November 02, 2009
"Oh yeah, and go where, Jonathan? Where are we gonna go?"
"I'll tell you where, Adam. Someplace warm. A place where the beer flows like wine. Where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano. I'm talking about a little place called Assssssspen."
Jonathan Toews(notes) and Adam Burish(notes) are both injured for the Chicago Blackhawks, which meant they could enjoy Halloween like average citizens do. No, not half-in-the-bag (we assume), but in costume: Toews as Lloyd and Burish as Harry from "Dumb & Dumber" (video from the Hawks here), in an image we tweeted over the weekend. The only think missing is a bulldog mated with a Shih-Tzu.
Does a couple of idiots dressing up like a couple of idiots mean that there's locker room chemistry? I'm not sure, but at least they are having fun.
Oh, the fun didn't end there. Coming up, more Blackhawks costume hilarity, plus fans in St. Louis, Washington, New Jersey and Pittsburgh get in on the Halloween spirit. Oh, along with Los Angeles Kings ice girls. You'll want to see that.
And here ... we ... go.
From friend of Puck Daddy Sarah Spain and her still-new blog No Spain, No Gain comes this image of "Adam Burish as Dennis Rodman, Patrick Sharp(notes) as Coach Quenneville & Patrick Kane(notes) as Scottie Pippen." Thank god someone ID'd Sharp's costume; we would have pegged it as an extra from the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" video.
Also from No Spain, No Gain, this is Mr. Toews once again as Canadian comic book icon Wolverine (classic outfit ... nerd). Please note the irony that this character has incredible healing powers. Toews is posing with another mutant whose abilities seem limited to looking like the love child of Joe Dirt and Garth Algar. Party on indeed.
Halloween at The Rock in Jersey, with photos taken on Oct. 29. No one show this kid the standings.
The Devils have a huge Halloween gallery here, including lovely Jersey women and the prerequisite Sidney Crybaby costume. For shame!
This is Howler, the Phoenix Coyotes' mascot (and now Gary Bettman's pool boy after today's ruling), dressed up as a Hanson Brother for Howl-o-ween (see what we did there?). Why he's wearing Eric LaSalle's hair from "Coming To America" is anyone's guess.
Yikes ... if only there was something to erase this from our minds ...
This was not it. (Via the St. Louis Blues' official Web site.)
OK, we do admit a begrudging respect for anyone who dresses up like beer pong and gets the right cheap brew as part of the costume. But if only there was something to erase this from our minds ...
Ah, yes. Thank you, St. Louis Blues. Thank you, thank you and thank you. Especially if, as we imagine, they're actually Cylons.
From Getty Images: "Pittsburgh Penguins fans pose for a photo on the concourse before the start of NHL play between the Minnesota Wild and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena on October 31, 2009." They gave no indication why they're made up to look like basketballs.
Meanwhile, in Los Angeles ...
And finally ...
.... HELLLLLLO, NURSE! </Anamaniac'd>
More Halloween fun on the Faceoff.com site, with some great photos from the past. Thanks to many a'Twitter follower that helped with this gallery, including Frozen Notes, Puck Central, BlinkFink182 and Muffy Crane.