so back to the series – at the last game in Raleigh we could have sworn we heard the crowd saying ‘let’s go buffalo’ – weird. i think we’re routing for the canes in this one though. buffalo’s got the wicked goalie but carolina’s young Ward is pretty impressive as well. i honestly TRULY don’t care too much who faces edmonton… i’m almost out of hockey mode. john’s in full baseball mode and i’m still not quite there… i can’t wait for the world cup though. yes. that will be my summertime source for sporting excitement. that and all the wet, rainy runs we’ve just completed, and have yet to do.
tonight carolina could take the east and meet up with the oilers in the stanley cup final. i’ve seen people in the stands in buffalo with signs ‘go home whalers’. that remind me of mallrats – when he’s playing nhl 95: ‘but Hartford, “the Whale,” they only beat Vancouver once, maybe twice in a lifetime’.
it also reminds me of those hockey stickers you could collect and stick into booklets. my sister and i usually got the barbie booklets/stickers but my brother always had a hockey collection going every year and he would try to educate me about the teams. on the back of the booklet it had every team logo, he would sit there and point to a logo and get me to guess the city & team name. i couldn’t have been more that 7 years old. growing up though boston was always my favourite team… um because of the big “B” on their jerseys, and i went by Becky then.