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  • Facebook users publicly shame alleged rioters (Vancouver riots)

    06/18/2011 11:04:24 PM PDT · by danielmryan · 11 replies
    The Globe And Mail ^ | June 17, 2011 | Wency Leung
    There’s been no shortage of witnesses willing to point out rioters responsible for the post-Stanley Cup mayhem in Vancouver on Wednesday night. According to the Vancouver Police Department, the sheer volume of evidentiary photo submissions from the public temporarily overwhelmed its website yesterday.
  • Boston Bruins' Historical March To Stanley Cup Champions Anything But Routine

    06/16/2011 8:47:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    SB Nation ^ | June 16, 2011 | Ryan Durling
    After nearly four decades of waiting, fans of the Boston Bruins can finally celebrate a Stanley Cup champion. But the road to the trophy wasn't easy. VANCOUVER, BC - JUNE 15: Head coach Claude Julien, Dennis Seidenberg #44, Tim Thomas #30, Patrice Bergeron #37 and Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins pose with the Stanley Cup after defeating the Vancouver Canucks in Game Seven of the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Arena on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4 to 0. Jun 16, 2011 - The 39-year...
  • Photos: Riots, fire, destruction after Vancouver’s loss

    06/16/2011 7:23:53 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 87 replies
    Blood in our streets. I saw people on the ground, bleeding. Shattered glass everywhere. Police cars set alight. Major bridges are now closed, preventing public access into the downtown core. Transit is plugged up, there’s no way out. More police and fire crews are arriving, from the suburbs, but again, it seems too late. And as I write this, the sun has just set. Vancouver, what a disgrace
  • Congrats Boston Bruins (from a Canucks die-hard fan) 4-0

    06/15/2011 8:19:29 PM PDT · by max americana · 109 replies · 1+ views
    vanity ^ | jan 15, 2011 | max
    Congrats to the Bruins. You played lights out. Every ex-pat canadian here in L.A. just coming out of the bar thought that Thomas played lights out. (stupid Luongo,,,you miserable mediocre goalie, you could play for Team Canada and give everything but you are a damn overrated clown..get lost loser) and you Sedin twins, STFU! You Swedes couldn't fight back in WW2, and you should not have quaranteed game 7. Go back to sweden, punks! ahem..going back. Thanks to Ryan Kesler, my favorite Canuck for the journey. and I feel good for Mark Rechii of BB who's from BC, like me.
  • History Says Canucks Have Already Lost Stanley Cup Finals (Amazing Stat Alert)

    06/09/2011 10:28:24 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/09/11 | Cork Gaines
    Last night the Boston Bruins blew out the Vancouver Canucks for the second straight game. But while the series might now be even at two games apiece, the series is anything but even. In sports, one of the best indicators of how good (or bad) a team really is, is to look at that team's goal/run/points differential. That is, the difference between the number of points they have scored and the number of points they have allowed. The bigger the difference, the better a team is. And in the NHL playoffs, the results so far tell us that the Canucks...
  • NHL's Atlanta Thrashers set to move to Winnipeg

    05/31/2011 12:16:55 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Atlanta will be losing a National Hockey League team for the second time, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, will be gaining one for the second time.The new owner of the franchise, True North Sports and Entertainment, announced Tuesday that it has acquired the team from its current owners, Atlanta Spirit.
  • 2011 NHL Playoffs: What We Learned from Tampa Bay-Boston Games 1 and 2

    05/19/2011 4:05:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | May 19, 2011 | Mark Jones
    BOSTON, MA - MAY 17: Michael Ryder #73 of the Boston Bruins scores a second period goal past Dwayne Roloson #35 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 17, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. Jim Rogash/Getty Images The Tampa Bay Lightning stormed into Boston last Saturday night to kick off the Conference Finals and ran over the hosting Bruins, winning 5-2.However, Boston evened the count with an exciting, wide-open 6-5 victory in Game 2, highlighted by a five-goal second period that erased...
  • The 50 Best Goalie Mask Designs in NHL History

