Birthday Boy: John Tavares

Everyone’s favorite hot middle school science teacher and un-ironic wearer of khaki pants turns 23 today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN TAVARES! from mistfarer, tagged #boyfriendfilter Yes, 23. Our love for John is not new – he was Foxy Friday back in March 2012 – but we have been a bit, er, cult-ish lately.  He had a big […]

Fashion Island

The NY Islanders are really making a play for prominence both on the ice and in the New York media, all before their 2015 move to Brooklyn. I did not enjoy how close they came in last year’s playoffs vs. the Penguins.  But I do enjoy anyone taking on the the Rangers because, well, I […]

Best Thing I’ve Ever Read at 1:49 AM.

It’s 1:49 AM and I’m crying laughing.  Why, you might ask? The best thing I’ve read in ages: Do the John Tavares Workout at Home – Lighthouse Hockey I don’t know which part is best, the warning to not actually do any of these things or the “Extra Work” that includes (and I quote): After completing […]

Fever Pitch

Sorry it’s been so quiet around here!  Chuck has been swamped and I’ve been away for work.  Luckily the internet is everywhere, even during the off-season. Last week the Rangers, Devils and Islanders promoted the pair of outdoor games they’ll play at Yankee Stadium in January as part of the NHL’s Stadium Series. Welcome to […]

On Optimism

I got home last night and Mr. Pants asked how the Penguins game went. After a withering glare, and admitting to the 2-2 series score, he asked if I thought the Penguins would still win. Yes, I do.  Of course I do.  They’re my team. My optimism took a beating last night, and I couldn’t […]

Foxy Friday: Matt Martin

Our Foxy Friday selections have a habit of playing really well immediately after being crowned.  I hope that trick does not work today (or this series) for purely selfish reasons, but I would never let that stand in the way of a Friday. Foxy Friday: Matt Martin When considering this Foxy Friday, I had the […]

They’ve got 99 Problems – But a Rink Ain’t 1!

Guest post from our college friend (and Islanders Fan), Comando. Yes, his name really is Comando. We kid you not. After 10 years of failed attempts to build a new arena on Long Island, the New York Islanders finally have a new home – in Brooklyn. Wait, what? How could a team called “Islanders” play […]

One for the Road

For some teams, the Stanley Cup Playoffs are about building on a season’s worth of experience.  For others, the post-season is about  forgetting how you got there and starting over.  Before we get to ahead of ourselves, let’s take a moment to appreciate the NHL teams whose seasons will end tomorrow. Buffalo has been giving […]

Rally Monkeys

This overtime, come-from-behind, shootout nonsense is taking years off my life. The Capitals rallied from a 0-3 deficit to beat the NY Islanders in a shootout last night.  Foxy Friday John Tavares had 2 G + 1 in the shootout, and so did Ovi.  OVI!  I don’t like you but I love you and that’s […]

Foxy Friday: John Tavares

True story: My first-ever NHL game was a NY Islanders game.  In 1990. The year John Tavares was born.   We love an over-achiever here at WUYS, so we’re naturally fond of John Tavares.  He was just 5 days too young to qualify for the 2008 Entry Draft (at 17), and the NHL would not […]

WUYS Morning News

Mike Green didn’t make the trip to Winnipeg with the Caps, but he did take his sprained ankle to the Kid Rock show in DC last night.  He wore his only favorite sweater (seriously, he wears this more than Toews wears that suit) and that hat that makes me want to throw snowballs.  Money was […]

Cloud Nine

Today at James Neal scored last night (we bet he did) in the Pens 3-2 win over the Islanders.  It wasn’t just a goal – Neal scored the first and only 5-on-4 power play goal the Islanders have given up all season.  He doesn’t just score.  He breaks your streaks and ruins your percentages, […]

Once Upon a Time in 1996…

Raise your hand if you asked Brian Rolston to your high school prom. Really, just me? There are a lot of hockey-related things I could fire my HS BFF for, but this is not one of them.  This was a solid decision back in the day.  Of course I knew he would say no, what […]

Oh NoOvi Didn't!

Combine the power of the most popular Foxy Friday Alexander Ovechkin and the last  Foxy Friday Brooks Laich, add three newbies Jason Arnott (who knew this hottie was wasting away in New Jersey and I predict future Foxy Friday!), meiner lieblinge Herr Sturm and Dennis Wideman and you will get a goal by Brooksy with 47.2 seconds left in the game to […]

Cheap Trick

It’s been a wild week of fights in the NHL and we’ve been loving it.  Then something like this comes along.  People always argue about fighting in hockey.  I’m confident that those who know and love the game understand and respect the role that fighting plays.  But it’s like Russian Roulette and sometimes, you get […]

Goalies Gone Wild Update

Evidently Brent Johnson’s back-up back-up job should be golden glove boxing because the ex-beauty contestant Rick DiPietro is now out 4-6 WEEKS with a fractured jaw. Great googley-moogleys! One punch Johnson they call him from now on and I bet you he’ll get a wide birth in the Pen’s locker room. Pssst… Brent. I have […]

Fight-fest 2011 -Now!

We are just two minutes into tonight’s Penguins-New York Islanders game and there have been two fights already. I know they have a week off but for the love of all things hockey and Canadian, PLEASE DON’T HURT LETANG OR FLEURY tonight. Or you will screw my weekend. I’m just sayin’. I know there are a few […]


Not the epic movie musical, just the stories that I felt like sharing today… Jonathan Toews took a puck to the face last night.  I yelled “NOT THE FACE!” so loud the neighbors thought I was watching Top Model. I’d prefer he not get hit anywhere, but let’s leave the facial sacrificing to Duncan Keith.  […]

Countdown: 9 Days

I am so cranky!  First I couldn’t wait for pre-season and now I’m already tired of it.  Split-squad games, pretending I care who is reassigned… boring.  The sound of skates on ice is lovely, but I’m ready for stuff to count.  In anticipation of that, today’s news items are things I think will actually matter […]