Today, Mike “Doc” Emrick was given the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame. We know there are a lot of people out there who don’t care for his call, but we think
those people are idiots we can’t say anything about Doc that will change their minds; we also know there are a lot of people who think Doc’s the best in the business and know that this award is well earned. We will never, ever forgot Doc calling the overtime of an absolutely insane Devils-Flyers game back in the late ’90s. The action was the fastest, most furious stuff you’ll ever see and Doc kept pace as only Doc can. When ESPN showed the highlights later they didn’t bother doing their own analysis — they just shut up and played the entire overtime with Doc’s call. That’s Doc in a nutshell for us. We consider ourselves as lucky to have had him as our play-by-play man as we do to have had Scott Stevens on the blueline, Marty in net, and Pando leading the charge. (Shut up! We heart Pando!)
Speaking of nutshells, we decided to celebrate Doc’s Hall of Fame career by making a cake. A very special cake. A cake that answers the question: what happens when you combine Mike “Applemotherfuckingsauce” Mottau and Travis “Acorns” Zajac.
Forget JMFJ, AMFS is where it’s at!
That’s right, it was time for a little applesauce cake, baked in miniature acorn molds. (That’s right, when Schnookie said earlier that we were “cooking up an idea for a post” she meant it literally! Hahahahaha! We crack us up. Sigh. When does Marty come back?) After some furious mixing, stirring, and baking, we had a handful of adorable acorn cakes that were good but not great — like Travis! — and which needed a touch more spice — like Travis! — but were better the more we thought about them — like Travis! (In the end the consensus was the recipe has the potential to kick ass — like Mottau!)
The cakes were so much like their Waldorf Kid inspiration, we figured they’d be appropriate medium for testing Travis’s math skills.
Hey Travis, how many months is Marty going to be out?
Three to four! Right!
Hey Travis, how many Devils are on IR right now?
Very good! When Pauile Martin was added, that brought the total to six!
Hey Travis, how many goals are you going to score this year?
What?!? Two?? Come on, Travis! You don’t have to believe that bunk about you being a playmaking defensive center! You can score acorns! You can, you can! You can’t? Fine. If that’s the way you want to be. So, how many is Zach going to score?
More than you can count? Sweet! We’ll take it!
Hey Travis, overall, how’s the season going to end up?
Is that a hill of beans? Not funny, Travis! Not funny at all.