If we get killed, it’s Price’s fault
“What do you mean you’re the one who brought us back here?” Carey asked.
“In your universe the NHL and your lives turned out fine. You’re all in the NHL for a reason, but there are other universes where things don’t turn out as great. When those universes clash and mix, horrible events happen.”
“How do we know you’re telling the truth?” Corey asked.
“How do you think World War Two happened?” Joe asked.
“Well-” Henrik started to explain.
“It happened because universes mixed, Stalin is the only one from our timeline. Hitler, Mussolini, and Tojo were from three different timelines.”
The goalies listened to Joe go one about timelines and alternate universes for another 10 minutes. Nothing he was saying made any sense to any of the NHL goalies. It didn’t make sense that there was more then the universe they live in.
The group was starting to draw a small crowd and a whole lot of attention. It wa then that Joe decided to invite the group of goalies to his house. Which was an offer everyone would have liked to decline, only they were staying in a hotel.
A house sounded really nice to all of them, even if it wasn’t their own.
“Where is he talking us?” Petr whispered to Tuukka as the group was led down to Joe’s basement.
“I don’t know, but if we get killed it’s Price’s fault.”
When Joe finally told the group of goalies they were here, they were pretty amazed. Not only was his basement full of technology well beyond the current time period, it was also pretty damn big.
Across the back wall there were six different television monitors showing various spots across the city.
Along the left wall two computers, along with head sets that looked to be for communication.
The shelves along the right half of the room were what truly impressed the goalies. The top three shelves held everything out of every spy moving the guys had seen. The three bottom shelves held hundreds of books in almost every language known, from Arabic to Yiddish.
In the center of the room sat what looked to be a conference table. Around the table sat twelve chairs haphazardly arranged. Sitting at the table were four men, none of which any of the 21st century goalies knew.
“Gentlemen, meet Frank Brimsek, Bill Durnan, Jim Henry, and Chuck Rayner. Turk Broda and Harry Lumley were unable to make it as they as they are still currently playing in the Stanley Cup Final with their respective teams,” Joe introduced the four men, “You all already know Carey, Corey, Jonathan, Petr, Tuukka, and Henrik.”
“It’s great to have you fellas here, we could use your help,” Bill Durnan said.
“It would be great if we knew why we are here,” Tuukka said, only to get reprimanded by Henrik.
“Gentlemen, welcome to the GAE.”
“The Goalies Against Evil initiative.”