several things to unpack here:

- the fact that it looks like an engagement/wedding shoot

- the fact that they don’t seem to mind that this is how the thing looks

- the sheer delight on their faces at being able to do actual 1988 things

- jonny carefully turning the 9 around so the wedding balloons say 1988 properly, as they should

- the lady in the video telling them “can you stand back to back right there?” and they both misunderstand it the same way and turn their backs


(requested by @luxnowell! <3 and thanks to @starafar for the video!)


#WhatsYourGoal: Alexis

This video hurts me.


Patrick takes another lap, breaking up some fresh ice when he sees his family start to make their way onto the rink.

He skates over to them. “Hey buddy, you ready to skate?” Patrick asks as he comes to a stop in front of his son.

Mason nods his head in response. He’s all bundled up for the outdoor rink and one of his tiny hands is clutching Jonny’s. Patrick skates up next to Mason’s other side and holds his hand out for him to take.

Patrick and Jonny share a smile. “You lace him up or did he do it himself?” Patrick asks Jonny.

“I did it, daddy!” Mason shouts before Jonny can answer.

“I helped,” Jonny mouths to Patrick.

They skate around the rink a few times, passing by other Hawks and their families. They stop to say hi every now and then, but Mason keeps breaking up their conversations with other people by tugging on Jonny and Patrick’s hands and pulling them forward.

“I want to skate!” Mason says.

“You are skating, bud,” Jonny responds, laughing.

“I want to skate forever, papa,” Mason corrects. Jonny looks over at Patrick and grins.

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anonymous asked:

Can you give me 88 reasons why to love Kaner? Because I have too many

1. He’s a cutie.

2. He has the nicest smile.

3. He is great with kids.


5. He’s stick handling skills thouuuuugh.

6. 2010!!!!! Totally won it for us!

7. His bromances. (Toews, Sharp, Panarin)

8. How he looks out for his sisters.

9. His love of his family.

10. His love of the good old USA.

11. How he politely turned that little girl down who asked him to her prom.


13. His dedication to the sport.

14. His tongue.

15. Remember his mouthguard?  That was fun to watch!


17. Amanda!!! We would never have been graced with her if he had not landed her.

18. Big lips.

19. The mullet.

20. His reaction when his dad ordered the Sharpie instead of the Kaner at Qdoba.

22. When he filmed Sharpie filming him when they were getting ready to visit the White House.

23. How he asked the man at the Blackhawks store to throw away the Toews shirt. 

24. His reaction when to Toews being grumpy when they were doing the popsicle eating contest.

25. How he said his best friend was his grandfather, and they watched baseball games together. 

26. How he wants the world to believe he’s an inch taller than he actually is.

27. Have you seen him in a suit?!

28. How grateful he is to his family for their support.

29. He’s competitive!  I recall hearing a story in which he challenged his sister to a handwriting contest.  How cute is that?

30.  According to his sisters, they made him play house and with dolls.  Aww baby Kaner with dolls.

31. When he was away playing hockey, he had to live with another family in Michigan.  He called his mom and begged her to quit.  She said no.  Cute little baby Kaner was homesick.  

32. He’s a horrible singer… I can relate.

33. He use to get mad when his friends weren’t taking street hockey seriously enough.  What a cutie.

34. How he wanted to stay with Stan Bowman’s family to help them get through his 2nd battle with cancer. 

35. He only likes strawberry smoothies.  What a dork.


37. How he actually tried to act when he played Anakin for BHTV.  

38. How upset he gets when you call him Patrick Kane Jr., and not the Second.

39. His white teeth.

40. His curls.

41. His sarcasm.  Got to love the sarcasm.

42. His laugh.

43. How the poor child’s favorite scary movie is scream… there’s so many better ones.  Scaredy Cat Kane.

44. His nickname is Peek-a-boo.  How cute is that?

45. How he loves the fans.

46. The ridiculous Hawaiian shirt he wears when he goes to the Buffet concert.

47. When he gave the girl his worn jersey who came and interned for the day. 

48. When he visits the children’s hospital and makes our hearts melt.

49. When he pretended to be a mannequin at the blackhawks store and scared some people walking by.

50. When he had to fix his hair before dropping the puck at the firefighters vs. police officer’s game at the UC.

51. How good he looks in hats.

52. When he repeated the question for the little girl at the Blackhawks Goal panel, to make her feel more comfortable answering it in front of all those people.

