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Bono Hitches Ride With NHL Scrub

Posted: June 8, 2011 by Keith Stone in Bono, NHL, road trip

Edmonton Oilers center Gilbert Brule was driving with his girlfriend around Vancouver when they happened upon an unusual hitchhiker: Bono. The rock star had gone for a walk when it started raining, so Brule forced his lady to stop and pick him up despite her doubts. What is a woman doing driving in the first place? That’s the real problem. I guess maybe that has to do with why Brule only scored seven goals this season. Only in Canada.

In return for the lift, Bono gave Brule tickets for his show in Edmonton. The forward promptly sold his tickets to Game 1 of the Finals. Again, Gilbert Brule only scored seven goals this season. However, Brule got a shout out at the show when Bono declared to the crowd that “I like ice hockey because people who play ice hockey are the kind of people who pick up hitchhikers. I’m ever so grateful. I’ve decided that I want to be Gilbert Brule.” That makes one of us.

Vancouver Sun

Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals was pretty epic. I love low-scoring games. The tension is unbearable. The Canucks and Bruins were scoreless for over 59 and a half minutes until Jannik Hansen made a pretty feed to Raffi Hansen for the game-winner. The fans in Vancouver were delirious, but perhaps none more than these guys, who drove 15 hours to watch the Canucks play in San Jose in the Western Conference Finals and ended up drinking with the owner of the team, making a hospital visit, and scoring comps for the next game. It’s a good read.