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Jason Reitman - From the Bottom Of My Heart

Friday, 04.17.2009 / 7:18 PM / NHL Celeb Blogs

By Jason Reitman - Special to NHL.com


Blog 2 - Friday, April 17


The night of game one, I was filming past midnight at Lambert Airport here in St. Louis. This meant running back and forth between set and the Admirals Club to find a TV that wasn’t playing CNN. I didn’t get to see nearly as much as I would have wanted. I did get to see the Blues blow a ridiculously long 5 on 3 (nice going). That certainly made my night. Tonight I’m shooting in an airplane hanger on the outskirts of the Lambert tarmac... Finding a TV is going to be tough. Might just have to keep refreshing my iPhone.
 
I’ve learned something in the last week. While the people of St. Louis are incredibly kind, generous, and patient... this all changes very quickly if you start insulting their hockey franchise. I even got the ire of an older woman who was one of the background extras on Wednesday night.
 
For the record, I really have enjoyed living in this city since January. It has been nothing but welcoming to my film crew and has truly felt like home for me.
 
And for the record (and I mean this from the bottom of my heart), I hope the city suffers a crushing defeat in this playoff series. I hope it haunts them for years. Ten years from now, I hope you’re still blaming it on something as weak as the team getting the flu.
 
That said, I’ll tell you what... if the Canucks lose the series... I will wear a Blues jersey the following day on set from call time to wrap.


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Quote of the Day

I was going nuts and I saw [Subban], he was going crazy, and the ref had no idea where to go. [Subban] was skating to me, and I was skating to him and the ref was right in between us and I don't know, I kind of hit him pretty hard, I thought, but those were some emotions and I'm pretty sure he understands that.

— Montreal forward Alex Galchenyuk on the celebration following his OT goal against Ottawa in Game 2