number 17 on it. It was given to me when I left my job in Vancouver after 17 years to move out to Onterrible.
I don’t wear it often, but it’s fun to have it around. I don’t really GAF about hockey though. Don’t tell anyone - they’ll revoke my citizenship.
A long gone team (Birmingham Bulls):
And one resurrected after 30+ years:
I bought a real Blackhawks jersey a million years ago (well, more like thirty) for one of my sisters with her name on the back of it which I believe she still has and uses (whatever it's made of wears like chain mail). They're so damn big that even though she was ten at the time, it still fits her...
As much as I loved having him on the team as a Sabre’s fan and at the time season ticket holder, a huge part of me was always hoping he would get traded to the NJ Devils! THAT would have been THE jersey/sweater to own.
The other truly classic Sabre’s jersey for the true NHL aficionado would have to be Taro Tsujimoto. He was the first NHL player ever drafted from Japan and also the first player ever drafted into any major sports league who didn’t even exist.
i've got one i wore @ '99 Quake-con in Mesquite, TX. The other was a Christmas gift to the wife - she is/was a big fan of one of the hardest hitting defensemen to lace 'em up.
side note - my firstborn's namesake is Brendan Shanahan.
Before he bought a humongous ranch in Montana and moved a number of years back, one of my former customers was a guy named Brendan Witt who played most of his career with the Capitols. I don't follow hockey but I mentioned it to a neighbor who does and his reply was "That guy is a thug!" I looked it up and sure enough, he had led the NHL in penalty minutes for more than a few years. The funny thing was, in person he was the most laid back guy you'd ever want to meet, not a single violent vibe at all.
Another customer of mine had Canadian friends who came down for a couple months every year in the winter and their son played for the Sabres (IIRC, Andrew Peters?). I mentioned to her about how my impression of Brendan Witt was at odds with his reputation and she said her son was the same, very quiet with an almost shy personality but when he got on the ice, he was a pro and had a job to do. I thought the dichotomy was interesting...
I have a few, mostly Sens and Jets. And Team Canada of course.
The one I am probably proudest of is my Estonian National Team sweater, as my father was Estonian (and no, he wasn't the dwarf that pretended to be Lisa Simpson to fool Bart). I have wanted one since I saw an earlier version at the Hockey Hall of Fame. This is more recent but I love it.
Not to derail, but gods, Stevens hit people harder than anyone I've ever seen. Don't skate across the center of ice with your head down when Stevens was on the ice. I still remember him knocking out Eric Lindros and Paul Kariya with legal hits: his shoulder to their chest. Dude was a beast.
Speaking of hard checkers, the one sweater that I had as a kid was a Canadiens home shirt with Bob Gainey on it. That guy was great and way under-rated. I think my mom gave it away...
I still have a few plain red sweaters, but I only wear them to piss off the Toronto (mostly) and Ottawa fans.
Pissing off Toronto fans is good fun Picking on Ottawa fans is just cruel at this point, I feel bad for them, and my team (LA) is down in the basement too, but at least there's hope LA might work their way out of it...I'm not sure Ottawa can, unless the Canadian government steps in for the good of the country, and removes the owner...
Not being a real hockey fan, this would be my way of pissing off Toronto fans:
(A sentiment that I share.)
Montreal isn't doing much better.
BIG fan here. I'd travel back to MTL to watch the games.
We got screwed both by Rick Monday and the Strike.
I saw the Expos play Anaheim in the early 90s. The year of neon! Their uniforms were so loud that you could barely watch them straight on. Still, I would love to see the Expos return.
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