For sixteen teams, this morning signaled another practice as the “second season” begins. The other fourteen spent the past two days saying goodbye and thank you to their fans for sticking by them. Here’s to remembering the teams that ended their seasons too soon.
I have no idea what happened but this week we’ve had no problem finding awesome player tweets. In fact, we found so many that we couldn’t decide which to use and therefore made the executive decision to use all of them. You’ll understand why soon enough.
We all know hockey players are cute. This week’s They Said WHAT will make you want to pinch some cheeks, or just pat them on the head and tell them they’re pretty.
When I was growing up, there were two guys who everyone agreed had achieved superstar status in the hockey world. (We didn’t know much back then.) They were the guys with their own books at the Scholastic Book Fairs, slick almost life-size posters you could buy at your local Kmart, and the reason you played with a Koho and not a Titan stick. Ahem. Yeah, you either liked Wayne or you liked Mario. Could you like both? Well, can you be a Bruins and a Habs fan?
Now that the season is in full swing, hockey players don’t have a lot of down time. There’s a lot of practice, travels, and of course the games. So no one can blame them when they veg out and watch TV, although sometimes it isn’t the best TV.
Hockey players are like a family. Sure, they fight on the ice and say some not so nice things to each other, but at the end of the day, they love each other, as is evident by these next couple of tweets.
There are a couple of things that make hockey fans happy. For one, we like to watch hockey games. We also like to eat while watching those games. Apparently those things are important to hockey players as well.
In looking through tweets from NHL players over the last week, I had a lot of options for this post. From Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle chirping Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to Roberto Luongo, I mean Strombone, being his usual crazy self, there were a lot of tweets to choose from.
And then the NHL lockout ended and the players went nuts tweeting some ridiculous things. Therefore I bring to you, the best player remarks after the lockout was declared over.
With Christmas tomorrow, we figured we would give you some bonus tweets today. It could also be simply because I couldn’t decide which ones to choose out of the hilarious things some of the guys said this past week. And you’ll see by not deciding, I mean I couldn’t decide between numerous tweets from the same people!
So what have the boys been saying this week?
Since we started our weekly visits into the best of the worst hockey cards, one thing became painfully clear. The early 1990s have certainly had the most representation. Maybe it was the residual Aqua-net of the 1980s wearing off, but neon and bike shorts seemed like a good idea.
The early 1990s brought us some cards that would have gone right in our bike spokes if we opened a pack to find them as kids.
These cards are mad fly…. NOT!