Rabu, 30 November 2011

Top Ten: Movember Mustaches

There are few mustaches that have taken over the world since Movember started. And quite a few that had no impact at all.

Here are a few of the most noteworthy 'staches in the NHL this month.

10. Mike Cammalleri

We like the duster look on him. It matches his fashion style very much.

09. TJ Oshie

He looks like Luigi here. But we like it.

08. Luke Schenn

Oh Lukey, we like the soul patch and duster combo. Even better with that stance/outfit.

07. Tyler Seguin

It might be a little too large for his delicate features but it's still an impressive 'stache and one that has us liking it.

06. Sidney Crosby

Don't know who told him that a Parros-type mustache would be good but he went ahead and did it without our consent.

05. Jason Spezza

All he needs is a top hat, seriously.

04. Kris Versteeg

It's a classic but a classic that will never go out of style. It looks good with his whole face.

03. Jeff Skinner

We like this pointy-mustache for Skinner's baby features. It toughens him up a bit because he needs it.

02. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

And there were some who said that he couldn't grow one. Shame on them.

01. Patrick Kane

Saddest part is that this mustache is all real folks...so sad.

Selasa, 29 November 2011

Coaching Changes & Other Things

- The Washington Capitals fired Bruce Boudreau.

And then hired Dale Hunter to take his place.

- The Carolina Hurricanes fired Paul Maurice.

Then hired Kirk Muller to take his place.

And this all happened in one day.

- The New York Rangers unveiled their third jerseys that will be worn for the Winter Classic.

We likey. A lot.

- Chris Pronger will be out for at least four weeks after having surgery on his knee. So many injuries for him this season, jeez.

- Max Pacioretty was suspended three games for his hit on Kris Letang.

And from the same game, James Neal was fined $2,500 for his high-stick on PK Subban.

- Taylor Hall will be out for at least two to four weeks with a shoulder injury. NOOOOOOOO! Our fantasy teams depend on his face!!!

Senin, 28 November 2011

Fantasy Hockey Update: Week Eight

Hello all.

How are your teams doing? Need to vent here? Want some free and relatively smart advice on who to pick up in what position? Don't hesitate to vent or ask.

Also, do not forget about the December 1st trade day. If you sent us an email (thehockeujunkies@gmail.com) then we have it and will be making the trades on Thursday.

If not, get dem bitches in ladies.

Onto more important stuff...the standings for Week Eight

The top five are:

1. Ramen Truck
2. Socially Awkward
3. The Bert and Ernies
4. Hattrick Marleau
5. Noodles

Only one minor change in the top five and that was the reversal of The Bert and Ernies and Socially Awkward.

Nothing really important to report other than the total domination of Jonathan Toews and his goal scoring prowess emerging. He did give quite a few people jumps in the standings.

But that's about it.

Thursday is trade day. And good luck to everyone this week!

Awards Monday: Week Eight

Hottie Of The Week

Sidney Crosby

This was too easy. He had four points in his first game in ten months and has points in every game but one since then. It's nice to have him back.


Best Commercial of the Night

Adirondack Phantoms

Technically not a commercial but who cares? It's too funny not to post.
(Thanks to Shanny for the link)


The Ryan Malone Wheaties Award

Ken Hitchcock

He stepped into the St. Louis Blues dressing room after Davis Payne's firing and has really righted the ship. The Blues are 7-1-2 in their last ten games, the ones where Hitchcock has been the coach... coincidence? We think not.

Minggu, 27 November 2011

Blackhawks Commercials and Other Things

Jennifer sent these to us and we can't stop watching them over and over. They're oddly sexy yet intense and scary.

Here's the first one with Corey Crawford and Dave Bolland.

Then we have the Duncan Keith one which is really, really intense.

And then Jonathan Toews

- the NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game will feature some Hockey Hall of Fame members which is awesome!

- John Tavares was fined $2,500 for a slash on Zach Parise when the Islanders played the Devils.

- Andre Deveaux was suspended for three games after an illegal check to Tomas Fleischman's head when the Rangers played the Panthers.

