Reason No. 256 Why Mats Sundin Can’t Hold Joe Sakic’s Jock

Sure, they played together a couple of seasons as part of the absurdly-talented-yet-comically-unsuccessful Quebec Nordiques (still my favorite NHL ’94 team, despite the frequent goaltending mishaps of Stephane Fiset). And both are members of the fairly exclusive 500-goal club. But since Sundin was traded to Toronto following the 1994 season, they couldn’t be more different.

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A MYFO Special Announcement: Gary Bettman Is…Retiring?

Gary Bettman, since he truly has little else to do, has been watching the Brett Favre retirement/unretirement debacle from afar with great interest. In his infinite idiocy, he has hatched a little idea in an attempt to generate some interest and much-needed sympathy relating to his tenure as Commissioner. And, as always, poor Gary is a day late and a dollar short on this one as well. 

In a moronic attempt at relevancy, Gary has misguidedly decided to retire as Commissioner of the National Hockey League. Not only that, but he has elected to pattern his retirement after Favre’s. We take you live to his press conference from NHL Headquarters.

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MYFO Liveblog: Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals

If you think I’m going to use that goddamned overtime cat again, you’re nuts. That was a jinx.

Anyway, Game 6 is tonight. Can the Pens gut out another win? We’ll find out.

In the meantime, join us here for the liveblog starting around 7:30 PM EDT

MYFO Liveblog: Do or Die – Game 5

Here we go again, kiddies. Tonight, once again, the MYFO Crew will gather for another liveblog for Game 5. Be there. Be square. We don’t care.


Here is the link to enter the liveblog. We’ll see you around 7:30 PM EDT tonight!

Meta MYFO: Losing an Editor, Gaining a Contributor

Hey gang. We wanted to announce this after last night’s live blog so the Original Gang of Five could finish on a high note.

This will be my last day as an editor for Melt Your Face-Off.

Unfortunately, my work schedule has escalated to the point where my lack of contribution is visible even among our casual readers. Rather than allowing the blog to suffer by an absentee Editor, I’m voluntarily giving up my place and becoming a Contributor. I may or may not be back next season, depending on whether the Lightning decide to field a competitive team again.

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Zed’s Not Dead, Baby, Zed’s Not Dead


Unnnnh, is it my shift?

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