Season Preview: Chicago Blackhawks

The forgotten fourth formulation of the categorical imperative: commit to the Indian.

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Akim Aliu at the 2007 NHL Draft

In honor of Akim Aliu’s recent signing with the Blackhawks (and my lack of creativity), I’ve decided to republish a piece about the New Nigerian Nightmare from the 2007 NHL Draft.  This was originally posted on the late Kill Bill Wirtz blog.  May he burn in Gehenna.

Why do you say I am mad? I can sense them. You don’t? Mumbling, whispering, groaning. They’re there.

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I Had No Idea Algar was French

5:40 PM: Chicago signs UFA defenseman Brian Campbell to an 8-year deal worth $56.8 million.

3:43 PM: Chicago signs UFA goaltender Cristobal Huet to a 4-year $22.5 million deal.

I’d expect later today to hear that the naming rights to the United Center have been purchased by Noah’s Arcade.

Brian Campbell is Going Nowhere

Raskolnikov, you’ve gone too far now.  How high can you be to compare Brian Campbell aka Spin-O-Rama Jr. to the biggest single from the second best record of the shoegazer era?

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Cristobal Huet to … the Blackhawks?!

Huet, Khabibulin, and Crawford are the new checking line.  Why?

Where the Party At? Western Conference Edition

The NHL Draft isn’t like the ones held by the NBA or the NFL.  Work up whatever fervor you like; 98.9 percent of the the teens and foreigners awkwardly pronounced behind a podium won’t be making an impact on your favorite team this season.  But hey, some people like to celebrate this sort of stuff, and many NHL teams want to help.  So join MYFO in our rundown of all the league’s DRAFT PARTIES.  Just don’t blame us when the prick in the back makes the jukebox blare Journey right when your team is about to pick.

Today, the Western Conference.

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We All Win! We All Win!

After spending two years in exile at the AllState Arena, Pat Foley has returned to claim his rightful throne.

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