Author Archive: Erica
Long story short: After two decades of not really understanding it, Erica (aka Rookie) gave in to one of the best things about being a Montrealer: the Canadiens. She'd been a rabid TV fan for years before, which explains why she might on occasion compare hockey to TV. Hockey fans and TV fans are from two different worlds. It's an interesting line to walk, but Rookie's trying to give you the best of both worlds.
By Rookie, AllHabs.net MONTREAL, QC. — Three Montreal Canadiens prospects, all forwards, are one step closer to playing for Canada at the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championship. Louis Leblanc, Montreal’s first-round draft pick in 2009, has 28 points in his … Continue reading
My Twitter feed was chirping last night as the sports channels began to show highlights (for lack of a better word) of last night’s St. Louis Blues game, another disappointing if not disastrous night for netminder Jaroslav Halak.
A late burst of energy by the Detroit Red Wings resulted in a 7-3 loss for the Blues, whose new goalie has been looking shaky as of late. Uncharacteristically poor play was capped yesterday by a swipe which ultimately pelted the puck into Halak’s own net. Continue reading
I always look forward to the goalie matchup of Carey Price and Roberto Luongo, not only because of their skill levels but also because both of them are playing against the team they grew up watching. It’s like a two-sided version of the performances we see when Quebec-born goalies play against the Canadiens. Continue reading
Last year, the Canadiens played on Halloween night, making it somewhat of a necessity to either wear a jersey to watch the game, or a costume, or somehow combine the two. This year, there are no NHL games on Halloween, but just about every team plays on the 29th and the 30th, which are prime Halloween party nights. Continue reading
In case you didn’t know, but I’m hoping you did, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month as well as the first month of the NHL season. It’s perfectly appropriate timing, then, that the NHL rolls out its Hockey Fights Cancer merchandise at the beginning of this month. Continue reading
Like many hockey fans, I’ve always got an eye out for merchandise that might interest me. I like finding, say, a T-shirt that I can wear again and again or a card with some emotional value. You may have read my previous post on hockey cards. However, I prefer coming across bad merchandise. Whether it’s tacky, badly designed, or just plain inappropriate, I find more entertainment value in ugly hockey merchandise than I do in most of the stuff I buy. Continue reading
I have a confession to make: one of my favourite things about being a hockey fan is the merchandise. I’m not usually like that. I’m not one of those people who treats a shoe store like it’s church. I tend to not get interested in any particular topic or pastime just because of stuff. (Unless it’s free.) Continue reading