It took me nearly two and a half decades, but after jumping on the 'Hawks bandwagon late last season, I've finally managed to make it to my very first live hockey game! I thought it'd be cool to take some photos, but I'm really a novice at the whole thing -- I have an ancient camera, shaky hands, zero online photo site experience... and no idea how to take pictures of a hockey game.
I was way too caught up in the whole experience (AWESOME!) to get any pictures from other angles, of myself, the arena, or even the Red Devil. But while I had to stand behind some people, I did make it to the pre-game skate, and snapped a few blurry pictures from our end of the ice.
Rather than just toss these in a random album somewhere, I figured I'd post them here and let you people make some sense out of these. Go ahead and "rewrite" any of the captions to your liking. We can call it a re-captioning contest. Yeah. Put in some dialogue, or change it completely... whatever.
(1) "My Birthday Wish? A Blackhawks Win and a Patrick Kane Goal!"
(2) Hjammer asks the Devils why the IKEA has to be so close to Newark.
(3) The Captain wonders why everybody on his team is so lazy. Especially Kaner.
(4) The latest result of Coach Q's line generator.
(5) Fear the Fro: no helmet required
(6) [ obligatory SharpiePic ]
(7) Hey everybody, check out what Auntie is doing!
(8) Kop warming up his "falling shot"
(9) Yeah, that one missed the net by a mile. (It really did, haha)
(10) Stuff stuff stuff... hey, watch where you put your active sticks!
(11) No wonder! How am I supposed to stop players when they're all blurry?
(12) Dunky-Hjammer... will we ever see this pairing?
(14) Faceoff of the 19's, or, The Hammer Of The Gods Line Prepares To Go To Work.
(15) Yay! Hawks Win!!
Oh, in case you're wondering, the sign that's cut off on (11) says "Hey Mad Dog, No More Scoring on Marty!" Anyway, re-caption away, or at least teach me how I'm really supposed to take pictures at a hockey game.
(btw, thanks to everybody who suggested their favorite photo sharing site... I ended up taking nobody's advice and used Picasa instead, due to its generous offering of storage space)