February 2016

How Money is Ruining Hockey

February 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

I was under the impression that I was watching a sport. A sport called hockey. But it suddenly dawned on me recently, that what I’m actually watching is something called money. And I’m sick of what money has done to the game of hockey. I’m […]

Carey Price in the World Cup? Why Not?

February 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

There’s lots of debate out there re: Carey Price. After all, there is a World Cup coming up. Some seem to believe that should Price miss the balance of the NHL regular season and playoffs – not that Montreal is likely to qualify – a subsequent […]

A Good Gesture Gone Bad

February 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (a.k.a. those creeps at Rogers and Bell) is dripping with money. Everything they do for their sports teams is first-class. They build the Taj Mahal of dressing rooms. Only the biggest score clock with HD quality videos will do. Once they finish renovating […]

Burke, Subban and Donald Trump

February 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Calgary Flames’ grand poobah Brian Burke is furious with the way the NHL has handled the Dennis Wideman suspension. But when Burke worked in the NHL head office, responsible for player suspensions, his “hanging judge” reputation was always on display. Most likely, he would have handled […]

Gary’s Kangaroo Court

February 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

So, Calgary Flames defenceman Dennis Wideman appeals his 20-game suspension. And who gets to rule on his appeal? Why, it’s none other than that famous snake oil salesman from New York, league president Gary Bettman. And to absolutely no one’s surprise, Bettman has upheld the […]

World’s Best Penalty Shot Move

February 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Like everything else in this world, there are times when it becomes clear that the world of sports just ain’t fair. While not everyone would concur, it’s probably safe to assume that the goalie featured below would share that opinion.  

10 Hockey Thoughts Worth Forgetting

February 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

1. The whole concussion topic has obviously been overdone by our politically correct media. But that doesn’t change the fact that Toronto coach Mike Babcock’s stone-age comments on concussion protocol will undoubtedly be front and centre years from now when some of today’s players launch […]

Wideman Never Stood A Chance

February 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

I don’t believe that Dennis Wideman knowingly and purposely went after an NHL linesman. I do believe that the hearing Wideman was granted was nothing more than a phony charade. The NHL went through the motions on this one only because the rules say they must. […]

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