The @Yankees, @RedSox stand united.
or may not have turrets when I watch sporting events.
Who wins and who loses? This is a great article on Grantland about 8 (and some honorable mentions) trades where the player involved brokeout and became superstars after the trade. Hindsight is always 20/20.
It’s been a long time since the Columbus Blue Jackets have prepared for battle. Unless you count the Rick Nash trade battle. Nonetheless, seeing this picture makes me want to grab a hockey stick only to drop it in the first 5 seconds of the game in order to punch someone right in the face and start an all out medieval brawl. If the team walks past that every night and it doesn’t get their blood pumping, then I don’t know what would. I feel a late season surge coming on. Prepare for battle NHL fans.
I’m not saying every other sport doesn’t have committed and passionate players. And I’m also not saying that hockey doesn’t have athletes that have the “I don’t care if I win or lose, as long as I get paid” mentality. But a little piece of me gets a little excited whenever I see someone break a stick or throw their equipment down a hallway. It shows they care. It shows that they know they did a poor job, that they should have been better. There is nothing I hate more than athletes that feel entitled to big contracts and then when they get them just coast. So here’s to you John Tavares and Travis Hamonic. Sorry for the tough loss, but thank you for caring. You’ve got my support.
The game against the Calgary Flames was an absolutely pathetic showing from the Red Wings. But I know a gem when I see one. The back hand sauce that Zetterberg throws to Franzen to get a backhand top tit goal was nothing but silky smooth. Now only if this could happen consistently on the power play, then we’d be OK.
Wednesday night is Rivalry Night in the NHL. Which means we get to watch a nationally televised game (what?! really?!) that is destined to be great. Tonight it is one of the best, if not the best, rivalries in hockey. The Canadiens and the Bruins have hated each other since the Original Six days of yore. And it’s not hard to understand why it’s kept up it’s hype and hatred throughout recent years. You’ve got a Chara on Pacioretty hit that still has Montreal police wanting a warrant for Zdeno’s arrest and a playoff appearance going to an OT game 7 that ended with the Bruins hoisting the beloved Cup.
It seems like lately the Bruins have been getting the better of the Habs, but tonight could be the night of change. Will it be yet another chapter in the never ending Canadiens/Bruins rivalry book or just a blip in a paragraph? Either way, I’m sure it’ll go to press.