    05/19/2011 3:46:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | December 20, 2010 | Jon Neely
    It began in 1959. After experimenting with designs off the ice for months, Montreal Canadiens goaltender Jacques Plante felt he had found the right kind of goalie mask to use for protection in a game, but there was just one problem. He wasn't allowed to use one.It wasn't just that no goalie before him had ever worn a mask during a game in the NHL, but that his coaches, including head coach Toe Blake, thought it would hinder his vision, and therefore told Plante he would not be able to wear the mask.Talk about tough love, and especially for a goalie...
  • 1992-93 NHL Referee Andy Van Hellemond Jersey (retrospective look at referee jersey designs)

    05/16/2011 3:13:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Third String Goalie ^ | December 29, 2010
    Prior to wearing the familiar black and white striped jerseys, NHL referees wore cream colored sweaters, as well as neckties, which made for a quite dapper look. The cream sweaters lasted into the early 1950's. 1940's NHL referee's sweater Hockey Hall of Famer and first American referee Bill Chadwick wearing a cream colored referees sweater, complete with necktie Following the cream colored sweaters, in order to differentiate themselves from the home player's white sweaters, NHL referees changed in March of 1953 to a bright orange style with a half zip front, which sadly meant neckties were no longer worn. Hall...
  • New York Rangers Forward Derek Boogaard Dead at 28

    05/14/2011 10:40:24 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 1+ views
    -excerpt- The 28-year-old player was found dead Friday in his Minneapolis apartment. The team announced his death Friday but gave no details.
  • ESPN's Matthew Barnaby Arrested (multiple counts related to domestic dispute)

    05/14/2011 5:16:49 AM PDT · by dmam2011 · 16 replies
    Free Republic ^ | May 14, 2011 | Vanity
    Barnaby, Michelle Beadle's boyfriend, is currently sitting in a NY jail cell. Jalen Rose recently was arrested for DUI as well ... any doubts they will return? Why is the ESPN culture so accepting of this behavior? A few examples of talent suspended or sued over sexual harrassment claims: Tony Kornheiser Scott Van Pelt Woody Paige Jay Moriatti Jay Crawford Mike Tirico Neil Goldberg Chris Berman Eric Kasilious (sp?) Harold Reynolds Howard Bryant Jeremy Green Ron Franklin Steve Phillips
  • The greatest Game 7 heroes in NHL history (and who might become one tonight)

    05/12/2011 5:04:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Pro Hockey Talk ^ | May 12, 2011 | James O'Brien
    AP A lot of people think that it’s unfair that the playoffs can make or break players’ legacies. It’s reasonable to feel uncomfortable about that since the sample size is so small, but there’s no doubt that lasting memories are made when everyone can focus on one game. The fact that tonight’s Detroit Red Wings-San Jose Sharks match is a Game 7 only intensifies that scrutiny.The fact that Game 7s are still technically one game means that lesser known players can often steal the spotlight. Maxime Talbot scored two goals against the Red Wings in Game 7 of the...
  • NHL 2011 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS - LIVE THREAD

    04/10/2011 8:34:00 PM PDT · by airborne · 254 replies
    NHL website ^ | 4/10/11 | various
    The matchups have been determined, and the combatants will ratchet up their quest for the Stanley Cup, with the NHL's postseason beginning on Wednesday, April 13. Here is the schedule for the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Quarterfinals. 2011 EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS #1 seed Washington Capitals vs. #8 seed New York Rangers Wednesday, April 13 at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at New York, 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at New York, 7:00 p.m. *Saturday, April 23 at Washington, 3:00 p.m. *Monday, April 25 at New York, TBD *Wednesday, April 27 at Washington,...
  • Head knocks weigh on NHL general managers

    03/14/2011 11:11:46 AM PDT · by airborne · 23 replies
    Pittsburgh-Tribune Review ^ | March 14, 2011 | Rob Rossi
    Sidney Crosby's concussion is causing a headache for the Penguins on the ice and the National Hockey League off it. Nobody knows when Crosby might play hockey again, and continued speculation about his health is as frustrating to the team as it is confusing to fans. ---(snip)--- Head injuries will be a major topic during three days of meetings by the league's 30 general managers starting today in Boca Raton, Fla. -- and not just because Crosby, widely regarded as the face of the NHL, has cast a spotlight on the subject. ---(snip)--- Taking a toll According to The Concussion...
  • Bulletin: Rick Martin has died

