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Brian Rafalski?

Posted on: February 21, 2010 10:23 pm
Edited on: February 22, 2010 12:26 am

Most Americans who don't closely follow hockey have never heard the name Brian Rafalski. Now, he'll become one of the most well known Brian's in two countries.

Because of Rafalski it's so quiet in Canada right now you can hear the maple syrup freezing. That other noise coming from across the border was John Candy turning in his grave.

They're not jumping off bridges in Canada. They're jumping into ice holes.

Before the Olympics, Rafalski had four goals in 57 games for Detroit. In the Olympics alone, he's equaled that. It's an incredible outburst of a previously mostly unknown guy outside the hockey world. He was one of the catalysts in America's important victory over Canada.

Names like Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller and Apolo Ohno are the Olympians the casual sports fan knows. Brian Rafalski wasn't a household name. Until now.

Now, you can expect Rafalski to have his own clothing line, McDonald's commercial and Nike spot. He'll also spawn a new lingo. To be Rafalski'd, i.e., to get beat down by guy who came out of nowhere.

This USA hockey team has the chance to produce an entire new generation of heroes. Their inspiring game against Canada may just be the start of something special.

It's at least the start of a new life for a man named Rafalski.

Category: Olympic Games
Tags: USA

Since: Oct 5, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2010 11:00 pm

Brian Rafalski?

Though I think it is pointless to assign you to writing about Hockey since apparently you didn't even know who Brian Rafalski was, I did kinda chuckle at to be Rafalski'd

Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2010 10:53 pm

Brian Rafalski?

Wrong Red Wing, Freeman. 
We already have the term "Kronwall'd" for Nikolas Kronwall and his devastating hits for the Detroit Red Wings. 
Hell, there was even a cheesy commercial:
Also, love this pic of him owning Havlat from last year's playoffs: http://www.nhldigest

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2010 10:45 pm

Brian Rafalski?

Do you really think nobody has heard of someone that plays for the most popular team in the league? 

Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2010 10:43 pm

Brian Rafalski?

stick to writing about sports you know something about Freeman

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2010 10:43 pm

Brian Rafalski?

Please ignore Freeman...He has no hockey knowledge at all!

Considering the fact that Rafalski is one of the most well known players on team USA....

Never Write About Hockey!


Hockey Fans

Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2010 10:41 pm

Brian Rafalski?

people who watch hockey have definitely heard of rafalski

Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2010 10:36 pm

Brian Rafalski?

Freeman, honest question. Did you know alot about Rafalski before the Olypmics?

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