Pundays: O Marks the Spot

So what happens when a hot-shot rookie playing in his 2nd NHL game unleashes a shootout move so amazing, it has the entire hockey world talking? The pun headline writers at NHL.com pray to god that he has a name which can be easily punned.


And then they beat it into the ground.


Click here to check out the best and worst NHL.com pun headlines from the past week!!!

Linus Omark wasn’t the only Edmonton Oilers rookie that made a splash on the front page this past week.


If only Taylor Hall, Linus Omark and Zack Stortini were on the same line…
you could call it “The Hallmark Store” line. Think of the product tie-in possibilities.

Apparently it was a “Two for Thursday” last week on NHL.com as the Los Angeles Kings beat the Calgary Flames… twice.



We all know that everything happens in threes. So why should the front page of NHL.com be any different?


No shoutout to Schoolhouse Rock? I expected better, NHL.com.

As we’ve discussed here before, not all great pun headlines lie on the front page of NHL.com. Some are buried deep within the site, as the “Quick Picks” section of NHL.com seeks to step out from underneath its older brothers shadow.


My question… is this the MacArthur park in Los Angeles,
the MacArthur Park in Staten Island or the Richard Harris song?


Obviously, someone is a huge fan of Bill Murray’s early dramatic work.


Not too bad. 


You’ve got a long way to go if you want to play with the big boys, Quick Picks.

It seems that the writers at NHL.com are starting to give hints to their loved ones on what they want for a holiday gift.


90’s TV Sitcoms Box Sets.


Shakespeare’s Annotated Works: Volume 1.


A subscription to Vanity Fair… or a Brittany Spears greatest hits CD.


A new Bible. 


Tickets to sports that are actually popular in America.

 And the winner of this weeks Punday Headline of the Week, Foreign or Domestic


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As always, you can check out the entire Pundays archive here or just use the handy-dandy “Pundays” sidebar on the right. 

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.