The #MannequinChallenge took over Twitter this past weekend and it’s the creepiest trend since applying to be a football coach at Penn State. The most impressive part about all of them is they can get that many Millennials to stand still for a dang minute without checking their phones. Amirite, dad? But yeah, the St. Louis Jr. Blues of the NA3HL busted out one of the best #MannequinChallenges of the weekend. Always an easy time to have fun with the boys when your team is winning. They’re currently sitting in 1st place at 13-3 in a jampacked Midwest Division. Could this be the Jr. Blues’ year? It’s sure starting to look that way.
Now let’s get on to the rest of the show starting off with some Cawlidge hockey and the toe drag heard ’round the world.
Will Lockwood (Hank’s brother) was drafted in the 3rd round this past June to Vancouver. He’s currently a Michigan Man and made the entire Arizona State team think about turning back into a club program with this move. I just hope he got to hang in Glendale for the rest of the night to reap the benefits of pulling that filthy move in front of the ASU puck bunnies.
Staying in the NCAA….
Mike Vecchione from Union College by the way of Saugus, Mass. Welcome to the Sauce Factory. You can take the office on the right. 14 goals on the year so far but none filthier than this move right here. Reminds me of a young Max Afinogenov out there.
So I guess what we’ll do here is just go in league order. Started off in the NA3HL. Moved on over to the NCAA. So the next step would be to check in with the OHL to see if they have any filth for us to pick up.
Ah yes. They never disappoint. And what a cocky coming from Julius Nattinen. Kid had at least a stride and a half on everybody. Could have pulled out any move in the book and he goes between his legs. This is one of those moments where you almost wish it didn’t work out just to see if the coach would end up actually murdering him or not. But yeah. Short-handed and already up 5-1 in the 3rd period. That’s how you add insult to injury like a total beaut.
From the OHL, we’ll take a step up to the American league where Kasperi Kapanen decided to go ahead and do this.
Toronto already has Auston Matthews, William Nylander and Mitch Marner going off as rookies. Just imagine when Kapanen gets that call up. I’d fake sick if I was a goalie having to play the Maple Leafs 3 years from now.
And now we finally make it to the NHL, where the most exciting play of the weekend was this line brawl in Toronto, but Pavel Buchnevich comes in a close 2nd with these silky mitts.
Smooth handle off the skate blade. Blows by the Jets defensemen whose names aren’t Jacob Trouba. Out waits Hutchinson and it’s in the back of the net. Beautiful. Rangers are currently in 2nd place in the league. 5 game win streak. 10-3. +26 goal differential. What the fuck is going on? I’d really appreciate if their collapse started sooner than later because now I’m starting to get a little worried.
Goddammit Sidney Crosby is so fucking good it’s infuriating. There’s a 3-way tie for 1st in goals so far this year. Anisimov, Laine and Crosby all have 8 on the season right now. Only difference is Anisimov and Laine have both played 13 games. Crosby has played six (6). God dammit. Even without a stick he’s the best player in the world.
Drives me insane.
Goalie Of The Week: This savage in the Czech league.
Very Good Dog Of The Week: Corporal Nero.
He’s a very very good boy.