I Think I Love Hockey: How a Capitals Fan Overcame Barriers to Embrace the Ice

November 13th, 2009 by K. D. James Leave a reply »
While watching the Washington Capitals eke out a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders at Verizon Center, thanks to an 11th round shootout wrist shot by captain Chris Clark on Veterans Day Wednesday night, I wondered when I started liking the sport of hockey. 

I’m sorry. I can't hide it from my brothers or my homies any longer: I do think that I love hockey.


I don't think it started when I rented that god-awful Mike Myers film The Love Guru and saw a Toronto Maple Leafs character by the name of Darren Roanoke, played by actor Romany Malco (Weeds, The 40-Year-Old Virgin ).


No, it didn't occur when witnessing Alex Ovechkin, the reigning NHL MVP and superstar left wing for the Capitals, for the first time either.


Those two examples must not have b ...

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