Playoff Predictions: Beasts of the East

It’s here! The NHL Playoffs!  Our lives are on hold until further notice. Welcome to our annual playoff predictions, where Chuck selects teams based on actual hockey things and Pants make wishes on shiny pennies. (note from Pants: Amazingly, we have about the same track record. Maybe I learn things through texting with her.) Eastern Conference Canadiens […]

Tyler Thursday: Beards and Tats

I know it is not Tuesday but it’s still a day that starts with T, so this post will totally work. If you know anything about me, but know that I love beards and I love tattoos.   Each one on their own is fantastic, but together? Now go in and add hockey to the mix…. […]

Bring on the Beards!

Happy Day Before #&$% Gets Real, Everyone!   Every April, we wonder how we got here – if we got here – and panic. Prayers are said.  Shirts and jerseys are lined up to wear.  Post-traumatic stress resurfaces from last season.   And with all that comes something else, something glorious. No, not the possibility of winning […]

It’s Good to be… Rick Nash

Last night, my hockey/lumberjack boyfriend scored his 300th NHL goal. Rick Nash was all…   And I was all… Then Rick Nash scored his 301st career goal. He was all…   And I was all… Flyers did managed to score two goals – including one that one off of Jake Voracek’s face – but alas […]

When Will Then Be Now?

Is it January 19th yet? Soon.   Two words:

Hit Me Like A Mack Truck

…if a Mack truck wore a NY Rangers sweater. Here I was, just minding my own, thinking I was doing all well with the return of hockey.  I was just going to ease right back into it and get my bearings…then BAM…Rick Nash. Damn you, Rick Nash.  Damn you and your LLBean-boyfriend good looks and […]

I Would Walk 3,821 Miles

3,821 miles. That is what separates me from Rick Nash. While I am left here to wallow in my ever increasing depression over the state of the NHL, Rick is over in Switzerland just having a grand ole time. He’s climbing the Alps and making snowmen with Joe Thornton. He’s looking impossibly adorable in a ridiculous uniform. […]

Foxy Friday: Furry and Fabulous

We all know that hockey players are foxy.  I mean, why else would we devote an entire blog day to them? Also foxy – the same hockey players with puppies. Seriously. I double dog dare you to find anything foxier. (Don’t even try.  Because you won’t.) This week’s Foxy Friday is dedicated to those furry […]

All of the Lights

You want fireworks?  The Minnesota Wild celebrated the 4th of July in true American fashion: endeavoring to increase their attractiveness by 100%.  Maybe they want to win some games too.  Their holiday shopping spree picked up Zach Parise and Ryan Suter in matching (how appropriate) 13-year, $98 million contracts.  Well done, America. Twitter was at […]

Had a Bad Day

Yesterday’s NHL Trade Deadline was a snore.  I thought Twitter might melt from all the ennui and complaints, or Alyonka Larianov’s increasingly desperate attempts to hold our interest.  Here’s how things shook out [link]. John Scott was “shocked” to be traded to the Rangers, and was in the middle of doing laundry when the call […]

The Nashstache

Movember claims another victim.  Chuck’s not going to be happy with me. But I didn’t make Rick Nash do this.  The camo jersey… since it’s a tribute to Veteran’s Day we’ll declare it okay for the day.  It’s the stache.   Ricky looks like he’s wondering just how much barbed wire he needs to keep […]

Anything you can do, I can do better.

Move over Kris Letang! Rick’s got his own workout video AND his own home gym in which to do it. Four words. Rick. Nash. Workout. Video. *dies* Why I am I just finding this now?? This man can wear a backwards baseball cap like a boss.  

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 […]

Mikey Monday: Not Awkward

Every week, you try to ignore Monday.  You pull up your socks but still it won’t go away.  Monday is just so obvious and frankly intimidating that you turn your back and find something fascinating across the room.  Because if you can’t see Monday, then Monday can’t see you.  Right? I think Mike knows how […]

Memo from the Intern Desk

Hello.  Intern Jeff Skinner is still here.  I bring bagels.  I held Pants’ hair while she got sick after that 24-hour implosion by all that she holds dear.  What does an intern have to do to get a post around here? How about score 2 goals against France in the World Championships?  Because I did. […]

I'll One Up You Pants … Or Three.

I give you the Ugliest Hockey Jersey: Only Penguins fans would do this … Or is that Pants and Chuck wrestling over Sid and Max’s sweaty towels? You decide … And then there’s this little gem from Under Armour:

One Year Mark: Golden Goal

One year ago today, everyone I know was on Twitter or Facebook talking about how great hockey is as the US and Canada faced off in the Olympic gold medal game.  We could hear them cheering in our apartment complex, and it wasn’t the two Russian guys down the hall. My response: I have been […]

Rick Nash – Are you trying to kill me?

Seriously. He’s doing this on purpose.   Just to torture me. Doesn’t he know what this does to me? *swoons* The hair. The beard. Those shoulders. *chuckmeltsintopuddleoflove* P.S. Click here to watch post game interview of Rick being all adorable and lumberjacky. *meltsalloveragain*

With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility recently posted its NHL Power Rankings for Week 20.  Some teams shot up the rankings like the Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings , and Columbus Blue Jackets.  While some faltered like the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins.  (Pants and Dawn are extremely sad pandas.  Like really really sad.) As a Bruins fan, I’m glad […]

Hey Chuck…

Happy Valentine’s Day!