And We’re Back…

NHL games are BACK today and boy are we ready!!

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The last two weeks were amazing. The Olympics provided more than enough entertainment to make up for the lack of NHL games. Unfortunately, things didn’t turn out so well for Team USA.

But just a few great things did happen in the world of Olympic hockey…

1) Everyone and their mother now know who TJ Oshie is

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And the majority of those people are going to claim to have loved him before this epic shootout…

but what really matters is that AMERICA loves him now.

Let’s face it.. how could you not?

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2) America didn’t suck as bad as we thought they would 

They still didn’t bring home a medal but before the games started most people predicted that Team USA would be a joke. The Olympics were going to be a great opportunity to make fun of this amazing country on the world stage.

And it’s true… Team USA didn’t have the depth or skill level.

But what they lacked in talent they made up for in HEART.

To say that we were surprised by how well their first few games went would be an understatement.

We loved it though. Every second of it.

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3. PUPPIES

Oh yeah… this happened too.

So while it wasn’t the best outcome for Team USA, it’s time for us to hug it out and move on

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BACK TO THE NHL

We’re ready for games to be on at normal hours of the day again…

And there’s a good game or two on this week.

Like this one.

So have a great week everyone. You deserve it. 

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15 Reasons to Smile

After a rough week of hockey and now the beginning of finals week I couldn’t take it anymore.

We all need a reason to smile. Cause it’s our favorite.

 

So enjoy this little break from studying and take a breath. A deep breath.

Here’s a few things things to remind us that everything is going to be alright.

1) ALL MEN LOOK CUTER WITH PUPPIES

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2) THIS HAPPENED

3) SO DID THIS

4) THIS KID SCORED HIS 250TH GOAL…

5) THE OLYMPICS ARE IN ONLY 59 DAYS

6) 24/7 STARTS THIS WEEKEND

7) THERE’S ONLY 16 DAYS UNTIL THIS MAN COMES TO TOWN

8) THE OIL KINGS DECIDED TO START THEIR SINGING CAREERS

9) KRUG CONTINUES TO GET MORE AND MORE ADORABLE

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10) THIS BEAUTY OF A MAINER (@du24theboyz) GOT RECALLED

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11) THE COYOTES WENT CAROLING

12) CELEBRITY CRUSHES

13) THIS BROMANCE EXISTS

 

14) EVERYTHING GINGER

15) NHLers ACTING ABILITIES

And with that I’m going to wish you all good luck on your finals and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Happy Birthday, Kaner!

Patrick Kane, welcome to the quarter of a century old club. Although, it’s not that cool yet seeing as Tina and I have yet to be inducted. But today you have made it a significantly better place to be.

It’s hard for us to image that you’ve been dangling your way through the NHL for the last six seasons. We’ve for sure crowned you the prince of dangle-city, especially when it comes to shootouts.

You also have two Stanley Cup Championships, a Conn Smythe, a Silver Medal from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and a Calder Trophy to your name. Pretty impressive career for a guy who’s only 25 years old.

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Oh and did we forget to mention you got the 2010 Stanley Cup winning goal in overtime of Game 6 and no one but you knew it went in? Yeah, that happened.

What we love the most is your ability to surprise us.

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with a mullet

 

Speaking of “business in the front, party on the back”, as college girls, we understand the brief phase you had. Because really, everyone should experience college in one way or another.

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Now, you’re 25. Mature. Well-dressed. And love to dance. Especially with Jimmy Buffett.

Margaritaville anyone?

Margaritaville anyone?

some good looking teammates too

some good looking teammates too

So all in all, happy birthday Kaner! We love you! But celly reasonably after your game tonight.

Movember Monday: Boys to Men

We’re halfway through the month and there have been quite a few surprises so far this Movember. We already know who the real men of the NHL are… they prove it to us on a daily basis. Both through their manly demeanor and their uncanny ability to grow facial hair.

While I have my serious doubts about French-Canadians, Patrice Bergeron is undoubtedly one of the manliest men in the league.

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That face though… and those eyes

Regardless of the fact that his name is Patrice he still manages to be one of the most respected players.

Even Toews knows it.

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Bergy once again proved his manliness during the Stanley Cup Finals last year. His dedication to his team and the game was remarkable and he played with just a few injuries.

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He had the Blackhawks saying…

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Even What’s Up Ya Sieve knows how much of a stud he is

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Only real men like Bergy can deal with little boys like Seguin

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But then there’s those few boys,

mere children,

who have decided to make Movember their time to shine.

Their time to impress us all.

Or maybe they were just as surprised as we were at what they were capable of.

Like how Douglas went from this:

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To this:

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Even his team was pretty impressed.

Even Seth Jones managed to prove to us all that he was no longer a little boy… sort of

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And Brandon Pirri has managed to ‘mo up fairly nicely… though it’s no match for those thick eyebrows he rocks

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And while he can’t quite keep up with the others Morgan Rielly at least tries to compete

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and to those young men who still aren’t quite able to grow facial hair yet… better luck next year!

Suited Up

While there is many things that hockey players do right, one of our favorite things, is their flawless way of wearing suits. Hell, they don’t even wear suits, suits wear them.

As business students we’ve formed a high appreciation for quality cut lapels, pinstripes, and occasionally a little plaid.

One of the best dressed in the league, and a classic, King Henrik knows his suits

 

So casual.

He even can look perfect in plaid… and apparently inspire others to do the same

Oh Nealer, quit making Megan drool.

Hard to look at the suit with those eyes though… and that grin

  

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Until next time, happy suiting boys.

Home Sweet Home

After losing to the Flames on Sunday and a classy (mostly Canadian) visit to the White House, the Stanley Cup Champs decided that it was time to start acting like a winning team again…

Being back in his hometown seemed to have a good effect on Toews. He scored his 8th goal of the season on a backhander late in the 1st and helped the Hawks get their second win against the Jets in five days.

While his performance so far this season hasn’t exactly been living up to our expectations, it’s hard not to have complete faith in him.

Especially when he throws in his classic Tazer fist pump

Not to mention this guy…

you do you helmet man, you do you.