Holding Out for a Hero

The playoffs are a tough time, when I want all my favorite players to have transcendent, legendary, career-making experiences… while their teams still lose. But someone has to win every round, and so it may as well have happened like this: John Tavares, middle school science teacher, registered tax lawyer and upholder of dad-styles, scores to tie […]

Hot Streak

Do you ever look at someone and think  everyoneelsejustgiveupnowincludingwomenwhatistheuse?   I do. To which Sidney Crosby replies:   The Penguins play in DC tonight. Which means they are in DC right now. Which means an NSA satellite is probably reading this post and assessing whether or not I pose a security risk.   There is […]

NHL Man Madness: WINNER

Drum roll! The votes are in… and it was not really that close. NHL MAN MADNESS 2016 WINNER: SIDNEY CROSBY   66% of the vote went to Sid. He wold clearly have preferred 87%, but this is a higher percentage than he got in wins over Letang, Ekblad and Price. What can I say? We Eastern Conference girls have […]

NHL Man Madness: FINAL

Over 1000 votes are in, and we are down to this:   The NHL Man Madness 2016 Bracket Challenge Final: Sidney Crosby v Jamie Benn   Wow, that is a lot of yes. It’s the best hypothetical situation ever – so great, it can only be summed up by our spirit animal Emma Stone performing Lip Sync Battle […]

NHL Man Madness: Final Four

Almost 1400 votes. 1400! You guys should campaign for something in real life, because you are crushing it here. Or use your powers for good instead of these very important hockey-related matters. Here we are, at four. That’s fewer names than you’re allowed on your “island”, your “celebrity five” or your “get out of monogamy free […]

NHL Man Madness: Round 2 – Vote On

Well that was a lot of nothing. Sorry, Professor Perfect Bergeron fans, but Carey Price dismantled him in the run-off category.   So we proceed as before – NHL Man Madness 2016 Quarterfinal: VOTE HERE   To aid in these decisions, here’s a helpful visual guide. Carey Price v Steven Stamkos   I’ve never paid much […]

NHL Man Madness: The Run-Off

The NHL Man Madness 2106 Round 2 voting is done, and it has left some handsome debris in its wake. Votes: 660 Upsets: at least one Hearts broken: Mine, twice   Jonathan Toews lost. Not that Zach Parise isn’t just as charmingly handsome or likely to put his coat over a puddle so your shoes […]

NHL Man Madness: Round 2

The first results are in! A total of 534 votes were cast in the first round, which means 10 of you each voted about 53 times. I thank you!   There you have it, folks. Gabe the Babe dispatched Chris Higgins’ abs, taking home the trophy for biggest win with 88% of the vote. Disney Prince […]

NHL Man Madness 2016

The last – and only – time I gave a rat’s ass about NCAA March Madness basketball was a) when Sidney Crosby was at the next table and b) I was lying. But this important bracket challenge had me excited: BarDown: Pretty Hockey Player Madness 2016   Until I tried it. And the problems began. Josi […]

Mic Check

Canada is getting everything right lately. First, they elect Patrick Sharp Han Solo this guy Prime Minister. Then they offer to run for President of the United States. And in case they don’t win, they invite us all north for 4 to 8 years. And now, this:   Kidding! Okay, not really. An in-goal wine rack? […]

It’s only Tuesday

To commemorate the week so far (and so I don’t have to go scrolling through Twitter in two years when I want to reference this), a post about two really important things. Jonathan Toews joined Twitter.   I spent my drive to work trying to come up with a joke about how now, we all […]

Foxy Friday: Justin Faulk

I had something clever to say about the Carolina Hurricane’s Justin Faulk , but really, this sums it all up. Foxy Friday: Justin Faulk   So, yeah. We’re talking about hockey! Justin Faulk is 23, American from Minnesota, plays defense and was the Canes’ sole representative at this year’s NHL All Star Game. He also […]

Hooked on a Phil-ing

Every year, a few NHL teams dust off the funny bones and do Valentine’s cards. The Blackhawks are usually tops at this (and most) games, but this year’s are surprisingly mediocre [link]. Still, I was prepared to give them this year’s heart-shaped cake for this gem:   Can’t lose with an *N Sync joke, right? That should be […]

Foxy Friday: Steven Stamkos

It is a little known major oversight here at WUYS that Steven Stamkos has never been a Foxy Friday. One could argue that’s he’s been sufficiently fox-ied every other day of the week, since we’ve tagged over 100 posts with his name. But with great power comes great responsibility… To keep looking like this: Some of […]

Goals and Goals

I pity the fool who answers the NHL TV customer service line when I call today. Well, the person won’t be a fool, nor can they actually do anything about the disaster of a changeover from Game Center Live. But still. I don’t pay $150 a year to miss Sidney Crosby hat tricks! Last night, Sid […]

The Kids Would Be Proud

Once upon a time there was an All-Star Weekend that reminded me how much I love hockey.  Well, that happens every year. But this weekend, like so much of this season, I didn’t actually get to watch anything. GAH! What follows is the best I was able to mash up from Twitter and my imagination… […]

Some-Star Weekend

Hello?   HI GUYS! Remember me? I was wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet and go over half a season of hockey that I’ve mostly missed. How does this happen? My life is like space in Interstellar, where time barely passes, while hockey and this blog remain on Earth, getting 80 years older […]

Tune in Tonight!

Don’t forget: Episode 3 of EPIX’s Road to the NHL Winter Classic airs tonight at 10 PM. You can watch it live for free at EPIX.com, or log in later and catch up. Plans are already made for pajamas (er, Chewbacca onesie), takeout and couch recuperation on Friday to watch the big game! Chuck got […]

All the Small Things

Happy holidays, everyone! I hope you’re off work, eating everything in sight and washing it down with magnums of wine. I know I am (except the off work part). Now that Christmas has past and I’m not going to spoil the surprise for any WUYS readers lucky enough to be friends with Jamie McCarthy (@kerfuffleblog), […]

Road to the Winter Classic: Episode 1

Welcome to guest blogger, Elodie (@hockeyfied), who will be recapping EPIX’s Road to the NHL Winter Classic for us! We are very happy to have her. She’ll help you relive the show’s highlights and get ready for every Wednesday night. Reminder: If you missed Episode One (because you were watching Episode VII of something else!), you […]