TheScore’s Pinterest account brought this picture to my attention and I must say I’m quite happy that it did.
For those of you who don’t know me particularly well, three of my favorite things in life are:
1) Darth Vader
2) Super Mario
4) Teemu Selanne
And, here we are on the internet, and I find a picture which satisfies my fandom of all four in one fell swoop.
If you could have any hockey player promote anything, what would it be?
Every sports fan loves a good haircut. I challenge you to defy that logic. Football fans enjoy Troy Polamalu’s mane flowing out the back of his helmet, basketball fans enjoy Ben Wallace’s potentially explosive ‘fro, baseball fans get a kick out of Tim Lincecum’s whatever that is, I love Steven Stamkos’ flow. It is, to borrow a phrase, dirty.
Tonight, while gazing upon Erik Karlsson’s domed shag, it occurred to me that I have seen this shape before. To that end, I consulted the twitterverse: Read the rest of this entry »
It’s that time of year again, folks!
As the season winds down and we gear up for playoffs, we can all expect to be slowly and regularly tantalized by the good men and women of EA Sports as they begin to roll out the latest installment of their “NHL” franchise. This year was very exciting for me given my love of running over goaltenders in video games regardless of penalty and I’m really hoping they find a way to inject something new that I thoroughly enjoy.
This year, EA has decided to embrace democracy and let fans vote on who they’d like to represent their beloved gaming franchise. The options are seemingly endless as there are some pretty interesting names on this list.
Feel free to pull up the ballot here at NHL.com and cast your vote.
I’m really hoping that the trolls come out and we can have Matt Stajan and Tyler Bozak fighting it out to be on the cover this year.
If you could have one player on the cover, regardless of whether or not it they would ever be an option, who would it be?
Comment, Tweet, Facebook your dream cover boys.
We’ve hit an odd time of the hockey season for most people as we fans can be conveniently lumped in to one of three categories.
1) Your team is on the verge of sealing their playoff spot and you are planning potential playoff matchups.
2) You are glued to the out of town scoreboard as your team dukes it out for the last couple playoff spots
3) You’re waiting for baseball season to begin after your team played themselves out of the playoffs a while ago
This video is for those in group three.
Here’s a spot put together by the folks at Visa as part of their trip to the Stanley Cup promotion, which chronicles the sadness of a guy who watches his team (incidentally the Jets) bite the big one.
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Alright folks, the first two have gone over pretty well and I wanted to do one tonight. Unfortunately no classic photos were taken like the one of Mr. Downie or Mr. Nash, but I think we can make this work.
Between the fact it’s Patrick Kane, the sign proclaiming love for Patrick Kane and a New Jersey Devils blood drive ad, there has to be some gold in here.
I leave it to you, Backhand Shelf nation. Give us your best synopsis of what’s going on here. Great answers can be, but are not limited to: simple quotes, memes, mini-screenplays, sitcom ideas, novellas, etc.
Why yes, Brian Leetch DID play for the Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs were officially eliminated from the Playoffs today, meaning that they haven’t played an ounce of meaningful hockey here. Having exorcised most of my personal demons earlier this evening, I’ve decided to give you a much more lighthearted look at their failings.
Here is a list of all of the cool things that happened during the last season up until their last game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Get ready for some a journey through time! Read the rest of this entry »
Just win, baby.
I said a few months ago that the Central Division was easily the best division in the National Hockey League. Obviously, several games have been played since then and the landscape has been drastically altered across the league. One thing has stayed the same though, the Central has been the powerhouse in the West.
What has emerged on the other side of the NHL’s standings has raised an interesting debate among hockey fans. I was admittedly a little hasty in proclaiming the superiority of the Central because the Atlantic isn’t to shabby itself. With the East leading Rangers, suddenly healthy Penguins, suddenly quality backstopped Flyers and stubbornly good Devils, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the balance of power isn’t too far towards the Central.
As a fan of audience participation I want to poll Backhand Shelf nation on this and hopefully reach some sort of consensus on which division rules the NHL roost. Read the rest of this entry »