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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..."