    03/13/2011 12:21:41 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Buffalo News ^ | 3/13/2011 | Sabres Edge
    Rick Martin, one-third of the most fabled line in Buffalo Sabres history, died today of a heart attack. He was 59. Martin reportedly had a heart attack while driving in Clarence, a law enforcement officer said on the condition of anonymity. Martin became etched in local lore as the high-scoring winger on the "French Connection," skating alongside Gilbert Perreault and Rene Robert as the infant Sabres captured the area’s attention. Martin helped welcome new Sabres owner Terry Pegula to town late last month, skating onto the ice with Perreault and Robert and shaking Pegula’s hand at center ice as the...
  • Air Canada threatens to pull NHL sponsorship (Can't Handle Real Hockey)

    03/10/2011 9:39:37 PM PST · by buccaneer81 · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 10 March 2011 | DAVID KOENIG
    Air Canada threatens to pull NHL sponsorship By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) -- In an unusually public faceoff between a pro sports league and one of its major sponsors, Air Canada has threatened to pull support for the National Hockey League, saying that violent play on the ice hurts the airline's brand image.
  • NHL Heritage Classic

    Watch the Heritage Classic on Sunday March 20, beginning at 6 PM on Versus. Montreal Canadiens vs. Calgary Flames in historic McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Canada.
  • Statement from Pittsburgh Penguins Co-Owner and Hockey Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux

    02/13/2011 12:06:33 PM PST · by airborne · 97 replies
    Pittsburgh Penguins website ^ | 2/13/11 | Mario Lemeiux
    “Hockey is a tough, physical game, and it always should be. But what happened Friday night on Long Island wasn’t hockey. It was a travesty. It was painful to watch the game I love turn into a sideshow like that. “The NHL had a chance to send a clear and strong message that those kinds of actions are unacceptable and embarrassing to the sport. It failed. “We, as a league, must do a better job of protecting the integrity of the game and the safety of our players. We must make it clear that those kinds of actions will not...
  • Islanders suspend no-show Nabokov for season

    01/26/2011 9:09:19 AM PST · by rahbert · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10:06 AM, January 26, 2011 | BRETT CYRGALIS
    The Islanders took the only reasonable route yesterday concerning Evgeni Nabokov, suspending the claimed goalie for the remainder of the NHL season. The 35-year-old goalie refused to report to the Islanders after the team claimed him on Thursday, an event that was not predicted by Nabokov or his agent, Don Meehan, when they originally agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Wings. But because the former All-Star and Vezina Trophy finalist started this season playing for St. Petersburg of the Russian KHL, he was forced to clear waivers before reporting to Detroit. Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/islanders/shun_and_done_BsXamnac6btcndp0uuMjYP#ixzz1CA6xB6Xy
  • 35 years ago today, Broad Street Bullies ran Soviet Red Army out of the Spectrum

    01/11/2011 7:52:46 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 15 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 11, 2011 | FRANK SERAVALLI
    "PLAYING IT BACK, like a train wreck in slow motion, Ed Van Impe can vividly remember the hit that made the Soviets fold like a tent. The date: 35 years ago today, at the Spectrum, with the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Flyers facing the Red Army team in the final game of the 1976 exhibition Super Series..."
  • NHL WINTER CLASSIC - Live Thread

    12/31/2010 10:31:02 AM PST · by airborne · 41 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 12/31/10 | me
    Check out the large variety of linnks at the NHL main web site. http://www.nhl.com/
  • Honoring a fallen friend

    12/05/2010 7:18:21 AM PST · by Saije
    NHL.com ^ | 12/4/2010 | Joe Siville
    Prior to the Flyers-Devils game at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday, the Flyers honored one of their beloved friends who lost his life in the line of fire. Chief Petty Officer and Navy SEAL Collin Thomas paid visits to the Flyers organization several times and quickly developed a close and personal friendship. Thomas was a highly decorated combat veteran and received numerous awards and citations during his 13 year Navy career including two Bronze Star Medals, six Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, two Combat Action Ribbons and the distinguished Purple Heart. On August 18th was killed in the...
  • Former NHL coach Pat Burns dead at 58

    11/19/2010 6:31:58 PM PST · by massmike · 8 replies
    nationalpost.com ^ | 11/19/2010 | n/a
    Pat Burns, who went from tough-as-nails police officer to one of the best defensive coaches in NHL history, died Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 58. Burns, a native of Montreal’s hardscrabble St-Henri district, won 501 games in 15 seasons as an NHL coach with the Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils, which he led to the 2002-03 Stanley Cup title in his first season with the club. He was the only coach in NHL history to win the Jack Adams Trophy as the league’s coach of the year three times, winning it...
  • NHL, Spider-Man creator Stan Lee join on new superheroes project

