Office Party!

14 06 2012

That’s right. We’re throwing an office party.


Of course since everyone in the “office” is in a different part of the country — we’ll just have to make it work somehow. Skype, Phone calls, texts, etc.

I sent S a card on Sunday with SPECIFIC birthday instructions since I’m not in town to celebrate with her. I told her I’d be disappointed if she didn’t follow through. I mean, who wants to sit at home in their apartment by themselves on their birthday? I’d much rather sit at a bar by myself on my birthday. I have to admit, I smiled evily (is that a word?) while writing it. It went a little something like this:

1. Get home from work.

2. Throw on sweats.

3. Walk to Bleachers (a restaurant/bar down the street from her apartment)

4. Order Onion Rings & some form of an adult beverage. (Preferably that drink you had on our pub crawl that got you wasted — I forget what it’s called. I, too, was intoxicated)

5. Watch some sort of sporting event (i.e.- baseball, soccer, tennis, WHATEVER.)

Now, I do realize that her birthday sounds a little lonesome. Much like this:

Peanut Butter & Jelly for one?

But I was hoping it’d transform into something beautiful. Like this:

Pong anyone?

And then this:

Champagne shower!

And maybe this:

The idea is to walk into work hungover the next morning.

S is probably reading this and cursing under her breath. I told her my birthday instructions were harmless …. which they are. But she had no idea what evil thoughts were going through my mind while writing them down.

So. S. If I find out you’re sitting at home in your apartment tomorrow, I will jump on the next plane out to the Windy City. And if that happens — YOU KNOW your birthday party will not end with onion rings & an adult beverage. You’re better off just listening to what I said. :)

Send all your birthday wishes this wayyyy! She deserves them!




Mission Accomplished.

3 06 2012

As you all know, it was a semi Hockey’s Finest Office party this past week in the Windy City! S & I spent the last 10 days burning up the streets of Wrigleyville.

Here’s a short & Sweet recap:

A few months ago, I posted this picture…

Captain Sexpanther’s bachelor pad

Thanks to an architectural boat tour of Chicago, S & I found it. Not going to lie, we giggled like little school girls when we realized we found it.

cha-ching! to the left, ladies.

Say hello to Tazer’s building. Now, which floor/number — I have no idea. I’ll leave that to all you lovely stalking girls (and when you find out, let us know). But judging by the view in his picture above, it matches up. Coincidentally, S & I would love to live in the apartment building across from him on the other side of the river. (Note: We made that decision BEFORE we found his building)

Another trip update, we had brunch with S’ aunt & uncle at Trump Tower — and y’all know who lives there… ;)

Why hello, PKane.

We saw the private “Residence Entrance” and I had to literally hold myself back from jumping past the gaurds and running around like a mad women in search of Kaner.

Of course, we couldn’t pass these up when we saw them:

Introducing, our boyfriends.

I’ll let you figure out who gets who!

Chicago, we love you. And in fact, S & I made a SOBER (just pointing that out) pact that when she graduates from school, we’ll get an apartment in the Windy City together (if we get jobs). So all you Chicagoans may get to keep us for a while!


P.S. — Midwestern ladies, what the hell is in your water?! You all are breeding trees for men. Holy tall. Send one to me, please.


21 05 2012

Four days until my butt is on it’s way to the Windy City to visit S. (M was supposed to be there too…but college calls…BOOOO. So much for a Hockey’s Finest party) :(

Anyway, I’ve already got my Toews and Kane shirseys in my suitcase — so far that’s all I’ve packed. But that’s all I need, right? Since I’m on my way to Blackhawks land, I figured I’d creep to see what the boys were doing so far this summer. Maybe I’d get lucky and someone will still be in the city. PKane? Tazer? How about the two together? One for me & one for S?? No?? Ok, fine.

But I did just want to let y’all know I’ll be in town. So if you see a couple girls in the clubs doing this…

bottoms up.

…stop and say hi. It’s probably S and I.

Ok…just kidding. That makes us look like alcoholics.

But for real, S is new to the city and I’ve never been. So we’re opening this up to you guys. We know we have some readers out there. Where are the best places to go? What about sports bars? Things to do while in town? I just saw that The Underground closes at 5am on Saturdays — you best believe we’ll be there until last call.

But that only kills 1 of my 10 days in town. So keep the suggestions coming. If I see anyone important (doubtful), you’ll be the first to know.

Anyway, signing off until I get back! Time to focus on packing, cleaning, and getting my nails done.


….flat line….

This picture has nothing to do with me going to Chicago. Nor is it new. This just has to do with the fact that I miss my favorite boys. And this picture is just plain sexy. Work it boys!

Who Is That Again??

19 04 2012

Dear loyal readers of Hockey’s Finest,

After reading a comment from one reader earlier today, I realized that sometimes we writers (me in particular) sometimes don’t explain things fully.  We get a little keyboard/wordpress happy and just start typing out things that make sense to us, but not at all so that you hockey lovers out there understand our shorthand for the boys.  So here it is, my list of current nicknames, but don’t worry,  your favorite may end up on here soon enough!

Captain Sexpanther:  Jonathan Toews

I know no one will argue with me on this, but I mean DAMN.  What other nickname would suffice?  None, that’s what.  All I have to say is every time I think of him, I have a flashback to “10 Things I Hate About You” when Julia Stiles says “I want you.  I need you.  Oh baby, oh baby”….but I’m completely serious when I say that about Toews.

McDreamy:  Patrick Sharp

He’s the Patrick Dempsey of the hockey world.  That flow is ridiculous.  And look at how cute his puppy is!  M loves :) Other possible nicknames?  DILF.  You know you agree.

