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  • Some Sharks fans object to plan of using 'ice girls'

    07/14/2014 7:44:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 12, 2014 | David Pollak
    SAN JOSE -- The Sharks are not backing down from their plan to recruit "ice girls" to help clean the playing surface during each game despite a backlash from a segment of their fan base. "Fans take pride in the Sharks not objectifying women. Please keep the Tank a family environment," SharksFanTX wrote on Twitter. Another ended her Twitter complaint with an "#icegirlsareadealbreaker" hashtag, vowing to cancel season tickets if the team sticks with its plan. And with little publicity, a "Say NO to Sharks Ice Girls" page on Facebook, as well as a similar petition at change.org, attracted more...
  • Presenters, performers named for 2014 NHL Awards

    06/19/2014 9:04:17 AM PDT · by airborne · 48 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 6/18/14 | none listed
    NEW YORK – Current and former NHL stars, including members of the 2014 Stanley Cup® champion Los Angeles Kings, headline the lineup of presenters, nominees and special guests for the 2014 NHL Awards™, the National Hockey League's celebration of the best of the 2013-14 season, on and off the ice. Hosted by renowned television and radio broadcaster George Stroumboulopoulos, the 2014 NHL Awards will broadcast live from the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN in the U.S. and on CBC in Canada. Current and former NHLers P.K. Subban, Chris Pronger,...
  • Josh Ho-Sang And The NHL Draft

    06/16/2014 12:45:24 AM PDT · by idov · 9 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | June 16, 2014 | Dov Ivry
    A Jewish player that may go in the first round of the NHL draft this month is Josh Ho-Sang. His father is a black Jamaican who got his name from a Chinese grandfather, his mother is a Spanish-speaking Chilean of Russian and Swedish parents. They live in Toronto. She is Jewish and brought up Josh as such. He played for the Windsor Spitfires in the Ontario junior league and scored 32 goals. He is an absolute wizard with the puck but there are three knocks against him.
  • It Looks Like Raging Hockey Fans Destroyed An LAPD Drone Last Night

    06/14/2014 6:16:27 PM PDT · by Veggie Todd · 104 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 14, 2014 | Hunter Walker
    Multiple videos have been posted online showing what uploaders described as hockey fans destroying a Los Angeles Police Department drone outside the Staples Center Friday night after the LA Kings won the NHL's Stanley Cup. Riot police were called in to break up what the LA Times described as a "melee" outside the arena following the King's victory over the New York Rangers. In one clip posted online, a drone can be seen hovering over the crowd of hockey fans before it was knocked out of the sky by people throwing shoes and clothing:
  • Major sports annoyances.

    06/07/2014 7:20:05 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 32 replies
    06.07.2014 | self
    Trying to watch top sports events I find it very annoying to be subjected to: 1. World soccer cup in South Africa were being "cheered" by screaming vuvuzelas - buzzing non stop during the games. 2. NHL Stanley Cup finals. The best of the best games are being interfered with by jerks banging on the glass barriers. Very annoying. Can't the announcer at the games ask the jerks to refrain from banging on the glass as a courtesy to TV viewers who provide the revenue for the NHL? What are the jerks trying to achieve with banging? Scare the players?...
  • Somehow Vladimir Putin Scores Six Goals in an Amateur Hockey Game (21-4 rout)

    05/12/2014 11:08:29 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 52 replies
    The Wire ^ | 05/11/14 | Adam Chandler
    You'll be shocked to know that Russian President Vladimir Putin led his team to victory in an exhibition hockey game in Sochi last night. Putin scored six goals and five assists in a 21-4 rout. The match wasn't entirely devoid of the Ukrainian crisis context. Before the game there was a moment of silence for pro-Russian separatists killed the day in the town of Mariupol. But then Putin hit the ice.
  • LA Kings, Ducks To Meet In Playoffs For 1st Time

