Hockey Hilarity: Stanley Swag

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You know, there used to be this professional hockey league called the NHL. That stands for National Hockey League. Back in the days where seasons didn’t get entirely cancelled, even if they were put on hold for nine days or postponed for a few months, there was this guy who played for this team called the Detroit Red Wings. His name was Steve Yzerman. He was one of the greatest players in the history of the game. He was named captain of the Red Wings at the age of 21 and didn’t relinquish the position until he retired. During his tenure, he led his team to three Stanley Cup Championships.

Right now, there is another professional team in Detroit playing a sport called baseball. They’re named the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers have this pitcher who is pretty good and his name is Justin Verlander. Verlander just threw a shutout in the playoffs. Why is this relevant? Because there is no hockey, really good hockey media people get to ask questions like this one from John Buccigross:

Can’t imagine that Verlander will be anywhere close to Stevie Y anytime soon in the hearts of those who reside in Hockeytown, USA, but at least he may or may not have a nice little consolation prize in the form of a woman named Kate Upton.

Welp, not having hockey pretty much sucks. See you guys next week.