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Hockey RPF recs, seriously

I did not mean to get sucked into hockey RPF. I'm not a sports fan and I don't read a lot of RPF. But it happened. [personal profile] thehoyden recced some Blackhawks fic on slash report, and then I followed some tags on the AO3, and before I knew it I was watching behind-the-scenes videos of the Pittsburgh Penguins Christmas party and laughing at Marc-Andre Fleury's facial hair. It's a problem, I know. In any case, here are some of the better stories I've found in my whirlwind two weeks of trying to figure out what the fuck a face-off is.


The Work of Wings (47426 words) by faviconthefourthvine
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin
Summary: Sidney Crosby gets hit on the head and wakes up with extra memories. (This fic came out of this post on inverted tropes--went to sleep in Vegas and woke up... divorced! a game of gay chicken in the locker room turns into... a tense conversation about homophobia! They would all make brilliant stories but I'm glad this is the one she wrote.)



Heart in Hand (RPF version) (130607 words) by faviconsalifiable
Chapters: 18/18
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Sidney Crosby/Alexander Ovechkin
Characters: Sidney Crosby, Alexander Ovechkin
Summary: Sid had realized very early on that for better or worse, he would be linked to Alexander Ovechkin for the rest of his life. But he never expected anything like this. (Novel-length fic about rivalries, reality TV shows, forbidden affairs, outing and the consequences thereof, and the triumph of true love. It's really, really good, and there is a brilliant pun in the last scene that I did not get until my second read.  If you don't like RPF, there's also a names-changed-to-protect-the-innocent version here.)


Des Plus Brillants Exploits (33066 words) by favicontwentysomething
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Sidney Crosby/Evgeni Malkin
Characters: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Alexander Ovechkin, Sergei Gonchar, Ilya Kovalchuk, Alexander Semin, Brooks Orpik, Marc-Andre Fleury, Jonathan Toews, Hayley Wickenheiser, Meaghan Mikkelson, Marie-Philip Poulin, Jayna Hefford
Summary: “Vancouver!” Sid turns and shouts at the last second as she goes through the doors.
“Vancouver!” Geno yells back. (Genderfuck! Sid is the first female player in the NHL, so in the Vancouver Olympics she has to play for the women's team. Sweet developing romance between her and Geno. This is exactly the lady version of Sidney Crosby--intense, focused, slightly crazy, and adorable--and if you love genderfuck like I love genderfuck this story will really do it for you.)


Tour de Force (23529 words) by faviconthehoyden
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Hockey RPF
Rating: Explicit
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Patrick Kane/Jonathan Toews
Characters: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Patrick Sharp, Brent Seabrook, Duncan Keith, Andrew Shaw
Summary: "Write what you know” was good enough advice for Jo March, so it’s good enough for Patrick Kane. (Patrick Kane writes and publishes an epic fanfic-with-the-serial-numbers-filed-off about him and Toews, and the entire NHL needs to know what happens next.  It's brilliant.  But it's [personal profile] thehoyden , so you knew that.)
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