So... let's pretend there was no game yesterday. However, for some reason, there were warmups. In which every player wore a #9 Howe jersey. It must have been part of Great Gordie's birthday celebration, because there certainly wasn't a 7-1 loss yesterday...
Lashoff is wondering if Kronners will ever let him in on the joke:
While Filppula wonders if he left the toaster oven on.
Cory and Abby show us their Very Serious Faces:
And Pavel uses his telepathic powers to reach through time and space to turn off Val's toaster oven.
Here's a good example of how TRIPPY it was to see everyone wearing a Howe jersey.
How about some pictures of strapping young Griffins to pass the time? These are from the warm-ups of Saturday's game. Some of the guys are a little hard to identify- I don't know them well enough to see, like, half of a hand in the corner of a shot and be like, oh, that's Mule's glove! But I labeled them as best I could.
Chad Billins, Tomas Jurco, Gustav Nyquist, Francis Pare, Brendan Smith, Jordan Pearce:
Close-up of Jurco talking to a trainer:
Thomas McCollum, Louis-Marc Aubry, and a small portion of Brendan Smith:
Mitch Callahan, Thomas McCollum, Francis Pare, and Brennan Evans:
Thomas McCollum, Francis Pare, Chad Billins, and Jordan Pearce:
Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar, Brennan Evans, Landon Ferraro, and an unidentified nose-scratcher:
Brennan Evans might get to be my hockey boyfriend this season if the NHL stays locked out.He doesn't cause me the delightful internal flippy-flop feelings like Manny & Conks do, but he is definitely fine to look at. I think I have to see him again in person to make sure.