So, it appears that millionaires and the billionaires have decided how to split up their gazillions of dollars and so we have an (albeit shortened) NHL hockey season upon us. This can only mean one thing: Cath is running the VWXPool! hockey pool again!
As I procrastinated on actually sitting down to make my picks, I contemplated how to approach the pool. As you know, last year, as in previous hockey pools I’ve been in, I decided to go with a team of hockey hotties. And we all know how that turned out. I asked The Twitter for its opinion:
but the only response I got was from Cath, who is surely not an objective advisor on the matter:
And then the answer hit me – if my team of hockey hotties does terribly, I need to do the opposite and pick a team of only ugly players It’s so obvious, really. I don’t know how I didn’t see this before!
And with that, I give you my picks for this week – a.k.a., Team Uggoe. Be warned: this isn’t pretty.
Evengi Malkin (centreman, Pittsburgh Penguins):
Henrik Sedin (centre, Vancouver Canucks. He’s the one on the right.):
Phil Kessel (right wing, Toronto Maple Leafs):
Cal Clutterbuck ((He looks like an evil villain, don’t you think?)) (right wing, Minnesota Wild):
Drew Miller (left wing , Detroit Red Wings).
Michal Handzus (centreman, San Jose):
Zdeno Chara (defenceman, Boston Bruins):
Dustin Byfuglien (defenceman, Winnipeg Jets):
Mark Streit (defenceman, NY Islanders):
Kimmo Timonen (defenceman, NY Islanders):
Marc Andre Fleury (goalie, Pittsburgh Penguins):
Antti Niemi (goalie, San Jose Sharks):
The guy I really wanted for Team Uggoe, but who is listed as injured, so I didn’t pick him was Brent Burns a.k.a. Chewbacca (defenceman, San Jose Sharks):
Props to Cath for bringing the above Chewbaaca picture to my attention, which lead me to the following:
So there you have Team Uggoe. Let’s hope that they can bring me more points than my hotties ever did!