Archive for the ‘Hockey’ Category

Foppa Finds Spot on Team Sweden

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

If there's one thing we're looking forward to around here it's the upcoming Winter Olympics in Vancouver. It is going to be sweet. The luge. Curling. Bobsled. Ahhh the frigid good times. One of the best parts is the hockey tournament. Lots of nationalism and what not. Team USA as the ...

TheBaker Picks Team USA’s Olympic Hockey Team

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I know hockey is a niche sport. But if you can’t get excited about Olympic hockey, then I question your sports fandom. It's the best Olympic team sport out there. Far superior to basketball, which is basically a three-team tournament (and that's only a new occurrence). On paper, the United States ...

This Might Be the Most Ridiculous Shootout Goal Ever

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

This is perhaps the best shootout goal I've ever seen. It's so nasty I'd like to see Alex Ovechkin try it out the next time the Capitals are in a shootout. Seriously. I'm not even sure he could duplicate it. But that man actually doing it is a Swedish fella by the ...

Fighting May Be Seeing Its Last Days in the NHL

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Very soon we may have seen the end of fighting in NHL games. Believe it. In their annual meeting, NHL general managers proposed rules changes that would result in fewer staged fights (right off a face off, for example), stiffer penalties for instigating with fists after a clean hit and would ...

Sean Avery: A Life Of Idiocy

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

By now I'm sure most of you have heard/read about the NHL's new Sean Avery Rule. Not that you give a damn about hockey, but this was a pretty big story yesterday. The long and short of it is this: Sean Avery's antics during game three of the Rangers-Devils playoff ...

In the Name of Slap Shot, It’s the Frozen Four!

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

For the record, I have loathed Notre Dame to my very bones since I was a kid. So, why am I bringing you two Grotto-related news items in one day? I have no damn idea.But, as you probably don't know, the Frozen Four starts tonight. It's kinda like the Final ...