    05/02/2014 7:06:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    AP) ^ | May 1, 2014 8:52 PM
    “People have been waiting a long time for this,” said Ducks forward Emerson Etem, who grew up rooting for the Kings in his native Long Beach. “It’s huge for the game down here.” And it’s huge for the Los Angeles sports scene, which has never experienced a matchup quite like the series that begins in Orange County on Saturday night. The Lakers and the Clippers have never met in the NBA postseason. The Dodgers and the Angels have never reached the World Series together. The Rams and the Raiders never reached the Super Bowl at the same time when they...
  • Bruins vs. Canadiens: A Rivalry Unlike Any Other

    05/01/2014 3:42:13 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 5-1-14 | Ken Dryden
    They represent great, old cities at the heart of each country's history. Each city has a unique spirit. If dropped blindfolded into one or the other, you would know at first glimpse: the brownstones of Commonwealth Avenue, the exterior three-story ironwork walk-ups of St. Denis. You are unmistakably in Boston, unmistakably in Montreal. You can be no place else in North America. Montreal is geographically closer to Boston than to Toronto. Montreal and Boston, each in their histories, has had this thing about the British. And during Prohibition, Montreal was where many strait-laced Brahmins escaped for fun—for booze, gambling and...
  • 2014 NHL PLAYOFFS - LIVE THREAD

    04/15/2014 8:23:59 AM PDT · by airborne · 678 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 4/15/14 | various
    EASTERN CONFERENCE - ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS BOSTON BRUINS (1) vs DETROIT REDWINGS (4) TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING (2) vs MONTREAL CANADIENS (3) PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (1) vs COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (4) NEW YORK RANGERS (2) vs PHILADELPHIA FLYERS (3) ______________________________________________________WESTERN CONFERENCE - ROUND 1 MATCH-UPS COLORADO AVALANCHE (1) vs MINNESOTA WILD (4) ST. LOUIS BLUES (2) vs CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (3) ANAHEIM DUCKS (1) vs DALLAS STARS (4) SAN JOSE SHARKS (2) vs LOS ANGELES KINGS (3)
  • EPA ban puts Minnesota's ice rinks in tough position

    04/15/2014 6:23:23 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 53 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-13-14 | Nick Ferraro
    The clock is ticking for Minnesota's indoor ice rinks. By 2020, the refrigerant chemical now used at half the state's 240 arenas to make ice no longer will be manufactured or imported into the U.S. as part of a global effort aimed at ridding the world of greenhouse gases linked to depletion of the ozone layer. The phaseout of the odorless gas R-22 is expected to be costly for arenas -- most of which are publicly owned -- because of an anticipated rise in its cost. After the deadline, arenas still will be able to use the refrigerant gas for...
  • Frozen Four: Union beats Minnesota for NCAA hockey title

    04/13/2014 7:11:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 4-13-14 | ap
    PHILADELPHIA -- Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night at the Frozen Four, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night. Mike Vecchione tied the score at 2 with 4:01 left in the first, Eli Lichtenwald gave the Dutchman the lead 57 seconds later, and Daniel Ciampini capped the spree with 2:57 to go. “I don't think anyone will call us Cinderella anymore,” said Shayne Gostisbehere, who had a goal and two assists. “These guys, my brothers, they do everything. I don't care about anything...
  • After A Night Of Arrests, Officials Have A Warning For Hockey Fans

    04/12/2014 8:04:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    WCCO ^ | 4-9-14 | CBS
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) –Police in riot gear arrested 10 University of Minnesota students Thursday night after hundreds took to the streets of Dinkytown following the Gophers’ stunning last-second win over North Dakota in the Final Four. Hordes of hockey fans swarmed the intersection of 4th Street and 14th Avenue around 11 p.m., and law enforcement officials responded to the scene, wearing riot gear. “I saw the SWAT team, or whoever they were, marching down the street, and I’ve never seen that before,” said McKenzie Lagodinski, who was arrested. “And just, like, all of a sudden, it was like: Wait, guys, this...
  • Gophers edge UND in Frozen Four semis on last-second goal by Holl

