Well the good news is, I’m not dead. The bad news is, I may be soon. So Slovak arrives for his hockey vacation in 11 days and I’ve been stupid busy lately. And we haven’t had much hockey.
Anyways, nothing big happened this weekend right?
So, I know I’ve never blogged about Oliver Ekman-Larsson before so let me give you a run down….. He’s a 19 year old Swedish rook………….. bahahahahahaha I almost got that out.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLIVER! SO I’M GONNA TYPE IN CAPS FOR A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE OMG OLIVER GOT TO FINALLY MEET HIS IDOL NICKLAS LIDSTROM. IT WENT A LITTLE SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
Bahaha did you see that excited look OEL cast over towards Lidstrom? So completely excited that he got to be on Team Lidstrom. So after the Friday night draft, on Saturday the boys walked the red carpet:
So on top of red carpet awkwardness, there was a lot of media, even for the rookies. OEL was on TV (which is more than I can say for this pathetic TV media coverage in Phoenix, you make me want to puke with your apathy towards hockey).
So then there was the actual skills competition that he got to participate in.
So the first thing that OEL got to do be in the skills relay. He was in charge of passing to Lidstrom (!!!!!!!! OMG!), Brad Richards, and Loui Erickson while they shot one-timers. OEL was on the group that ended up having the fastest time! Woot!
Then he also participated in the shootout at the end. And he came up with this:
Holy shit. I know I’m biased, but holy shit. Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick. That boy is nasty. Just plain dirty!
So super proud of our little baby rookie!
So due to an injury, Yandle also got to go to All-Star weekend. And not just as OEL’s stunt-double.