    10/07/2010 6:37:41 AM PDT · by airborne · 17 replies
    NHL.COM ^ | 10/7/10 | NHL website (?)
    134 ShareThe National Hockey League and SLG Entertainment LLC, led by Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man and X-Men among other comics superheroes, announced Thursday their unprecedented partnership to form Guardian Media Entertainment LLC. This partnership creates the platform from which to launch Stan Lee's vision for his latest superhero franchise, The Guardian Project, which will encompass the creation of 30 Guardians (one to represent each NHL team) as a new series of superheroes, with a creative concept that organically and authentically incorporates various NHL elements but is not set in the world of hockey. "I've always believed that...
  • No hoax: Capitals mistakenly engraved on Prince of Wales Trophy

    08/12/2010 2:27:07 AM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 9 replies
    Puck Daddy at Yahoo! Sports ^ | 11 August 2010 | Greg Wyshynski
    For the last 10 days, Brendan Millhouser has been questioning his sanity. The Chicago Blackhawks fan attended the team's annual fan convention on July 31 at the Hilton Chicago, which featured a display of trophies courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Among the hardware was the Prince of Wales Trophy, given to the winner of the NHL's Eastern Conference each season. Last season, that champion was the Philadelphia Flyers; so Millhouser was stunned and baffled to see the Washington Capitals' name etched on the trophy -- taking a photo with his Verizon Droid camera and Tweeting...
  • Bob Probert, Former Redwing and Blackhawk enforcer dead at 45.

    07/05/2010 7:21:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies · 1+ views
    DETROIT (AP) -- Retired hockey enforcer Bob Probert, as adept with his fists as with a stick in a 16-season career with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, died Monday after suffering chest pains while boating with his family. He was 45. "Bob lost the fight of his life this afternoon," said Probert's father-in-law, Dan Parkinson, a police officer who performed CPR before Probert was rushed to Ontario's Windsor Regional Medical Center. Probert was on a boat in Lake St. Clair with his wife, children and in-laws when he "developed severe chest pains" Monday, family friend Rich Rogow told...
  • Former Blackhawks Enforcer Bob Probert Dies

    07/05/2010 8:09:49 PM PDT · by Renderofveils · 5 replies
    CBS 2 Chicago ^ | July 5, 2010 | AP
    Retired hockey enforcer Bob Probert, as adept with his fists as with a stick in a 16-season career with the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, died Monday after suffering chest pains while boating with his family. He was 45. "Bob lost the fight of his life this afternoon," said Probert's father-in-law, Dan Parkinson, a police officer who performed CPR before Probert was rushed to Ontario's Windsor Regional Medical Center. Probert was on a boat in Lake St. Clair with his wife, children and in-laws when he "developed severe chest pains" Monday, family friend Rich Rogow told a Monday evening...
  • NHL DRAFT

    07/02/2010 6:22:35 AM PDT · by airborne · 19 replies
    NHL website ^ | 7/2/10 | various
    Here are a series of links on the NHL website discussing the various moves throughout the League. Free Agent Signings (since June 30) http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=63235 Free Agency Blog - 2010 http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=533377 2010 Free Agency List http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=63234
  • 'The Fix Is In'

    07/02/2010 6:07:13 AM PDT · by hripka · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JUNE 3, 2010 | Brian Tuohy
    "Pro football provides the circus for the hordes." — Congressman Emanuel Celler (D-NY 1923 – 1973) There are two histories of professional sports. There is the one fans know and cherish, filled with great players, genius coaches, incredible plays, and dynasty teams. It is the history chronicled in each league's Hall of Fame, the history fans are urged to remember about the games: the moments of struggle, joy, and triumph along with the vast cast of characters that individualized each one of them. Perhaps more than anything, it is this history that has allowed professional sports to mesmerize such a...
  • Crush of red: City says 2 million fans rally for Hawks

