April 29 2014 10:01AM
If I were rich, I’d go to the Stanley Cup Final.
Of course, if I were rich, the Leafs would be in the Stanley Cup Final because I would own the team and I’m a genius.
I would fly there on the team plane. I own that too, by the way.
It would have crazy high-speed Wi-Fi on the plane. I mean, even if I’m a crazy rich bajillionaire who owns an NHL team I’m still totally going to make YouTube videos.
It would have the most ballin’ menu you can find in the sky. It would serve the finest food from around the world, and more importantly, the “Steve Nachos” that the bar in my old neighborhood in Scarborough served. Oh, you don’t know what those are? Well you know how nachos always turn to goopy mush at the bottom and there are all kinds of toppings left over? Not with Steve Nachos because Steve Nachos come with extra chips! See? I’m smart. That’s how I became an NHL team-owning bajillionaire in the first place.
Here’s the problem though – I’m not an NHL team-owning bajillionaire. I am merely a blogger with a Wi-Fi connection and a pot of coffee.
Since I’m a long way away from my dream of eating Steve Nachos in the sky on my way to the Stanley Cup Final, I have looked into other ways to get there: My cool new ScotiaHockey NHL Debit Card.
First of all, it’s got a spiffy Leafs logo on it. I’d show you my card but that’d be dumb. Tell you what – here’s one that looks just like it.
The card earns you entries into the Scotiabank Hockey Adventure of a Lifetime contest. You could win transportation, accommodation, and tickets to epic NHL events. Remember I mentioned the Stanley Cup Final? That’s one of those events!
My Hockey Adventure of a Lifetime would just be too unreal.
I would go to the Hockey Hall of Fame with Felix Potvin and play those crazy goalie emulator games. First, imagine how sick that would be. Second, I'd probably win at least once. Even if it's once and it's a complete fluke, to be able to say "Dude I beat Felix Potvin at the Hockey Hall of Fame goalie emulator and then we high-fived and ate ice cream," would be the greatest thing ever. Then I would chill with Mats Sundin. He's a guy I would really just like to talk to about his career, time with the Leafs, stories, and so on. We'd grab some pizza, head down to Maple Leaf Gardens (now the Mattamy Athletic Centre), sit near the top, and just talk. After a while he would say something super encouraging like "Hey kid, wanna go shoot a couple pucks?" and then do a little head nudge toward the ice. I'd be like "Oh Mats! Of course I would!" and then we'd high five and eat ice cream.
Plus, every purchase enters you into monthly draws for NHL tickets and other amazing prizes, like NHL GameCenter LIVE subscriptions and gift cards.
Ok let me save you some time. Here are the prizes in list form…
GRAND PRIZES include:
· 2014 Stanley Cup® Final:
o Two tickets to one Stanley Cup® Final Game
o Two tickets to the 2014 NHL Face-Off™ game (date and location TBA)
o Where applicable, round trip economy airfare for two departing from the Canadian International Airport nearest the winner’s residence. No word on whether or not they sell Steve Nachos.
o Two (2) nights standard hotel accommodation (double occupancy)
o $500.00 CDN spending money
o Approximate Retail Value of each Grand Prize is $5,000.00 CDN.
Alright but not everyone can win the big grand prize. What about monthly prizes?
The Monthly Prizes:
o Five chances to win two tickets to an NHL regular season game in the NHL city of the winner’s choice.
o Twenty-five chances to win an NHL GameCenter LIVE™ Subscription.
o Fifty chances to win a $50 shop.canada.nhl.com gift cards
Those are just some of the things you could get. I could sit here and bore you with that information, but I’ve got stuff to do.
And by “got stuff to do” I mean I already have one of these cards and I want to win before you do.