|Posted on March 22, 2015 at 2:55 PM||comments (0)|
Tried to make a slow-mo close-up so it's easier to see. Detroit Red Wings forward Drew Miller and St. Louis Blues defenseman Petteri Lindbohm got into a scrap today.
During the fight, Miller appears to punch the Blues logo off of Petteri Lindbohm helmet. I don't think I've ever seen that before. The original video was via Sportsnet.
|Posted on March 18, 2015 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
Chicago superstars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane faced off in a one-on-one hockey game while wearing GoPros. Watch the video to find out who won!
This is the 4th episode GoPro and the NHL have released for their "One The Ice" series.
In case you missed the others, you can watch them all here. Lastly, here's a GIF of Kane knocking over a camera after shooting five-hole on the goaltender.
NHL players show off their skills with GoPros
|Posted on March 16, 2015 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
Tampa Bay sniper Steven Stamkos scored his 38th goal of the season on a breakaway after picking off an errant pass by Montreal forward Max Pacioretty. The Canadiens had just gone for a line change, which caused Pacioretty to make this blunder.
It's currently 3-1 for the Lightning after two periods. It's a late-season battle between two of the top teams in the East. Montreal sits at 2nd place with 93 points, while Tampa Bay is just two points behind them, at 3rd.
GIF: Zach Bogosian with terrible giveaway to Corey Perry
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|Posted on March 15, 2015 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
Maybe I should start an NHL selfie tracker? This is becoming a really popular trend. You may have seen Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price posing for a fan's selfie yesterday night during a TV timeout. If you missed it, the video's above.
Now, the fan's actual photograph has made it's way through social media. Check it out below.
Brian Elliot takes a selfie during NHL Skills Competition
|Posted on March 13, 2015 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
There may be some animosity building up between general manager Doug Wilson and Joe Thornton. It all started when Wilson commented on his decision to strip Thornton of his captaincy.
(1) Doug Wilson: "The pressure and stress, I felt, was getting to Joe. And I sat him down and said we need other players to step up and share this. He got it. He didn't like it, but he got it and he understood it."
(2) Joe Thornton: "I think Doug just needs to shut his mouth. All I’ve got to say is, I’ve been here every day working hard. I haven’t taken a sabbatical. He just needs to stop lying, shut his mouth."
(3) Doug Wilson: "If he’s got an issue, he knows exactly where I am, and I’ll be glad to talk to him about it. There’s zero issue here. I was asked a question at a season ticket holder function, and my response was to do my job and be accountable to our season ticket holders and tell the truth. It’s nothing I haven’t said before."
Things are not looking good right now.
[Photo: Mel Boysen]
The ten saddest GIFs of the 2014 NHL Playoffs
|Posted on March 12, 2015 at 10:00 PM||comments (0)|
It's been a great NHL season for highlight-reel goals. Better than last season in my opinion. Here's the latest, and it comes from the Florida Panthers. Dave Bolland starts off the play with a beautiful blind pass, & Derek MacKenzie finishes it with a diving tap-in. What a goal.
It was basically a combination of this pass by Mario Lemieux.
And this goal by Sidney Crosby.
GIF: Alexander Semin scores insane no-look goal
|Posted on March 8, 2015 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
On his back, one-hand on his stick! Sound familiar? What a goal by Alexander Semin against the Edmonton Oilers! After falling to the ice, Semin was able to slide the puck in without even looking at the net. This has to be a goal of the year candidate.
Carolina went on to win the game 7-4, sparked by this goal by Semin.
|Posted on March 3, 2015 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
Yesterday, an inappropriate tweet about Joffrey Lupul and Dion Phaneuf's wife was accidently aired on TSN TradeCentre 2015. Due to the viral nature of social media, the tweet instantly caught the Toronto Maple Leafs' attention and has some members of the team angry.
With all of the on-ice problems the Leafs are experiencing, this is the last thing they need.
Today, in response to TSN's mishap, Phil Kessel called the media's treatment of captain Dion Phaneuf "embarrassing". He also went on to say how Phaneuf is "owed some apologies". Good on Kessel for standing up for his captain.
Phaneuf himself elected not to speak with the media this morning, and Joffrey Lupul let everyone know they should get used to the phrase, "no comment".
It's about time Leafs players are standing up to the terrible treatment they get. I see a similar issue in Edmonton. The vicious scrutiny surrounding these two franchises has hindered their abilities to move forward and build sucessful contenders over the past decade.
Despite the franchise being in the midst of one of their worst seasons ever, and with many members likely on their way out following the NHL post-season, it's nice to see some unity between the players. Maybe the entire core doesn't need to be torn apart.
Leafs Assistant GM Kyle Dubas commented as well and said, “I think players have a right to be pissed off”.
|Posted on March 1, 2015 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
Alexander Ovechkin scored less than minute into the first period today against the Leafs. As you can see, he hilariously wiped out during his celebration. This has actually happened to a handful of other players in the past as well, including Martin St. Louis and Drew Doughty.
The goal was the sniper's 40th of the year, which is the best in the NHL. If he can stay healthy, he'll finish with 52 at this rate.
|Posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
The Toronto Maple Leafs have made yet another major move, trading David Clarkson to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Nathan Horton.
I was almost positive that Clarkson was going to be a Leaf for an extended period of time. There hadn't even been a lot of talk about the forward getting traded due to his gigantic contract being deemed as unmovable. I am in total shock right now.
Comparatively, both players have very similar contracts. Horton has 4.5 years remaining on his, with annual earnings of 5.30M. Clarkson also has 4.5 years remaining, with annual earnings of 5.25M.
But, here's the interesting aspect of the trade. Nathan Horton has not played a single game since 2013-14; his hockey career is in jeopardy because of a serious back injury. Because he's on the a long-term injured reserve, his contract doesn't count against the cap.
In real money terms, neither franchise is really saving anything. But essentially, Toronto management is okay with undertaking an inactive player if that saves them cap room. Meanwhile, Columbus management, who has some more cap space, would rather have a player contributing to the team than one on the IR, even if they do sacrifice their cap space as a result.
It's a very unconventional trade that you usually won't see too often in the National Hockey League.
I wish nothing but the best for David Clarkson in Columbus. I respect any player who wants to come and represent their hometown team.
It's unfortunate the way it ended, but the Leafs have somehow gotten themselves out of a mess. I did not like the Clarkson signing from the start.
"I don't regret signing here or playing with the Leafs", Clarkson said following the trade. "It's a dream I've had since I was a little boy, to wear that jersey."
Oddly enough, within the last two weeks, Toronto has now traded three players who were Leafs fans growing up: Franson, Winnik, and Clarkson.