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2012 NHL Draft Liveblog presented by TCL

As the 2012 NHL Entry Draft takes place in Pittsburgh, follow along in The Checking Line's liveblog! 

There will be plenty of discussion between readers and writers about trades, picks, and prospects. Chat away as the time ticks down before your favorite team's selection.

The live blog will open at 6:30 p.m. and run until the draft ends, or until the commentary stops! 

 

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TCL And Grinder Threads Draft Week Sale: 30% Off Everything!

Heading to a draft or NHL free agency day party with nothing to wear? Fret not, The Checking Line and Grinder Threads have you covered as we enter summer!

In celebration of one of the most wonderful times of the year for hockey fans, we're offering our readers a 30% discount on everything in the Grinder Threads store! T-shirts, hoodies, you name it, you've got it at almost a third the cost. Those fancy TCL-branded t-shirts (in black AND fancy bright red) and sweaters we keep bragging about? They can be yours for next to nothing

Just click the link, brows...

$15 off TCL Hoodie at Grinder Threads!

The weather might be getting warmer outside, but spring time can still be sweater time! Looking for something to keep you warm while mother nature plays tricks with you, and while we wait for playoff hockey to start? Well, you can do it in style, and all while supporting your favorite hockey website!

For a limited time, head over to Grinder Threads for $15 off our patented TCL-inspired hoodies! You won't find anything softer or more comfortable than this one of a kind shirt, 80% cotton, 20% polyester for that perfect fit. Just use the code "TCL" for the discount.

While you're at it, make sure to check out our offi...

New TCL Hoodie and Sale at Grinder Threads!

Last fall, The Checking Line, in conjunction with our friends over at Grinder Threads, intruduced our first official t-shirt, available for sale through their store. The reception for the shirt was absolutely fantastic. In fact, the black version sold out within days. Fret not, Grinder has since restocked their shelves, but as an added bonus, they have gone to the trouble of actually adding a new product to their store, based on that very same TCL design.

Starting today, and available exclusively through the Grinder Threads store, you will be able to purchase your very own TCL hoodie to help you get through these cold tough months of winter!

Flying Orr Grinder Threads Shirt

Ever wonder where our official TCL store shirt ideas come from? 

Well, you're in luck. This is the first of a series of posts taking a closer look at the  Grinder Threads Fall/Winter Hockey T-Shirt Collection. We're pulling back the curtains to provide a glimpse at the culmination of steps that result in the TCL gear in your closet. In our first installment, we'll be diving into the creation of the Flying Orr design.

THE IDEA:

Inspiration for the Flying Orr design, while it would appear obvious enough, actually sparked from the 2010-2011 HBO 24/7 series chronicling the Pens vs Caps...

The Checking Line Unveils Official T-Shirt!


The wait is finally over!

We teased it on facebook, we had you by a string on twitter, and we've hyped it to the moon. But all that hype is finally about to pay off!

In conjunction with our friends over at Grinder Threads, we're proud to unveil our brand new and first t-shirt design, tailor made just for you, The Checking Line readers and fans!

What better way to show your appreciation to our great group of writers and the two years we've been bringing you great (and often angry and surly) hockey coverage by wearing one of the two amazing tees shown above? 

So, just head over to Grinder Threads ...

TCL & Grinder Threads Fall T-Shirt Sale!

 

Do you like hockey? Do you like wearing t-shirts? Then you're in luck! In conjuction with our friends over at Grinder Threads, the checking line is proud to be able to offer exclusively to our readers a 15% discount on ALL of GT's current line!

Just head over to the Grinder Threads website, enter the coupon code "Fall Sale" and enjoy 15% off their amazing line of products.

It may be getting cold outside, but who are we kidding? We're hockey fans! Show people your manliness and your sense of style wi...