Tuesday, March 9, 2010
For those of you that do not know me, I am AJ, and I hate hockey. Hate is often used in loose terms, and that is also true in this case, as despise would be a much better fit. So here I am a person despising the game of hockey watching the US v. Canadia hockey game on Sunday actually enjoying myself. It was a great game and I have spend the past few days dwelling on my bewildered enjoyment of that game. The conclusion I have reached is that I am going to give hockey a chance and I am writing this rambling email requesting suggestions on a favorite hockey team. I have some criteria for my new favorite team, which will be listed below, and if you have have any suggestions I would appreciate it if you would make a case that team. (And yes this is actually a serious email).So based on that criteria people, who should this guy be rooting for? Based on what I've seen here; sounds like to me this guys perfect for jumping on the Detroit or Washington bandwagons.
1) The team must be located in the United States. By watching the Olympics I learned at least Vancouver has a NHL team.
2) The team must not have a Canadian as its best player or two. I know that knocks out the Penguines bc of Crosby, but I have no idea what other teams have star Canadians - ie: Luongo.
3) The team must not be the Buffalo Sabres. This was an initial thought bc I heard that the US goalie Ryan Miller was on this team, but then I thought about what Buffalo stands for and the fact that the Hafezis live there. And Buffalo has ugly women. And Buffalo is too close to Canadia. The list goes on and on...
4) The team must not be a perennial loser, as I already root for the Royals and Chiefs. The team does not have to be a top team every year, but I don't want them to suck balls either.
So PLEASE respond to this email with any team suggestions that meet the above criteria and provide any additional supporting information that you deem useful to an uninformed potential hockey fan. Thank you for your time and consideration.
PS - I really enjoy the irony of how well my fantasy hockey team has done to date when I only recognize the names of 2 players on my own team.
Thoughts? Aside from whoever the Hafezis are, they must really suck.