Okay, so the confetti has settled, the Cup’s been skated, and now it’s time for all of us to look deep into our hearts and figure out what in the hell we’re supposed to do between now and October. And while we won’t pretend to think IPB can fill that void in everyone’s lives, we are pleased to give you, Gentle Reader, an idea of what’s on tap for the lazy summer months ahead!
– IPB’s Official 118 Reasons (In No Particular Order) Why We Love Hockey. That’s right, every day we’ll be coming right back at you with a new reason why we love hockey, and some days there will even be two reasons, or maybe even three! “Why 118?” you ask? Well, there are two explanations for that. The first is that we’re too lazy and/or stupid to figure out how many days the off-season actually is. The second is that when we first got season tickets with the Devils we sat in section 118, and while we later moved up to 227, 227 seemed like an awful lot of reasons to have to think of. We originally engaged in an activity like this back in the summer of 1999; we got unusually buzzed on a bottle of sauvignon blanc and proceeded to attempt to enumerate 100 reasons we love this game. We can’t recall now whether we managed to get to 100, so it’ll be an exciting exercise to see if, now that we’ve publicly announced our goal, we can top that previous high by 18. You won’t want to miss it!
– Liveblogging the NHL Awards show. Be there or be square. (And by “there” we mean “whenever it is that VS is airing it”. We’re not sure when that is.)