    04/10/2014 8:20:36 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 4-9-14 | Jason Gonzalez
    Philadelphia – Senior defenseman Justin Holl’s shorthanded goal, in the last second of the game, gave the Gophers a 2-1 victory over North Dakota in the second semifinal of the Frozen Four on Thursday night in Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center. Just when it appeared the game would go into overtime tied at 1-1, Holl’s shot on a last rush changed everything. Kyle Rau and Brady Skjei had assists on the play. Sam Warning of the Gophers ended 51 minutes of scoreless hockey with a goal in the third periodd and seconds later North Dakota responded to knot up keep the...
  • Cale McLellan, Son of San Jose Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan, Sinks Back-to-Back Holes-in-One

    03/18/2014 5:23:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014
    He’s too young to play the lottery, but one South Bay teen has just beat 1 in 1.56 million odds: Cale McLellan sank back-to-back holes-in-one over the weekend. McLellan, the son of San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, was playing in a junior golf club tournament on the short course at Santa Teresa Golf Club in San Jose. The 14-year-old aced the 84-yard eighth hole and then scored another hole-in-one on the 116-yard ninth. McLellan finished third overall in the tournament.
  • 2014 Winter Paralympics Hockey - Live Thread

    03/08/2014 9:22:44 AM PST · by airborne · 2 replies
    Paralympic.org website ^ | 3/8/14 | vanity
    The 2014 Winter Paralympics began on March 7 and runs until March 16, in Sochi, Russia. For anyone interested, the Opening Ceremonies will be broadcast today on NBC, and many events, including hockey, will be broadcast on NBCSN or other channels that showed the Olympics in February.I am posting this specifically for the 'Hockey Ping List' members, and also because as a wheelchair athlete myself, I am personally interested.If you want to see the main Paralympics site, click here - 2014 Winter Paralympics
  • Finland wins bronze over U.S. in men's hockey

    02/22/2014 10:33:33 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 93 replies
    CBC Sports ^ | Feb. 22, 2014 | Mike Brophy
    It was over in a flash. A Finnish Flash. For Team USA, however, it was more like a flash finish. Team Finland scored two goals in 11 seconds early in the second period to snap a 0-0 tie en route to a 5-0 victory in the bronze medal game Saturday. Veteran Teemu Selanne, playing in his 35th Olympic hockey game, scored two goals including the game-winner to lead Finland. It was a wonderful conclusion to what has been a splendid Olympic hockey career for a classy gentleman. Selanne scored on a nifty backhand shot at 1:27 of the second period...
  • United States vs. Canada Noon ET (Semi final Live thread)

    02/21/2014 9:16:51 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 44 replies
    Hockey's Future ^ | Feb 21, 2014 | hfboards
    Rematch of the epic gold medal game from Vancouver. Winner will face Sweden in the gold medal game. Let's hope the USA can get its revenge.
  • Spoiler Alert: Olympics Men's Hockey: USA vs. Czech

    02/19/2014 12:18:50 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AP ^ | February 19, 2014 | Staff
    See result in comment section.
  • Spoiler Alert: Olympics Men's Hockey Result: Russia vs. Finland

    02/19/2014 7:32:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2014 | Staff
    Result in Comment section
  • Why Sochi is Not Lake Placid

    02/18/2014 4:42:41 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | Februry 18, 2014 | Craig Shirley
    Try as they might, some commentators during the U.S.-Russian hockey game could not muster much credible moral argument for making a comparison between Sochi of 2014 and Lake Placid of 1980. Of course, we all wanted the US team to win this time, just like in 1980. But as part of a larger world morality play, it pales to near nothingness in comparison. President Obama immediately moved to seize a political advantage, sending out a tweet claiming to “never stop believing in miracles.” The president’s grasp of history is self-evidently weak and self-serving. Back then, the joy of the American...
  • Did Russia try to hide its loss to USA?

