Saturday, 24 November 2012

A Few Updates

The old blog underwent some cosmetic surgery today as I added a new feature and I'm working on sending out the last of the NHL Playoff Pool prizes for a second time. "Second time?" you ask. Yes, it seems that the United States Postal Service refused to deliver them for being-funded. I find this hard to believe since I mailed them at a Canada Post store a few weeks ago, but I received the packages in the mail earlier this week that I had sent with a kind message of "Postage Due" stamped on the front. Damn you, postal services. But thank you for not sending it through and charging the receivers of the packages. That was nice.

So for Adrian N., Scott M., Jared R., and Peter S., expect a package in the mail again. I apologize for this, but I'm not going to bother with sending it postal this time. It's going to be UPS or FedEx or whatever service I can get to that won't cost me a limb to get your package to you. I apologize profusely for what seems to be some sort of clerical error on Canada Post's part, but I'll be sending out the packages this week through one of the delivery services.

On the other hand, one package that I received back actually did make it to where it was supposed to go, but the recipient refused to pick it up. Frank M., please contact me immediately at this email address since I now have to re-send your prize to you again. Not sure what happened there, but let's see if we can get you the prize that you won.

As for the cosmetics of this blog, if you take a look to the right, you may see one of five animated NHL '94 players. If you click on that player, you'll now find yourself at the page for The Hockey Show podcasts. I wanted to create a place where it was a one-stop shop for downloading episodes of the show. If you're a listener, thank you for listening already. If you're not a listener, what are you waiting for? To get to the podcasts, just follow the directions below.

If you have an .mp3 player of some sort (iPod, generic .mp3 player, any computer or tablet), you can download the episodes and listen to them. The interviews we've done have been excellent thus far, and I really want to thank Steve Christie, Paul Lukas, Kyle Hagel, and Jamie Hopkins for their time in granting us an interview. We're working on more guests coming up, so stay tuned!

That's all for today from this update. Sometimes, I actually do some technical work on this blog, and I just want you guys to remain updated. But I like feedback, so please let me know what you think of the new addition to the menu? Comments are welcome!

MO' BRO: Mike Gartner, Wendel Clark, Dirk Graham, Grant Fuhr, Dennis Maruk, Larry Robinson, Mike Ramsey, Derek Sanderson, Lanny McDonald, Bryan Trottier, Dave Babych, Dave Schultz, Rod Langway, Jamie Macoun, Harold Snepsts, Dave Tippett, Michel Goulet, Paul MacLean, Mike McPhee, Mike Bullard, Bob Murdoch, and Rejean Lemelin are your Mo' Bro All-Star team and we picked up Pat Burns as the head coach for these players. But as you're probably aware, all teams have at least a couple of coaches today, so we'll name an assistant coach today to help Pat Burns out behind the bench!

While Quenneville was a prominent moustachioed NHL player, his greatest success has come as a coach. Joel Quenneville actually won his first Stanley Cup as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche in 1996. After leaving the Avalanche, he spent eight seasons as the head coach of the St. Louis Blues before being dismissed. He moved on to direct the Colorado Avalanche for three seasons before leaving that organization in 2008. He joined the Blackhawks as a scout before replacing Denis Savard as the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks on October 16, 2008. With Quenneville running the bench, the Blackhawks soared to new heights as they captured the Stanley Cup in 2010. He also won the 1999-2000 Jack Adams Trophy as the league's top coach while with the Blues. Quenneville has over 600 career wins as a coach, and he's doing it in style with his moustache!

You know, though, that you've hit the moustache summit when there are styling guides being published about your 'stache. Blackhawks Magazine published a guide to growing a Q-Stache! How cool is that? If you want to get in on the action, head over to the Movember page and get registered so your 'stache can stand amongst these great 'staches!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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