7 Reasons To Be Excited The NHL Is Back

7 Reasons To Be Excited The NHL Is Back
Sports
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

After months of fighting, negotiating, and Commissioner Gary Bettman looking like an evil little leprechaun, the NHL is finally coming back this Friday. Though many fans of the game look forward to jumping back into it, others are a little more hesitant.

Here are 7 Reasons to be excited the NHL is back:

Football is ending

With Football coming to a close in the next couple of weeks, the return of hockey will supply sports fans with the much-needed action they desire. Sure the NBA is fun to watch, but it doesn’t provide the physical contact that hockey does. Football is like hockey on ice, just with more white people.

Fighting

In what other sport is it actually acceptable for two players to fight? Half of the time, the refs don’t even try and break it up! In a hockey game, if a player is told that his wife “tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios”, he can defend her, by knocking the guy in the face. (Side note: Hockey players would come up with much better put-downs then that)

Live Games

Though it doesn’t have the fun tailgating of football or the warm weather of baseball, hockey games are a heck of a lot more exciting live, than basketball games. Is there anything more exciting then scoring a goal? Hockey fans are some of the craziest fans in sports; making the atmosphere at most NHL games unparallel to anything else. (Hockey fans are alcoholics)

Barry Melrose

Who doesn’t miss Barry Melrose’s grey goatee and slicked-back mullet on Sportscenter?

The Stanley Cup

The Stanley Cup is the most worshiped trophy in all of pro-sports. The bands of the cup are engraved with the names of the championship players, coaches, management, and club staff.

The winning team is allotted 100 days during the off-season, where each player and staff member can take it home and share it with their family. Anyone even know the name of the NBA Championship Trophy?

Playoff Beards

Is there anything cooler than an NHL playoff beard? These moose-like athletes grow some of the thickest red beards you’ll ever see (except for Crosby, who looks like he has pubic hairs glued to his face).

Canada Needs This

Without hockey, Canada is just a cold dark place. Who knows what they’ve even been up to the last few months!? Curling? Figure-skating? Freezing to Death!? Lets face it, after seeing Argo, we’re all big fans of Canada now, and our friendly neighbors to the north deserve to have their native sport back again. That’s what Canada is all aboot, ay!

Tyler Gildin | Elite. 

@TylerGildin is an NYC based Stand Up Comedian. Check out his “End of the World” man on the street video here

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Tyler Gildin

Tyler Gildin is an NYC-based Stand Up Comedian and the Creative Director at Elite Daily. He is a Television Radio Film graduate from Syracuse University and performs at clubs and colleges all over the country. He’s been written up and interviewed in publications including Newsday, CBS New York, AOL Patch and SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio. He once forgot to wear his underwear to school in 4th grade, and his mom came and brought them for him in a manila envelope. His teacher opened it in front of the class.

More In Sports

Sports George Z Twill

Air Apparents: 6 NBA Stars Who Wear Michael Jordan’s Number 23

When basketball fans see #23, Michael Jordan is typically the first player that comes to mind. Considered by most to be the greatest to ever play the game, MJ is a six-time NBA champion and five-time league MVP, who notched 32,292 career points and thrived during crunch time. Nike’s Jordan brand has further made the […]

Sports Julian Sonny

24 Badass Kobe Bryant Quotes That Prove He Still Runs The NBA

Is this the beginning of the end for Kobe Bryant? Maybe. Will he let you know that? Hell no. At 36 years old, it’s no secret that the Black Mamba is at the twilight of his career. And considering he’s logged in more than 45,000 minutes of playing time since he entered the league at 18, you can imagine […]

Also On Elite

World

‘Economy Minus’ Is The New Way Airlines Will Make Your Life Miserable

Air travel is already cramped and stressful, but one major airline might be considering a change that would make it even more so. An unnamed major airline is reportedly considering an “economy minus” seating option. That’s right; economy wasn’t low enough. The airline news source, Runway Girl Network, reportedly spoke to an anonymous airline source who […]

Entertainment

George Clooney And Amal Alamuddin Have Been Turned Into ‘Simpsons’ Characters

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin got married last weekend in Venice. The wedding was a star-studded affair and both Amal and Clooney looked stunning. But no celebrity wedding is complete until the bride and groom are turned into “Simpsons” characters. Artist Alexsandro Palombo has turned the famous power couple into yellow-skinned cartoon characters. In the cartoons, […]

World

This Giant 6-Foot Spider Web Blocked A Man’s Entire Garage Door (Photos)

Telling your boss you were late because a giant spider prevented you from getting into your garage sounds like something out of a thriller film. However, it was a reality for a man in England. Well, kind of. Russell Harding, a 74-year-old from Colerne, Wiltshire nearly walked into a giant spider web one morning when […]

Sports

This Soccer Player Just Scored One Of The Best Goals Of All Time (Video)

You’ve literally never seen anything like it. With one moment of insane brilliance, Tottenham winger Erik Lamela turned a seemingly uninteresting Europa League match into the most talked about event on Twitter yesterday. During the game against Asteras Tripoli, Lamela applied the Rabona skill (looping one’s stronger foot around the weaker to strike a ball in […]

Humor

Health Freaks Who Avoid GMOs Don’t Even Know What GMOs Are (Video)

GMO does not stand for “general modified ingredient” or “corn bad stuff.” After hearing dozens of his friends talk about the lengths they go to avoid GMOs, Jimmy Kimmel wondered if any of them could explain what they actually do to your body, or even what the acronym means. He visited a local farmers market […]