It's Pundays at The Royal Half and that means we take a look back at the great puns featured on the NHL.com homepage over the past week. As the NHL heads into Round 2 of playoff hockey action the competition is getting more fierce... at creating the best puns!
I feel like NHL.com was holding back on this one. Why not go for it entirely?
"Dat's All Folks for Wile E Coyote."
This has to be one of the cooler nicknames out there.
On a total side note... does anyone know who came up with "The Big Pavelski" nickname first? I did a little research and found that this dude, Joe2Heatley, was the first to mention it in a twitter post on April 25th... even though I'm sure it's been around longer than that, right?
But the real story of last week was the 8th seeded Montreal Canadiens unbelievable 7 game upset of the #1 seeded Washington Capitals. The play of Canadiens goaltender, Jaroslav Halak, has been the talk of the hockey world (not to mention other Pundays) and when the Habs forced a Game 7 with a 4-1 victory in Game 6… NHL.com was in top form.
The Habs played their hearts out in their 2-1 Game 7 victory over the Capitals at the Verizon Center... but NHL.com on the other hand... phoned it in.
Blame it on the Ha-lak star. Blame it on the falling sky.
Blame it on the satellite that beams me home.
But where the NHL.com pun machine might have failed on the Canadiens side... they hit a home run on the Capitals side.
We've added a Pundays sidebar to the site so you can check out any of the past Pundays features on The Royal Half. Until next week... may everyday be a pun day for you.