    02/15/2014 6:03:12 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Eric Adelson
    SOCHI, Russia ― The Russian fans were quite gracious in the aftermath of the Americans' epic shootout victory over their men’s hockey team on Saturday. The tech wizards at the Bolshoy Ice Dome? Nyet. The Olympic hockey palace has been putting the final scores of games on its roof at night, complete with dazzling lights and colored flags. Here is how it looked following Canada's 6-0 win over Austria:
  • American Hockey Hero T.J. Oshie, from Hockeytown, USA, Is a Very American American

    02/15/2014 10:25:07 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Slate.com ^ | 2-15-14 | Josh Levin
    On Saturday in Sochi, forward T.J. Oshie scored four goals in a climactic shootout to lead the United States to a dramatic victory over Russia. This was not the Miracle on Ice—this was no massive mismatch, Al Michaels was not on the microphone, and the letters CCCP were not emblazoned across the Russians’ chests. Even so, it’s impossible to suppress a swell of patriotic pride when the USA takes down Russia on Olympic ice. That goes double when the American hero hails from Hockeytown, USA. Earlier this month, the New York Times’ Jeré Longman filed a dispatch from Warroad, Minn.,...
  • In Case Anyone Cares: Team USA over Russia 3-2 in Men's Olympic Hockey

    02/15/2014 8:02:03 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 48 replies
    2/15/14 | Hoagy62
    Team USA won against Russia in Olmpics Men's Ice Hockey this morning after regular time had run out, as well as a 5-minute overtime period. A shootout finally determined who won, with T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues (hometown: Everett, WA) scoring the winning goal.
  • U.S. men’s hockey team takes down Russians 3-2 in epic shootout

    02/15/2014 8:00:33 AM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2014
    SOCHI, Russia — T.J. Oshie scored four times in the shootout and got the winner in the eighth round, leading the United States past Russia 3-2 Saturday in the thrilling revival of an Olympic hockey rivalry. Cam Fowler and Joe Pavelski scored in regulation for the Americans in the marquee game of the preliminary round. Jonathan Quick made 29 saves and stopped five attempts in the shootout.
  • 10 Things to Know About Olympic Hockey

    02/11/2014 5:05:54 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-9-14 | JIM LITKE
    SOCHI, Russia—The ice surface is bigger, the pay non-existent and what used to mean bragging rights around the world in the days of dueling superpowers counts for less now that everyone wound up on the same side of capitalism. The trade-off is that you might see one, and as many four, hockey games better-played than anything in an entire season of National Hockey League contests. Here's a look at the upcoming Olympic men's hockey tournament. 1. HOME COOKING Both of the United States' wins were earned on home ice, in 1960 and 1980, as was Canada's eighth and most recent....
  • Where hockey is king, his Zamboni is a royal chariot

    02/07/2014 4:54:01 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-7-14 | Bob Shaw
    In Minnesota, the coolest guy on the block is not the one with the Corvette. It's the one with his own personal Zamboni. Jim Leonard is that guy, with a 40-year-old personal-size machine that makes him a rock star in his hometown of Lake Elmo. "It has been a dream of mine since I was 5 years old," Leonard said as he climbed into the driver's seat and twirled the wheel controlling the scraper blade. The machine is one of the strangest contraptions ever built. It looks like what would happen if a snowplow and a street sweeper had a...
  • 2014 Olympic Hockey TV Schedule

    02/05/2014 4:10:20 PM PST · by airborne · 40 replies
    CBSSports.com ^ | January 14, 2014 | Chris Peters
    2014 Olympics Hockey TV Schedule Date/Time_____Group_____Game_____TV Feb. 12 Noon -- C -- Czech Republic vs. Sweden -- USA Feb. 12 Noon -- C -- Latvia vs. Switzerland -- MSNBC Feb. 13 3 a.m. -- B -- Finland vs. Austria -- NBCSN Feb. 13 7:30 a.m. -- A -- Russia vs. Slovenia -- MSNBC Feb. 13 7:30 a.m. -- A -- USA vs. Slovakia -- NBCSN Feb. 13 Noon -- B -- Canada vs. Norway -- USA Feb. 14 3 a.m. -- C -- Czech Republic vs. Latvia -- MSNBC Feb. 14 7:30 a.m. -- C -- Sweden vs. Switzerland --...
  • Ducks Triumph at Dodger Stadium as Volleyballs and Frisbees Fly

