When WUYS is suddenly mentioned in 47 new Tweets in an hour, there’s only one possible reason: Workout video.
When 46 of those messages are in ALL CAPS, I know without reading:
It’s the Blackhawks.
Here’s the video. It takes an extra moment to load, presumably because the internet paused to fan itself back into consciousness.
Between road games in San Jose and Phoenix, the Blackhawks thought an outdoor soccer and football workout would be fun. Nothing says internet sensation like a bunch of pale Canadians with their shirts off in February! (Plus Kaner and Stalberg, who must be in their somewhere.)
Blackhawks TV is the best media output in the NHL. They brought us Joey the Junior Reporter, ugly Christmas sweaters, everything.
Well, not quite everything – until now.
What was that?
Jonathan Toews would have been a QB if he were American. It’s just his style.
He doesn’t even use a resistance band, because none can contain him.
This workout was held at the University of Phoenix… yet I don’t see anyone around. No one suddenly joined the track team? Changed their major to stadium groundskeeping? Impromtu lemonade stand body shots? For shame.
The Blackhawks aren’t just gratuitously fit and camera-friendly. They are 8-0-2 on the season and lead the entire NHL with 18 points.
They have so much swag right now, they’re doing good deeds for other teams! This is like sending the girls to the bar in hopes they’ll attract the bartender more quickly. It’s practically a Blackhawks Bikini Car Wash.
If tonight’s game in Phoenix doesn’t have record ticket sales, there is literally nothing else the NHL can do.