23 April, 2014

Monthly Archives: May 2008

A Weekend To Honor (Sort of) Mullet Men

Word leaked out yesterday that ESPN’s Barry Melrose was departing the TV studio and returning to the bench in the NHL, in Tampa. The Tampa media today appears to have verified the stunning news. We’re stunned. It’s been 13 years since Melrose coached in the NHL; the league has changed dramatically in that time, and […]

Melrose Mullet Migration?

Want to coach the Tampa Bay Lightning? Slick back your hair, throw on a suit, and you’re good to go. According to Damian Cox of The Star, it seems Barry Melrose and his mullet have been lured from the broadcast booth to behind the bench, replacing current Lightning Head Coach and fellow hair-product aficionado John […]

The NHL in Kansas City This Autumn

A pre-sale is occurring right now (through 10:00 p.m. Central) for the first NHL game at Kansas City’s Sprint Center arena. Of course, it’s a pre-season game on September 22 between the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues, so it’s not like KC is getting its own hockey team . . . yet. […]

A Second Act in D.C. for Sergei Fedorov? Let's Hope So

Likely Sergei Fedorov, in the initial hours and days after arriving in Washington late this past February, thinking ahead then to what was almost certainly his final game as a Capital on April 5, gave some thought to returning home to his native Russia and signing one last lucrative pro contract before hanging them up […]

Alex Ovechkin, Video Star

On Outdoor Puck, the NHL Says Chicago Is Its Kind of Town

TSN is reporting today that the NHL has decided that its next outdoor, regular season game will take place in Chicago, between the ‘Hawks and Red Wings, next season: “TSN has confirmed that the Chicago Blackhawks will take on the Detroit Red Wings next January in what has become the league’s annual outdoor game.” Could […]

Bucci Gets a Little Overexcited

In his latest bout of Penguin love (hmm, I suppose that phrase could generate some non-traditional search hits), ESPN columnist and host John Buccigross drew some questionable comparisons, including the “almost joyless” Detroit Red Wings’ resemblence to the 1980 Soviet Red Army team, and the Pittsburgh Penguins’ potentially miraculous victory potential. Here’s the excerpt that […]

Hypocrisy Has a Home in Pittsburgh

Eric McErlain recently highlighted a bit of Penguin hypocrisy. After Penguins fans raised holy hell in 2001 when Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis restricted playoff ticket sales to the local DC fan base, the Penguins are now doing the same thing as per the Ticketmaster fine print: Orders by residents outside of PA, OH, WV, […]

"I play like a dog and he's like a little cat"

"…because Sergei Fedorov tell me he kill me…"

From TSN’s Off The Record with Alexander Ovechkin earlier today.