Has it been a year already!?

12 05 2012

S & I can’t believe it. Our little baby is 1 years old today!

We feel like it was just yesterday that we birthed her and now she’s almost ready to walk on her own!

For reals, it’s Hockey’s Finest birthday and we’re stoked. When we signed up for this little shindig — we gave it 1 year. If it didn’t survive, we’d pull the plug. But look at us! We’re still here! And with more writers!

It’s all thanks to Y.O.U.

hugs all around.

We know we skip out on a few teams every once and a while and we vow to try harder next season to cover EVERYONE. And while we’re on the topic of improvement…let’s kick the ball into your court. We’re open to suggestions. What would you like to see this next year? More stats? More yummy goodness? Any specific teams/players?

How about this off season? We know how the withdrawls feel, so we want to keep y’all as hydrated as humanly possible. Swimming in a sea of hockey during those hot summer nights. Anything you’d like us to cover specifically? Or a player to be on the look out for?

I feel like this next season should be dedicated to all our loyal readers. So seriously, comment away! Both negative & positive. We can handle it. We don’t cry….that easy.

For serious, we love you guys. And thank you for reading our random thoughts. Stick around. It’s gonna be one hell of a ride the next year :)

Love, 

The Hockey’s Finest Girls 

XOXO

Happy Birthday to us!





T Shirt Hockey?

4 05 2012

So I stalked S on Twitter — and saw that she retweeted a tweet from Chad Brownlee. We mentioned him in a post about a week ago when we heard his new song “No Silver Cup”. I think he deserves a gold medal. He’s just….I can’t even…

Dierks Bentley and Chad Brownlee invented a new kind of hockey. No puck? No problem. Just roll up shirts in balls and have at it.

To make this video even better — they were in Winnipeg. As if I needed another reason to love Dierks and Chad.

Where can I get my tickets?!

What a couple of beauts.

PS – I’m officially adding Brownlee as a tag. This gem deserves one.





No Silver Cup

25 04 2012

Thanks to S (and Gongshow Gear) this beauty of a video invaded my newsfeed on Facebook.

Chad Brownlee, a Canadian Country music singer — who used to play hockey (Vancouver Draft pick), wrote this song about his beloved Canucks. Yes, I know … our most loyal outspoken readers hate the Canucks but trust me ladies & gents. This is worth the listen.

Even if you don’t like the song just take a few minutes to admire him because he’s truly a beautiful man. And his voice…is just… ::sigh::

He models the song after Red Solo Cup by Toby Keith. Hence why the title is No Silver Cup.

Note: He’s wearing a GSH sweater & bucket!! The same bucket S & I rock on a weekly basis! Which says “Free Agent” — ladies, take note.

You know he’s a good man when he watches/plays hockey. You know he’s a COMPLETE winner when he rocks GSH swag. He’s gonna make a lady verrrrrryyyyyy happy one day.

Hey Chad,

We’re Free Agents too!

xoxo

Wheel. Snipe. Party.  

*L & S





The Race to the Finish: East

1 03 2012

This is one of those times when “slow & steady” has no chance of winning the race.

Can you believe there is only a month & ONE week left in the regular season?! I find myself starting to panic thinking about the off-season. Anyway, this is when the season gets serious. The coaches lose sleep. The games get scrappy. And our boys power through their injuries. All for one reason. For a chance to compete for Lord Stanley’s attention for the next year. Let’s take a look at a few teams…

New York Rangers

With 86 points — they are absolutely blowing every team in the Eastern Conference away. And I don’t want to say word-for-word what I’m thinking in fear of jinxing myself, so I’ll say it a different way. I think something shiny is going to be visiting this team this summer. And I’m not talking about the Lombardi Trophy that has already been showcased.

So there ya have it. I made a prediction without ACTUALLY saying the words. I plan on using my special connections with the NYR to celebrate.

Boston Bruins

Here in Crazyville, MA — everyone is convinced that this team is capable of a repeat. I’m not necessarily saying they are wrong…but there are just BETTER teams this season. ::cough::RANGERS::cough:: But, I’m not here to burst anyone’s bubble. The great thing about hockey is the pace in which things change. Who knows?! This team could, once again, surprise the nation.

Florida Panthers

I really don’t have much to say about this team except: WHERE THE HELL DID YOU COME FROM?! Done.

And our beloved: Pittsburgh Penguins

It breaks my heart to admit this, but without Sid on that ice…I just don’t see anything shiny coming to the ‘Burgh this summer.The boys need the confidence & offensive power that he brings to the ice. Now, before all you Pens fans find your panties in a bunch, let me say that I’m not doubting the skills & abilities of Geno, Staalsy, Nealer, or ANY of the boys. Anything is possible with this team. Exhibit A: Last season. How many call-ups from Wilkes-Barre were there because of injuries!? And they still silenced the critics by powering into the playoffs.

I remember this moment like it was yesterday.

Dear Pens, this is me. Challenging you. Please, prove me wrong. I’d love to visit the ‘Burgh next fall for the Season Opener to see a special banner being raised. ;)

Now let’s jump down the standings a bit.

Washington Capitals

Poor Caps. Everyone’s gunning for their spot! The Jets are one thier heels. Toronto isn’t too far off. Hell, even Tampa has a shot! I hate the Caps just as much as any other Pens fan out there…but I can’t picture the playoffs without them. Hang in there, boys!

And just ONE more comment.

Montreal Canadians

You do realize that the hockey season starts in October, right?! Where are you!? As much as I dislike you (being from Boston and all) I still want to see a Bruins v Habs steel cage death match for the Cup! Seriously boys. Time to get your heads in the game. Especially since I’m coming to Montreal for a visit in 3 weeks. I want you to win when I’m there. It’d be no fun for the home team to lose! What kind of “WELCOME TO MONTREAL” would that be?! Mathematically, I don’t think it’s even possible to fix the hole you’ve dug throughout the season. But then again…I went to art school & took a “Math: for Art Students” class. (no offense to any readers in Art School)

*giggles*

*L





Super Bowl XLVI

2 02 2012

Wrong sport, I know.

HOWEVER- during a few moments of internet browsing today (and by internet browsing I mean Facebook-stalking) I saw a neat video posted on a friend’s wall. Of course, this is a Budweiser commercial, they always create the best but the BEST part about this isn’t really the beer.

Check it out for yourselves. Let me know what you think.

Super Bowl XLVI Budweiser Commercial

Goosebumps.

 

D-





Every thing about this makes me happy-

20 01 2012

Did you see that Bruin’s third period come-back last night? THIS is why they say never stop playing the game. It isn’t over until that final buzzer sounds. I love hockey because they play so many games. Each time these teams meet a completely different outcome may occur. One team might be having a tough week and another team might capitalize on that. Hockey is so hard to predict. Who doesn’t love that?

There are so many amazing games happening this weekend. The standings might be totally reorganized come Monday! Happy weekend and happy hockey-watching.

-D

 

 





Mascot Love

12 01 2012

So this post all started while I was sitting in the hospital cafeteria for lunch today. During an epic gossip conversation, it was revealed to me that one of the girls in my masters program once dated the Buffalo Sabres mascot, Sabretooth.

Yup, this guy!

 

This is all made funnier by the fact that my girl was Alberta, the University of Florida mascot all throughout college…Imagine that relationship!!!

I've always been jealous of her bow.

It just seems like our connections to the NHL world keep getting stronger and stronger here at Hockey’s Finest. But I think D wins the battle of the boyfriends between her boo and Sabretooth.

I will leave you with a final thought…who would be your “NHL Mascot Boyfriend”? Here’s my choice…

Nordy of the Minnesota Wild

Until next time! – S