Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Crunch time: NHL playoffs = beards!

The Vancouver Canucks start their quest for the Stanley Cup at home tonight against the defending champion, Chicago Blackhawks. The word just came down on Twitter that the @ hashtag for Round One is . Chicago has beaten Vancouver in the last two playoff seasons so we are taking revenge this time around!

Chicago 2010 wins Cup!            Chicago 2011 NOT smiling!
My picture to the left sums things up.
Last year, Chicago had much more size (crunch!) in the lineup but they are too smooth now - missing big boys like Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd, who are playing in Atlanta.

Playoff beards are a hockey tradition but beards are sprouting in baseball bullpens!

Gary Bender calls his final game tonight after 18 seasons with the Phoenix Suns. He spent 45 years in broadcasting and called 27 sports for CBS. Thanks for the memories Gary!