Posted on January 22, 2010 by classic17
This time of the year is like a dead period for me. College football is over, the NFL playoffs are in full swing but the Rams suck and Weller has those covered, I don’t like basketball and I only get to see one or two hockey games a week. (I hate you Mediacom. I hate you so much.) That should semi explain my absence in the past week, plus I’m leaving for Vancouver on Tuesday morning and I’ve been filling out various paperwork all week. Then this hockey fight between the New York’s Marian Gaborik and Philadelphia’s Daniel Carcillo caught my eye:
For those of you who don’t watch much hockey, Gaborik has 61 points on the year while Carcillo has 11. Gaborik has 23 penalty minutes. Carcillo has 130. Needless to say, it was a mismatch.
Filed under: NHL | Tagged: Alexander Ovechkin, Ben Affleck, Daniel Carcillo, Fighting, Fighting In Hockey, Good Will Hunting, Hockey, Marian Gaborik, Marty McSorely, Matt Bradley, Matt Damon, New York Rangers, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers, Steve Downie, Todd Bertuzzi | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 23, 2009 by classic17
On Monday night New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins to record the 104th shutout of his career. That surpassed the great Terry Sawchuck for the most ever. Just two games after setting the mark for the most appearances by a netminder, he shut down the vaunted attack of the reigning champions to top the 40-year-old shutout mark.
The 37-year-old Brodeur has spent his entire 17 year career with the Devils that has included three Stanley Cup victories, 9 All-Star Games, four Vezina Trophies, the Calder Trophy, and the first Canadian Olympic Gold Medal in 50 years.
Filed under: NHL | Tagged: Best Ever, Goaltender, Hockey, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 18, 2009 by classic17
Last Sunday I was watching The Cleveland Show with my fiancee. While Cleveland Jr. was making a stupid comment about something I made an offhand remark about how I imagined Leon Lett being a whole lot like the young, animated character. Think about it for a second, you’ll laugh.
Anyway, she didn’t know who Leon Lett was so I had to use the magic YouTube to show her. She laughed at him. That’s where the inspiration for this Friday 5 came from.
I didn’t take game importance into account here, so if you make a stupid mistake in a World Series game, it was weighed just as much as a regular season game between two sub-500 teams. Game circumstance was a factor, so if the screw-up caused your team to lose it gets a little more credit. The final criteria was that it had to be an actual play so Marko Jaric and his backward jersey don’t count. Still funny, though. Let’s get to it.
5. Dan Orlovsky – I said last year that this play should be shown every time the Detroit Lions are mentioned until they win a Super Bowl. You can make fun of Donovan McNabb for not knowing the overtime rules all you want…at least he’s never done this.
Filed under: Friday 5 | Tagged: Bill Buckner, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, Dan Orlovsky, Dennis Wideman, Detroit Lions, Football, Friday 5, Hockey, Jackie Smith, Jim Marshall, Julian Wright, Leon Lett, Mike Tyson, NFL, NHL, Patrik Stefan, Ricky Davis, st. louis blues, Stupid Plays, Tony Allen, Zinedine Zidane | 2 Comments »
Posted on December 9, 2009 by classic17
I think Weller had a post in the works for everyone, but as it turns out, someone broke into his car and then he lost power. Priorities, I guess. Anyway, since my St. Louis Blues dominated squeaked out a 1-0 win over the hated Detroit Red Wings tonight, I’m in a hockey mood.
One horrible thing about being a hockey fan is that it’s never on TV. Ever. Even Blues games, which are local here, get blacked out due to some stupid squabble between Mediacom and Fox Sports. I’ve seen maybe six games this year. (Side note to Gary Bettman – Hard to get the sport back to prominence when no one can see it!) Horrible TV contract aside, I actually got to watch the Blues play the Islanders a few weeks ago. I was treated to this gem from David Perron:
Filed under: NHL | Tagged: Chicago Blackhawks, David Perron, Goal of the Year, Hockey, Jonathan Toews, Kris Versteeg, Mediacom sucks!, NHL, st. louis blues, Vote or die | 5 Comments »
Posted on September 4, 2009 by classic17
Since we’re heading into a three day holiday weekend, we here at WaB have decided to debut a new weekly feature. Every Friday we’re going to roll out a Top 5 list about whatever we feel like listing. This could be the Top 5 baseball movies of all time, the Top 5 Running Backs of the the AFL, or the Top 5 worst looking sports girlfriends. Today, in light of the LeGarrette Blount fiasco after last night’s Boise State-Oregon game, I’m going to give a list of the Top 5 Cheap Shots of all time. (With videos!)
