In the Phoenix Coyotes' Game 3 victory at the Detroit Red Wings, captain Shane Doan(notes) suffered an "upper body injury" in the second period and didn't return to action. He's listed as "day-to-day."
Modern medicine may hold the key to his recovery from that injury. That's one theory at least. We prefer to believe in something more supernatural: The healing power of the DoanFace. (Thanks to Dan. K for the lead image.)
Please recall last Friday night when Doan scored a goal for the Coyotes, raised his hands and gave the hockey world a rubber-faced exclamation of jubilation. Immediately, we started receiving Photoshop tributes to the DoanFace; and, in true Puck Daddy tradition, the artistic genius and comedic depravity continues to arrive in our inbox.
We'll peek into the prize closet and see if DoanFace becomes a fully fledged Reader Art Contest, as we've received well over 100 entries so far. Send over your inspired creations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, enjoy the lunacy of DoanFace Gallery 1. We recommend reading this post without any liquid in your mouth; or, if you're that thirsty, at least aim the spit-take away from the computer monitor.
One of the things we were concerned about with this Photoshop fun was the close proximity between DoanFace and the similarly-themed Sidney Crosby(notes) Golden Roar. And we did receive a number of entries inspired by "300" and "The Scream" and other territory that the Crosby contest just covered.
However, we also received many, many more that captured the unique spirit of Doan, the Coyotes and the nature of this celebration.
And here ... we ... go.
If Charlie Kaufman had scripted the Shane Doan goal celebration. Trippy work by 4TH LINE PRODUCTIONS.
The Doan image lends itself to placement in a lot of different scenes, and this JSchiff effort was one of the first to utilize it. Cue 10,000 new entries with Doan as Atlas, we're sure.
"I've done far worse than kill you, Captain Doan. I've hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you. I shall leave you as you left us: marooned for all eternity in the center of the desert. buried alive! Buried alive...!"
(Thanks to Steven O.)
Evan H. with the inter-sport DoanFace spoof. It just occurred to us seeing this that the referee's motion for "no goal" is the same as the football official's motion for "no field-goal." Why that's never occurred to us before is anyone's guess. Oh, wait, that's right: No one gives a [expletive] about such minutia.
Puck Buddy and art contest veteran Stephen P. reports that Shane Doan found a KFC Double Down after scoring a goal and, unfortunately, Marty Brodeur is hungry. How the hell did he get to Phoenix that fast from New Jersey?
Matt H. reminds us that Coyotes will sometimes eat their own.
Oh, now that's just cruel, Puck Buddy Mohit.
Wait, Copps Coliseum in Hamilton? That's even crueler, Darryl S.
We received a few octo-centric entries since the Coyotes are playing the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. This one from D. Cramer was of particular effectiveness.
Then again, with a 2-1 series lead, this depiction from Puck Buddy Jim D. might be more accurate.
Jan C. from Blades of Funny gets historic with this reference, going back three years to Doan's alleged "slur" against a French officiating crew back in 2007. Nicely played.
And speaking of nicely played ... it's Down Goes Brown time:
Wow. The awesome power of the Babcock Glare. Epic as always from the Interwebz top puck comedian.
This is a delightfully obscure reference from Anthony G., as this Pittsburgh Penguins fan famously lost her mind after an Evgeni Malkin(notes) goal. And somehow Olli Jokinen(notes) gets dragged into it! Sorry, Katrina.
We love it when the memes collide. Thanks to Kevin M. from this. In fact, it makes us feel like we're climbing the rope in gym class:
(Puck Buddy Jim D., again.)