53. How he picks King Boo when he plays Mario Kart.  He’s the worst.

54. His relationship with Joey the Jr. Reporter.

55. His 21st Birthday black eye.

56. How badly he just wants to win for the US, as well as for the Hawks and everything in between.

57. His tweets to the Buffalo Bills to show his support.

58. How he cries.

59. How he always thanks the soldiers for keeping the US safe.

60. Remember when he grew a mustache for Movember? Lol, great cause though!!!

61. When he was Rose in his and Shawzy’s attempt at recreating the titanic scene on the boat.

62. Remember when he fangirled over LeBron? 

63. When he lost the popsicle eating contest with Toews, and blamed it on sensitive teeth.

64. His Lemonhead commercial with Toews.

65. Sleepy Kaner = Cute Kaner.

66. Superman Kane and the All Star Game. 

67. When he put the Kane jersey over the Toews jersey at the Blackhawks store.

68. When he bumped Toews when Obama was talking about him.

69. How excited he was to meet Drake.

70. His favorite Halloween costume is Batman, such a cute little boy.

71. How he always says “uh” and “uhm” when he’s talking.

72. Remember when all he had to say about hockey was that it was “fun”? 

73. That he looks so good in the Blackhawks sweater.

74. His favorite subject is math… what a dork.

75. He only likes cheese on his pizza and I relate to that, so that makes me happy.

76. The way he celebrated when the Blackhawks won in 2010.  He was shaking and jumped into Niemi’s arms. 

77. Remember when he tried to lift up Seabrook?  Too small, Kaner.

78. His pathetic playoff beard. (It’s gotten better)

79. For his 21st birthday, he gave back to the community by donating toys for kids in need in Chicago, as well as donating money to a food bank in Buffalo.

80. His relationship with retired players. (Hull, Savard, etc.)

81. When Patrick Sharp was named one of the sexiest Chicago athletes by Victoria secret, he said, “They must have mixed up the two Patricks” lmao.

82. He once said, “I am a pretty emotional guy”.  Cute emotional Kaner.

83. He’s savage.

84. He constantly thanks the fans.

85. He’s completely turned the Chicago Blackhawks organization around with the help from Toews.

86. He said he was so nervous on the draft day he had to go to the bathroom like 10 times in an hour.  Poor little nervous Patrick.

87. He tries to not let the hate get to him.

88. He’s one of the best players in the world.

These may not all be reasons, but they’re things that make me smile!


jonathan toews being absolutely adorable at the blackhawks convention 2014 - part one

A huge thank you goes out to Judd Sirott for asking the important questions.

okay SO i’m finally back from my trip to the US! i was in new york my first week, then chicago for the second week, and boston for the last week before i came home. thanks a million to all the people who took time out to meet up with me and bring me around your cities: @musainrules​, @officialhilaryknight​, @svmadelyn​, @kayevelyn​, @linskywords​, @mullsandmutts​, @fannishtalk​, and macca + aria + CM because i don’t know your tumblrs /dies

okay i know no1curr about my trip at large because y’all only want to know about my interactions with the blackhawks, so here goes. it’s pretty long, but lots of interaction with patrick and jonny!

(i put in some pictures but please, PLEASE, do NOT take them out, or repost, or pass them off as your own, or anything like that. have some common decency!)

edit: some people have been asking so yes, it is perfectly fine to reblog this post :D 

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Blackhawks TV Season One: Episode 1
This is the first of five episodes from the Blackhawks TV Season One (2009-2010) DVD.

So I cleaned the fuck out of my room the other day and found my old Blackhawks DVDs. I decided to rip them and throw them on YouTube for you guys.

The following videos are from the Blackhawks TV Season One (2009-2010) DVD. These aired on CSN Chicago, WGN, and/or NBC 5 in Chicago during the 2009-10 season. I know the individual videos are on the BHTV YouTube channel, but the full episodes aren’t anywhere on the web, as far as I know.

Hope you enjoy this bit of Blackhawks history!

Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Blackhawks TV For Kids

Some of you may not know this, but today is the birthday of the actual ray of fucking sunshine that is Ben “Benny Bunny” Smith. 

Now, Benny here, is a small town boy from Connecticut, and he is a little bit of a shy bunny. His smiles make unicorns cry. Look at it. Look at it and try not to smile back at him. 


Anyway, Ben also pulls off some pretty sick shit on the ice, such as this genius goal on fellow Connecticutian, Jonathan Quick:

Now, as if this wasn’t all enough, the little shit also brought his own Captain America suit for the bhtv Christmas Video. We all know which one that is.

*pssssst, it’s this one

Basically, what I’m trying to say is that Benny Bunny is the cutest little shit on the planet, has a major bromance with Saad, and cuddles puppies in his spare time. Happy Birthday Benjamin, I hope it was magical 


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7/18/15 Blackhawks Fan Convention 2015: Best of Blackhawks TV panel, ft. Kris Versteeg, Joakim Nordstrom and Bryan Bickell

Also featuring bits and pieces of old to brand-new BHTV footage. (The part with Toews & his dog is around the 2:00 mark.)