Muse: Only Hockey Spoils a Perfect Olympic PVR Performance

Putting my PVR through its own Olympic performance trials this week. Perfect for recording all the Olympic midday events for later viewing – except Team Canada hockey. No way to get home from work in Canada without seeing or hearing a final hockey score spoiler somewhere along the way. That mission’s impossible.

Music to suit: The James Taylor Quartet, Mission Impossible
(Source: YouTube, Charliespliff)

Muse: Toronto Maple Leafs Celebrate Father’s Day Early

Got to give the Toronto Maple Leafs major style points for bringing the players’ fathers with them on their Florida road trip this week. Hard to tell who was happier when the Leafs scored – father or son. Original 6 charm. Very classy.

Music to suit: Horace Silver, Song for my Father
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Muse: Playing Hockey at Maple Leaf Gardens

Newly Renovated Maple Leaf Gardens

Love playing hockey in Toronto’s True North house league. Last week, they sent us to Maple Leaf Gardens to play and this week, to the Ricoh Coliseum, where the Toronto Marlies play. Almost makes you feel like a pro … less the crushing post-game analysis to remind you otherwise.

Music to suit: Joe Satriani, Crowd Chant
(Source: YouTube, doomreaver19)

Muse: Hockey’s Tough on Older Teams

Sad to see a couple more guys from my hockey team hang up the skates for good this year. Seems like we lose a player or two every season these days – actually had to merge two teams together just to play this Fall. While retirement from work may be regarded as the start of an exciting new chapter, retirement from hockey is one chapter I’m not in any rush to finish. Live large while you can, I figure.

Music to suit: April Wine, I Like To Rock
(Source: YouTube, GordonYYZ)

Muse: What’s up with the Maple Leafs?

Watched the Maple Leafs take apart Buffalo last night and I have to say, I’m a bit confused. The Leafs lead the NHL in hits and fights … and they have a respectable winning record well above .500 … and James van Riemsdyk is tied for 2nd in league scoring. Impressive. A Leaf fan could get used to this – if he didn’t know better. Curious to see what happens next. Welcome back, Randy Carlyle!

Music to suit: The Cars, ‘Good Times Roll’
(Source: YouTube, yuffenough)