Kelsey Does Calgary: I smell snow
Okay, so I don’t smell snow, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately.
I walk into my bedroom, see my snowboard and practically drool because I want to hit up some pow’, carve some lines and drink some cold beer on an even colder day.
I want to take snowy hikes with good friends and good cameras shooting the stark beauty that is a Canadian winter and follow it up with some hot chocolate and a poutine.
Now, before you summer fanatics get your knickers in a twist I am not dumping on your warm weather parade, as the winter traffic around my beloved Cowtown is horrendous. I do love summer, I even love the rain we’ve been having (although the humidity on the bald ass prairies these days is an adjustment.)
Finally, I want hockey.
My excitement for winter was amped up yesterday when I read that the Flames had signed veteran forward Craig Conroy to a one-year contract. Connie is an integral part of the team and while he doesn’t have the jump he may of once had, or the offensive output he once had for that matter, he is still a strong presence in the dressing room and as my friend Sandra put it, “he does so much for this city and organization.”
Does Craig Conroy being a good person win the Flames the cup next Spring? No…but if the interesting collection of players the Flames have signed (still in a bit of a fog over the whole Tanguay and Jokinen thing) can finally find that “identity” that has been touted season after season for the last however many seasons it’s going to be a great winter.