Archive for the ‘Hockey’ Category

Flames AHL affiliate fires team mascot

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

In telling of his story, Scorch overpowered a firefighter. That happened. pic.twitter.com/ZIpW7Qmw5l — Diana C. Nearhos (@dianacnearhos) October 9, 2014 The American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames has -- wait for it! -- fired its mascot. Before even playing its first game. The Adirondack Flames are the new Triple-A team for ...

Montreal Canadiens Cross The Sacrebleu Line

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Randy Cunneyworth was named interim coach of the Montreal Canadiens this weekend when the team fired Jacques Martin. Cunneyworth is Canadian so one could assume that a Canadian coaching the Canadiens would be enough to placate the fan base. Ah, but you see these are Canadiens, not Canadians. And those French Canadians ...

In The Year 2027…

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

The New Jersey Devils and winger Ilya Kovalchuk agreed to a 17-year, $102 million contract on Monday in a move that has universally been decreed as crazy. It must especially seem so to those who don't understand the economics of hockey and probably don't comprehend that the deal is a ...

Monday Roundball & the Merits of Naming Your Child “Lou”

Monday, March 1st, 2010

After watching the spectacular gold medal game between the U.S. and Canada, one distinct thought stood out in my mind.  Forget the fact that I just witnessed the most exciting and most dramatic hockey game I had ever seen.  Who cares that I played the under 5.5 goals on a whim and won even though I don't ...

So, Yeah, Canada is Still Good at Hockey

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Did everyone see that Wednesday night? Seriously, did you see how Canada completely dismantled a very talented group of Russian hockey players? At some point during Canada's 7-3 win, did you ever think what the score would have been against Team USA if the Canadians played with the same mix of ...

Canadian Pie

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

In the movie "Being John Malkovich," ordinary people enter a portal that brings them inside John Malkovich's brain. The other night, I entered a similar portal that brought me inside the brain of a Canadian after USA's 5-3 hockey victory. The following song is a result of that journey. (Remember, if ...

Hey Canada, How Does That Feel?

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

While the United States continues to dominate the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, everyone paused yesterday so the host nation could play a little hockey against its neighbor to the south. It was lovely of the Canadians to allow the Americans on the ice and show us how to play ...

Take That America Jr.!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

I don't want to cause a commotion that shakes the very foundations of the sports blogosphere or anything, but there was a monumental shift in the world of hockey last night. That tremor you felt came straight out of the heart of the buzzing metropolis that is Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at ...