- The Flames picked up Blake Comeau off the waiver wire from the Islanders.

- There's been a lot of hoopla surrounding a scrum in Friday night's game between the Senators and the Penguins involving Nick Foligno and Sidney Crosby. Foligno had some words about Crosby elbowing him in the scrum then both Dan Bylsma and Crosby responded.

- Taylor Hall is injured. We repeat: Taylor Hall is injured.

- The Stars are having a terrible time with injuries lately. Last night, Kari Lehtonen was injured along with Vernon Fiddler and Trevor Daley. What the hell?

- And in case you hadn't heard, Kris Letang was hit by Max Pacioretty in last night's game between the Penguins and Canadiens and broke his nose. Then he returned to the game and scored the controversial game-winner.

- The Kings went to the Breaking Dawn: Part 1 premiere and loved it.

Sabtu, 26 November 2011

Sexiest Hockey Men Alive

Thanks to Shanny for this feature. We absolutely love this and the fact that it really sounds like something that would be featured in People magazine.


It's that time of year when People Magazine puts out the Sexiest Man Alive issue. Per usual, they dropped the ball & failed to include any hockey players. It was not easy but here is a list of the top 10 hockey players who should be in the Sexiest Man Alive issue.

Please let us know what your list would look like.

Stick tap to Jennifer for all her help :D!

1. Shea Weber

What's not to love about the Sicamous, British Columbia native. He's an Olympic gold medalist & captain of his team. His dimples as well as his slapshot can stop traffic. He also grows a beard that makes Billy Gibbons envious. That's what makes Shea the complete package & sexiest hockey man alive.

2. Zach Parise

WARNING: This quintessential All-American boy's dreamy eyes & adorable grin may cause uncontrollable giggling. Teehee, hee, hee.

3. Henrik Lundqvist

The New York Rangers goalie with his signature coif, impeccable style, & brilliant smile causes people to swoon wherever he goes.

4a. Niklas Lidstrom

The 40 year old Swede is tall, talented, humble, & gorgeous. He's the Perfect Human

4b. Loui Eriksson

The 26 year old Swede is tall, talented, humble, & gorgeous. He's the Perfect Human in Training.

5. Vinny Lecavalier

Parlez-vous francais? The captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning does, much to the delight of his fans. It's just one of the many reasons to love the multi-talented 31 year old.

6. Kris Versteeg

Sometimes being sexy is all in the attitude & Versteeg has plenty of it. The 5'10 winger earned the nickname 'Verbeauty' because of his witty since of humor & singing/rapping abilities. His killer baby blues & golden mane don't hurt matters either.

7. Marian Hossa

It may have taken The Slovakian God a little longer than expected to reach the pinnacle. With his fantastic skating ability, soft hands, & winning smile he was finally able to raise hockey's Holy Grail in 2010.

8. Vladimir Sobotka

With filthy stick work, a scoring touch, & such a pretty, pretty face it won't take long before the 23 year old Czech is a house hold name.

9. The Staal boys

Whether they're winning Olympic gold (like Eric), being nominated for the Selke (like Jordan), being a defensive stud (like Marc), or just being delightfully ginger (like Tito). These Thunder Bay, Ontario natives offer a little something for everyone.

10. Tyler Seguin

The 6'1 Brampton, Ontario native, known league wide as Bob, has already accomplished so much in his short career. He was the second overall pick in the 2010 draft and won the Stanley Cup in his rookie season. Which makes me believe this cutie, with washboard abs, is sure to be breaking hearts for years to come.

Jumat, 25 November 2011

Date Night Friday: Kris Versteeg

We know this date has been done before (sort of) in the Double Date feature we had a while back but he's worth it to be visited again.


What's up, ladies? How are you this evening? My name is Kris Versteeg but you can call me 'Verbeauty' or 'Sexyface' is also good.

Anyway, I am pretty confident that this date will be amazing.

First up is dinner which I think should be at a nice Italian place where we can get some chicken and pasta and wine.

