The NHL For Dummies

Every now and then I pay a visit to the world of sports. I don’t follow hockey very closely any more after a long series of heart-breaks as a Flyers fan.

Be that as it may, this article at ESPN is hilarious: Hockey for Dummies.

I especially liked this:

The Sharks got off to a slow start last season, but became an elite team after acquiring Joe Thornton from the Bruins. They have a few holes going into this year, but nothing they can’t fix by ripping off the Bruins in a few more trades as the season progresses. The Sharks will continue to play this season with the same balanced style on the ice that took them to the second round of the playoffs last year. And why shouldn’t they? They’ve stuck with the same disgusting teal that was briefly popular among 12-year-olds when the team was founded in the early ’90s, so there’s no reason to mess with their on-ice approach, either.”

I was one of those 12-year-old kids who bought their jersey and several hats. I loved that color blue and I still think it’s darn snappy.

There’s also a nice little dig at the Philadelphia Flyers:

“Fun Fact: This is the year the talented Flyers will finally put it all together in the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup. Actually, no. It’s not. I’m just kidding. That will never happen.”

And just in case you cared, the Anaheim Mighty Ducks are now just the “Ducks” and have mercifully changed their logo.