The queen? A puckhead? Who knew!

Updated: September 30, 2007, 4:04 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

LONDON -- So, Erik Janssen was at Buckingham Palace and Queen Elizabeth II came up to him started talking about hockey and the NHL. In fact, the queen got so wound up talking about the game, she touched Janssen on the wrist -- twice. Seriously. The queen of England, a puckhead. Who knew?

When Janssen, a local sports TV producer for a network in London that broadcasts live NHL, Major League Baseball, NFL and NBA games, tells this story, there is generally one response.

"Usually people ...

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