Archive for October, 2011

Hockey – The Lighter Side

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

As the NHL season heats up, YouTuber tweiss229 brings us a hilarious piece of hockey history (courtesy of a local secondhand store): the full version of 80s classic short “Hockey: The Lighter Side.” It’s very, very silly, and well worth a watch.

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New Canucks goal song is awesome, strangely familiar

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Are you listening to the song yet? Turn up your speakers or put on headphones and hit play. OK, good.

The Canucks have picked up a new goal song – “Electric Worry,” by the band Clutch – and it’s become immediately stuck in our heads. If you’ve been to Rogers Arena lately and catch yourself singing “bang, bang… vamanos, vamanos” under your breath, this is why.

Oddly enough, the song was also used in TV ads for the incredibly addictive zombie-shooting co-op multiplayer game Left 4 Dead 2, leaving us wondering… the Canucks would probably do pretty well for themselves in a zombie apocalypse, right?

Get the song on iTunes and get ready to sing along at a Canucks game.

Habs goalie strikes fear in his opponents with… Ned Flanders?

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Peter Budaj, originally drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in 2001, has taken the tradition of custom art for goalie masks in hockey and run with it. He’s featured such imposing (if geeky) characters on his mask as the Hulk and medieval assassin Altair (of the video game series Assassin’s Creed), but he’s best known for sporting the terrifying visage of longtime Simpsons character Nedward “Ned” Flanders.

The art, done by hockey artist Dave Gunnarson of, features Ned Flanders as some kind of wizard. It’s worked: last season, Budaj reached 100 career wins in a 4-3 game against the Phoenix Coyotes. Abraca-diddly-abra.


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