Yours truly isn’t exactly hip with the current television lineup. I dabble in sitcoms, but we’re talking “Friends” and “Seinfeld,” so basically anything that was popular about a decade ago. I recently signed up for Netflix, a wonderful tool for wasting time and staring blankly at a computer screen for hours on end, and was instructed to watch “How I Met Your Mother,” from the beginning.
So there I was lounging in bed this afternoon, watching the 11th episode of Season 3 when Robin, while talking of an office fling, mentioned a name that resonates with Minnesota Duluth hockey fans everywhere.
Her words: We can split a cab to work together, we always have a standing lunch date, and last night, at the hockey game, Curt got us into the locker room and I met Mason Raymond.
When the rest of the group responded with dead silence, Robin added: Left wing for the Vancouver Canucks!
Barney, always the jokester, replied: What’s the opposite of name-dropping?
Raymond, of course, is a former Bulldog (2005-07). He has 70 career goals in four NHL seasons. Plus one mention on a hit sitcom, though that is not listed on his official player bio.
That is all. Carry on.