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If you don’t know, Movember is a month long event where guys grow mustaches to raise money to help fight prostate cancer.

But for some guys, Movember is year round.  Here’s a look at a Movember Starting Lineup:

Tim Thomas, Goaltender
Timmy doesn’t rock the ‘stache through the whole year, but when he decides to grow it, it seems like his play gets even better.

Harold Snepsts, Defense
One of the most popular Canucks of all time has one of the most known hockey facial hair of all time.

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Anyone who’s been to NHL.com has read some of their punny headlines.  Here’s some of the best ones from the past week.  Vote which one is best at the bottom.

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Hockey Music

Posted: November 3, 2011 by goaliesgetmorebetches in Hockey Fun

Hockey and music – the two biggest pastimes for me. I became a hockey fan at age 9, right around the same time my older sisters (along with a little childhood rebellion) got me into rock and heavy metal music. In the spring of 1986, I watched Patrick Roy lead Montreal to a Stanley Cup and knew I wanted to play goalie. That same summer I heard Iron Maiden’s “Number of the Beast” and knew I wanted to play bass in a heavy metal band. Throughout my teenage years if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, the answer was simple: I wanted to be a professional hockey goalie, or I wanted to tour the world playing bass in a band, a dream I kept alive until my twenties came to an end. While I no longer aspire to do either professionally, I still love to play rock n’ roll music, and I still tend goal for a team in my local adult league; two things I will do as long as I’m physically capable of it.

For those of us who are fans, some songs are inexplicably linked with hockey. Whether it’s a goal song, a pre-game intro song, or the tune your favorite team has blasting on the PA system as they take the ice for the warmup; music – particularly rock n’ roll and hockey share a kinship, and lots of rockers and metal musicians also happen to be big hockey fans. I remember Rikki Rachtman, the original host of MTV’s Headbangers Ball way back in the 80’s, wearing a Detroit Red Wings jersey on the show and professing his love for the winged wheel. While Rachtman was co-hosting Loveline in LA, he was a Kings’ season ticket holder. Musicians such as Rob Zombie and two of the members of System of a Down hold season tickets at Staples Center. Five for Fighting mogul John Ondrasik grew up a Kings’ fan and still frequents Staples. While my experience is limited to LA, it’s a league-wide connection – rap star Lil’ Jon was an Atlanta Thrashers season ticket holder prior to the team’s departure, and Metallica’s James Hetfield is often seen in the stands at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, while Jon Bon Jovi has been sighted at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Canadian legends The Tragically Hip are certified hockey nuts as well.

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Top 10 Goalie Masks For Halloween

Posted: October 31, 2011 by cujorulesdtown9 in Hockey Fun
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Today I’m looking at what I think are the top 10 goalie masks for Halloween, it’s for fun, so just enjoy it! Happy Halloween!!!!
10. Jason Voorhees –  The “Jason” Mask
Yes, yes,  while he never did play hockey, he had to make the list for his nice piece of facial gear. If he did play hockey, you can bet he would see plenty of “slashing” calls coming his way (I’ll stop with the bad jokes now). This mask is always associated with Halloween when anyone thinks of hockey involvement in the holiday.
9. Carey Price – “Jacques Plante/Winter Classic” Mask
“Somebody’s watching me” is the feeling you get when you see this mask. The extra set of eyes is just incredibly creepy. The elongated face on a mask is enough to distract anyone, fan or player. Price recently won his 100th  regular season game with The Montreal Canadiens.
8. Jacques Plante

(Photo: NHL.Com)

Looking like something straight out of Hannibal Lecter’s personal collection, Plante’s mask drove fear into his opponents. (okay, maybe it was him, not the mask) It also drove him to a Hart trophy, 7 Vezina trophies, and 6 Stanley Cup titles with Montreal. Entered The Hockey Hall Of Fame in 1978.

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Who Scores First?

Posted: October 6, 2011 by Crimespree Hockey in Hockey Fun
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There are three games tonight to open the 2011-12 NHL season, two at 7:00 (Philly @ Boston, Montreal @ Toronto) and the nightcap features Pittsburgh traveling to Vancouver for a 10:00 (Eastern) game.

Is Nathan Horton the NHL's first goal scorer of the 2011-12 season?

For a little fun, we’re going to pick who scores the first 2011-12 NHL goal.

The slight majority of us like the defending Cup champions to put the first goal on the board. Nicole picks Patrice Bergeron, while Gabbi took Brad Marchand. Bre is going with Eastern Conferference Final game 7 hero Nathan Horton.

Sticking with the same game, the Flyers picks are for former players of favorite teams. Former LA King Wayne Simmonds was Michelle’s choice, while Joey thinks Flyer new winger (and former Penguin) Jaromir Jagr will score 6:15 into the new season.

Dan and Rob figure that the Bruins banner raising ceremony will cut into game time and that the Maple Leafs-Canadiens game will have the first goal. Dan went with Canadiens newcomer Erik Cole, while Rob took Toronto’s top center Mikhail Grabovski.

Who is your pick?