    01/26/2014 11:27:02 AM PST · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 26, 2014 | Karen Crouse
    ...The temperature at the start of the history-making game at Dodger Stadium between the Kings and the visiting Anaheim Ducks, rivals separated by 31 miles of interstate, was 61 degrees with a slight breeze. The balmy weather notwithstanding, it was easy to get the chills during the first regular-season outdoor hockey game in California, won by the Ducks in a 3-0 shutout. ... By the time the game started, the crowd of 54,099 was in full roar, with “Go Kings Go” cries followed by chants of “Beat L.A.” ...
  • 2014 COORS LIGHT STADIUM SERIES

    01/25/2014 9:28:31 AM PST · by airborne · 29 replies
    NHL web site ^ | 1/25/14 | Various
    Anaheim Ducks vs. LA Kings @ Dodger Stadium - Saturday Jan. 25 @ 9:30 PM (Eastern) on NBCSN NY Rangers vs. NJ Devils @ Yankee Stadium - Sunday Jan. 26 @ 12:30 PM (Eastern) on NBC NY Rangers vs. NY Islanders @ Yankee Stadium - Wednesday Jan. 29 @ 7:30 PM (Eastern) on NBCSN
  • U.S. hockey goalie told to remove "We the People" from Olympic helmet

    01/17/2014 12:16:06 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 38 replies
    News 96.5 Orlando Via WPXI ^ | January 17, 2014 | Joe Kelley
    women's Olympic hockey team has been ordered to remove an image from the United States Constitution from her helmet. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) considers the image to be 'propoganda,' and forbids it. Goalie Jessie Vetter has been told to remove the image, particularly the line "We the People," her name and the Olympic rings. "No writings of any kind to promote the country is allowed," helmet designer Ron Slater tells InGoal magazine. "A sort of 'our country is better than your country' kind of thing that the IOC frowns upon. Her name had to come off because they see...
  • ESPN's Keith Olbermann argues with 13-year-old girl on Twitter

    01/16/2014 5:48:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | January 16, 2014
    Keith Olbermann of ESPN recently named former Flyer and current Vancouver Canuck Tom Sestito the "World's Worst Person In Sports," which is a reoccurring segment on his talk show "Olbermann." Sestito jokingly thanked Olbermann for the recognition on Twitter.
  • Incredible backyard rink has ice-level bar, golf cart Zamboni

    01/14/2014 6:26:01 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Yahoo Puck Daddy ^ | 1-13-14 | Sean Leahy
    It's the middle of winter, so backyard rinks are in full bloom. Many you see are of the no frills variety -- some wood acting as the boards and a fresh sheet of ice with hockey equipment littered on top. But for Justin Lachapelle, a resident of St-Lazare, Quebec, he's taken his love for the Montreal Canadiens and his ability to build a backyard rink to an entirely different level. Not only does his 64-by-32 rink have re-used boards from a local rink, painted lines and face-off circles to make it look like Bell Centre, there's also a dressing room...
  • Hockey, Dodger Stadium, Wayne Gretzky, Vin Scully—how Great is that?

    01/13/2014 2:30:55 PM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 12, 2014 | Helene Elliott
    Wayne Gretzky will end his four-year separation from the NHL to take part in Kings-Ducks game Jan. 25 at Dodger Stadium. Vinny will be there too. Perfect.
  • USA Hockey Accidentally Tells 67-Year-Old Canadian He Made Olympic Team in Text Message

    01/02/2014 5:38:08 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    NESN ^ | 1-1-14 | Anna Fogel
    The United States hockey team came very close to adding a veteran presence to its roster Wednesday when it accidentally invited a 67-year-old Canadian to join the squad. Before Team USA announced its Olympic roster for the Winter Games, text messages were sent to potential players, letting them know they would be contacted if they made the team. One lucky man in Toronto presumably thought his childhood dreams were coming true, though, when he received a message intended for Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler informing him that he would be representing the United States in Sochi. Apparently, Kesler had changed...
  • 2014 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC

    01/01/2014 7:30:06 AM PST · by airborne · 34 replies
    NHL Website ^ | Jan 1, 2014 | Dan Rosen
    The proof could be found in both dressing rooms and on the ice Tuesday at Michigan Stadium. "You can tell as soon as everyone walked in here, it was like a bunch of 13- and 14-year-olds in here," Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard said after practicing at Michigan Stadium. "We were all excited and messing around with our new stuff, the eye black, the hats and everything. Everyone is pretty fired up." The buildup for the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will finally end shortly after 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday...
  • ECHL Team Will Wear 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' Jerseys on 'Teddy Bear Toss Night'

    11/22/2013 3:24:57 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    bleacher report ^ | 11-21-13 | Kyle Newport
    On Dec. 14, the ECHL's Reading Royals will break out "Ugly Christmas Sweater" jerseys on "Teddy Bear Toss Night" in what should be a very cool experience for everyone involved In case you are unaware of what "Teddy Bear Toss Night" is, it's a pretty cool promotion. Fans are encouraged to bring stuffed animals to the game, and once the home team scores its first goal, they throw the stuffed animals onto the ice. The staff gathers the stuffed animals and gives them to kids for the holidays.
  • Gophers women's hockey: Streak ends at 62 with 3-2 loss to North Dakota

    11/18/2013 5:09:38 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 2 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-17-13 | Eric Mueller
    The Streak is over. After winning an NCAA-record 62 consecutive games, the University of Minnesota women's hockey team fell 3-2 to North Dakota on Sunday in front of 2,435 at Ridder Arena. The last previous loss for the top-ranked Gophers (13-1-0, 11-1-0 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) also came at the hands of North Dakota. That 2-1 overtime defeat on Feb. 17, 2012, came in the opening game of the final regular-season series that year.
  • For the Zamboni driver, every intermission is another showtime

    11/17/2013 3:33:49 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 11-16-13 | Jack Hittinger
    Chad Myhrer remembers the horror he felt when the Zamboni he was driving stopped on the ice at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. "That's the first time it ever happened to me," Myhrer said. "Everyone's looking at you out there and there's not much you can do." The unplanned stop occurred between the first and second period of a Bemidji State University men's hockey game against Alaska-Anchorage. The Zamboni stalled between the blue lines -- right on top of a painted-on advertisement for the Hampton Inn. As it turns out, the gas line wasn't properly connected to the propane tank,...
  • The great offside: How Canadian hockey is becoming a game strictly for the rich

    11/09/2013 5:10:17 AM PST · by Loyalist · 24 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | November 9, 2013 | James Mirtle
    Karl Subban knows the cost of being a hockey parent in Canada. The patriarch of one of Canada’s most successful hockey families – his boys P.K., Malcolm and Jordan have all been drafted by NHL teams – he and his wife paid $5,000 each in one year just to register them in minor hockey in the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL). “And that’s not including equipment and what not,” Mr. Subban says. “It was very expensive. But you make sacrifices. That’s what we did.” It’s widely known that Canada’s national winter sport is expensive to play. But various factors have...
  • Obama jokes about beating Republicans with a hockey stick

    11/04/2013 9:00:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    youtube ^ | 11/4/13 | mfprex
    Vid at link
  • US, Canada in women's hockey brawl

    10/14/2013 4:05:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 10/14/13
    <p>Fighting in hockey is a rare sight on the international stage (especially in the women’s game), but according to Team Canada captain Hayley Wickenheiser, this isn’t the first dustup the two world powers have been involved in.</p> <p>“We had a similar scrap in 2010, so I guess we have one every Olympic cycle to get it out of our system,” Wickenheiser told reporters after the game, via Canoe.ca.</p>
  • Nittany Lions electrify crowd with win over Army in debut of Pegula Ice Arena