The owner approaches the table after recognizing me. "Will you sing a little song for us, Verbeauty? I think it will be great if you did."

I say 'no' the first few times but eventually consent. I get up on stage and serenade you with a rendition of LMFAO 'Sexy and I know it' which always gets the ladies going.

It isn't hot in the restaurant, it is me. I apologize for the amazingness blowing you away.

After dinner, we go to this great bar that I heard of. Inside, we commandeer two stools and order drinks. Then we talk about everything while slowly getting drunker and drunker.

The dance floor calls to us and we make a scene dancing in the middle of the floor doing the dougie and the shuffle and the running man among other moves.

I start serenading you halfway through our millionth drinks and you're loving it. That's when it's time for the cab back to my place

...if you want of course...


Well, did you like this date with Mr. Versteeg?

Are you into going back to his place after the date?

Let us know either here or in the votes!

Kamis, 24 November 2011

What We're Thankful For 2011

It's that time of year again, Thanksgiving.

The day when we go to Grandma's, make a plate of mashed potatoes, turkey, corn, stuffing and covering it all with gravy.


But we also understand that this is a day for giving thanks for things that we appreciate in our lives.

And of course we make it all about hockey.

This year we're thankful for a lot of things.

We're thankful for another season of great hockey that is full of amazing goals and defensive plays and saves by goalies that make us go 'WTF?!'

We're thankful for the Minnesota Wild leading the league.

We're thankful for the surprising play of the Florida Panthers.

We're thankful for overtime goals and beautiful shootout goals and great celebrations.

We're thankful for the play of Ryan Nugent-Hopkings, Gabriel Landeskog and Adam Henrique and all of the rookies who are making a name for themselves this season.

We're thankful for the return of Sidney Crosby and everything he is about.

We're thankful for the crackdowns on head-shots and dangerous plays because we don't want anything jeopardizing the players and the game that we love.

We're thankful for Hockey Night in Canada and the everlasting bromance between Ron McLean and Don Cherry.

We're thankful that the Dallas Stars ownership situation has been fixed.

We're thankful for the surprise league leaders in points and goals. Who would have thought that the top five in points would be Phil Kessel, Claude Giroux, Kris Versteeg, Joffrey Lupul and Thomas Vanek? Not us.

But most of all, what we're most thankful for is everyday watching games and getting to blog about it. We're thankful that we have readers who appreciate what we do and participate in running this blog.

Let us know what you're thankful for, whether we mentioned it already or not.

Also, have a great Turkey Day!

Rabu, 23 November 2011

Things We Wanna Link To

- Mike Komisarek is out for eight weeks after breaking his arm. Sounds like a nasty injury.

- Tyler Myers is also out for four to six weeks after breaking his wrist. Another nasty sounding injury.

- Kyle Turris signed a two-year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes so now he can get traded.

- Daniel Tkaczuk from the Hockey News has a list of the best mustaches in the NHL, past and present. You know we approve.

- Drew Doughty was fined $2500 for his hit on TJ Oshie in tonight's game.

- Brenda Morrow is out for the Stars with an upper-body 'issue'.

- Travis Zajac is getting closer to returning to the lineup for the Devils which is great news for them.

- A fight between Paul Gaustad and Milan Lucic,finally.

Selasa, 22 November 2011

Have You Voted Yet?

NHL.com has the results of the first week of All Star voting and it's no surprise who is at the top of the voting.

What we find funny is how there is a small contingent of people who are angry that Sidney Crosby is on the ballot.

Well, maybe after Monday night they will shut their pie holes. But probably not.

Who have you been voting for?

Are your top players in the ballot?

What would your all star lineup look like?

Let us know.

Senin, 21 November 2011

Fantasy Hockey Update: Week Seven

Hey hockey pool Junkies, how are your teams doing? Are you happy where you are or is there something or someone that is wrong for your team?

On December 1st, we will have another trade day.

By midnight on December 1st please have your trades emailed to us at thehockeyjunkies@gmail.com with the subject line something about trades for 12/1 so we know what we're getting.

