We’re Back! A Canafornian’s Story

Greetings, Canafornians! *three cord guitar riff plays in background* it’s beeeeeeen awhileeeeeeeee Okay, now that I got that out of my system, let me tell you, there has been some major changes within Canafornia since we last attempted to do any sort of writing. Granted, we actually have continued writing, but not together and for…

Writing about my favorite sport is terrifying

As I’ve written more and more about hockey over the last several months, it has been a hell of a ride. It’s great getting feedback from people, and even the fact that people are interested in what I have to say, is something I cannot fully comprehend. Even if I get a positive response from…

The San Jose Sharks As Actual Joses

Welcome, friends, to what is known as hockey blogging in late August. The postseason well off behind us on a distant, backwards facing horizon, of whose direction you never again intend on looking in. The draft, depending on who you cheer for perhaps comically come and gone, and free agency, well…that kinda sucked this year…

Play It Again Sam (In A Different City)

Depending on which side of the aisle you sit on yesterday was either a great day (and you’re stupid and I hate you) or it was a pretty disappointing one (and you’re smart and probably very good looking). Either way we’re all going to have to figure out a new player to argue about now…

WCQF GAME 2: HE IS RISEN

No no no, I know it is the day of our Lord and all, but I’m not talking about him. Surprisingly not talking about him, although he did rise from the dead. 1 Peter 5:8 – Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Raffi Torres…

Bestern Conference Quarterfinals Game 3: Sixes and Sevens

Hertl’s winnings at Dave & Busters pic.twitter.com/pD4gkQhNCV — Ann Frazier (@annfrazi) April 22, 2014 Quite the assembly of winnings there by Mr. Hertl. I’d say he’s been there before, wouldn’t you, Mike Modano? So if you didn’t know (now you know), Game 3 of the epic tightly contested somewhat watched San Jose Sharks v. Reyes de…

Pacific Grim: This Game Literally Means Nothing

  Check out all of these fantastic moments in the latest Battles of Alberta that have ultimately meant nothing since the 90’s. Okay, look, of course, it’s the Flames, it’s the Oilers, it’s the same tired jokes we’ve all endured since we were all young children, and of course it matters. Provincial pride is on…

Pacific Grim: OH CA-NO NOT AGAIN

Hey Canafornians! It’s almost the best time of the year, guys. No, I’m not talking about the hoisting of the Stanley Cup. Hell, I’m not even talking about the playoffs. I’m talking about who gets crowned the Pacific Division champions!!!! #AwShitShakeDatAss https://twitter.com/stace_ofbase/statuses/444337818869850112 As everyone has predicted, Anaheim has regressed down to second in the division…

WCQF GAME 7: The Kübler-Ross model

I guess the bottomline is that tonight will either be a relief or the worst thing to happen in Sharks history. Just when I think that this hockey team couldn’t make themselves any more embarrassing than they already are, they miraculously out do themselves again. It doesn’t help that this is happening against our biggest…

PACIFIC GRIM: TOO MANY JERSEYS ON THE ICE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ouk32RFij2U I love how Lance & Joey are wearing beer league hockey jerseys. Hi Canafornians! As predicted, San Jose lost to Calgary last night. I’m not mad, it was a thing I expected and was ready for and it’s here and I’m okay. In an unexpected turn of events, the San Jose Sharks DID manage…