Hockey.

Right now, Foxtel is deigning to show us their weekly NHL game. Capitals/Blackhawks.

3 years ago, while on one of our visits to the mother country, I took Mr S-P to a Rangers game at Madison Square Garden. Previously, he’d only followed two sports: cricket and motorcycle racing.

It changed his life. He is now a fully certified hockey tragic.

Did you know that there is ice hockey in Australia? Very semi-pro (all the players have day jobs) and not exactly of NHL quality, but it exists. If you ever wanted to meet Canberra’s entire North American expat community, come to the Phillip ice rink next time the Knights are playing. Lousy with Americans and Canadians.

Zoning out for the next few hours. In the meantime, enjoy this photo of Henrik Lundquist.

Henrik Lundquist. A fine, fine example of Swedish manhood.

Henrik Lundquist. A fine, fine example of Swedish manhood.

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