Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 09/04/08 at 02:28 AM ET
The Vancouver Canucks new enforcer Darcy Hordichuk introduces his dogs to the Vancouver Sun:
“They are to protect my wife,” Hordichuk winked Wednesday after a skate at Burnaby 8-Rinks. “They’re two big killers. Twelve pounds each. We named Chandler when we lived in Chandler, Ariz., and Franklin when we lived in Franklin, Tenn. They’re loving it here in Vancouver, walking up and down the streets of Yaletown meeting all the other dogs.”
Meet the Killers:
Good God… a couple of Shih Tzus and an affection for walking them around freakin’ Yaletown is the kind of double-whammy confession that would get most guys stuffed into their lockers, wearing a dress. (On the plus side, I figure at least there’s a small mercy in knowing that Chandler isn’t named after Matthew Perry’s character on Friends—now that would’ve been disturbing.)
Incidentally, how awesome is it that the Vancouver Sun was diligent enough to be sure we knew which dog was which. “Franklin, (left)”. Because you needed to know that.
Anyway, more random trivia about Hordichuk in the Sun piece:
He’s Ukranian, thus has one of those highly-coveted grandmas who force-feed you perogies. Yum.
The first time he was called up to the NHL he fought Bob Probert. Twice. (Ouch).
His stint with the Canucks is his first time playing for a Canadian NHL team.
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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.
In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.
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