All the Small Things

I was really going to do a post about this Winnipeg Jets’ cookbook… so close.  They Instagrammed something and being married to a chef, I was hooked!  Sadly the video is a yawn but those wings looked pretty delish.  It’s for charity and so, yeah. Off to the interwebs to find something to care about. […]

Start Stressing

The Olympics really disrupted my sense of hockey-time, and I suddenly find important things are right around the corner: The Penguins are in DC on Monday. The trade deadline is tomorrow at 3 PM Eastern. There are less than six weeks left in the regular season. Luckily I’m good at To Do Lists.  They calm […]

The Island of Misfit Boys

Here you are in your Team Whatever jersey, wearing patriotic mittens, when you find out one (or more) of your favorite NHL players didn’t make their respective Olympic team.  Don’t worry, you’re not alone. For two solid weeks in February, you’re invited to our party. Okay, it’s probably going to look more like this: But […]

The NeverEnding Story

When we don’t post for a few days, it’s safe to say we’re either a) really busy or b) laughing so hysterically over the cat face in #21 of 35 Greatest Animal Photobombers of All Time that we can’t type.  Yet through our tears, we see big events are happening. Tonight, the man we call Squishy […]

Team Canada – Casting Call 2

Summer is over(-ish) and it’s time for Steven Stamkos to put away his white pants.  None of these fashion faux pas on reality TV, boys. As the NHL season nears, players will fight for their teams and for spots on the 2014 Olympic roster.  And, of course, for a rose on our show. First rule […]

Get Your Shine On

Remember the NHL Awards?  Cringe-inducing awkwardness and mispronunciation, doled out by people whose titles must precede their names for recognition?  “… and actor (that guy who played Ed back in the day)….” It turns out I really miss those. The NHL handed out their awards over the weekend while I had no internet and no […]

Tearin’ Up My Heart

Five days left left?  NHL ’13, we hardly knew ye!  Let’s be honest, though. The 2013 season has not been kind to all those we love. Some teams, after these grueling months, could use a break, a tan and another go at it next year.  I’m not saying quit, of course.  Feel free to ruin […]

Foxy Friday: Hot Dads

Oh holiday season, with your feelings of family and togetherness.  There have been babies everywhere lately – my Thanksgiving, Christmas, office. And my Twitter feed: Too much?  Not enough?  Keep scrolling for more cute. Rangers, Flyers… it’s not the kids fault. Parker Staal has his own Tumblr feed, thankyouverymuch. Madison Quick could be our mascot. […]

A Lesson from the Professor

Last night, Patrice Bergeron gave a lesson on how to play like a boss. Granted, he’s always exceptional in my opinion, but last night vs. the Panthers, #37 really was the #1 star of the game. He scored both goals during regulation for the Bruins – this wrister on a sicky no-look pass from Pouliot […]

You'll Shoot Your Eye Out

I’m all for the old-fashioned let your kids play outside and get dirty, and yeah sometimes they get hurt.  They’re kids, that’s the way it goes.  But when it comes to multi-million dollar professional athletes: WEAR A VISOR. Martin St. Louis was hit in the face during Tampa Bay’s practice yesterday.  He suffered facial and […]

Keep Your Chin Up

I want the Tampa Bay Lightning to play better, because they are such a happy crew.  Behind-the-scenes from the Tampa Bay Magazine cover story: And there’s adorable video too [link]. The Bolts are 11-13-2, while the cross-state Panthers are killing it and leading the division.  That’s right, I said the PANTHERS.  Remember when Rob Niedermayer […]

Foxy Friday: Thanksgiving

Hurkey durkey, Turkey!  We know you’re all thankful for hockey, and this week’s Foxy Friday is just a reminder of all the things in the world there are to celebrate. Dawn & Chuck are out shopping and Intern Jeff Skinner is making sweet potatoes with marshmallows (you should see his apron), so I’m going to […]

Looks Nothing Like a Firefly.

Wouldn’t it be great if I could do one of these for every team?  Chuck’s in Scotland, Intern Jeff Skinner keeps calling in “hockey” and I am all busy while the Lightning get tan and play cards.  (Actually on a work conference call now, and we’re talking about monkeys.  Seriously.) Vinny Lecavalier hosted a Celebrity […]

Not to brag, but…

While I was busy watching a Hugh Jackman movie last night, the Ghost in the Machine was drawing my fantasy hockey team.  I want this higher power to pick my outfits – look at this beauty! When I named my team for Mike Green, that automatically meant I wouldn’t get him.  Happened last year with […]

NHL Media Tour Reception

It’s obviously a tough time for everyone in the wake of the KHL plane crash, and I think NHL.com did a nice job of highlighting last night’s Media Tour reception with a really toned-down video [link].  Kudos to them. There are quick shots of Kaner, Ovi, Shane Doan, Squishy, Corey Perry, Logan Couture (short hair!) […]

Mikey Monday: Countdown

Welcome to today’s edition of “Who Sounds More Canadian?” [link]  Okay, it’s from the ASG, but we still have Fidget vs. Squishy. Fidget wins, of course, since they are not speaking French.  (We would die.)  Also highlighted in this video: bad camerawork, Stamkos as a babysitter and “Hey Heidi, move your head.  We can’t see […]

Stammer and Squishy love us.

Does this mean we’ve officially made it? Mexican coca colas for everyone! We follow pretty much every NHL team on the twitter in the hopes that someday they’ll follow us back and we’ll feel super popular and emotionally validated as serious hockey bloggers. Phoenix Coyotes were the first to follow us, but have to admit […]

The NHL Awards Nearly Kill Us

I alternate between muting and leaving the room when I’m uncomfortable with what’s on TV.  So I watched the NHL Awards in fits and starts and really tried to only listen when a player was talking. The show was fairly agonizing, featuring some of the flattest jokes possible.  I generally think Jay Mohr’s pretty funny […]

Going All the Way

Chuck is inconsolable today about having the face Game 7 tomorrow night in Boston.  Baby, this is the story of my life.  Try to remember that drama is what the playoffs are about.  It’s why we love them.  That sick-to-your-stomach feeling that ends in leaping around the living room or lying face down on the […]

Pst … Boston!

If only this article would have come out BEFORE the Capitals played Tampa Bay then maybe they would have stood a chance! But NO! On the other hand, do hockey fans really read Sports Illustrated? Because they hardly EVERY cover anything on hockey. It would have been the best kept secret, like it still is. […]