I feel like my family makes cameos fairly often in my stories, so this should be nothing new in that regard. My cousin is a hilarious guy. Between him, his brother, and their dad (my godfather), they’re probably the reason I’m as big of a Star Wars fan as I am. I will always be eternally grateful for that. Well we all happen to be massive hockey fans as well, so we’re all riding the same wavelengths pretty hardcore. Sometimes its on our minds so much that we dream about it. After everything that happened yesterday with #PariseWatch, how can you blame us? That very situation spurred this email from my cousin this morning at 6:19am. Enjoy.
Just in case you were interested,
I had a dream last night that it was the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Pens were playing somebody in Game 7 of 1st round. Maybe somebody bad like the Islanders, I can’t remember. We were down 2-1 with a couple of minutes left when Parise scores the tying goal for the Pens.
After the goal, the other team wins the ensuing faceoff, they skate back into their own end, and then run a breakout from their zone – one pass from behind their net to the blue line. From the blue line, their skater skates with a bit of speed across center ice, across our blue line, and with about 30 seconds left in the game rips a shot towards Fleury. Unfortunately, Fleury is reading the U.S.A. Today (although, after the game there was debate whether he was actually reading the articles or just skimming the pictures). Surprised by the shot, he awkwardly reacts by throwing the U.S.A. Today aside (from his glove hand) and manages to get a piece of his now free-glove on the puck.
Unfortunately, the puck deflects straight up and then back down at his feet in the blue of the goal crease. The same skater from the other team that took the shot rushes the net and taps the puck in for an easy series clinching tally.
Fleury, I believe was fired immediately following the game.
I woke up believing the dream was true.