Remember, you have two available trades to make on the first so use them wisely, very wisely.

Here are the current standings...

The top five are:

1. Ramen Truck
2. The Bert and Ernies
3. Socially Awkward
4. Hattrick Marleau
5. Noodles

We have a new leader this week with Ramen Truck leading the way with 768 points and a pretty nice week from Steven Stamkos and Corey Perry's penalties.

Also, the next four were helped out immensely from Taylor Hall's hat trick. It's nice to see the kid get off the unproductive list with a hatty.

And Noodles has stopped whining since making the top five. Now we can't get her to shut up about being number five.

Good luck to everyone this week and don't forget about the first.

Awards Monday: Week Seven

Hottie Of The Week

Phil Kessel

(We can never say his name without sounding like the parody from Bloge Salming...watch it and try not to say it like that.)

But he has a million goals already and he's actually playing like he cares right now. Which is pretty fun to watch and also good for the Leafs.


Best Commercial Of The Night

Cheetah Power Surge Blueberry Flavour

Uh, what the hell is this? Weirdest and saddest commercial we've come across yet.


The Ryan Malone Wheaties Award

Florida Panthers

They're like the Goonies this season. Or the cardiac kids. It always seems like they're down and out but somehow they pull a win outta their collective asses. It's admirable how they do that every game.

Minggu, 20 November 2011

Crosby Watch Is Officially Over


Henrik hasn't been heard of since the news broke this afternoon and we have a sneaking suspicion that this has happened.

Is this real life? Is the Sidney Crosby really ready to come back to the Penguins? It all seems too good to be true.

Or so it seems.

We do know that it has been officially confirmed that Sidney Crosby will make his season debut tomorrow against the New York Islanders.

But we won't believe it until we see #87 skate out onto Consol ice with the rest of the team. Until then, this is just a nasty and scary rumor that our wunderkind is back.

Tomorrow cannot come fast enough.

Sabtu, 19 November 2011

NHL Fun Facts #1

Have you ever heard something during a broadcast and said, "WTF, when did that happen?" or "Huh, didn't know that"?

Well, we do it all the time. We always hear something that makes us ponder for a moment and think, "Well, that's a fun fact."

Here is where we will recap some of the fun things we've heard or read in the past month.

- the Florida Panthers defense is leading the defense corps of the NHL in offense

- Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews is leading in faceoff percentage at 61% (centers who have played in all games)

- Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers is leading the NHL in PIMs

- Half of Carolina Hurricanes's Brandon Sutter's goals are shorthanded

- Johan Franzen and Vincent Lecavalier lead the league with four game-winning goals

- Craig Smith of the Nashville Predators pulled a Patrik Stefan the other night...well, almost


If you heard any fun facts or anything interesting, email them to us and we shall do this again.

Jumat, 18 November 2011

Date Night Friday: Brent Seabrook

Hey ladies, my name is Brent Seabrook and I play for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Here's my idea for the perfect date with you.

I show up at your house with a shopping bag full of stuff and a smile on my face. You let me inside and I ask where the CD player is.

I put on my favorite Led Zeppelin album to set the mood.

And then drag you to the kitchen.

That's when I break out the brownie mix and you get out the mixing bowl. We preheat the oven and set about mixing the batter.

I brought everything that we would need to make the brownies (plus icing and sprinkles, duh) even thought I really shouldn't be eating them. I won't tell if you won't.

When the brownies are in the pan and baking, we lick whatever is left on the spatula like little kids and laugh about how ridiculous it is.

Then we sit in the living room and discuss why 'Whole Lotta Love' might just be Led Zep's best song ever.

After the brownies are done baking, we put the icing on them and decorate them with funny faces made of sprinkles and just sprinkles.

We of course try them out and take a few for later in the living room and I put in 'Marley & Me' because if it makes Patrick Kane cry then it's the perfect date movie.


What did you think of this date with the Seabs?

Do you like brownies and Led Zeppelin?

Let us know.