For the second time in a matter of days, I was asked by someone with whom I was watching the Ducks/Red Wings series, “what’s that on the ice?” At that point it hit me — many people don’t realize the tradition of fans throwing an octopus on the ice after a goal, or towards the…Read More
Yeah, Amare and Diaw weren’t the only ones who got suspended for a playoff game. Back in that other sport, you know, hockey, Chris Pronger won’t be on the ice tonight for Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals between the Ducks and Red Wings. The Ducks felt it wasn’t a cheap shot, that it…Read More
I guess winning the NHL scoring title at age 19 wasn’t enough for Sidney Crosby to impress us all. Now he has to go out there and tell everyone that he spent the last few weeks of the season playing with a broken bone in his foot. For brief perspective, Shaun Alexander missed six games…Read More
There you see the evolution of the short-lived playoff beard. And yes, you read correctly — I am writing in the past tense because the Pens are done. Before I get to the breakdown, you should know what you’re looking at. From left to right: prior to Game 1 on Wednesday, April 11th; prior to Game…Read More
Trailing in a best of 7 series 2-1 is never a good place to be. Luckily the Pens have a home game tonight (not as if it mattered on Sunday) to try and even things up. It really bugged the crap out of me that the NHL arranged to have the Sens/Pens play Game 2…Read More
OK, so by tradition I’m a Boston Bruins fan. But what the heck does that mean? Hockey had a strike, the nuclear bombs came in, blew up the league, and they started from scratch. New rules, pretty much a free-for-all in building rosters and teams, and things became nearly unrecognizable for someone like me who…Read More
Bugs Bunny playing baseball thinks the Oilers are good. Need I say more? In case you were actually curious about the game…the Nashville Predators behind Tomas Vokoun shutout the Oilers 4-0.
video of the Chris Simon brutal slash, hit on Ryan Hollweg