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Hockey’s Arranged Marriages – Hotel Living

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Hey, hopefully this will tide you over, I’m working on tomorrow’s Puck Daddy column.  It should be a doozy!  Anywho, this one is on Hockey’s Arranged Marriages, Hotel Living.

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12 Responses to “Hockey’s Arranged Marriages – Hotel Living”
  1. crushasaurus says:

    “If you happen to be stuck with someone unwilling to compromise, you can get stuck (as I have) trying to sleep while he’s watching a movie with the AC churning, it’s loud and near freezing, the blinds are open, and you’re dreading having to set two alarms to wake the kid up in the morning.”

    You just described me perfectly. Never invite me to stay in the same hotel room as you. For your own good.

  2. Sherry says:

    I have often wondered how that forced rooming together thing works out. It sounds just awful to me – but I’m a middle-aged woman who has been somewhat of a loner her whole life (so, wouldn’t have appealed to me even if I wasn’t old and cranky). I just figured that it was bunch of, mostly young, guys (read: simple :) ), thus it works somehow. Funny that all the things you mentioned come into play. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ballgame says:

    At Elmira seniors got a bed to themselves and freshman got the cot. 3 guys, 2 beds per room.
    Nothing worse than rooming with a guy that has to have the tv on.

    Even better if you are in playoffs an get knock out early but can’t get earlier flight out. Bar night! We played in the NCAA tourney at St Clouds barn. Nice bars at St cloud. Minus having to walk through snow tunnels to get there.

  4. Ballgame says:

    This type of write up is why I check this blog daily. No one else writes this stuff

  5. ms.conduct says:

    Ditto, Crush. Except close the curtains.

    Was expecting some snoring in the list of roommate complaints.

  6. KarenfromRochester says:

    this is kinda like when you go to college and you’re not on a sports team-the roomate thing is a complete crap shoot. I love reading this type of stuff! I always wondered about the forced roomie thing. And do other professional sports do this, or is it only hockey?

  7. Four to Five says:

    Great article :D

    Oh man…. Don’t remind of last season. I had to room with the most annoying person on the team, and a guy who has hated me (still don’t know the reason why he hates me) since we played together in youth hockey… I wonder if my coach was intentionally trying to get me to room with people I didn’t get along with haha.

    Surprisingly, we managed to get along… Although them staying up to 3-4AM stunk.

  8. DrHockey says:

    I didn’t see what would have been the most obvious problem: A roomie who snores!

    My spouse and I can’t stay in the same room because we keep each other awake, so I can only imagine the perils of rooming with a complete stranger when one or both of you is sawing wood every night.

    Might cut down on a good night’s sleep.

  9. jtbourne says:

    Amazing point, such a brutal omission. I could’ve killed my best friend. When we roomed together, I chucked pillow grenades on his bed all night to make sure he never got into too deep a sleep. Log sawing machine.

  10. Deirdre says:

    Sorta like the cliques article college has a lot of similarities…I wonder if teams in college are roomed together…

    Zippy goal scorer from Vancouver, here is your new roommate: Monster farmboy from Kenosha. You *will* get along.

    Yeah, I could see that being an issue :-)

  11. Cory says:

    Maybe coaches should do like a lot of dorms and pass out a roommate preference sheet so that players that have similar sleeping styles can be roomed together.
    Seriously it wouldn’t be hard to pass out a sheet asking players their preferences: ideal room temperature, window open or closed, blinds open or closed, night owl or early bird, and whether they like room noise (tv or radio on or off).

  12. jtbourne says:

    Cory – best idea I’ve ever heard. Ever.

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