Filed under: Friday 5 | Tagged: Charlie Baumann, Dale Hunter, Elemis Bowling, Friday 5, Hockey, Kermit Washington, Knockout, LeGarrette Blount, Marco Materazzi, Marty McSorley, NHL, Ohio State, Rudy Tomjanovich, Steve Moore, Todd Bertuzzi, Woody Hayes, World Cup, World Cup 2006, Zinedine Zidane | 2 Comments »
Posted on June 27, 2009 by classic17
John Tavares puts on an Isles jersey for the first time. Sorry, kid.
Last night the NHL hosted the first round of their annual entry draft. It was broadcast on Versus, so chances are good that you didn’t know it was going on (unless you frequent WaB and for that, we thank you). As I outlined here, there was potential for a pretty wild day with trades and picks being sent all over the place. There was also potential for nothing to happen and for everything to go according to plan. Unfortunately, teams went with the latter option.
The biggest news of the day was Anaheim’s trade of Chris Pronger to Philadelphia for Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa and two first round draft picks. Pronger will be an unrestricted free agent next year, so this is entirely too much. That being said, I’m happy to see him exit the Western Conference.
Filed under: NHL | Tagged: Chris Pronger, Draft, Hockey, Jay Bouwmeester, John Tavares, NHL, NHL Draft | 1 Comment »
Posted on June 26, 2009 by classic17
Last night the NBA gave us a warm up for tonight’s NHL Draft. I watched the first round of basketball’s annual event and then realized once again that I didn’t like basketball. Go Grizzlies, I guess.
Anyway, tonight we have a sport that one of us here at WaB cares about so it gets its own post. Much like the Major League Baesball Draft, I don’t know many of these kids aside from what I read on the internet. I tried my hand at a first round mock draft for baseball and I failed miserably. I’d be even worse at a hockey one, so I won’t try.
Filed under: NHL | Tagged: 2009 Hockey Draft, Dany Heatley, Hockey, Hockey Draft, Jay Bouwmeester, John Tavares, New York Islanders, NHL, Victor Hedman | 1 Comment »
Posted on June 13, 2009 by classic17
Tonight, the Pittsburgh Penguins saved the hockey world from another boring Stanley Cup champion. I’ll be honest, I didn’t think the Penguins had a chance at the beginning of the series. I thought their chances were even slimmer when Detroit won the first two games of the series. Then, the Pens woke up.
This also means that Pittsburgh is now home to the Super Bowl and the Stanley Cup. Now when the Pirates get going….ah never mind.
So since I’m not really a Penguins fan and I really hate the Red Wings, I’m going to let you all know a couple facts about Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals that you may not have realized.
Filed under: NHL | Tagged: Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Penguins, Playoffs, Red Wings Suck, Stanley Cup | Leave a Comment »
Posted on May 17, 2009 by classic17
I’m a little late on this since the Detroit Red Wings already downed the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 in their opening game. It’s a long series, though, so this is still a valid preview post. Plus, I think this is going to mostly be about why I hate the Red Wings anyway. Feel free to add your reasons in the comments.
Filed under: NHL | Tagged: Carolina Hurricans, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL, NHL Playoff, Pittsburgh Penguins, Playoffs, Red Wings Suck | 4 Comments »
Posted on May 3, 2009 by classic17
From the time my St. Louis Blues named John Davidson the team president, I always thought he looked like someone. I could never quite put my finger on it until just about 15 minutes ago when I saw a commercial on ESPN. It hit me like a ton of bricks. (more…)
Filed under: NHL | Tagged: Hockey, John Davidson, John W. Scherer, NHL, st. louis blues | 2 Comments »