Category Archives: Hockey

Jagr back in PA

Jaromir Jagr is back in Pennsylvania, but not in the black and gold of the Penguins. No, instead he’s going to be wearing the orange of the Flyers. The Flyers?

Okay, so if you’re not a hockey fan, you probably don’t know or care who Jagr is. You certainly don’t care that he’s signed a one year deal with Philly. But for those of us who are fans, even if we’re not fans ofPittsburgh, there’s just something wrong here.

And I know, Gretzsky left the Oilers for the Kings and all, but this is the same state. Same state!

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Posted by on July 2, 2011 in Hockey


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Bonus Hockey Content: Lord Stanley’s Cup

The Bruins deserved Lord Stanley’s Cup. And Tim Thomas most definitely deserved the Conn Smythe. It was a hard fought series, and yes, Canucks fans were disappointed not to win their first Cup, but the Bruins outplayed them, plain and simple.

And losing a game, no matter how big, is not a reason to riot. Very few people actually participated in destructive behavior, but our 5 minutes of fame society meant that a lot of people were trying to get pictures, and ignored police requests to clear the area, increasing the risk, even if they weren’t technically doing anything wrong.

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Posted by on June 16, 2011 in Hockey, Stanley Cup


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Bonus Hockey Content: The Stanley Cup Finals

The Stanley Cup Finals have started. Go Canucks!

I missed the first two periods of the game last night, so I missed all of the penalties. Instead, I only saw the third period, which was 20 minutes of hard fought 5 on 5 play. It was amazing.

The Canucks were definitely on offense more, but Tim Thomas stood on his head in net for the Bruins. When Torres scored the game’s only goal with 19 seconds left, it was a thing of beauty. I can only imagine what it must have been like to be inVancouverat that moment.

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Posted by on June 2, 2011 in Hockey, Stanley Cup


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Canucks Win

I know they were playing the defending Stanley Cup champions, and I know they have had a hard time beatingChicago, especially in the playoffs, but this was supposed to be easier for the Canucks. They were the number one seed in the west going in to the playoffs, playing the number eight seed. They won the first three games easily. But game six went into overtime and the Hawks tied the series at 3 each. It was 1-0 Canucks until minutes before the end of the game. Luckily, sudden death overtime in game 7, the Canucks pulled it out.

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Posted by on April 27, 2011 in Hockey, Stanley Cup


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In Honor of My Brother’s Birthday – Stanley Cup Playoffs

Last night, the Vancouver Canucks had the chance to sweep the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, out of the first round of the playoffs. They failed- miserably. After winning three straight, the Canucks lost, 7-2, and for that last point, the Hawks weren’t trying to defend.

With the series lopsided in one direction, and the game lopsided in another, the final period was an exercise in what do we call/ don’t we call for the refs.

Tonight, my brother’s favorite team, the Detroit Redwings also have the chance to sweep. Will they have better luck than the Canucks?

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Posted by on April 20, 2011 in Hockey, Stanley Cup


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Professional Responsibility

I am a fan of sports, specifically, sports where there is a lot of hitting- roller derby, hockey, and football. And while I am a fan of these sports, I do have concerns about the health of the players, especially around concussions. But I am even more concerned about concussions among the youth players of these games.

That’s why, even though I am not a Penguins fan, I am thrilled with the Pittsburgh Penguins’ new program to provide baseline concussion testing for all youth hockey players in the city. We can change the culture when we start with the kids.



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New Jersey Devils (2)

I haven’t talked a lot about hockey this season because my Devil’s have been terrible. After granting Kovalchuk a CBA altering contract, the team lost for the first half of the season. In fact, it looks like they might miss the post season for the first time in 14 years, since I became a fan.

In this second half, they’ve started picking up and are on a winning streak, but I think its too little, too late.

Luckily, I have a secondary team, the regional Vancouver Canucks to cheer for, too, and they are at the top of the heap.


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Posted by on February 8, 2011 in Hockey, New Jersey Devils


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New Jersey Devils

It’s Stanley Cup playoff time, and I love it. I am a New Jersey Devils fan because of Martin Brodeur, well, actually because of what a sports writer wrote about Brodeur. It was during the Patrick Roy era, and I was being introduced to hockey. A friend of mine, who played goalie, was helping me pick a team to cheer for in that year’s playoffs, and we came across an article that began “If Roy had a cousin, an identical cousin…” and was about Brodeur. I wish I knew who wrote it, because I owe that person a thank you.


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