Archive for the ‘NHL’ Category

Los Angeles Kings terminate Mike Richards’ contract

Monday, June 29th, 2015

On Monday, the Los Angeles Kings announced they have terminated the contract of center Mike Richards. The team put Richards on waivers on Sunday and many expected a buyout to be announced on Monday. Instead the Kings have fully terminated the deal, citing a breach of contract on Richards' part. The ...

Blackhawks cement dynasty with third Cup in 6 seasons

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

How the hell did this even happen? On the micro level, the Chicago Blackhawks couldn't have started this year's Stanley Cup playoffs on a worse note. Twenty minutes into the tournament, the Hawks trailed Nashville 3-0 as Corey Crawford wobbled to the bench for unheralded replacement Scott Darling. The Hawks somehow ...

Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup Again

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Nothing was stopping the Chicago Blackhawks from their date with destiny Monday night. Not a tornado warning, not a 77-year drought and not the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blackhawks dispatched Tampa Bay 2-0 in Game 6 to clinch the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time since 1938. But ...

CM Punk calls out Hulk Hogan on Twitter

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Noted Chicago Blackhawks fan CM Punk has been known to get touchy when someone criticizes his favorite team. On Monday, he let loose with a vicious rant aimed at Hulk Hogan following the Tampa Bay Lightning's 3-2 win in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Hogan, who is apparently a ...

A glass half-full look at Chicago’s terrible sports day

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Maybe there was an alien abduction. Maybe I'm finally maturing into a rational adult. Or maybe the reality simply hasn't hit me yet. But for whatever reason, I'm still not freaking out over the major injuries suffered by the two faces of Chicago's winter franchises on the same night. If ...

Video: Tanner Pearson scores gorgeous goal

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

A big part of the reason the Los Angeles Kings are the reigning Stanley Cup champions is because of "That 70s Line." The trio of Tanner Pearson, Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli teamed up in the postseason and immediately became a force for the Kings. So far in this young season ...

Video: Tyler Toffoli scores ridiculous goal

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The Los Angeles Kings got off to a slow start this season, but the defending Stanley Cup champions appear to have things rolling now. On Tuesday night the Kings waxed the Edmonton Oilers 6-1, after ripping the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 on Sunday night. In both games, the Kings were led ...

Video: Los Angeles Kings raise championship banner

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

The Los Angeles Kings had a truly remarkable run through the 2014 NHL playoffs and won the Stanley Cup in incredible fashion back in June. On Wednesday night the Kings opened the season hosting the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center and before the game they raised their championship banner. Video of the ...