Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I landed a job covering the Carolina Hurricanes for the local daily...
Okay, so I didn't but after today, where I spent the majority of the morning watching an open practice at the RBC center in Raleigh, I'm thinking that would be a cool job.
It was a surreal experience: I got to walk into the locker room with some other guys from the local media and ask several players a few questions about an upcoming article that I pitched to the local weekly. I've been a hockey fan since I was a kid, caught up in the hype of the 1980 Olympics team and the wonderkid Wayne Gretzky. So it was strange to find myself in the locker room of a professional hockey team.
Even stranger was how young they all looked.
And how tall Eric Staal was.
Pictured: Right winger, number 44, Patrick Eaves.