Canucks and Beyond
by Alanah McGinley on 07/21/08 at 03:24 PM ET
A brief selection of odd news that has almost nothing to do with nation of Sweden.
Jes Golbez notes that Darcy Hordichuk has been staying busy, training MMA-style, and we should all have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, we might be impressed with his work ethic and dedication; on the other, we might also worry he’ll be dead come October.
For more about MMA, you can read my interview with Calvin Ayre—the bazillionaire owner of Bodog Fights—published by MMA on Tap last fall. Ayre revealed himself to be a huge Canucks fan, so perhaps he can be relied on to give Darcy a friendly phone call if he thinks the boy is going to hurt himself.
Red Yarsk (Russian) had this interview with Alex Semin that wanders into usually-untouched territory when they ask him “Is there a God?” to which Semin responds:
“I think so.”
This causes Red Yarsk to worry that a significant misunderstanding may have just taken place…(translation by the Alex Ovetjkin blog):
Just a hockey God or an universal God?
“God throughout the universe, of course. He directs all that there is on Earth.”
I lied about leaving Sweden out of this post. Below is an advertisement from
the 90s (according to a commenter) that I’d never seen till yesterday. Quite entertaining, as it manages to make fun of the Habs while celebrating Mats Sundin, which is a popular hybrid form of entertainment in Vancouver lately. (note: It also implies nice things about Toronto, but we can just overlook that).
The interview then moves on to talk about Alex Ovechkin—somehow managing to keep “Ovechkin” and “He who directs all there is on Earth” out of the same sentence. It’s a good read.
*Perhaps this suggests a missed opportunity in Vancouver’s ‘West Coast Express’ years? I mean, who wouldn’t wanted to have owned a “Mobertland” jersey?!?
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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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