X-games has been in Oslo the last four days and I don’t think I ever consumed so much extreme sports before. Started out Thursday night by watching some skateboarding on tv. And the Friday I watched the ladies super half pipe on tv which was awesomeBut the big thing for me during X-games in Oslo was when j went to see the big air competitions with S yesterday on Tøyen parken. The vibe was great and everything was just so cool and had so much fun. Really hope X-games comes back to Oslo soon again. Then the swedes took one bronze medal and one gold medal which didn’t make it worse.
Then I’ve got to admit that today I couldn’t just don’t watch any x-games so I watched the men’s ski super half pipe. Pretty cool I got to say.
Have so video from the big air event. Will see if I can upload it to the blog as well later maybe.
GMy girlfriend came home today in her new X-games hat that she got as a gift at work. Looked pretty cool to be honest. But that made us realize that there is X-games going on in the end of February here in Oslo. Unfortunately G is a away on a trip with some friends but fortunately some my best friend S is here. So we bought tickets to the Big Air finals on the 27th here in Oslo. I’m super excited to go on this event and to get to spend time with S. It will be awesome.
So I thighs I would kick of this with introduce you to the first of the teams in the Swedish hockey league (SHL).
This is a real classic Swedish hockey team and they have won the championship 13 times and produces and the club is over 100 years old that’s tradition. The team is from the city of Gävle. So what famous players at from Brynäs? The first Swedish player inducted into the Hockey Hall of fame and with his own statue in Toronto where he played for many years, the one and only Börje Salming. Another top NHL players that come from this team is Nicklas Bäckström the Washington Captials center. Vancovers backup goalie Jacob Markström, Eddie Läck the Caroline Hurricane goalie and Niklas Svedberg who played backup goalie in Boston last year and now players in the KHL. So they e produces quite a lot of goalies the last year. Then there is the up and coming Jacob Silferberg, the forward that represents Anaheim Ducks today.
So far this year Brynäs have surprised be and among the top teams. I think that they defiantly will be a playoff team this year but I think they need some more time in order a team than can win the championship.
The Swedish Hockey League is the highest division of hockey in Sweden and have through the years produced a lot of great players. Many have later on continued over to the NHL and a few of them have become great names. In facts if very often ranked as the third best hockey league in the world. And there several classic teams in the league that seams like they have been there forever but there is also new teams that joined in as late as last year. So I though, why not start a new serie here at the blog for those who would like to know more about it.
This is a test and see if you like it.
So today we starting of by introducing the league. The Swedish Hockey League was in the last year called the Eliteserie but has also been know as the Swedish Elite League (SEL). I think SHL is a much better name, much more clear and feels also stronger as a brand. This is the hockey league I grew up watching and following so it’s a bit of nostalgia in it but it’s also a league that you know will produce the starts in the NHL and world for the future.
I started o play the NFL Pickem game which pretty much is a game where you guess what team wins what game in order to get points. This week which is week 3 in the NFL didn’t exactly go as I thought but it isn’t went totally wrong either. However, I like watching the NFL and its fun way to follow it got a rookie follower as I am. Trying to learn more about the game.
A few days ago Chicago Blackhawks won game 6 agains Tampa Bay Lighting and secured the title as 2015 Stanley Cup Champions. So I would like to congratulate Chicago to the title even if my heart is with another NHL team. And I would like to congratulate the Swedish defender Niklas Hjalmarsson to his 3rd Stanely Cup title. It’s not many other Swedes that have that won that many.
Then by a coincident G visited Chicago a few weeks ago and she knows that I love hockey and the NHL so see bought me a Chicago Blackhawks hat and I have to say that is fun to have a hat that’s bought in Chicago the yet they won the Stanely Cup.
What’s now really interesting is to see what kind of Chicago will make to their team. We all know that they have to make changes because of the salary cap sealing.
Yesterday where a rather slow day but I talked quickly with G that are in Chicago. There is something about hearing your loved once voices when you miss them. Can’t really explain it but it’s a nice feeling.
But that was just a short moment of my day. I also watched some hockey especially the game between Sweden and Latvia that Sweden won which where fun.
Then we have tried a concept where you get food on the door. You get a recepie and all the ingredients and that makes you 4 portions of food in 3 days. So rather late last night I made the first dish for this week. Tasted good so nothing to complain at.
With two games left of the regular serie the New York Rangers secured the Presidenta Trophy which makes the the best team in the entire NHL during the regular season. I got to say that I didn’t expect that before this season started. And I’m a Rangers fan. A good day to be a Rangers fan.
Last time the Rangers won the Presidents Throphy where 1994 which is also the year when they won the Stanely Cup last time. To be honest I didn’t expect them to win this. I don’t take for granted the Stanely Cup but this definatley gives me hope for it. Might be a very interesting NHL playoffs.
Yesterday where hockey night here in my home, almost for the first time this year. For you who don’t know I am a big Frölunda Indians fan and try to follow them as close as possible. But to be honest it haven’t been that many games that I been able to see this season. And last night where game 7 in the quarterfinals in the Swedish Hockey Leauge (SHL).
I watched the entire game and it ended in the best possible way. They won and they went on to the simifinals. After a game that is the best game I’ve seen in a long long time. It wasn’t over until the very last second and that what makes me love hockey.
Now it’s time to see more and I will find the time for it.