Updated to add wraparoundcurl’s even more awesome version of this picture. Just imagine Matty Ohlund saying this.
Your New Captains…Watch Out NHL!
This picture is wonderful! I actually laughed out loud. Kes and Lui and Mitchell look like the biggest keeners ever. They look like they will come up to AV during the opening game of the season and be all, “Did you see me talk to that ref, coach? Did you like my last shift? How bout that glove save, eh? Did you see me slam that guy into the boards?” They are so excited to get their first gold stars. And then there’s Matty over there looking so effortlessly Swedish cool. He’s absolutely rocking that Canucks track suit. The other guys can’t work it like he does. I know he usually chills out to U2, or gets pumped up with Metallica, but this photo is screaming for him to be totally blasting the Hip Hop. As soon as the press conference is over, he’s turning up the sweet rhymes of Snoop Dog or Wu Tang Clan. He’s flattered to get an A, but he’s not going to get too excited about it. Matty is just so fly.
The fabulous wraparoundcurl wrote a great sassy and styling post about NHL fashion (or lacktherof). I can’t compete with it, and I don’t want to be a copy cat, but I can’t let this picture disappear without talking about it. Sigh. These jerseys are HORRIBLE! Why, NHL, why? I guess you want a pat on the back for them not being completely pink. It’s a start. But, honestly, is it that hard for you to send your marketing guys to watch a game and check out the girl that is wearing the jersey in real team colours and is actually watching the game, instead of the girl in a mini skirt with her boobs falling out of her shirt who is more interested in getting her “I’d give my kidney to make out with Sidney” sign on TV? We’re not hard to please. All the real hockey loving girls want is jerseys in their team’s actual colours that don’t make us look like we’re wearing a mumu. But you know, if you got rid of the baby blue/gray/pink/sparkles, I would even settle for the mumu.
Update: 5-0 baby! I’m not sure where this team came from. I missed the first two periods, so I can’t comment in detail, but the last period was very entertaining. It’s pre season, yes, but it’s still fun. The regular season just needs to hurry up and get here before they lose this momentum. And how about a bonus picture for the Flames?