    06/12/2010 7:03:15 AM PDT · by sleeper-has-awakened · 9 replies · 288+ views
    Fireworks erupted as Blackhawks star Jonathan Toews hoisted the Stanley Cup before a crush of flag-waving, fist-pumping fans pegged by the city at 2 million..... The city's Mayor's Office of Special Events and the city's Office of Emergency Management and Communications estimated the crowd at the rally and along the parade at around 2 million. "I didn't know there were this many people in Chicago," Toews told the crowd.....
  • LIVE THREAD: Chicago Blawkhawks vs. Philadelphia Flyers for the Stanley Cup! (it's over)

    06/09/2010 7:22:30 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 166 replies · 435+ views
    June 9, 2010
    Blackhawks leading 3-2 in third period! 10 minutes from the Cup!
  • Chicago Blackhawks one win away from destiny!!!

    06/06/2010 10:25:22 PM PDT · by Dengar01 · 25 replies · 66+ views
    Chicago Tribunte ^ | D-DAY 66+ | Chicago Tribune
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  • Tooth and Nailed: Hawks' Mikita Lost an Ear Lobe

    05/24/2010 4:46:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 303+ views
    Chicago Breaking News ^ | May 24, 2010 | Fred Mitchell
    Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith hopped back onto the ice Sunday after losing seven teeth when he was hit in the mouth with a puck. But now hear this: Hall of Famer Stan Mikita not only lost teeth playing hockey, he once returned to action after losing an ear lobe. "I got one (puck) glance off my eyeball and my nose that nailed me pretty good. I couldn't see good for two or three days," the former Blackhawks center (1958-80) recalled Monday. "I got hit three or four times with the puck. If you're skating across the line of fire and...
  • Man charged with killing wife, torching house as coverup (over Penguins game)

    04/23/2010 1:31:32 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies · 692+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | April 23, 2010 | Sadie Gurman and Jim McKinnon
    A man struck his wife in the head with a hammer at least 10 times and stabbed her before starting a fire in his South Fayette home this morning in what police said was an attempt to conceal evidence of the killing. Robert Abrams, 40, was charged with homicide, arson and abuse of a corpse in the death of his wife, Jeannette, 44. The two quarreled, in part because Mr. Abrams had stayed up late to watch the Penguins' game, which went into three overtimes, before he killed her, Allegheny County Police Superintendent Charles Moffatt said.
  • NHL 2010 HOCKEY PLAYOFFS - OPEN THREAD

    04/13/2010 3:54:32 AM PDT · by airborne · 421 replies · 3,565+ views
    NHL Website ^ | April 13, 2010
    Senators vs. Penguins - April 14 - 7 PM http://www.nhl.com/ice/preview.htm?id=2009030141&navid=sb:preview Flyers vs. Devils - April 14 - 7 PM http://www.nhl.com/ice/preview.htm?id=2009030121&navid=sb:preview Detroit vs. Pheonix - April 14 - 10 PM Avalanche vs. Sharks - April 14 - 10 PM http://www.nhl.com/ice/preview.htm?id=2009030151&navid=sb:preview Montreal vs. Washington - April 15 - 7 PM http://www.nhl.com/ice/preview.htm?id=2009030111&navid=sb:preview Boston vs. Buffalo - April 15 - 7 PM Los Angeles vs. Vancouver - April 15 - 10 PM
  • Blackhawks Fans Snort in Disgust at Toews/Pig Nose Mural

    03/31/2010 3:40:09 AM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 10 replies · 781+ views
    Puck Daddy @ Yahoo! Sports ^ | 30 March 2010 | Greg Wyshynski
    The image above (via Assignment Chicago) is a mural visible from the Eisenhower Expressway that depicts Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews(notes) after escaping from the Island of Dr. Moreau with trace amounts of swine DNA fused with his genetic code ... Oh, the jokes this pig-nosed image immediately launched. That Toews looks like the mutant nurse from "The Twilight Zone." That he resembles the fabled ManBearPig from "South Park." That he's the only player in the NHL who can smell the top of his own face shield. But while the transformation of Captain Marvel to Porky Pig may have...
  • NHL's Fast Tracked Rule Change Skips a Stop

