I actually said, “Baby Jesus in the manger.” when I saw this.
For the record, Gator is fine. She saw this last night and didn’t even mention it. In fact, no one mentioned it. I thought we were friends, you guys!!!
And Karl too, of course. These two are so freaking precious.
Here’s Zac’s story [link, video] and how you can support his fight against cancer.
Hmm, 500 unopened emails or Mikey Monday?
I can’t think of anything that looks happier than this, except maybe getting to actually see all the photostrips clearly. But this is pretty much the definition of joy. And bromance.
If they can’t play hockey, at least they have each other.
(Side note: Mike’s girlfriend is a photographer, presumably responsible for these. We thank her. I’m intentionally not posting about her so please leave her and links to her work out of the comments. Thanks.)
While I was on my honeymoon, Mike and iCarly went on an All-Star Break vacation to the Caymans and posted all kinds of Tweets and photos.
I shouldn’t make fun of anyone’s vacation wear, considering what my hair looked like after a week in Costa Rica. But those are some short shorts, Mikey! And this… WOW. If there’s anyplace on Earth worse than American Apparel, this is what they’re selling.
The boys went deep sea fishing, and iCarly caught dinner. Showing off for Gator (again).
Now that we’ve all returned from our sunny tropical destinations, back to work. Sometimes it’s good to be home.
To everyone who saw this last night and thought of us, thanks! Nicky Backstrom joined Twitter and the DC-area power gird promptly failed as fangirls crashed the mainframe. I think Nicky joined now because he has the best profile photo of any Washington Capital.
Or it could be because I got my Backstrom shirt in the mail yesterday, and I was listening to Robyn in the car. Obviously.
I may have sent a series of texts that looked like: “Gator, Nicky joined Twitter. GATOR, HE JOINED TWITTER!!!” Then I calmed down, and laughed because NB was following 5 people and Mike wasn’t one of them. To his defense, neither were Ovi, Carlson, Knuble or Alzner. But still.
So far, Nicky is winning the grammatical battle for my heart. Anyone who uses that many exclamation points is going to fit in around here.
Now, the next time any sort of adult beverage is within reach, someone please take my phone away. “Don’t Drink and Hockey” really means “Don’t Drink and Tweet at Hockey Players.”
We’ve been planning a post about players on Twitter, but the list grows so fast I can’t keep up. There’s an NHLPA “Player Tracker” app that supposedly runs all their Tweets but I don’t think it’s current. Anyone have suggestions?
Let's get this party started
So Ovi has a new coach, a new girlfriend so let’s hope that leads to a new attitude! Right? Well if the first game was any indication, I might jump ship – WHAT?! Just kiddding. That sound you just heard was Pants and Chuck simulatenously dropping over.
but only one named Letang
I’m so excited for the battle of the hotties tonight so remember to get your half rack ready and you HAVE TO DRINK everytime they mention St. Sid. This is mandatory. Then tell us how it went – if you recover – because I’m telling you, you’ll be amazed!
The Catzipals new attitude? Let's hope so
I can’t decide if I’m going to watch the Pit feed or the Caps feed because I kind of a have a crush on Staggy. He’s a glass is- over-flowing kind of guy. But Joe B. and Locker make me laugh because they get side-tracked alot. It won’t matter which feed you watch because St. Sid will be ALL OVER it. Let’s hope they all borrowed Ovi’s razor through. SRSLY!
Here’s the line up and I KNOW! WHERE’S LETANG!?! *SUPER SIGH* Ovi is going to be upset that his real boy toy is not playing. How can he pull off his jersey and play slip and tickle with his favorite pengiun?
even i think he looks better this way
the most epic bromance - EVER
On a side note, the Anaheim Ducks scooped BB as their coach so I wish him the best of luck and since every knows that I also have a crush on that ‘other’ #8 Teemu, GO DUCKS! DD is #8, Teemu is #8 and Ovi is #8 and Letang is #58 …. go crazy 8’s!
The news on Mike is:
1) He’s not skating [link]. Boudreau hopeful Mike will be able to skate by the end of this week.
2) The Caps are
kinda falling apart. Semin’s demoted to 4th line and may be a healthy scratch vs. Phoenix tonight [link]. They’ve lost 6 of 7 games, giving up 27 goals in the process. Defenseman Dmitry Orlov was called up to help stop the bleeding.
3) I’m running out of things to post, but trying to stay positive.
Oh to see this again.
The only conclusion is COME BACK, MIKE. Obviously the world needs you.
While we have been busy with Mikey getting hurt and Tyler Seguin pouring it on and James Neal scoring daily, the Blackhawks are the #1 team in the NHL with 25 points (11-4-3).
Tazer was the NHL’s Third Star for last week, with two 2-goal games to help the Hawks win three in a row. Jon has a team-leading 9 goals plus 6 assists on the season.
Here’s Jon talking about the 4-1 in over Calgary [link] and 6-3 over Edmonton [link]. How does no one mention the giant orange microphone? It looks like a sneaker and it’s practically up his nose. At least he smiles (eventually) – I almost fell asleep listening to that deep voice spouting sports cliches.
And just in time for the holidays, this perfect gift for (me) all your friends (me). They should come as a 2-pack or buy-one-get-one or something. And Kaner should have a mullet.
Now get to it and vote Tazer for the All-Star Game. Maybe he’ll get picked really late in the draft again and we can make fun of him for
Not this again.
It’s a really slow day and this picture has been lurking around my inbox forever. Dawn sent it, presumably trying to impress us with Ovi’s shorts. Or because he’s wearing a Coach’s Corner t-shirt.
But all I see is this.
Am I wrong? There’s this:
And this. I could go on all day.
Mike has 2 points in 4 games and the Caps are undefeated. They play the Panthers tomorrow night, so let’s hope they keep this little streak alive.