And, as proof, I present to you the “Monty Python” dream I referenced on today’s e-maul to NHL Live:
(note: this was back in August of 2005. Thus the pre-Cup Hurricanes)
[Hurricanes are driving down Wade Avenue in a minivan. WALLY, BOB, and SKIP are clapping coconuts together, yadda yadda]
A. WARD: And that, my captain, is how we know the Lightning to be Stanley Cup Champs.
BRIND’AMOUR: This new learning amazes me, Wardo. Explain again how the Left-Wing Lock may be employed to prevent scoring.
A. WARD: Oh, certainly, sir.
HEDICAN: Look, guys!
[The Hurricanes see the RBC Center in the distance]
WALLY: It’s only a model.
BRIND’AMOUR: Shhh! ‘Canes, I bid you welcome to your new home. Let us ride… to Camelot!
[Cut to the ice at the RBC Center, chorus line of Hurricanes players bursts into song]
We’re knights of the round table
We dance when e’er we’re able
We do routines and chorus scenes
With footwork impecc-able.
We dine well here in Camelot
We eat ham and jam and spam a lot
[shots of Hurricanes players in full gear dancing, cut briefly to Scott Stevens in the penalty box clapping]
We’re knights of the Round Table
ur shows are for-mid-able
Though many times we’re given rhymes
That are quite unsing-able
We’re opera mad in Camelot
We sing from the diaphragm a lot
[tapdancing, Niclas Wallin performing a little drum solo on several players' helmets before clocking Stormy over the head]
In war we’re tough and able
Between our quests we sequin vests
And impersonate Clark Gable
It’s a busy life in Camelot
ZIGOMANIS: I have to push the pram a lot.
[cut back to the minivan]
BRIND’AMOUR: Well, on second thought, let’s not go to Camelot — it is a silly place.
[Minivan drives off]Canes take on the Wild tonight at the RBC Center. Come on out and have a good time.