If there really are “Hockey Gods”, I know why they are smiling on your team…
It's a phrase heard around hockey circles for years (before my time). "The hockey Gods are smiling on this team".. It usually has to do with 'lucky bounces', but sometimes it has to do with what the players say, or shouldn't say.. My favourite example is of a player I'm sure you all love…
Kesler… When he was in Vancouver, before game 7 of the finals against Boston he said, "if we win tomorrow (game 7) we'll be legends"… Legends, he said legends… What an idiot.. There are legends, 'Richard', 'Howe', 'Orr',' Gretzky' etc… (You don't become one for winning one game 7)
Guess what happened… Losers not legends.. What a surprise..
Why are they smiling on you?
You had every reason to feel as though "because, the internet" was messing with your cities chance to showcase yourselves as a 'hockey' town with a joke selection..
What did you do? You owned it and had the very best all star game in the last 30 years and made the alleged 'clown' the biggest winner and you made yourselves look so fucking cool..
I cannot express how cool your city seems from afar (a couple thousand miles from here) except to say that you've made my bucket list..
BTW. The "Bernier, Bernier… You SUCK". Was classic. But, not too much of that or you'll anger…. The Gods.