Lil’ Peek-A-Boo:  Patrick Kane

You know when you pay games with little kids and they always seem to have that mischievous grin on their faces like they just did something wrong?  Ladies and gentlemen, that is Patrick Kane to the T.  He’s always up to no good, but damn does that smirk of his make you weak in the knees.

Nugget:  Martin St. Louis

Look how tiny he is!  I call everyone that is below 5’4″ “nuggets”, since I’m 5’8″ and seem to tower over them.  Even though St. Louis is nowhere near 5’4″ (he’s listed as 5’8″), he looks like a 12 year old boy who got lost on his way home from school in terms of height.  He’s a fun-sized hockey player, but demands the respect of a man the size of Zdeno Chara.  Love this lil’ nugget.

Beauty:  Kris Versteeg

Ah, Monsieur Versteeg.  Je t’aime.  *fangirl* Anyway, there’s more to Versteeg than meets the eye.  He’s one of the characters that everyone wants in the locker room.  If you don’t believe me, look back to a post I did a few weeks ago on him and see some of his personality.  You’ll fall in love.  But watch out, he’s mine :)

The Wonder Twins:  Daniel and Henrik Sedin

During my sister’s freshman year of college (she went to Boston University, whaddup), she lived down the hall from two guys that we liked to call “The Wonder Twins”.  These kids had known each other since elementary school, and were now living together, and still do live together, in college.  They were attached at the hip and the closet (they frequented Ed Hardy……ew).  Same with the Sedins, except for the whole actually being twins thing.  They know what the other is doing at all times, and I’m still baffled that Vancouver somehow landed both of them.  Other possible nicknames:  TweedleDee and TweedleDum.

Santa and Buddy the Elf:  Brandon Dubinsky and Brian Boyle

Ever since NHL 24/7:  Flyers vs. Rangers, I’ve been obsessed with Brian Boyle.  I already had the obsession with Brandon Dubinsky.  When they showed the Rangers’ Christmas party, I fangirled my jersey off.  When Boyle shouted, “SANTA!  I KNOW HIM!” at Dubinsky, I fangirled my face off.  Yeah.  My whole face.

That’s all the nicknames for now, but I’m sure there’ll be a few more in the future.  Do you have any nicknames for your favorite players?  Let us know in the comments!


To Brighten Your Day.

7 03 2012

We like Johnny too.

That is all.


Ohhhhhh $#!+

14 02 2012

That’s all that’s running through my head these days.  Ladies, ASSEMBLE!  Our boys are in trouble!  And by our boys, you know I mean the Blackhawks.  Do you want Captain Sexpanther to keep this look on his face for all eternity?

It's like someone just stole his lunch money

They’ve dropped 8 in a row.  EIGHT.  They’ve dropped to sixth overall in the Western Conference, and people are starting to talk about Coach Quenneville losing his job.  Never fear, boys and girls, Coach Q is here to stay.  How do I know this?  Well, first of all I’m a certifiable genius.  And second, Stan Bowman himself said that Q is going nowhere.  So keep your pants on, Barry Melrose, and QUIT GIVING ME A HEART ATTACK ALL THE WAY IN ITALY!  I mean frick, even Mike Babcock was asked about his potential reaction should Q be fired, and he said he’d be “100% stunned”.  Even the coach of the Blackhawks’ biggest rival has enough respect and knowledge of Chicago and their front office that he knows Q is going nowhere fast.  Praise Jesus.

So, do us (and by us, I mean me) a favor and say a little prayer for the boys.  The bromances are suffering because everyone’s a little on edge right now, and Lil Peek-a-boo and Captain Sexpanther aren’t sleeping in the same bed.  This gives M the sadz.

Put on a happy face, boys!  The skid will be over soon enough :)


Things I learned.

30 01 2012

I realize now that picking last week as my week long “computer break” was probably a poor decision. So much happened. And I learned a lot.

I can’t cover it all…but lets do a little recap.

1. PKane makes a sexy Superman. I’d put myself in danger if I knew he’d come save me. **HINT HINT– I’m talking to you Patrick.**

2. Stammer is a beauty. I bet he practices this every day.

if that goal isn't beautiful, I don't know what is.

3. Kris Letang looks adorable even when sneezing. (Or “snotty” as S says)

*le sneeze*

To give you a little back story if you haven’t seen it: Neal is doing an interview and around the 0:20 mark Kris bolts into the background–sneezes–and then proceeds to yell “I DON’T KNOW WHERE MY PHONE IS”. Not quite sure why I laughed so hard. But I did. So if you want to laugh with me (or judge me, you choose) go ahead and watch it here.

4. Giroux is continuing to grow on me…and I don’t know how to handle it.

*heart stops*

What is it about a player taping their stick?? I think it’s the look of concentration on their faces…

5. Team Alfredsson should win the “Best Hockey Flow” Award. Henrik Lundqvist. Kris Letang. Scotty Hartnell. Stammer (even though his flow sucks). Karlsson. Just to name a few.

6. NBC FAIL! Can you find the mistake?

7. S & I have found ourselves admitting to new loves

Hartnell & Price

We wont say who likes who….just for our safety.

8. Chara & Segs look SO ADORABLE when hugging it out.

9. Hockey Players can be Fan Girls too. I no longer feel bad for blatantly pointing a camera at their faces, since they don’t mind doing it to other people. Circle of Life, I guess?


10. Drake looks AH-MAZING in a hockey sweater.

Also, check out this adorable video of Drake visiting the locker rooms before the performance. He calls Chara “Big Dog” — I knew I liked him. Watch here.

So, I think I covered all the major points. Who’s ready to start off the second half of the season?! I AM! Pens come to Boston this weekend. Guess who’s NOT going….. –>this girl<–  Guess who’s SUPER upset about it…… –>this girl<–