The New Season

After snapping my twig in a practice, I decided it was time to upgrade various pieces of hockey equipment. Bought new Mission gloves, in Calgary colors so they match our Flames-based New Jersey Ice Dragons jerseys. Invested in a new blade for the stick, a little less fiberglass and a little more wood. We're supposed to wear black helmets as part of our color-coordinated uniforms, but I have grown too comfortable in my old white bubble. So an hour before game time I was sitting with a roll of black hockey tape, creating the illusion of black plastic. It looks more like a velvet cover for my head, but it works. When you toss in the black shell for the pants (real color = blue), I look like I got dressed at Build-A-Bear Workshop, but significantly less cuddly.

Whether it was the new gloves, new tape, new blade, new white home jerseys, start of a new Hockey North America season, or just good luck, I managed a power-play goal with 38 seconds left in our first game last night. The proper assist went to our defenseman Stu who put a shot on net that I tipped in, but I think it deflected off of the goalie and off of Steve (yes, the Steve who provided the leverage to break my stick in the first place) helmet before I got wood on it. That goal broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Dragons our first win of the new season. It's a far, far cry from having my own namesake bear or doing endorsements for Mission gloves, but it's a start.

Comments:

Major funny blog! Build a bear comment and pic made me cry... maybe it's picturing you in the suit...?? Keep the good stuff coming. All's well. I'm talking to Xerox this week about building "The Document Grid".... drive their machines through good web services and a grid for all the docs too. They don't seem to grasp the ONSTAR of imaging yet. Fritz

Posted by Fritz Rupp on November 08, 2005 at 01:10 AM EST #

Thanks , excellent..

Posted by anlat.net on January 06, 2006 at 12:04 PM EST #

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