Enough of this fucking summer already. Training camps are opening soon, which means that there will be actual real live hockey to digest. No more watching an NHL Network replay of a 1987 tilt between Winnipeg and Edmonton (and, scarily, sort of getting into it). No more reliving “classic” first-round playoff matchups from 2006.
In that spirit, starting tomorrow, MYFO (with the help of many, many guests) will be previewing each and every team in the NHL. October can’t get here soon enough.
- Over the course of August, the Internets’ most prominent hockey blogger, Greg Wyshynysykyi, ran a series of posts where he asked various people in the community de puck what five ways they would improve the sport. Three things happened:
- 1. We pissed off Ted Leonsis something fierce.
- 2. We beat the topics of contraction, division naming, and shootouts to the point of exhaustion.
- 3. We were appeased by free photos of Ice Girls.
Oh, yeah, one other thing happened. Wyshynynysykyi took one of the best ideas of August before anyone of us other jokers could use it. So instead, we spend the month scouring the wires for other ideas, which meant we gave Stu Barnes more attention in one afternoon than he got in his whole 47-year career. Copycats of the idea ensued, and we, lacking creativity and shame, are ready to jump the boards and take our shift.
To our readers who stuck with us in fucking August – we thank you. September’s around the corner, and for those of you ready to join us after a three-day weekend bender, will find that things will perk up around here in the coming month. But we close August with MYFO’s 5 Ways We’d Change the NHL.
- You see, when there are five of us, we each only have to put 20% effort in.
- Regarding the picture above, Weed has extremely feminine hands.
- Wait a minute. WHY ARE THERE SIX HANDS? This blog is haunted.
Here we go again. The inaugural Festival Cup charity hockey game will take place on September 5th at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The event benefits the Right to Play, “an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills, and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world.”
I've Got It Bad, Got It Bad, Got It Bad...
Welcome to another edition of MYFO’s (P)friday Perfunctory Photo Pop Probatory. Every Friday Whenever the hell I feel like it, I will put up a photo or two and ask a few multiple choice questions. This time we take a look at some photos from July 17th and 18th, when Mike Babcock took Lord Stanley’s Cup on an all-expenses paid trip to Saskatoon. The quiz…begins…now.
Sorry about the delay in getting this post up. It’s been one of those weeks.
After the jump are the final standings in the Playoff Pool.
Not every team in the playoffs gets to hoist the Stanley Cup. Try as they may, 29 teams will end their hockey-related obligations without lifting the Holy Grail of Hockey. We here at MYFO encourage you to erase their substandard play from your collective memory, and join us in wishing them good luck on the golf course.
It’s time for Ask Dr. Doubt, with your host, Dr. Doubt. If you have questions for Ask Dr. Doubt, please send them to Dr. Doubt at email@example.com.
So Detroit and Pittsburgh have both won Games 1 and 2 fairly convincingly. After the jump, Dr. Doubt takes questions from a few fans on what to do who to root for in this prospective finals series.