A very hockey holiday

A belated Merry Christmas to my readers! I hope you all had a joyful holiday spent with family and friends. I certainly did!

My mom does Christmas right.

My mom does Christmas right.

I’ve been so full of holiday cheer this month that I haven’t been taking the time to post, and now I’ve completely missed the boat on sharing my Boston/Pittsburgh suspension thoughts. The short version: I think both Thornton and Neal could have been given longer suspensions. Here’s hoping they’ll be smarter in the future – or at least make better post-game comments. I don’t know which was worse – Thornton trying to act like he felt bad or Neal not caring at all. I hope they both enjoyed brushing up on media training that week.

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My new favorite hockey team

Oh, the places Google will take you…

I recently discovered a junior hockey team called the Drummondville Voltigeurs (“Infantrymen”) from Quebec. The team plays in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, and most of its players were born in the mid-90s.¬†They have participated in the Memorial Cup tournament three times – once the year I was born. I don’t think this is just a coincidence.

Drummondville, Voltigeurs, jersey

A Drummondville jersey. I like the red with stripes across the bottom like the Blackhawks design.

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