Is it time for another hockey blog? I think so, below I made a few comments about some of the teams in the NHL check and see if your team made the list and enjoy!
Phoenix Coyotes: Isn’t it nice that we don’t hear the word Phoenix anymore, or at all? Currently fifth in the Western conference the Coyotes are flying under the radar with a 14-4-3 record, that’s good enough for first place in the Eastern conference! Too bad the Yotes are in the West; another amazing thing is they are 9-0-1 at home, which is incredible, unfortunately they are only averaging over 12 000 fans, but the best part about all of this. Continue reading →
The other night the Anaheim Ducks came to Montreal to face the Canadiens, it was an exciting game where the home team won it 4-1 in front of their fans. Winning is always a good thing in Montreal, but this night was extra special it was the return of the Canadiens former Captain, Saku Koivu. It was Koivus first game in Montreal since 2011 when the Ducks beat the Habs 4-3. Continue reading →
I know I didn’t write anything last week sorry! Sometimes life gets in the way now onto the article!
The NHL playoffs are here and they are going to be exciting to watch. For the first time in years all the original six teams have made the playoffs. The Red Wings vs. the Ducks, Blackhawks vs. the Wild, Rangers vs. Capitals; Maple Leafs vs. Bruins and the Canadiens vs. the Senators. It is also the first time in a while that two Canadian teams have played against each other. It is the first time since the Ottawa Senators returned to the NHL that the Habs and Sens will face off against each other. The excitement and hype for this series from these two cities is becoming enormous and has the potential to become a new and great rivalry.
So… Steve Tambellini got fired the other day, is anyone surprised? I am sure that there are people who are surprised, but honestly, I am not. The Edmonton Oilers under Tambellini never made the playoffs during his tenure and the best record was an 11th place finish in 2008-2009 with a 38-35-9 record. From 2009-2012 the Edmonton Oilers were last or second to last in the league each season, earning them the #1 lottery draft pick.
When you think baseball, you think home runs; stolen bases, and diving catches. You think of robbing home runs off the wall and 10+ strikeout games from quality pitchers. When you think about baseball you do not really think about fighting! The bench-clearing brawl, which is one of the dumbest things in baseball to date, went a little overboard last week in San Diego.
Alexander Ovechkin is one of the most exciting players in the NHL to watch. He has great skill that helps him succeed as one of the leagues best scorers around and he has a big body that helps him control the situations he is in. The problem with Ovechkin is that the last couple of seasons have not been kind to him. He is not a bad player, but he does not seem to be as good, or as impacting as he was when he first started in the NHL.
The other day I stumbled upon an article from CBS sports and it was not the happiest article that I found either. The article was titled “Baseball’s dying breed” and underneath it was a picture of Tim Raines. It was an article about the last remaining expos in the majors that wore an expos jersey. There are roughly about 15 players with an honourable mention towards an Expos great.