NHL Awards: Our Picks

The NHL Awards are nearly upon us, and while due to the lockout we don’t get a fun show in Vegas this year (say it with me – “Thanks, Gary!”), the awards are still being given out. The lovely Julia and I have made our picks below – sound off as to whether you agree or not!

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Friday Night Flow & Fights: Sidney Crosby

Okay, okay. Sid isn’t exactly the first person that anyone thinks of when the topic of conversation is “fights”. But tonight is do or die for the Pens, and I’m trying to get as much luck going as possible.

Besides, not only has he grown some pretty terrific flow lately, he’s also just plain hilarious when he tries to fight.

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Friday Night Flow & Fights: Brandon Prust

Tonight’s post is coming at you a little late, but look at that almost-mullet. Doesn’t that make it worth it?

Brandon Prust signed with the Montreal Canadiens last summer, and he’s been making my life super enjoyable ever since. I don’t know that everyone enjoys terrible hair the way I do (keep an eye out for my upcoming “Patrick Kane: International Man of Mullets” retrospective, coming soon to a blog near you), but you have to admit that on a guy like Prust, it’s pretty fantastic.

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It’s Time To Get Weird

It’s time for jittery nerves, for OT-induced sleep deprivation, for adrenaline hangovers. It’s time for shushing family members till intermission, for screaming obscenities at the television, for following every tiny superstition that you have. It’s time for playoff beards.

It’s time for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

One team is now 15 or 16 wins away from hoisting Lord Stanley. Who do you think it’s going to be?

Friday Night Flow & Fights: Kris Letang

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Happy Friday, folks. We’re starting a new weekly series over here on Beauty Move called “Friday Night Flow & Fights”, and it only felt right to have our first featured dude be Pittsburgh Penguin Kris Letang. I wanted to kick the series off with someone who fell into both categories, and boy, does he ever.

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Can We Do It? Yes We (Maybe) Can!

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(photo: mine)

Tonight, the Edmonton Oilers face the Phoenix Coyotes, and I’m not saying this game is do or die, but this game is do or die.

And not just for the Oilers! Edmonton’s record, currently, is 16-16-7, with 39 points. Phoenix’s is 17-16-6, with 40. Jordan Eberle said it best today in his presser when he proclaimed that, if the Oilers want to stay in the playoff race, they “have to win every game”. (He also used the phrase “do or die”. That wasn’t just me being dramatic. )

The Oilers have been known to either thrive under this kind of pressure (see: their recent five game win streak) or completely self-destruct (see: their recent three game loss streak).

So what do you guys think? Can the Oilers pull out a win tonight over Phoenix and keep themselves in their attempt at the playoff race? Or are they going to have another penalty-taking meltdown?

I’ll be back tomorrow, after I dissect tonight’s game, with my thoughts on how this season has gone for the Oilers, and what areas I think still need improvement if they’re going to be a playoff-team, much less a contender for the Cup.

On My Way To Steal Your Players

or, 5 Players Expansion Teams Should Steal (For My Benefit As A Fan).

With the NHL realignment being finalized, everyone has noticed the space left for two potential expansion teams. Speculation is already running rampant over locations (I’ve done a little myself), but what I have yet to see anyone mention is – who is going to play for these teams?

After doing a little brainstorming, I’ve put together a list of five players that I want expansion teams to steal away from their current teams purely for my own selfish reasons as a fan.

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