Monday, August 13, 2007

A question for a boring summer day . . .

There isn't that much going on this summer, so while everyone suffers through another manic Monday I would like to ask my readership a question.

There is a thread on the boards over at Hockey's Future that asks if any posters are NHL players, and has anyone ever reached a high level of play outside the NHL. There's the usual assortment of wise ass answers involving players pretending to be Ollie Jokinen and screwing up his bio and what not, but there's also a lot of people claiming association to a lot of players, including someone claiming to be related to my favorite whiner, Chad Kilger.

I don't really know if any of those people on HF are telling the truth about their hockey connections, and I don't really care. Heck, I had dinner at a table next to Wayne Gretzky about ten years ago, but you don't see me bragging about it on some blog. What does pique my curiosity is the following question: If you were to pretend to be related to an NHL player, who would it be?

Personally, I'd take Patrice Breisbois. I'd sit back and watch people badmouth him to death, and then I'd tell people I was related to him and defend to death in front of everyone. Comedy gold, I tells ya.

But I extend the question to you, who would you pretend to be related to? Remember, if it was any one too famous, it'd be discredited pretty quickly.


Jimmy Jazz said...

I'd claim Ilya Bryzgalov to be my first cousin once removed. The best backup in the league, on the worst team to be the best backup.

FS said...

I'd think being the best back up behind Brodeur would be worse. I mean, at least Gigeure gets injured every now and then.

Jimmy Jazz said...

Good point, but he's still my favorite backup. I doubt Brody would play so much if he had someone even a skosh better than Clemmensen sitting on the bench.