Monday, April 19, 2010
From the post Olympics gold medal party in 2006? Or Frolunda Championship? Some winning thing from the text of the paper. Whenever it was, I'd like to be invited to the next party!
We all know Henrik is talented on ice, but apparently he's pretty talented at playing the guitar too. He said he started to play guitar to get his mind off hockey. When you play pro you're practicing, playing games and really have hardly any time for anything else. But by playing guitar you can relax and do something to get your mind off it.
Henrik has also said that he loves going back to his penthouse, going out on the terrace and playing guitar to relax while listening to the city. Awwwwww.
The band he had back in Sweden was made up of hockey Frolunda Indians teammates and was called Box Play. He was surprised back when he came over in 2006 about all the focus on the band. It was just a way to relax and they weren't serious or anything. Actually I think in one interview he said they were horrible. He played bass.
I don't care if his band was horrible. I just want to see him in that wig again! LOL
He's also mentioned that sometimes when he's in the net waiting for action he'll think of things like what guitar he's going to buy the next day. In another interview (I have got to stop losing these interviews so I can link to them!) he said the first thing he bought with his NY Rangers paycheck was a guitar.
A professional athlete AND in a band? He's got the chick magnet thing figured out, hasn't he?
Last summer he played at the opening of Sean Avery's bar Warren 77 and apparently mentioned that he wanted to get a band together in NYC. He was getting name suggestions all night and liked the name Five Hole Soul the best.
Henrik playing guitar at the opening. Awwwwwwww. I love a man that can play guitar.
I'm recognizing some Ikea furniture! Recognize that guitar from the photos above?