McDavid & Maroon

Since the NHL season is drawing to a close, I thought I’d share my favorite picture from the 2016-2017 season. Connor McDavid is trying to fire up Patrick Maroon after Maroon scored a goal.  I heard an interview with McDavid and he said he didn’t think Maroon was excited enough after this goal so he thought he’d help him out.




I’m So Excited…

I feel like I did when I was a little kid and my Dad came home with Tigers or Red Wings tickets. Tonight, the baseball playoffs begin and Thursday the NHL season starts.

I believe I was telling Sark last night at the bar, how despite my propensity to squander money, notwithstanding the $12 Comerica Park, chicken fingers, horrification I was going to start an austerity program.  Hmmm, I’m afraid that will have to wait.

You see, I had my fantasy hockey draft last night. I was able to get Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Dylan Larkin.  I woke up this morning so excited that I got on NHL dot com just to peruse the new merchandise. I didn’t plan on purchasing anything, you understand.  Then I ran across this.

Connor McDavid | Edmonton Oilers Alternate Jersey
Connor McDavid | Edmonton Oilers Alternate Jersey

What was I to do?

This was unfair trade practices on the part of the NHL and the Edmonton Oilers.  Orange in my favorite color. Royal blue/purple are a close second. I’ve been awaiting the arrival of McDavid for over a year. McDavid was my first draft pick on my fantasy team.  I have tickets to the Wings – Oilers game.  Couple the aforementioned with my excitement, and well, austerity will be there tomorrow.

Instant Legends Update…

Even though the Tigers will not end their World Series drought in 2015, I’m very excited for MLB playoffs and the start of the 2015-2016 NHL season.

Most of my excitement for the upcoming hockey season revolves around two rookies, that are not Red Wings, Connor McDavid (Edmonton) and Jack Eichel (Buffalo). McDavid and Eichel were the first two picks in the 2015 NHL draft, both of whom I saw play at the World Junior Tournament in Montreal after last Christmas.

Below is the cover of the Hockey News, August issue, with the heading Instant Legends.

FYI: I’m a new THN subscriber

Connor McDavid & Jack Eichel
Connor McDavid & Jack Eichel

Last night the NHL pre-season kicked-off. McDavid had two assists against Calgary and was the game’s first star.  Eichel, had a short handed goal, which proved to be the game winner, against the Wild and was also name the game’s first star. I know it’s pre-season, but I’m excited, did you see the Tigers’ doubleheader yesterday?

Here’s a link to Eichel’s “shorty”.