November 23rd, 2013, 08:02 AM #11
Thank you Sir Rawley!
"Growing up here in Southern California I had zero friends in my neighborhood who had an idea what hockey was much less any of the other teams in the NHL. So it turns out that when I told my friends I was going to a King’s game one night to watch them play the Nord-i-qs, (I thought that this was the way to say it) my friends had no idea I was wrong;"
that is until David-Pierre joined my class. Apparently he was from some part of Canada called Ottawa and he had no problem in correcting me in front of all my friends and making fun of me for being a stupid American who knew nothing about hockey. Turns out that he also found out I played hockey and challenged me to a game of one on one, I accepted. Long story short, I had no problem in correcting him that Canada was not the only place that kids played hockey."
Sounds SO familiar!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone knew the Lakers, but noone knew the Kings cept me.
November 23rd, 2013, 08:09 AM #12
Facts on the Fly: 11/23/2013 Colorado Avalanche @ Los Angeles Kings
November 23rd, 2013, 08:32 AM #13
That's right! So Cal kids can play some hockey too! Great story. I remember having to learn how to pronounce all of the names from Bob Miller since I was the only kid I knew who loved hockey.
November 23rd, 2013, 11:21 AM #14
thanks as always for the facts! always awesome!
November 23rd, 2013, 11:22 AM #15
Great Stuff as always. But can someone tell a German guy how to pronounce Quebec Nordiques the right way?
November 23rd, 2013, 11:31 AM #16
Nor-dekes. Anyone else have another suggestion?
Originally Posted by Mexxecutioner
November 23rd, 2013, 11:35 AM #17
Great facts as always. Your facts always bring me back to some great memories when I was a kid. Especially when I wore my Kelly Hrudey jersey to school during the '93 run, I sweat my a$$ off, but I was happy to represent.
November 23rd, 2013, 11:43 AM #18
Love the memories...and those Nordiques old school uniforms! Thanks.
November 23rd, 2013, 11:55 AM #19
Back in the 70's my cousin wore his LA Kings jersey to school (in Anaheim) and not a single kid even knew what sport the jersey was from.
Originally Posted by fivehole32