Tag Archives: Hockey

Canada: The 17 in ’17 Bit (Part 1)

So 2017 looks like quite the year for landmark anniversaries!  My LA Kings turn 50.  It’s the 100th anniversary of the NHL and of independent Finland – a country from which half my ancestors and plenty of great NHLers hail.  It’s also Canada’s 150 birthday! To celebrate “The True North’s” sesquicentennial, I’m doin’ a list! […]

The Downtown Dreamin’ Bit

Just a block away from my SoCal home, an intersection is constantly being captured by this intriguing fellow with the keen eye and retro gear.  Although all he directs now is traffic, he’s a reminder of the area’s deep filmmaking roots.  But monuments in and around Los Angeles also call to mind other dreams and legacies […]

The Bit Where Belushi Leads Us To Our Cup

  Ah, that championship year! To try and survive these doldrum-y, hockey-less (and hence, meaningless) days between NHL seasons, I sometimes resort to watching video of Stanley Cup conquests past – especially the two by my LA Kings!  But just now, I’m actually recalling a championship run from my own “career” as a recreation hockey […]

THE REVISIT BIT (OF TRAVEL, “TREK” AND PUCK)

Well, shoot.  After only a month, my post on the geese that took over Mum’s yard is already out of date – the birds moved on!  (Everyone’s a critic…)  It got me wondering what other of my posts could use refreshing.  And since it’s the time of year for reflection, here are a few new […]

EDMONTON: THE STATUES, FORTS AND TIMBITS BIT

So the NHL season ended with Mum’s beloved Blackhawks’ capturing the Stanley Cup for the third time in six years!  No more thrills now until the Fall – and yet I’ve still got hockey on the brain… I was just at this annual black tie event, having a fine time people-watching and swillin’ the bubbly when I noticed my […]

THE PARTING SHOT GLASS BIT

So my New Years resolution for 2015 has been to get my apartment in order – and that is no small task.  On the “to do” list is paring down bunches of items I’ve collected over the years – including the small hoard of shot glasses acquired through my travels. I already tried sifting through troves of books, […]

THE “GUIDE” TO VANCOUVER BIT

Presiding over Vancouver’s English Bay is a grand piece of artwork depicting what Inuits call an “inukshuk.”  People (plus the odd seagull) have employed inukshuks as markers to guide them to needful things like travel routes, food supplies and places of reverence.  This one happens to signify all those things for me – marking Vancouver as a special destination […]