The worst part of the year is on the horizon for die hard hockey fans...the summer. We are placated now by the playoffs, but we know the long, hot, hockeyless summer is just around the corner.
With no new pictures and really no new news...what's a photo blog to do? Let's check out what hockey players are doing with their summers.
All players are hoping to be able to get a date with Lord Stanley. Only a select few get to party like this during the summer!
Other players win awards.
Once the Cup is won and the awards are given off, it's time to relax!
A popular destination are the tropics or other beautiful beaches.
Many enjoy fishing. Yes this is an excuse for another King picture.
Ovie enjoys the beach.
Marty prefers to do his fishing at the beach.
Another popular activity is golf.
Yes, hockey players love golf.
Many European players take the chance to go back home and visit family and friends.
Pretty much summer is about relaxing and shaking off the torture the previous season put on your body. You catch up on family time and hang out with friends...or make new friends. No one is better at making new friends than BizNasty!
Though it seems to last forever for us, the summer goes quickly for the players. They also have to keep themselves in shape. Many choose to go to camps or train with pros like Gary Roberts. Blake Wheeler, Paul Stastny (pictured below) prefer Minnesota Hockey Camps. Other alumnus of this camp include Scott Hartnell and Ryan Malone.
So was this an excuse to post some puck-bunny pictures? Absolutely! So let's get down to business, summer programming. During the Stanley Cup Playoffs I will be posting news, events, opinion, etc. After the cup is awarded, we will go into summer programming mode. I've got a job now, so unfortunately I'm not going to be able to do the update every day like the last two summers. I can promise AT LEAST 3 updates per week though. Pretty good for a hockey photo blog!
There will be some old familiar features:
- Focus on a Thrasher
- Blueland Guest Goalie (though it will be mostly pictures as I've featured most of the goalies in the NHL)
- Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting
- Thrashers Year Book
I will also continue to post news, funny stuff and videos as I come across them. I welcome opinions and suggestions! What do you think?