    03/24/2010 10:44:28 PM PDT · by The Pack Knight · 26 replies · 485+ views
    Slap Shot blog at NYTimes.com ^ | 24 March 2010 | Stu Hackel
    Nothing comes easy in the National Hockey League and the proposed rule on blindside hits to the head is the latest example. Coming out of the general managers meeting in early March, their proposal to ban them was to be adopted next season. But they realized that players would remain vulnerable for the remainder of this season, so they moved to fast-track adoption of the rule. They proposed making players subject to suspensions and fines in lieu of in-game penalties because the league said proper training of the referees on the new rules takes time. The fast-tracking meant the N.H.L....
  • League Suspends Capitals’ Ovechkin for 2 Games

    03/16/2010 3:32:10 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies · 259+ views
    NY Times ^ | 03.16.10
    Alex Ovechkin, a two-time most valuable player who is the N.H.L.’s leading scorer, was suspended for the Washington Capitals’ next two games.
  • 'Burgh out front for Winter Classic

    03/14/2010 4:07:07 PM PDT · by airborne · 21 replies · 364+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | March 14, 200 | Rob Rossi
    Pittsburgh is a leading contender to host the 2011 NHL Winter Classic, which could pit rival league superstars Sidney Crosby of the Penguins and Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals in a New Year's Day outdoor hockey game at Heinz Field or PNC Park. "The NHL wants to spread around the wealth because this game has become such a big event that cities and teams are making pitches for it," Nielsen Sports vice president Stephen Master said. "But there is no negative at all to Pittsburgh being a part of it again - not with Crosby in Pittsburgh."
  • Olympic hockey is best showcase for the sport; don't ruin it, Gary (Bettman)

    02/25/2010 10:41:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies · 442+ views
    SI ^ | February 25, 2010 | Michael Rosenberg
    The NHL is supposedly thinking about skipping the 2014 Olympics. Now, this is a brilliant idea. On Wednesday night, as I watched Canada's Dan Boyle thread a gorgeous backhanded pass to Ryan Getzlaf for a goal, kick-starting a 7-3 victory over Russia and making Viagra unnecessary in Canada, I thought, "Dammit, I should be watching Predators-Blue Jackets right now." NHL commissioner Gary Bettman cannot be serious about this. These Olympics are the best show hockey has put on in years. Why would he want to stop that?
  • Thrashers shoot down latest rumor of move to Winnipeg

    02/17/2010 10:05:03 AM PST · by Dacula · 12 replies · 242+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11:31 a.m. Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | Chris Vivlamore
    Reports out of Winnipeg that the Thrashers have been sold and will relocate to the city next season are false, according to team officials. Thrashers general manager Don Waddell said there is nothing to the sale rumors. Kimberly Smith, AJC Thrashers general manager Don Waddell said there is nothing to the sale rumors. More Sports stories » Thrashers general manager Don Waddell told the team’s Web site that “there is absolutely nothing to it, and there is no forthcoming announcement or plans for relocation.” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told the Journal-Constitution last week that the league is committed to keeping...
  • NBC explains its ice-dancing-over-U.S./Canada-hockey decision

    02/13/2010 7:51:28 PM PST · by The Pack Knight · 124 replies · 2,425+ views
    Puck Daddy blog on Yahoo! Sports ^ | 11 Feb 2010 | Greg Wyshynski
    VANCOUVER – From horse-racing conflicts to shuttering the big screen at Mellon Arena, NBC has given hockey fans as much anxiety and anger as watching Jay Leno sit in Conan's chair. The latest affront to puckheads: The U.S. vs. Canada men's preliminary-round showdown Feb. 21 won't be shown on NBC, but on cable's MSNBC at 7 p.m. EST. Instead, the Peacock will bring fans an exhilarating night of ice dancing, women's speedskating, men's freestyle skiing and men's giant slalom – rather than what amounts to an NHL all-star game on an international stage. To the surprise of no one, NBC's...
  • Rush drummer says next project might not be album (Records New Hockey Night in Canada Theme)

    01/13/2010 3:43:07 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 35 replies · 839+ views
    Rush Is A Band ^ | 1-13-2010
    Rush drummer says next project might not be album TORONTO — Rush drummer Neil Peart says the legendary Toronto band is in the early stages of planning a new project but the new music may not be released in traditional album format. "We feel very much liberated from the album format in a way right now, because in the three years since our last album (2007's 'Snakes & Arrows'), suddenly albums don't mean anything," Peart told The Canadian Press in a telephone interview from his home in California. "We're thinking of writing and recording a few songs and maybe releasing...
  • Brawl in KHL Game Yields 691 Penalty Minutes

