After the loss in the Olympic quarter-finals in Sochi, Finnish goalie Noora Räty went public with an open letter announcing that she would quit hockey unless she got to play men’s hockey. Now she has signed a contract with the men’s team Kiekko-Vantaa in Finnish second league Mestis.
The way Kaner grabs his hand
Romeo and Juliet, guys
↳ we always used to play soccer in our basement. it always used to be myself and my youngest sister, jackie, versus my two older sisters, erica and jess. so there was a little rivalry there. i remember there will be time when they wouldn’t wanna play or they get mad at me and i would be throwing a ball at them as they ran up the stair as fast as they could to get away.
keriarentikai asked: So okay, that Sid hating Philly photoset seems so out of character for him. WHAT was the deal?
- The shortest answer:
Sidney Crosby isn’t actually a robot or the nicest dude in the world. He can be a glorious asshole (like any hockey player can and should be); he just usually doesn’t do it in front of the cameras.
- The short answer:
The Penguins and the Flyers are notorious rivals. The Pens were among the favorites for the Stanley Cup in 2012, but they were losing to the Flyers in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Crosby chose to take a more emotional approach to rallying the troops in their third game (diplomatic phrasing). It resulted in a now infamous scene where Crosby pushed away Jakub Voracek’s glove when Voracek tried to pick it up. Crosby was especially worked up after the game, because the Pens lost their third straight. A reporter asked him what his problem with Voracek was, and he basically said, “he’s a Flyer, fuck those guys.”
- The way too long answer:
It’s only sort of out of character! The Philly/Pittsburgh rivalry is one of the most intense in the league (wiki page), and has been for a while. But the hatred between Crosby and Philadelphia/the Flyers has been pretty intense since he began playing.
“Fleury proved his incredible athleticism shortly after the draft, during a pool party at general manager Craig Patrick’s house. Fleury was reclining on a raft in the pool when somebody tossed him a miniature plastic ball. He caught it with his left foot.”
—Joe Starkey, from his book “Tales from the Pittsburgh Penguins Locker Room”
3/1/14: “Wasn’t he just your teammate the last two weeks?” (X)
Note that the (…) is not a euphemism; I just honestly can’t make out what he’s saying. It looks like Oduya’s ass hit him, but what he’s saying does NOT sound like “HE’S ASS-CHECKING ME.”
ETA: Thanks SO MUCH to bigzeeandlittleme for clarifying Sid’s comment (and introducing me to a new hockey term)! ♥
That day, Vader was amazed to discover that when Boba was saying “As you wish”, what he meant was, “I love you.”
HCDB + Say Yes to the Dress