Hordichuk once played on the 2000-2001 Turner Cup Champions.
Actually, I really ripped on Hordichuk back in the day.
He's since become a much more complete player, or at least one who can tie his skates, since he used to look like he'd just slip them on, ankles bending. The fact that I know he didn't wear socks is an indication of how loose they were.
As an enforcer, he's no match for the prototypical enforcer in my mind. Barry ****ing Dreger. That was a bad ass. He'd do things that if I shared them here, he'd sound like a horrible human being, but in context they was quite appropriate, and because it was Barry, they were quite charming.
Even when he was with the Houston Aeros, complete bad ass.
So when I whine about "mechanical fights", know that every fight for Barry was like this. He also owns the distinction of scoring the first goal in Atlanta Thrasher history (pre-season)
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11. New York Islanders: (Listen Here) Controversy! The Islanders have a classic goal horn that takes you back to the days of Mike Bossy potting goals for Al Arbour's teams. But after the horn ... no Gary Glitter, no Pennywise, no Blur. Nope, the Islanders have chosen "Live is Life" by Opus, a "na na na" ear worm suggested by center Zenon Konpka and agreed upon by his teammates. Opus is an Austrian band, and "Life as Love" was released in the 1980s. Said Konpka: "So many teams play the same old thing. ... This song is unique to us in the NHL. By the time we scored a few goals when we debuted it, you could hear the fans doing the Na Nas. It's fantastic. I know it's only to get better. This team, these incredible fans...this is our song." For better or for worse ... maybe a Gogol Bordello cover is in order. The "Woos" at the end are a nice touch.