The Bitterness Blog

27 Years Ago Today, A Hockey God Was Born
June 23, 2010, 11:56 pm
Filed under: Musings of a Random Nature

As we all know, I’m a huge Washington Capitals fan, and today is the 27th birthday of my hockey boyfriend #2, Brooks Laich (hockey boyfriend #1 is Alex Semin, but there is very little space in my heart between 1 and 2 in this case).  Besides being an awesome hockey player who had his first hat trick this past season, Brooks has a reputation for being an insanely good guy.

Case in point:  the same night that the Caps suffered a loss in game 7 of the first round of playoffs, knocking them out of the race for the Stanley Cup, Brooks spotted a car with a flat tire on the side of the highway on his way home from the game and stopped and changed the tire for the driver and her daughter.  In his suit (the guys wear suits before and after the games).  I mean, Christ.  It’s one thing to be a good samaritan, but it’s a whole other animal to be one after suffering a heartbreaking, soul-crushing, early-playoff exit such as the one the Caps suffered that night.  So today, on his birthday, we salute Brooks Laich, because he’s awesome.

The hotness.

Oh, and did I mention he’s super, super hot?  There is a stereotype that all hockey players are toothless, smashed-nose brutes.

Continued hotness.

Brooks Laich is clearly proof that the stereotype does not always apply.

The man knows how to wear a suit.

Happy birthday Brooks!

*Also, I should note that my birthday was yesterday, and if the proximity of our birthdays is not proof that Brooks and I belong together, then I don’t know what is.