Mother Knows Best

September 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

The spycam was in action in various NHL arenas this week, looking for pre-season highlights that no one else could find. Two conclusions can be drawn from the picture above: 1. The Boston Bruins are the first NHL team to announce BRING YOUR MOTHER TO […]

Canada Is Watching You Mr. Bettman

September 29, 2015 // 2 Comments

This wasn’t the way Gary Bettman wanted it. And now, he has painted himself in a corner. And while he has undoubtedly brainstormed for hours trying to find some relief from his self-inflicted pain, here’s a simple piece of advice: Don’t even think about it Gary. Don’t […]

Holy Friggin Mackinaw

September 28, 2015 // 1 Comment

How cheap can one mega-corporation be? How friggin stupid can one mega-corporation be? They can fill their front office with a zillion overpaid yes-men-in-suits who will ultimately contribute next to nothing to the on-ice results, but they can’t find the money to fly “Bonsie” to […]

Goalie School

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

As you all know, the day of the stand-up goalie is long gone. Today, we have the butterfly style, the modified butterfly style, the hybrid butterfly style and the Tim Thomas road hockey style, just to name a few. I’m no goalie coach, and I’ve never played […]

TSN Has What Sportsnet Needs

September 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

In Canada, Sportsnet may have paid several kabillion dollars for a near-monopoly of the Canadian NHL broadcasting rights, but it’s still TSN that owns the most skilled on-air talent. In fact, it’s not even close. Even though TSN has been reduced to a regional hockey […]

A Numbers Game

September 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Analytics geeks were fit to be tied when the 2013-14 Colorado Avalanche jumped on the Patrick Roy bandwagon on their way to an impressive 112 points, good enough to reach the top of the highly competitive Western Conference standings. “Not possible,” whined the number-lovers. “This […]

Pumped Up

September 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Coaches often wait until the morning skate to tell the goalies who will be starting that particular night. Such was the case in Pittsburgh recently. It would be safe to assume that some goalies get more excited than others when their number is called.

My Head Hurts

September 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Unless you are former Canadian heavyweight boxing great George Chuvalo, taking heavy blows to the skull area is clearly dangerous both in the short term and the long term. Somehow, Chuvalo – who took approximately 2,458,465 punches to the head during his career – […]

Gretzky Gets Political

September 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

So……. Wayne Gretzky, previously the king of the politically correct, is suddenly politically involved. Despite having lived in Los Angeles for the better part of two decades now, Gretzky suddenly felt the need to show up at an event for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, […]

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