Today's movie poster is something special. They've all been great, but this one is pretty amazing. I usually write a little fable for each movie poster, but this one is so epic, I'll let the Josh introduce it and his thinking behind it.
Hit the jump for the introduction and poster, you don't want to miss it.
Josh Howard Presents (Jimmy's long lost brother? Maybe...):
When I thought of this game, the first thing I could think about was those lumbering buffalo. I wanted to do something special for Holmstrom after his amazing play. He looks far younger on the ice in the past month and there's no reason to think his eye-hand coordination is going down. This leads me to the movie poster.
I chose Wyatt Earp because if I remember correctly, he ALSO liked hunting buffalo. The man went from nowhere to somewhere and managed to hang on far longer than anyone ever expected despite a hard life. Eerily similar to Holmstrom? Definitely. Holmstrom takes more abuse that anyone on the team, yet manages to hold his ground and bash in pucks whenever the chance arises.
So, here's to hoping that like Wyatt Earp, Holmstrom goes out there and slays some buffalo... in Buffalo. If he doesn't enjoy it, at least I know I will. Go out with a bang sir Holmstrom. You are THE man in front of the net still standing after all these years.
Because you guys at NOHS do wonders sourcing Khan! for stories, I have to share my own Khan story. I flew with a buddy up to Buffalo for the game last night. We get into the city early and go to Anchor Bar for lunch (apparently, it's the restaurant that created the first "Buffalo wing"). There's a mustached Indian guy sitting at the bar, eating his lunch, and damn me if it's not Khan! I wait till he's done and walk over. "Hey, do you happen to be a beat writer for the Red Wings?" He nods. "That's great, I read your stuff all the time on this blog, Nightmare on Helm Street. Have you heard of it?" He begins to smile. "Well, I just have to say your stuff is great. You get scoops all the time. Keep it up." A couple more minutes of chit chat ensues and he's off. I get back to my seat and my buddy is cracking up. The bartender came over during my five minute chat with Khan! and asked, "So what's with that Indian guy your friend is talking to. Is he famous or something?"
Glad to hear it. It's a long season and I'm afraid one or two will not have as much appeal. It's great to see people love this one.