Zach Parise, fashion model: Wild star shows off Olympic uniform
I’m sorry, but this picture makes Zach look like a mannequin at Herberger’s in Rosedale.
via Pioneer Press
Hockey player makes a little fan’s day
Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle is your new favorite player, Happy Hockey Kid is your new favorite person.
It’s unclear, however, if there was any hockey played that day, after this kid’s reaction melted all the ice in the rink along with everyone’s heart.
via SB Nation
Look, the year doesn’t matter. But this is me, in a snowmobile suit, wearing a Vikings pom hat, while playing boot hockey.
Does this picture scream, MINNESOTAN?
You betcha it does.
Gopher Guts - Aesop Rock
I was going to lead off this post with the Minnesota Rouser, but I went with Gopher Guts by Aesop Rock, because, well, it has “gopher” in the title, and it’s a pretty awesome song.
Don’t judge me.
In case you missed it…
The Gopher football team beat Penn State today 24-10 which moves their record to 8 - 2 on the season, and marks the first time in forty years that they have won four Big Ten games in a row.
The Gopher women’s hockey team scored two goals with two minutes left in the third period to beat St. Cloud State 4-3 today, and improved their world record consecutive wins streak to 61 games.
Gopher Guts, y’all.Played 140 times.
You Can’t Stop The Gophers!
"License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They’re like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that’s all she wrote."
Just like Bill Murray’s Carl Spackler character in the movie Caddyshack, an attempt was made to destroy Gophers today. And just like in Caddyshack, the Gophers came out on top…
Minnesota - 42
Indiana - 39
For the third game in a row, the Gophers were underdogs on the point spread. What have they done the past three games?
Minnesota - 7
MSU Mankato -0
And the Gopher Women continue their world record streak with their 59th straight victory. (read that sentence again and let it sink in)
And a varmint will never quit - ever.
image via Reign of Troy
Gopher Women’s Hockey: Pay Attention To This
Brandt Lifts Gophers Past Beavers, 4-3
Sophomore Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.) scored the game-winning goal with 7:19 remaining in the third period to break a 3-3 tie and give the No. 1 Minnesota women’s hockey team a 4-3 win and a series sweep over Bemidji State at the Sanford Center Saturday evening.
Brandt led the Gophers with three points on two goals and one assist, and junior Rachael Bona (Coon Rapids, Minn.) had one goal and one assist as the Gophers earned their NCAA-record 57th consecutive win.
Do you even understand what is happening? Do you?! *shakes head* Look, read this …
The last men’s team to finish unbeaten, and the last college team to do so before the 2012–13 Minnesota women, was the 1983–84 Bemidji State Beavers, who were then competing in Division II, a level of competition that no longer conducts a championship. Among schools in the top level of men’s ice hockey, the last unbeaten season was by the Cornell Big Red in 1969–70, who went 29–0–0 in the University Division (the predecessor to today’s Division I).
The 1955–56 Clarkson Golden Knights were undefeated (23–0–0), and Coach Bill Harrison won the NCAA Coach of the Year award, but Clarkson skipped the NCAA tournament because Clarkson had seniors with (4) years of college play which was against NCAA rules at the time.
The most consecutive professional ice hockey wins by a team is 21 by the Cardiff Devils (UK) in the Elite Ice Hockey League (UK) from 31 October 2010 to 15 January 2011. The Devils outscored opponents by a combined score of 111-38 during their perfect run.
The longest NHL Winning Streak Overall: 35 games, by 1979–80 Philadelphia Flyers (25 wins, 10 ties)
Jesus, you guys, this is the longest winning streak in hockey on any level, and it is happening in Minnesota.
I mean, what can you say … girls rule, boys drool.
Throwback Thursday - My Minnesota North Stars Art
A few things …
1) I am old enough to remember the Minnesota North Stars.
2) #27 was worn by goaltender Gilles Meloche.
3) He played for the North Stars from 1978 - 1985.
4) You do the math.
I Wanna Drive The Zamboni - Martin Zellar
The Minnesota Wild kick off their 2013-14 season tonight against the Los Angeles Kings at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.Played 629 times.
Last piece of Met Stadium torn down
The last standing piece of Metropolitan Stadium was taken down on Monday morning.
The “East” parking sign was located in the North parking lot at Mall of America. It was the final piece of decades of Minnesota history that took place at Met Stadium.
The sign will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to be auctioned off in support of Type 1 Diabetes research.
via KARE11, top photo by me from a blog post I did last July about the old Met Center/Stadium East parking sign.