So this weekend, wow. The Lightning had QUITE the road trip. So as I’m mopping, I figured, maybe I should go do something… So I decided to try roller hockey… First of all, I tried Ice skating recently, I hugged the wall ALOT. Then I figured I could try roller. Oh, and by the way, I haven’t been on inline skates in 8 years. Oh lord.
So I go out there with my significant other (whom plays roller and ice hockey), and well… At first I was like “WHOA”, then I got it. Passing and receiving the puck is super hard. I eventually got my grip on it though. Then we decided to try teaching me how to shoot. “Poor form, poor form”. My puck probably goes 10 mph… I got the slap shot, I got a 1 timer (Ha, my coordination skills are hilarious), then I tried doing a wrist shot for literally an hour. I could NOT get that puck in the air. Heal-to-toe, heal-to-toe, poor form, STOP AIMING AT ME, heal-to-toe, AHHHHH. I had nightmares about him saying that to me over and over.
Oh and I decided to skate around and try to receive passes (TRY TRY TRY), I went behind the net to got the puck that I totally didn’t receive, and well, I’M BLAMING LEAVES BEING ON THE RINK!!! I totally fell right on my tail bone! I was wearing gloves and still bruised up my entire hand. Now, today I’m wasting my time writing this and grimacing at my hand. My side muscles hurt, and my arms hurt…. And this is my first day.. I really think I am going to continue learning. ITS ALOT OF FUN…
So after saying all that… Hockey players gained another whole level of respect from me. How do they receive the puck like its so easy!? I still have yet to get air on a wrist shot… Maybe next weekend… But since I fell, I’m making myself skate everyday after work… Enough about me!
Guy Boucher’s face had me laughing for 2 whole days, and I still chuckle every time I think about him impersonating the refs… Ah… Now what do my guys have to do to get off this winning streak.. OH I KNOW!! Play at home vs the Canadiens. WOOO! I always think they are going to figure it out… But last nights game vs the Rangers was EMBARRASSING!
Syracuse has been doing pretty awful too. At least Namestnikov got himself in a bout. I was proud of the kid! Honestly, I didn’t have time this weekend to watch any other hockey or read pro hockey… Though I did read about the two Avs players fighting during a practice and chuckled a bit.
Ah…. Hopefully this will be a better week…