    01/10/2010 7:53:49 AM PST · by airborne · 35 replies · 1,119+ views
    ABC blog ^ | 01/09/10 | none listed
    Pittsburgh Penguins star Jaromir Jagr was part a brawl-filled game in Russia that had to be called for a lack of players. Former Pittsburgh Penguins star Jaromir Jagr was part a brawl-filled game in Russia that had to be called after four minutes for a lack of players.A series of fights between Vityaz Chekhov and Avangard Omsk resulted in 691 penalty minutes against more than 30 players. The game had to be suspended because neither team had enough players to continue.
  • NHL WINTER SPORTS CLASSIC

    12/29/2009 2:58:35 PM PST · by airborne · 71 replies · 1,261+ views
    nhl.com ^ | 12/29/09 | various
    The ice hockey rink is all set up at Fenway Park, in anticipation of the New Years Day meeting of the Philadelphia Flyers and the Boston Bruins. The game starts at 1 PM Eastern time on NBC. For those with the NHL Network, there are pre game and post game programs scheduled. James Taylor is slated to sing the National Anthem, and with the recent snow storms in the northeast, the cold, windy, Boston weather could make this game an instant classic!
  • Hockey Star Mike Fisher and American Idol and Country Music Star Carrie Underwood Engaged

    12/21/2009 9:45:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1,413+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 12/21/2009
    OTTAWA — Ottawa Senators centre Mike Fisher confirmed Monday morning that he is engaged to country music star Carrie Underwood. He spoke about the impending nuptials at the morning skate, ahead of his team's game against the Boston Bruins. "It's true," Fisher said. "We're both obviously excited and very happy and so, exciting times for sure." A wedding date hasn't been set. Fisher said he popped the question Sunday, but he wouldn't go into any more details. He has been reluctant to speak about the relationship in the past. But according to a family friend, Fisher, 29, popped the question...
  • Sources: Checketts to drop Limbaugh (Looks like Rush is out)

    10/14/2009 1:47:26 PM PDT · by teddyballgame · 53 replies · 2,131+ views
    ESPN ^ | 10/14/09 | Adam Shefter
    Rush Limbaugh is expected to be dropped from a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams, according to three NFL sources. Dave Checketts, chairman of the NHL's St. Louis Blues and the point man in the Limbaugh group attempting to buy the Rams, realizes he must remove the controversial conservative radio host from his potential role as a minority member in the group in order to get approval from other NFL owners, the sources said. Three-quarters of the league's 32 owners would have to approve any sale to Limbaugh and his group. Earlier this week, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim...
  • Rush Limbaugh Dropped From St. Louis Rams Bid Group: ESPN (Update @33)

    10/14/2009 1:11:33 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 539 replies · 24,076+ views
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  • Breaking: NHL cancels season, awards Stanley Cup to Barack Obama (And other news)

    10/09/2009 8:58:09 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 8 replies · 1,045+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 10/9/09 | Liberal Lunacy Staff/REM
    (Hockeytown, USA - 10/9/09) In a stunning announcement today, a spokesperson for the NHL Commissioner issued the following short statement: "We are pleased to present the 2009-2010 Stanley Cup to President Obama for his innate ability to skate around every issue that comes his way. Forwards, backwards or sideways, his skating ability is second to none." "We are also seriously considering awarding him the Defenseman of the Year award not only for his backwards skating ability, but also his ability to defend against everything he's done wrong by effectively blaming all ills on someone who hasn't been in office for...
  • Black & Gold mettle: Pittsburgh is Best Sports City

    10/08/2009 5:04:54 PM PDT · by airborne · 47 replies · 902+ views
    Sporting News ^ | October 6, 2009 | Bob Hille
    It was, as a famous Pittsburgher liked to say, a beautiful day in the neighborhood. The world champion Steelers were kicking off their title defense against the Titans. The world champion Penguins were down in D.C., Stanley Cup in tow, to meet the president. Native son Dave Wannstedt was at practice on the South Side, preparing his unbeaten Pitt football team for the weekend's win at Buffalo. That was September 10, 2009, and here's how beautiful it was in this year's Best Sports City: Pittsburgh's Pirates did not—repeat, did not—lose that day. (So it was an off-day. Beauty is in...