Babcock Shares the Blame

April 24, 2017 // 1 Comment

Most of us know that the definition of insanity is repeating the same mistake over and over again. Mike Babcock clearly doesn’t know that. This space produced several articles during the regular season re: Babcock’s repeated stupidity during 4-on-4 hockey and overtime hockey. The Maple Leafs were absolutely […]

Ovechkin the Soccer Player

April 22, 2017 // 0 Comments

Anyone who has taken the time to watch a professional soccer game has undoubtedly noticed the many drama queens, flopping on the field as if they had just been shot by a high-powered rifle. They roll around in agony and writhe in pain. Good heavens, it appears their injury may […]

Mike Babcock: The Comedian

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

That Mike Babcock, he’s a funny guy. Just this week, he made two statements that should have left the pundits rolling in the aisles with laughter. First, when discussing Toronto’s physically-gifted, mentally-challenged defenceman, Jake Gardiner, Babcock actually said, “Jake’s got elite hockey sense.” No Mike, […]

Assault NHL Style

April 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

It was a savage attack, by Matt Calvert, a gutless nobody. Here’s the video. And the reason he did it? Because the NHL says he can. By issuing a feeble one-game suspension, the NHL is basically saying “go ahead.” And so, it will continue. Eventually, […]

NHL Playoffs: When a Penalty Isn’t a Penalty

April 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

The NHL playoffs are here, the time of year when the entire rule book will be altered again and again as each round progresses. By the time they reach the finals, anything short of outright attempted murder will be ignored. Pundits used to say that NHL […]

It’s Time to Defy Gary Bettman

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Greedy Gary Bettman won’t let NHL players participate in next year’s Olympics because he couldn’t extort any new money from the governing bodies for his NHL owners or any new concessions from the player’s association. Oh sure, he suggests the compressed schedule would be a problem […]

Don Cherry’s Double Standard

April 3, 2017 // 1 Comment

Don Cherry showed his “national bias” once again during his weekly Coach’s Corner segment, this past Saturday, when he went after Maple Leafs’ rookie defenceman Nikita Zaitsev. See the video here.   Cherry was outraged that Toronto management was working on a long-term contract extension with […]

Zero Tolerance Needed

March 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Every time an NHL player gets suspended for a questionable hit from behind, supporters of the banished player love to put the blame on the puck carrier instead. What nonsense. How much brain power does it take to abide by a simple approach that says […]

Offside Reviews are Offside

March 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

Not so long ago, back in 2013, there was a flagrant offside call, or should I say non-call, involving Avalanche speedster Matt Duchene. See the video here. Had that blown call not happened, video review of offside plays would most likely not be with us in […]

We Love Overtime

March 2, 2017 // 1 Comment

Turn on the sports radio station of your choice, and wait. Sooner or later someone will start whining about the NHL’s overtime and shootout situation. “It’s a gimmick,” they complain. While the shootout may be a gimmick that has lost of bit of lustre – […]

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