In what might turn out to be a recurring feature here, I posed 5 questions to Hockey Rants blogger Jes Golbez:
1. Who is your most hated player?
It's a tie between Sean "Pottymouth" Avery and Dion "Sourpuss" Phaneuf.Avery, for obvious reasons, is simply somebody I would never wantanything to do with. He's cocky, yaps far too much, and deserves allof the injuries he gets. Phaneuf just plain looks like he never enjoys himself out there, andhe's a very dirty player. I'd like to see him get hit in the face withan Al MacInnis slapshot. All-time? Mark Messier, for too many reasons to explain in a shortperiod of time.
2. Worst NHL Jerseys?
The New York Islanders new duds = ewww, but the award easily goes tothe Flyers for their football-style shoulder design that makes theirsweaters look nothing like hockey clothing.
3. Favorite non-hockey sport?
It is/was baseball, which was a close second place. For someunexplained reason, I've almost completely lost interest in baseballover the past two years, and have barely paid attention. Perhaps theWhite Sox (I've been a fan since I was a tyke) winning the WorldSeries just gave me that feeling of relief that made further baseballwatching less meaningful. Watching MMA might have taken second place,especially since it doesn't require you to follow a team for anylength of time.
4. Best movie you've watched in the last year?
Hmm, besides Terminator 2 (always the best), it is hard to pin down aclear winner. Iron Man was very good, but not one I'd want to watchmultiple times. Superbad had me laughing a lot, and should get a lotmore credit than it does. The most disappointing movie? No Country for Old Men. I honestly justdo not get why this movie is so popular. My girlfriend and I rented itand we were trying very hard to keep awake. The movie is utterly slow,lacks intensity, humour, and entertainment value. Bloody? Only if youwatch Disney movies constantly. Oh, and Juno was the WORST movie I've seen since The Piano, and themost overrated. Care to defend the movie? I'll chop your argument uplike onions.
5. Do dance teams such as the Hurricane Girls have a place in hockey?
Of course! Hockey needs any gimmick it can get to market itself, andeye candy is NEVER a bad thing. I'd much rather have some junk-foodeye candy than loud canned rock music and overpriced, lukewarm beer.
Next week I'll ask 5 Questions of another hockey-related celebrity.