Apr 27, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (13) and center Henrik Zetterberg (40) celebrate a goal during the third period against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg's Off-Season, Issue One


Welcome to the first installment of Octopus Thrower’s comic, “Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg’s Off-Season!”

Firstly, before we get started, let me introduce myself. You have probably read my articles here for quite some time, but this is the first time you’ll see my comics here. You may have seen them over at my start-up blog, Franzenmuth. Or that one time Puck Daddy included my comic in their daily Puck Headlines, “Pavel Datsyuk In: A Case of Dangleitis:”

With the off-season looming large, the group of us here at OT wanted to bring you something different. You can read all the speculation, trade rumors, prospect articles you want, but sometimes it just isn’t enough. Sometimes there needs to be pizazz!

Starting today, and posting every Wednesday until the off-season ends or I run out of hilarious ideas (whichever comes first), you will be privy to a new issue of “Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg’s Off-Season,” a fictitious telling of what these two do during the down months of hockey.

In this first installment, I’m giving you three pages because they are setting up the scene and aren’t exactly hilarious.

Side note: These are not meant to be works of art and are supposed to look a little crappy. Don’t judge me.

Next installment: Wednesday, July 3!

Have a hilarious idea? Want to see a particular player do something ridiculous? Leave it in the comments section, or send me a tweet, @franzenmuth!

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