Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hungry like the wolf

A Black 'N Gold original

Inspired by these 2 images of Staalsy...

Is it just me or does it look like Staalsy is going to turn into a
werewolf? Like, his fur is just going to rip through his jersey
and pants and he's going to leap out of his skates, slashing
through Ericsson because he was in his way of ripping apart Chris
Osgood on the other side of the net. In fact, Jordan looks this
way every time after he scores a goal. Teen Wolf 3: Hockey
Edition. Only this time it's not starring Michael J. Fox.

I proudly present: The Staalsy Collection

This was actually my first real piece that I wrote down on June
10th after showing a couple co-workers who gave me the idea and
encouragement to start this blog you are reading right now. By the
time I got around to compiling images, we had won the cup (only
ensuring that more images would be available to further prove this
undeniable fact.)

The Staalsy Collection: Stanley Cup Edition

Remember when I said he was glorious on the back cover of the
Champions DVD?

Jordan Staal is one of the youngest, if not the youngest
professional NHL player to hoist the Stanley Cup over his head at
only 20 years old. He was drafted by the Penguins in 2006 as the
2nd pick overall. Standing 6'4" and weighing 220 lbs, Staalsy has
become clutch. One of the most amazing plays of the Stanley Cup
Finals this year was his shorthanded goal in game 3. The Pens
were down 2-1 and Detroit had a power play.

While I think Max created that, Jordan powered down the ice and
ultimately scored the goal. Max did receive an assist.

Jordan is a strong 2-way player in my book. He is a center, but
at times I think he could do really well as a defensive player.
He is always checking guys at the right time before they have a
chance to put a shot on goal and he is aggressive at getting the
puck in opposite zone. He is a great young player who
unfortunately is part of a team with a lot of depth, making him a
fourth-liner. On any other team he would certainly be a first or
second-liner, however, Pittsburgh's lines are all talented;
they're just running out of room on their active roster for all
their talent that they've managed to sign. I like what I see from
Staalsy and I hope he is with us for a long time. This kid has
got the makings of a star.

Be careful, he might eat you

half-man, half-wolf


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