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 […]

G of the Year?

So no one can accuse us of anti-Flyers bias… I have to post this inconceivable Giroux goal from last night. It made SportCenter’s Top 10 plays – and not SportsCentre (say it like you’re French) that you Canadians have up north with your Cabbie and your highlights.  I’m talking about American SportsCenter where hockey might […]

Do the Right Thing

This is a few days old, but the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. It doesn’t hurt if you’ve got a smile like Flower’s, either. Also doing good work for the holidays – the Blackhawks, helping the Greater Chicago Food Depository [link]. Jon’s getting way too much hand-in-pocket […]

Operation Hot Trick

If I’d planned better, I would have made it to Atlantic City for the Operation Hat Trick charity hockey game on Saturday night.  As it was, I couldn’t find any pants to fit me after Thanksgiving and it’s really tacky/cold to wear a hockey jersey as a dress.  Luckily, other people with cameras were there. […]

Define ‘inappropriate’…

I’ve been asked a few times now if we are the minds behind The Inappropriate Hockey Fan. Oh, how I wish we were. The true evil genius is Pam (@sunnyinnj).  Twice I’ve posted hilariously captioned photos without knowing the maker – and both times they turned out to be hers.  So follow away on Tumblr. […]

Best of Twitter

We have to make a whole category for this if we’re going to get through the off-season.  Can someone remind me what we did in the summer before Twitter?  How did we ever know: Who makes double entendres with random-yet-endearing capitalization? What Ebs dreams of when he looks in the mirror? Who needs you to […]

This Friday Night…

Last night was not good for anyone. Sidney took a puck to the face.  I’ve said “not the face!” many times, but never at such volume.  Sid bled everywhere and then did what hockey players do best, let it stop and kept playing.  Well, it didn’t totally stop. He will play tonight against Buffalo, a […]


When Mr. Pants and I boarded our flight in Houston on Saturday, I had NO idea there would be individual TVs on the plane.  Then I saw the All-Star Game Skills Competition was on.  I may have screamed.  One swipe of the AMEX later, I was sitting an inch from the screen with a huge […]

Smell Ya Later

(Sorry, I tried not to make a Fresh Prince reference. My hands would not obey.) The last time the Blackhawks played in Philly… And they’ve been gearing up for their return: Toews also had a smile on his face when asked about going back to Philly for the first time. Turns out he purchased replays […]

Hats Off – Hockey Hair

Mike!  I told you the fight was plenty, and the sweaty Ovi workout shirt you stole for Dawn.  Please stop lavishing me with gifts for our joint birthday celebration.  Good thing it’s over, I’m not sure what else you might do. Caps TV did a totally boring Mike Green birthday segment in which Mike showed […]