May 1, 2014
Jaroslav Halak looks best in:
A) Canadien colors 
Most memorable moment: defeating the President’s Trophy winning Capitals in 2010
B) Blues colors
Most memorable moment: Playing a harmonic tandem with Brian Elliott
C) Sabres colors
Most memorable moment: Too short to truly get one
D) Capitals colors
Most memorable moment: Wait, he was on the Caps???
E) Islanders colors
Most memorable moment: not being injury plagued [see Evgeni Nabokov, Rick DiPietro, Kevin Poulin]

Jaroslav Halak looks best in:

A) Canadien colors 

  • Most memorable moment: defeating the President’s Trophy winning Capitals in 2010

B) Blues colors

  • Most memorable moment: Playing a harmonic tandem with Brian Elliott

C) Sabres colors

  • Most memorable moment: Too short to truly get one

D) Capitals colors

  • Most memorable moment: Wait, he was on the Caps???

E) Islanders colors

  • Most memorable moment: not being injury plagued [see Evgeni Nabokov, Rick DiPietro, Kevin Poulin]

May 1, 2014
After an extremely long hiatus I’m back because #WhyNotUs (I can use that hashtag too!). 
However, the Sharks maybe should have started using the #WhyUs hashtag after about Game 5. I hate to think of a team as a perennial choker, I’m a Cubs fan for Godsakes, but after a 5-1 Game 7 loss to the LA Kings to cap a 0-3 series rally…well….the King of Choking crown is yours San Jose. Somehow, some way, without getting rid of the players that make you great in the regular season they have to find a way to kick it up a level in the postseason. It may seem like folk lore to most - but the sentiment that the playoffs are just a different beast rings truer than ever. 
Or we can talk about Fenwick ratings which common logic would tell you that their scoring would come, eventually. Maybe the Sharks didn’t get the memo that it would come in 4 straight games. And Jonathan Quick didn’t get the memo to play like TEAM USA Quick instead of 2012 Quick. 
Other things happened last night in a Game 7 glory day which were just as exciting or noteworthy, I guess. In a night of goalie stories, both good and bad, Varlamov collapsed to let in 5 goals for the Wild to continually comeback in the game, and in OT, to advance to the 2nd round. Lundqvist did his royalty thing and shut the door on the Flyers late attempts to get another shot at irritating Sid the Kid to no end. Let’s be honest - I would have loved to see Crosby push a Flyer glove away like a little kid again. Seriously. 
2nd round starts today and the match ups are….well….eh. With the new playoff system we had some phenomenal 1st round match ups and real Cup contenders got bounced early. Now we are forced to watch the Wild and the Hawks (cool central division rivalry???), the Ducks and the Kings (Outdoor rematch with KISS pyrotechnics???), the Pens and the Rangers (I literally have nothing clever to say about this), and the only series truly worth watching in the Bruins and the Habs which will no doubt be a 7 game bloodbath full of fights and at least one memorable OT moment. But since I’m a Wings fan that is still bitter and a girl living in Tampa who wanted to see more than just 2 games of playoff hockey I’m hoping for them to somehow both lose in 8. 

After an extremely long hiatus I’m back because #WhyNotUs (I can use that hashtag too!). 

However, the Sharks maybe should have started using the #WhyUs hashtag after about Game 5. I hate to think of a team as a perennial choker, I’m a Cubs fan for Godsakes, but after a 5-1 Game 7 loss to the LA Kings to cap a 0-3 series rally…well….the King of Choking crown is yours San Jose. Somehow, some way, without getting rid of the players that make you great in the regular season they have to find a way to kick it up a level in the postseason. It may seem like folk lore to most - but the sentiment that the playoffs are just a different beast rings truer than ever. 

Or we can talk about Fenwick ratings which common logic would tell you that their scoring would come, eventually. Maybe the Sharks didn’t get the memo that it would come in 4 straight games. And Jonathan Quick didn’t get the memo to play like TEAM USA Quick instead of 2012 Quick. 

Other things happened last night in a Game 7 glory day which were just as exciting or noteworthy, I guess. In a night of goalie stories, both good and bad, Varlamov collapsed to let in 5 goals for the Wild to continually comeback in the game, and in OT, to advance to the 2nd round. Lundqvist did his royalty thing and shut the door on the Flyers late attempts to get another shot at irritating Sid the Kid to no end. Let’s be honest - I would have loved to see Crosby push a Flyer glove away like a little kid again. Seriously. 

2nd round starts today and the match ups are….well….eh. With the new playoff system we had some phenomenal 1st round match ups and real Cup contenders got bounced early. Now we are forced to watch the Wild and the Hawks (cool central division rivalry???), the Ducks and the Kings (Outdoor rematch with KISS pyrotechnics???), the Pens and the Rangers (I literally have nothing clever to say about this), and the only series truly worth watching in the Bruins and the Habs which will no doubt be a 7 game bloodbath full of fights and at least one memorable OT moment. But since I’m a Wings fan that is still bitter and a girl living in Tampa who wanted to see more than just 2 games of playoff hockey I’m hoping for them to somehow both lose in 8. 

May 20, 2013
Octopi Hockeytown

Octopi Hockeytown

April 28, 2013
22 years

22 years

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Filed under: Red Wings NHL playoffs streak 
April 16, 2013
mlb:

The @Yankees, @RedSox stand united.

mlb:

The @Yankees, @RedSox stand united.

April 1, 2013

I may or may not have turrets when I watch sporting events. 

March 26, 2013
Winner, Winner Chicken Parm Dinner

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.

March 20, 2013
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.

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.

March 14, 2013
Welcome to the new world order

Welcome to the new world order

February 15, 2013

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.

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