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Seattle Times Asks a Canadian About Hockey

Vancouver Sun columnist Pete McMartin was asked by the Seattle Times to explain hockey to their readership.  A sample:

Q: Pete, there’s that old saw, “I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.” It seems like it is a very violent sport. Really, what’s the difference between common assault and a hockey brawl?

A: Crime doesn’t pay.

Q: Pete, we’ve heard a lot about identical twins Daniel and Henrik Sedin, the Canucks stars so similar in appearance, their coaches have trouble telling them apart. How can we? Do they have any identifying physical differences?

A: I suspect they do, but I haven’t interviewed them post-shower.

Q: Pete, being Americans, we are particularly interested in American hockey players. What can you tell us about Ryan Kesler, who is from Livonia, Mich.? Does he like playing for the Canucks? Can he speak Canadian yet?

A: Kesler has become a true star in the National Hockey League and known for his gritty two-way play. In a recent game, he returned to the ice only minutes after insisting a bloody gash above his eye be stitched without anesthetic, causing a fainting spell. (I recovered minutes later.) He is also known for his refreshing frankness, and while playing for the U.S. Olympic hockey team during the 2010 Vancouver Games, said of the players on the Canadian squad: “I hate them.” Being Canadian, we apologized for antagonizing him.

continued… (via Calgary Herald)

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Alan's avatar

That slap sound you just heard was the hockey world simultaneously facepalming themselves.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 06/04/11 at 06:06 PM ET


It’s a joke, I think. Except the igloo’s part.

Posted by timbits on 06/04/11 at 10:19 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

This is very funny.

Posted by RWBill on 06/05/11 at 12:38 PM ET

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