The Most Wonderful Time

The holiday season is here!  We have stuffed our faces and basked in food coma.  We’ve broken out the ski socks and mittens.  I watched 5 straight episodes of Covert Affairs before bothering to check if I could fast forward the commercials.  Now that we’re back after American Thanksgiving, everyone is ready to work:

Movember is over!  Hockey players can now walk past schools without drawing police attention.


Don’t be shy about watching him drink that water twice.

Intern Jeff Skinner’s in the office first every day.


And when I’m not around, he gets mad and has 3-point games to beat the Caps.

John Tavares is popping his collar, proving that not even John Tavares can pull off a popped collar.  (Just when he’s getting the pants right!)


Alex Steen is still wondering why we have no idea who Alex Steen is.  Foxy Friday, check.  2nd in goals.  Sleeve tattoo, yes.  What does a guy have to do?


Ovi leads the league with 21 goals.  He is also featured in Maxim Russia’s December issue dressed, I think, as Johnny 5 from Short Circuit.

After watching adorable otter footage, YouTube suggested I watch 11 more cute animal videos and 1 of Eric Staal giving a tour of his house.  How does it know?


Malkin is the NHL’s #1 Star of the Week AGAIN.  Geno, you’re going to become like those Bed, Bath & Beyonce 20% off coupons.  We get them so often they stop being… no they don’t.  I collect them.

geno wink

Josh Harding has 3 shutouts plus a League-leading 1.45 GAA.  Did you know he also has Multiple sclerosis?  Right, you did.  The only person who doesn’t seem to know that is Josh Harding.  This guy is incredible.  Good goaltending is how a team ranked 21 in Goals For is 9th in the overall standings.


Meanwhile, the Minneapolis Star Tribune struggles with “Wild” as a plural.

star trib

The Blackhawks are the #1 team in the League.  They lost last night after winning 6 straight – a  little snag, that’s all.


The Sharks have also won 6 in a row.  Are wins free out west?  Where do all these points come from?  It’s not as of the Western Conf. is half undefeated and the other half never win.  The Oilers aren’t even the worst (or even 2nd-worst) team in the League!


With all the points and the Tweets, Selena Gomez please just call Logan Couture one time so he can move on.


Mike Green scored his first of the season last night!  I missed it and the Caps lost anyway, but still.  You’ve got to start somewhere.


Or not.

The city of New York continues to ruin our lives.  First this Jacoby Ellsbury stab, then the NYR re-sign Henrik for 7 years (avg. $8.5 m/yr), proving no one expects him to age – ever – or be beaten by the Caps in the playoffs.

Ugh, vampires.

Ugh, vampires.

Even hockey puns are making me laugh today:



That’s how you know that everything is working – mostly.  Those things that aren’t, well, there might be just enough time left for them to get better.

Perhaps in time for a February 6 game vs Toronto? [report]


Is he flexing his abs? That can’t be all the time.

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    • BKNY1999 Reply

      Wonder if he does windows too? He’s got that long reach I lack. So happy he’s locked up.

  1. “Is he flexing his abs? That can’t be all the time.” It certainly IS the most wonderful time of the year, Pants. I’ve circled February 6th on my Penguins and Paws calendar. Along with every important hockey date the rest of this season. I CAN HARDLY STAND IT!!!

  2. “This Justin” had me rolling. Most excellent update! Intern Skinner didn’t crack a smile last night until his 2nd goal. Did y’all threaten to take away his cookies or something?

  3. bull girl Reply

    I don’t know if I’m more thrilled to see that Geno got his #mojo back #coughJamesNealcough #AreYouPayingAttentionStevieY or that Broadway will forever have the hottest Swede ever… #LoveYouHandsome #LetsGoPens #LetsGoRangers