Dear NHL, you suck.

Our boys were basically shut-out at the NHL awards last night!  Sidney was up for umpteen awards, only won 1!  JStaal should have owned the Selke trophy, but lost to freakin’ Datsyuk from the Red Wings!

Whatever, NHL.  You’ve just made yourself look as stupid and irrelevant as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does every single year when they hand out Oscars to Forrest Gump and How Green Was My Valley and Crash over Brokeback Mountain and Citizen Kane.  (Uh, no I’m not trying to draw a direct Brokeback/Crosy inference here, but if you want to read it that way, I won’t stop you. :) )

ANYway, you’d think we could at least get some hot red-carpet pictures, but the NHL has this sick tendency to encourage/force their players to dress up in suits.  Not even nice suits.  No Helmut Lang, no John Varvatos.  More like Men’s Wearhouse.   As a result, even the hottest among them end up looking like city councilmen or Jr. High teachers.

Although, I will say that JStaal is somehow exuding enough sex and badassery here that he’s overcoming his suit.

But really.  Why does the NHL want their young stars to look like old guys?  We need some panache up in here!  Some edginess! Some daring!  Some sexy!  Next time, boys, try something like this:

Hopefully this will be my last hockey post until September.  Dew Tour Skateboard Championships are this weekend…whoooooooooooo!

5 Responses to “Dear NHL, you suck.”

  1. LOUP Says:

    Makes my blood boil — at least we got to see them. I almost forgot what they looked like. C’mom September.

  2. Mrs. Hdawg Says:

    I WISH I’d had jr. high teachers who looked like that. Mine always looked like… well, like jr. high teachers.

  3. Mrs. Hdawg Says:

    okay, this is way late… but, is Shaun White actually sporting a pimp cane in that photo? Youth and talent excuse many things, but this… I don’t know.
    All is forgiven if he’s truly injured in this photo, but just needed to add a little flair to the situation.

  4. tarsier Says:

    The Flying Fox did indeed have a messed-up ankle in this photo. He hurt it practicing for the skateboarding season, and ended up missing the first leg of the the summer skateboard competitions.

    Poor behbeh.

  5. Mrs. Hdawg Says:

    In that case, extra points for not letting his injured ankle “hobble” his style. Ouch. I’ll be here all week, folks.

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