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NHL Archives: Marian Gaborik dangles two Vancouver defenders and almost scores an amazing goal (2007)

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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I was able to find a fairly unseen clip of Marian Gaborik undressing two Vancouver defenders and nearly scoring an incredible goal in the 2007-08 NHL season. You'll enjoy it.

I saw a glimpse of this clip from a neutralzoneHD montage (at the 7:09 mark). After searching for a full sequence on Google and being unsuccessful, I went to the NHL Vault to locate the highlight.

Marian Gaborik, home game, regular season, 2007-2009... after narrowing down the search process to less than ten possible games, I was eventually able to find the footage.

What an amazing display of moves by the sniper, absolutely embarrassing opposing players! 

Gaborik went 77 games that season and set a new career high in goals, with 42 on the year. He even had a memorable five-goal game on December 20th, and helped the Wild finish 3rd in the Western Conference. That's the highest regular season finish they've had since entering the NHL in 2000.

And lastly of course, here's a GIF.





Los Angeles Kings reveal new Stadium Series Jersey

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Los Angeles Kings 2015 Stadium Series Jerseys

The Los Angeles Kings Stadium Series jerseys have officially been revealed. As previously speculated, they're going to be wearing ice cream sandwiches for the outdoor game against SJ. I think I might give these an an edge over the San Jose Sharks version of the two-tone design. Tough to say. Still want to wait until I see them in-game. 

Both are a lot better than any of last year's Stadium Series jerseys anyways. Not to mention, LA unveiled the jersey with an awesome video as well. 

Here's another photo via Twitter. In this one you can see the full uniforms, including the white pants! That's a first. I personally don't remember a team doing that before. 



I remember at some point last year I was actually wondering if an NHL team has ever used white pants for their away uniforms. I think I share an unpopular opinion, but I think they look awesome. 

Also, I guess it's confirmed that LA's Burger King jerseys won't be coming back any time soon. That's too bad. 


GIF: Richard Panik scores an amazing breakaway goal

Posted on December 13, 2014 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)



Richard Panik scored after a slick breakaway goal tonight against Detroit. Here's a GIF of an awesome slow-motion replay from Sportsnet. It's 2-1 for Toronto after two periods. Here's the video

Photo: San Jose Sharks unveil 2015 Stadium Series Jersey

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)



The San Jose Sharks Stadium Series jerseys have officially been revealed, confirming that the leaked renderings of the uniforms last week were pretty accurate. You can see more photos and videos here

First of all, I'm a little disappointed about the reveal. If you want to see an example of a good jersey unveil video, check out Pittsburgh's third jersey reveal.

Secondly, why do they have to keep messing with the logos? Last year it was chrome logos. Now this one features a "carbon fiber finish" which I do not like at all. 

Overall, I don't mind the unconventional two-tone design. But, their actual home uniforms are still a lot better.

SJ forward Logan Couture commented on the jerseys, and didn't sound too happy. 

[Photo: San Jose Sharks Website]

Matt Beleskey developing into NHL goal-scorer

Posted on December 12, 2014 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Matt Beleskey, NHL, Anaheim Ducks, Goals, Hockey

Tyler Seguin, Rick Nash, Steven Stamkos, Vladimir Tarasenko, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, Joe Pavelski, Alex Ovechkin, Corey Perry and Matt Beleskey. Those are your top 10 NHL goal-scoring leaders. One name doesn't quite fit with the others, right? 

Beleskey scored his 14th goal of the season Wednesday night in Anaheim's 2-1 win over the visiting Edmonton Oilers. His previous career high was 11 goals back in 2009-2010, his first NHL season. Belesky scored nine goals last year, but he's on pace for 38 goals this season. 

The 26-year-old has played on all four forward lines this season, although over the past month mostly in a top-six role. With Corey Perry out four weeks with a knee injury, the NHL-leading Ducks need Beleskey's surprising goal-scoring binge to continue. 

The good news for fantasy hockey owners is that Beleskey Is just 35% owned in Yahoo! fantasy leagues. So if your team is lacking in the offense category, Beleskey would be considered the low risk high reward type of option everybody dreams of. The downside is that despite this player having 14 goals, he has just two assists. In other words, in leagues where goals count higher this is a more sought-after asset. 

[Source: HockeyFanLand.com] / [Photo: Bridget Samuels] 

GIF: Avs' Calvin Pickard is one really happy goaltender

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)



This was Calvin Pickard's celebration after the Colorado Avalanche team beat the Winnipeg Jets in a shootout late Thursday night at the Pepsi Center. He's one extremely excited goaltender. This would be a great addition to the "5 Minutes of Happy NHL Goalies" video on Youtube. 

Pickard made 30 saves as well as an additional two in the shootout to help his team secure two points. The final score was 4-3 in favour of the Avs. 


Video: Bobby Ryan with a goal of the year candidate

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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Bobby Ryan recently made his submission for the goal of the year. You can watch it above. Even the LA Kings Twitter account thought the tally was pretty unbelievable.

As of right now though, my vote still goes to Vladimir Tarasenko for goal of the season. And this was "just OK" for Bobby Ryan standards anyways. You couldn't have forgotten these right? 




Video: Top 10 Dekes That Didn't Score (HD)

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

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Here's a great compilation of some of the best NHL dekes that narrowly could not convert for goals. [s/t TheHockeyChannelHD]

I had a similar idea for posting a video like this one recently. But that was going to be more like a countdown of the best NHL Attempts that couldn't convert. So not particularly pertaining just to individual player dekes. 

Here's a bunch of plays I was planning to include. Any input? 

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Photo: The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings are likely going two-tone for their 2015 Stadium Series jerseys

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)



It appears as though the LA Kings and SJ Sharks will be trying something very different for their 2015 Stadium Series jerseys. While it's still not official, Icethetics.co - who got a sneak peak at the uniforms today - is saying that there will be two-tone design like the above concepts by Matt Mcelroy. 

I guess the "Burger King" jerseys won't be returning after all. But, I'm not disappointed. I can't wait to see these when they are revealed by the clubs! I'm very intrigued. 

UPDATE: Here's the first actual photo of the Sharks sweater to leak. 

San Jose Sharks Stadium Series Jersey Leaked

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GIF: Goaltender Martin Brodeur skates around during pre-game; dons his new St. Louis Blues sweater

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Martin Brodeur St. Louis Blues Jersey

After playing 1,464 games with a single team, the New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues this week. He was the back-up tonight against Chicago. Here's him during the pre-game warm-ups wearing his new sweater. 

I compiled a list last year featuring a handful of players not in their normal uniforms after Daniel Alfredsson signed a deal with Detroit. If I was to make another one, Marty would be next in line to get admission.

Now here's my question for you. What looks weirder? Wayne Gretzky as a Blue, or Martin Brodeur as a Blue? 


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