Hottie of the Week
This spot is getting fought over like a weapon of choice in the bloodbath of the Hunger Games. It's all the rage now and it's gonna be an interesting watch to see who will make it into the eighth and final spot in both Conferences.
Best Commercial of the Night
The Revolution Continues...#NugeforCalder
We were totally Inceptioned into rooting for this kid and this video is part of why. Also, Curtis is very convincing in her arguments and excellent at Inception herself.
The Ryan Malone Wheaties Award
As much as we cry over his stats and hate/love him, the kid deserves the RMWA just for playing some pretty good hockey with a bum shoulder for four years. Who does that? Oh, yeah, dedicated players who only know how to play through everything until they can't.
Curtis had this to say on our choice:
Taylor Hall injured his shoulder at Age 16 in the 2008 World U-18 Hockey Championship in Russia in the quarter-final game against Finland. He continued to play, finishing 5th in tournament scoring including a 2 goal performance in a 3-2 semi-final win against Sweden. Canada, of course, went on to win the gold medal. A few months later, he was an Alternate Captain at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in Slovakia, helping Canada to yet another U-18 Gold Medal.
Since then, by the numbers:
169 CHL games played, including playoffs, scoring 118 goals, 166 assists, for 284 points and 1.68 points per game.
2 OHL and Memorial Cup championships in conjunction with back-to-back tournament MVP honours.
6 WJC games played at 2009 World Junior Hockey Championship in Saskatchewan, with 6 goals and 6 assists for 12 points (2.00 p/g), and a silver medal.
tokkotai89 (11:07:04 PM): 1st Overall at 2010 NHL entry draft.
126 NHL games played, with 49 goals and 46 assists for 95 points (career 0.75 p/g).
He has been considered the best player of his age group for the large majority of the last 6 years. He played 4 while injured.
Just wait until he’s healthy.