Map shows the most popular NHL team in every state

  • Anaheim Ducks:Your mom made you play with them when you were in kindergarten and now, after several years, they won't leave you alone no matter how much you beg them
  • Arizona Coyotes:The friend who posts YouTube videos that no one watches
  • Boston Bruins:The friend who won't stop hitting you on the arm, and when you tell them to stop they threaten to punch you some more
  • Buffalo Sabres:The talkative friend who never makes any sense
  • Calgary Flames:The friend with a height complex
  • Carolina Hurricanes:The friend who drinks juice to every meal and claims that ‘it’s healthy’
  • Chicago Blackhawks:The friend who likes to scare you and when they take it too far they blame you for being too sensitive and a wuss
  • Colorado Avalanche:The happy-go-lucky and kind friend who always looks great
  • Columbus Blue Jackets:The loud and annoying friend on Twitter whom everyone thinks is hilarious except from you
  • Dallas Stars:The friend who thinks they're really hot when they're actually mediocre looking
  • Detroit Red Wings:The friend who punches/smacks you with your own hand and asks 'Why are you punching yourself' with a grin
  • Edmonton Oilers:The eternally optimistic friend, even when their life is falling apart
  • Florida Panthers:The friend who doesn't want to be friends with you, they'd rather hang with their hotter and cooler friend, Jaromir Jagr
  • Los Angeles Kings:The imaginary friend that is a talking trash-can
  • Minnesota Wild:The friend who laughs hardest at their own jokes
  • Montreal Canadiens:The friend who sends you dirty messages in French using Google Translate
  • Nashville Predators:The friend who loves dogs more than anything
  • New Jersey Devils:The friend you keep forgetting that you have
  • New York Islanders:The friend who never seems to think anything is funny
  • New York Rangers:The friend who always looks at their reflection when passing a window/mirror to "check how they look" and then they stand there for 5 minutes
  • Philadelphia Flyers:The friend whose house smells like cheese for some reason
  • Pittsburgh Penguins:The friend who always works their hardest, but never achieves much
  • Ottawa Senators:The friend who wants to "hang" at McDonald's every day
  • San Jose Sharks:The friend who's always willing to get stoned with you
  • St Louis Blues:The friend who yells at their parents and treats them like crap
  • Tampa Bay Lightning:The friend who trips on air and have dirty pants
  • Toronto Maple Leafs:The friend who shrugs/sighs at every bad thing that happens to them and says "this is my life"
  • Vancouver Canucks:You can't remember how you became friends with them, they don't say anything either - just looks at you with an eerie smile
  • Washington Capitals:The asshole friend who’s not really an assshole, but is actually a very sensitive and emotional person who just needs someone to hold them
  • Winnipeg Jets:The friend other people tend to ignore
Some Fun Hockey Facts
  • Canadians make up over half of the National Hockey League (50.5%)
  • the Los Angeles Kings roster is exactly 50% Canadian 
  • the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs have the most Canadian skaters on their roster with 17 apiece 
  • similarly, the Detroit Red Wings have the fewest with only 4 Canadians
  • the Arizona Coyotes have the largest roster with 28 active skaters; the fewest skaters on a roster is 22, which belongs to the Washington Capitals, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Minnesota Wild
  • the total of active skaters in the NHL is 719
  • the Philadelphia Flyers have the most currently active Team Canada World Junior Champions alumni with 9. the next closest team is the New York Islanders with 7 (since 2005)
  • current captains of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, and Dallas Stars (two thirds of the National Hockey League) are all World Junior Championship alumni for their respective countries 
If Anaheim is hard minutes physically, Chicago is hard minutes mentally. You have to constantly be tracking the movements of Kane and Toews because you’re paranoid that Kane is going to float back door and Toews is going to know he’s there without even looking up. And I think that’s why hockey is such an interesting game to break down. Most people think of hockey as this brutal game (and it definitely can feel that way when you get hit with a Shea Weber slap shot below the belt) but it’s really a mental game more than anything.
—  Fascinating quote from Jonathan Quick’s Players’ Tribune piece!

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It’s that time of the year again, and this year I did a little revamp on the sweater wallpapers from last year! These nine are the first of all 30 that will be presented before Santa comes to town, and they work the best on the iPhone 6, with the sweater having the clock built into it :) They work on other devices too, though! Give it a try, and if you don’t see yours under the tree yet, it’s on my list!