Things to watch for: Carey's everything. No, seriously, he is so talented it's fucken ridiculous. Most goalies have a strong five hole (five hole *snickers*) or top shelf or a glove/stick hand. Some will have a combo of one or two them (i.e. Crow who hardly lets anything go top shelf and his glove hand is extremely accurate), but Pricey is extremely gifted in all of them. Best goalie in the world, easily.
What I love about this: The way Jamie splits open his head, all cool, calm, collected fury; the way they drag Segs away from his hockey husband like they're afraid he's going to jump in; Jordie snickering afterwards.
And, just cause I love you, have a pic of my second favorite Russian:
(The sound in this is pretty low, so you might want to up the volume a little bit.)
Favorite parts: Patrick Kane: This is twenty percent skill, eighty percent fear, be a hundred percent clear cause Ryu is ill. Who would've thought that he'd be the one to set the west in flames? And I heard him wreck it with The Crystal Method, "Name Of The Game", came back dropped Megadef, took em to church. I like bleach man, why you had the stupidest verse? This dude is the truth, now everybody's giving him guest spots, his stock's through the roof -I heard he's fuckin' with S.Dot., Alex Ovechkin: They call him Ryu, he's sick and he's spitting fire, and Mike got him out the dryer he's hot. Found him in Fort Minor with Tak. What a fuckin' nihilist porcupine; he's a prick, he's a cock. The type woman want to be with, and rappers hope he get shot. Eight years in the making, patiently waiting to blow, now the record with Shinoda's taking over the globe. He's got a partner in crime, his shit is equally dope. You wont believe the kind of shit that comes out of this kid's throat., Geno Malkin: Tak! - He's not your everyday on the block. He knows how to work with what he's got, making his way to the top. He often gets a comment on his name, people keep asking him was it given at birth? Or does it stand for an acronym? No, he's living proof, got him rocking the booth. He'll get you buzzing quicker than a shot of vodka with juice. Him and his crew are known around as one of the best, dedicated to what they do and give a hundred percent., Sidney Crosby: Forget Mike- nobody really knows how or why he works so hard. It seems like he's never got time because he writes every note and he writes every line. And I've seen him at work when that light goes on in his mind, it's like a design is written in his head every time, before he even touches a key or speaks in a rhyme. And those motherfuckers he runs with, the kids that he signed? Ridiculous, without even trying, how did he do it?
Here it is, the last part of the NHL Meme:
People follow a sport like hockey and they look for symbolism. They want the game to mean something. They want the game to matter. So to them, a fresh sheet of ice just after the zamboni’s laid its final spray of water presents the purest vision of possibility they could imagine. Skates being sharpened over and over and over again are meditation on perfection. And the routines and rituals that surround the rink are a language of dedication in need of no translation. To them games aren’t meant to be seen they’re meant to be felt. Blood points a path directly to the heart. Sweat, a trail to the soul and tears, a connection to a conviction that people search for their entire lives. The ones that look for something more, believe in something more, are the ones that turn close games into unforgettable nights, who transform great players into heroes for all time. And who no matter what maintain unwavering faith in the incredible. They’re people out there who look at something like hockey and they want the game to matter. So it does.
So, I was on twitter, talking to candy_belle about hockey and how it ruins lives, like you do, when I mentioned Geno and how could anyone hate him, ever, seriously. It devolved into me going on about how much I like his goal cellies, especially when he roars and pounds on the glass. Then I got goaded into doing a picspam of said cellie because I have no resistance about these things.
TO CELEBRATE, HAVE A MEME: GIVE ME A PAIRING AND I WILL DRABBLE A HOCKEY!AU OF THEM. OR, ALTERNATIVELY, GIVE ME A HOCKEY PAIRING AND I WILL DRABBLE SOMETHING WITH THEM. BASICALLY, REQUEST ANYTHING YOU WANT BECAUSE I AM AN EXTREMELY GOOD MOOD AND I LOVE THE WORLD TODAY.