Pundays: Halak is the New Halak

It’s Pundays at The Royal Half and that means we take a look back at the great puns featured on the NHL.com homepage over the past week. As the NHL heads into Round 2 of playoff hockey action the competition is getting more fierce… at creating the best puns!


I feel like NHL.com was holding back on this one. Why not go for it entirely?
“Dat’s All Folks for Wile E Coyote.”


This has to be one of the cooler nicknames out there.

On a total side note… does anyone know who came up with “The Big Pavelski” nickname first? I did a little research and found that this dude, Joe2Heatley, was the first to mention it in a twitter post on April 25th… even though I’m sure it’s been around longer than that, right?

But the real story of last week was the 8th seeded Montreal Canadiens unbelievable 7 game upset of the #1 seeded Washington Capitals. The play of Canadiens goaltender, Jaroslav Halak, has been the talk of the hockey world (not to mention other Pundays) and when the Habs forced a Game 7 with a 4-1 victory in Game 6… NHL.com was in top form.


The Habs played their hearts out in their 2-1 Game 7 victory over the Capitals at the Verizon Center… but NHL.com on the other hand… phoned it in.


Blame it on the Ha-lak star. Blame it on the falling sky.
Blame it on the satellite that beams me home.

I really think the NHL missed a golden oppor-punity here with Halak’s Game 7 victory. Over at the PHT Game 7 live chat, some better alternatives were tossed around.

1) Ha-Lak-y Number 7
2) Roy-aslav Halak
3) The Caps were Halak-adaisical at times.
4) Jaroslav’s bank account is now in the Halak.

But where the NHL.com pun machine might have failed on the Canadiens side… they hit a home run on the Capitals side.


As said by the fine folks at JeanShortsandBaggedMilk… 
“I hear Ovechkin is coming out with a new line of clothing called Elimin8ted.”

We’ve added a Pundays sidebar to the site so you can check out any of the past Pundays features on The Royal Half. Until next week… may everyday be a pun day for you.

The Royal Half has been a Los Angeles Kings fan since 1988 and a Half-Season Ticket Holder since 2002. He has seen the following goaltenders play in person for the Los Angeles Kings… Kelly Hrudey, Grant Fuhr, Byron Dafoe, Jamie Storr, Stephane Fiset, Felix Potvin, Cristobal Huet, Roman Cechmanek, Mathieu Garon, Adam Hauser, Jason LaBarbera, Barry Brust, Sean Burke, Dan Cloutier, Yutaka Fukufuji, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Erik Ersberg, Jonathan Bernier, Jonathan Quick, Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones.You can follow The Royal Half on Twitter @TheRoyalHalf.