On Monday evening there was a surprise in store for me. The week before How I Met Your Mother was a repeat and I assumed there would be no new episodes until the WGA strike was resolved.
How wrong I was. Not only was there a new episode, it was hilarious and I learned something about the Canucks.
Canadian born, cigar smoking, Tom boy Robin Scherbatsky recalled a perk of dating the sports reporter at her network with:
Robin: I even got into the changerooms and met Mayson Raymond.
Robin: He plays left wing for the Vancouver Canucks.
I looked over to Jenna and shook my head. I was not familiar with a Mason Raymond and we carried on with the episode.
The next morning I read an article titled Canucks recall three from Hamilton from Yahoo Sports. The first paragraph went like this:
The Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday recalled left wings Mason Raymond and Jason Jaffray and goaltender Drew MacIntyre from Manitoba of the American Hockey League.
While the Vancouver head office would never admit to Hollywood influencing their player call ups but there was a lot of talk about it following the episode on Monday.
The following night Vancouver played Anaheim, perhaps some of the writers for the show would take a time out from the picket line and see the game, because Raymond did not disappoint!
The two fresh faces in the Vancouver Canucks dressing room were easy to spot. Lockers displaying pucks with a piece of tape that said: “1st NHL goal” gave Mason Raymond and Jason Jaffray away. link
There you go, you can learn new things from TV shows and seeing as this episode was written months ago it is pretty remarkable that he would score his very first NHL goal after being name dropped on TV.