The Dude Of The Week: 6/4/17
"The Dude Of The Week" first started on my Facebook page in March 2009, because I didn't know what to do with that text box that they added underneath your profile picture. Finally, I thought the perfect way to utilize that useless addition would be to present the latest "man crush" that I've developed over the past seven days. I did it for six years straight, week after week without interruption - until I stopped. Now, with the success of The Keystone Statement, I bring DOTW back from it's Internet depths. So without any more verbal garbage, here it is.
I tell ya, these hockey playoffs have been something else. As Penguins fans, we've been treated with quite a hodge podge of entertaining events. From duking it out with Columbus to wanting to murder Matt Niskanen to dealing with Methot and his motley crew of Ottawa Muppets to currently rolling against the crazed catfish throwers of Music City, it's been a true hockey thrill ride and a half. And who's been a big proponent of such highs? None other than the boyish blonde rookie from North Dakota, Jake Guentzel, who leads all of the NHL in playoff goals with 13 (five of which were game-winning, also NHL-playoff leading) making him one goal away from tying the rookie playoff record set by Dino Ciccarelli in 1981. As I currently tap this induction out, our Penguinos just lost game 4 in front of yet another raucous Nashville crowd, but now we're heading back to our neck of the woods. Guentzel has delivered quite the fair amount of ass whoopings this spring, here's hoping he can keep that fire burning as the Pens continue their bid for Lord Stanley.