Yes. Hockey. And yowza, what a hockey weekend it was, baby! I don't know what happened exactly, somebody gave the Canadian teams their NHL Wheaties this weekend.
Bruce Jenner had nothing to do with it. I think.
The Winnipeg Jets played...
...the Philadelphia Flyers!
Given her feelings about Pennsylvania in general, Spicy Cuban Mo probably doesn't feel bad at all. The Flyers lost 6-4.
I do feel a little bad for the Jets. Not because they won their game, oh no. But the Winnipeg Jets were moved in 1996 because of financial problems and became the Phoenix Coyotes. Because naturally, when you think hockey, you think Arizona. Then Atlanta, Georgia got an expansion team, the Atlanta Thrashers. Because the next best thing to putting ice hockey in the desert is putting ice hockey in the Deep South. Then the Thrashers were sold and moved back to Winnipeg, where the tickets sold out in minutes. I'm not sure the Jets know who they are and where they live, but they're pretty clear on one thing.
It's freaking cold in Winnipeg.
Moving on. Very Nice Person's favorite/hometown team is the Washington Capitals. I gave him a Caps t-shirt for his birthday, in fact. Tremendous talent on this team, but on Saturday...
...the Toronto Maple Leafs, AKA Roommate's favorite team, spanked the Capitals like red-headed stepchildren. 7-1. Ouch.
The New York Rangers have been having a pretty good year. They have. But on Saturday... ...they met up with the Montreal Canadiens and...
Stellar team. Really. Awesome year they're having, too. Did I mention number one in the league? Yeah.... But on Saturday, the Oilers steamrolled right over the Blackhawks, 9-2. [That's not a hockey score, btw. That's a score that one sees at a baseball game.]
Pretty impressive, given that most of the Oilers are twelve years old.
Canadian hockey teams, I salute you. Go ahead, have a beer. Except the boys on the Edmonton team; you're still twelve years old.