so columbus

4

FUNNY STORY so I made a valentine for a friend a while ago and said friend posted it on twitter and tagged Cam, without telling me. he found it and RTed it and not even half an hour later I get a message from him and his fiancée telling me how much they love my art, and would I do a piece for them? you bet your ass I said yes - Gasson Hall at Boston College, acrylic on canvas, 12hrs total work time. they arranged to have me come down after the game at Verizon yesterday so I could give it to him. I was nervous as hell and this man who is clearly older sees me and smiles and says “oh! you must be scout! hi there, I’m Mr. Atkinson, Cam’s dad! nat [fiancée] told me you’d be here!” and he just picks up a conversation with me like it’s nothing. luckily my mom knows more New England lore than I do. Cam comes up and looks for us and the first thing he does is grin and go “hi!!” and then apologize for not being able to grab me a stick from the game before they packed them up. we talk for a while about college and the pride tape thing and the scooter gang and he’s just marveling at the painting the entire time, I was about ready to die, ok. i mentioned I didn’t own an NHL jersey yet and he’s like UM we need to fix that send us your address! it was so cute. he made sure to give me a hug and was like “we need to get a picture together!” and WOW I was exceptionally anxious but Cam Atkinson is the sweetest human being and everything worked out and now my art is going on the wall of their house!!! WHAAAAAAAAAAT

6

“During my whole career growing up I followed his path,” Wennberg said. “We went through the same league, he played in the second division. I’ve always been a year away from him, so I’ve always been comparing myself to him.”

Thoughts on this year’s first round match ups

Eastern Conference

  • Capitals vs Leafs: These youths just dragged this team to the playoffs only to have to face a playoff machine that can only be stopped by the second round wow ;(
  • Penguins vs Blue Jackets: They gonna kill each other. Blood. Bones. Injuries. NHL Player Safety. It’s going to be mayhem and murder.
  • Habs vs Rangers: Can’t wait to see what Ranger player Price takes down this time
  • Sens vs Bruins: I always forget about the Sens existence ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Western Conference

  • Hawks vs Preds: WOW IT’S LIKE I WATCH THIS EVERY DAMN YEAR EVERY DAMN YEAR AHHAHAHAHAHHAHA SO MUCH FUN AHDHADJHASF  i’m so tired of this matchup fuck
  • Wild vs Blues: only one of these teams has Cool Dad Vlad on it and it’s the one that better win 
  • Ducks vs Flames: LISTEN HERE YOU FUCKS THE FLAMES BETTER WIN THIS SHIT 
  • Oilers vs Sharks: Can’t wait for the Oilers management to fuck this up somehow 

hey so uh police in Columbus Ohio just maced a peaceful nonviolent protest tonight, January 30th. Don’t ever - ever - buy into the lie that the cops are on your side.