B Diddy’s a big Canes fan. Me, I could take ’em or leave ’em, but I certainly don’t say that callously.
Don’t harbor any ill will towards Frump’s hometown team — North Carolina’s only major professional sports franchise east of Charlotte — it’s simply a matter of my inability, try as I might, to get into hockey.
I just find it utterly uncompelling, honestly, but to each their own.
Unfortunately, the apathetic ignorance highlighted by our local NBC affiliate’s questions on “the big game this weekend” — let alone the Hurricanes franchise itself — suggests I may not be the only Raleigh resident struggling to find a place for hockey in his heart.
Actually…it’s Eric Staal bobblehead night at the RBC Center in Raleigh, NC tonight as the Carolina Hurricanes take on the Ottawa Senators. To me however, this looks a bit more like Spencer “King of all things Douche” Pratt(although I’m told looks more like Staal in person). Staal is of course deserving of a bobblehead in his honor as he is the Canes’ captain, led them to a Stanley Cup championship, and just won a gold medal playing for his home country of Canada. Pratt, not so much.
There are other reasons to head out to the RBC tonight if you’re in Raleigh and looking for something to do. For one, you can check these out. The Hurricanes just happen to have players who played for Finland(bronze), USA(silver), and Canada(gold) in the quite popular Olympic hockey tournament. Those medals will be on display and you can even have your picture taken with them.
Secondly, the Hurricanes team taking the ice tonight will be just a bit different than the one from a couple days ago. The Canes were quite busy before yesterday’s NHL trade deadline and in the process positioned itself for a strong future push. Below, is breakdown of the action.
One of the great debates now in hockey circles is, “who would you rather have?” Sid the Kid or Ovie?
While their offensive skills are pretty much dead even, Ovechkin brings a physical game to the table…which can completely shift the momentum of game in a way that finesse cannot. Observe the Zapruder-like video below from the Russia-Czech game today, where Ovie levels Jaromir Jagr and center ice and starts a break resulting in a back-breaking goal.