The Hometown Team

It feels like yesterday I was sitting in my living room with my family, watching on as Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made a combination of desperation saves to secure the 2009 Stanley Cup. I can remember how excited I was to finally have a team I cheered for win a championship. I imagined lifting the …

Playoff Hockey

As the final seconds counted down on the scoreboard reading 2-1 Oilers over the Kings, the crowd gave a thunderous ovation that left me with goosebumps. For the first time since 2006, the Edmonton Oilers were going to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I’d avoided the decade of less-than-stellar on-ice performances, but my “rookie” year working …