    10/12/2013 6:59:13 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 21 replies
    centre daily times ^ | 10-12-13 | Gordon Brunskill
    UNIVERSITY PARK — The new building was beautiful, loud and packed to the rafters. And nearly all of those fans left with smiles on their faces. Aside from a few too many penalties, it was hard to ask for anything more of the Penn State ice hockey team in their new home, erupting for three third-period goals to put away Army 4-1 Friday night in the first game in Pegula Ice Arena. “When there’s a packed barn like that, and those fans are yelling,” said defenseman Nate Jensen, who scored the first goal in the new rink, “you get jitters,...
  • Freeper Fantasy Hockey League ***VANITY***

    09/25/2013 6:16:03 PM PDT · by freedombird · 8 replies
    Need a few more teams to round out our Freeper league!! Anyone interested?? If so....freepmail me with your e-mail address and I will send you an invite!! Have been running a Freeper League for several years....it's been a blast!
  • Two men arrested for 'beating Jesuit college student to death after jumping him from behind

    09/03/2013 10:09:08 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9-3-13 | Daniel Miller and Rachel Quigley
    Two men have been charged with the murder of a Jesuit college student who was beaten to death after he and a friend were 'jumped from behind' as they walked back to campus from a bar on Labor Day weekend. Craig Tyler Peacock, 22, of Clewiston, Florida, and Jarrett Mathis Chandler, 24, of Winnfield, Louisiana, were both charged with the murder of Kevin M. Figaniak. The men were found in a camp for oil and gas workers and were arrested overnight. They were arraigned and placed in the Northern Correctional Facility in Moundsville, West Virginia on $1 million cash bail...
  • Plano's Seth Jones becomes highest-selected Texas-born player (4th) in the history of NHL Draft

    06/30/2013 6:35:12 PM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 06/30/13 | MIKE HEIKA
    Seth Jones, the hockey-playing son of former NBA forward Ronald “Popeye” Jones, a Maverick from 1993-96 and again in 2002-03, was selected fourth overall by the Nashville Predators. Jones, ranked No. 1 among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, surprised many by slipping down and going fourth to the Nashville Predators. "First of all, I’m going to worry about myself and trying to get better and try to make Nashville next year, and then second of all, I’m going to try to make -- in a good way, though -- those teams regret not taking me," Jones told TSN....
  • NHL BEST Shootout Goals !!! PART 1 HD [Poetry in Motion]

    06/30/2013 4:30:10 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 12, 2011 | Oilerator
    video link only
  • Blackhawks stage late rally to win Stanley Cup

    06/24/2013 8:54:06 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 59 replies
    Yahoo! Sports/AP ^ | June 24, 2013 | Jimmy Golen
    BOSTON (AP) -- An NHL-record unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season. Three straight victories to clinch the title. From beginning to end, the Chicago Blackhawks skated away from the rest of the league. Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final minutes and the Blackhawks rallied to win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final 3-2 on Monday night to clinch their second NHL championship in four seasons. < snip >
  • Bruins lead 2-1, late in the 3rd (Bruins - Blackhawks)

    06/24/2013 7:37:01 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 45 replies
    Blackhawks defense determined to keep east coast freepers up all night ... Bruins finally score
  • Sarah McLachlan sings US and Canadian National Anthems

    05/20/2013 2:33:25 PM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 21, 2013 | hgfdsaalk
    This shows one of the very best renditions of both the Canadian and American National Anthems. At a hockey game. In Vancouver. No mangling allowed.
  • Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov praises Joseph Stalin

    05/17/2013 9:32:56 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 28 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 15, 2013 | QMI Agency
    Ilya Bryzgalov is at the centre of controversy after praising socialist icon Joseph Stalin. In an interview Wednesday with Russian sports website Championat, translated by Yahoo! Sports, the Philadelphia Flyers goaltender said he saw “logic” in former Soviet Union leader Stalin’s actions. Stalin is one of the most reviled leaders in history and is responsible for the killing of millions of people. Asked if there were any historical figures he’d like to talk to, Bryzgalov answered Genghis Khan, Stalin and Albert Einstein. Bryzgalov was then asked for his thoughts on Stalin. “Positive. I see logic in his action,” he said....