Links that were lost off the waters of Michalek Island
We probably should just create a blog about the stupid shit the Islanders do. New gimmick this year on Long Island: A tattoo shop. [ ESPN ]
Tattoo Lou's has been designated to become the official tattoo shop of the Islanders, the first time a professional sports franchise has ever designated an official tattoo shop.
Love how this article makes it sound like the Islanders are breaking down some type of barrier. One look at Tattoo Lou's website is all you need to know:
It is terrible to say, but we hope an ink gun takes this guy's eyes out.
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It goes without saying that Stephen S. is no joke. He's enjoying the good life as an illustrator for Floyd County Productions, namely "Archer" on FX. He's assured us that his new role with "Archer" wouldn't conflict with blog stuff we ask him to help us out with. So we decided to put him to an unreal test to see if he could create a template where anyone with even minimal Photoshop/Fireworks/GIMP skills could put together a great-looking mock cover for NHL12, which is coming out on September 13.
Here's the actual cover for the game this year:
And here's what Stephen S. did...
It's the first Saturday of college football, which means Vegas pretty much becomes Wall Street from now until February. In the spirit of this, we took a look at the Vegas odds on the upcoming NHL season's Stanley Cup winners.
We found this website, OddsChecker, that grabs the odds from about 15 different sites.
Top 10 (odds are averages from that site):
- Vancouver -- An average of 7:1 odds.
- Penguins -- 8:1
- Capitals -- 9:1
- Bruins -- 10:1
- Flyers -- 10:1
- Sharks -- 13:1
- Red Wings -- 13.5:1
- Blackhawks -- 14.5:1
- Lightning -- 15:1
- Kings -- 17:1
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Links that fear Tropical Storm Lee.
Black and Blue and Gold has a great read about Geno.
Scott Burnside says James Neal is set to make an impact:
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Bizarre read over at NHL.com:
"I went to an Eagles game last week and I connected with some fans," he said. "They said we're glad to have you on our side. Hopefully I can still build something like I had in Pittsburgh because it was pretty special. When the fans like you, you know you're doing something right."
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Links that hope the Pens have a moment of silence all lined up for Kenny.
Cool vids from Penguins.com on James Neal and Kris Letang training for the season.
Neal has been training at the Gary Roberts High Performance Center this summer.
“He’s just a guy who knows the game so well,” Neal said of Roberts, who also trained teammate Jordan Staal this summer. “He knows what the everyday regimen of an NHL player is and he knows what it takes in the summers and during the year. It’s great. He gives us the rest we need, then he pushes us at the pace we need to be pushed at to give us the ability to be strong throughout the whole season.”
Here is the vid:
We also have Kris Letang's workout video, Concussion Watch, and Dustin Byfugljoke...