January 14, 2013 at 6:19 pm - By: Ro · Filed under NHL News
The waiting finally ended much to the delight of hardcore fans, owners, players, and probably the most thankful, all the people who work in the service industry who’ve taken a hit with the absence of hockey. It’s true, in a country that claims the game, no NHL leaves the land a bit quiet, almost too quiet.
The NHL didn’t win any friends with this work stoppage. Perhaps not fresh in the minds of fans, but certainly within memory, the notion of no NHL left many perplexed and annoyed. The question of course, is how many of the fans who swore to give up everything hockey will eventually come crawling back.
October 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm - By: Ro · Filed under NHL News
Surprising nobody, NHL games for the entire month of November has been cancelled. The rumor is December we’ll see hockey. Most notable events around December Winter Classic where tons of money is thought to be changing hands. THe issue I have with that is it’s merely one event that only benefits a handful of teams. Yes, the league itself will get a big boost in ratings and attention, but the league as a whole doesn’t necessarily see that benefit. So I do’nt think the Winter Classic is necessarily the lynchpin in the whole operation.
January 13, 2010 at 11:50 pm - By: Ro · Filed under NHL News
Since Vancouver Calgary has turned around the ship in terms of defensive play (almost 100%) and offense (over 30 shots for the fourth game in a row). The folks not turning it on is the first line, in particular Jarome Iginla. Iginla has picked an inopportune time to take his worst slump of year, not scoring a point in now five games. The difference tonight was really the top lines. Pittsburgh’s scored, Calgary’s didn’t. Crosby scored, Jarome didn’t.
January 9, 2010 at 10:48 pm - By: Ro · Filed under NHL News
Kevin Weeks BLOWS as a CBC colour commentator. He’s boring, he’s monotonous, he’s monotone, and he’s in love with the Canucks. HE sucked to start the season and most of the country doesn’t know what type of garbage colour commentary he gives cause they’re asleep in the East. The guy is OVERTLY pro-VANCOUVER you’d think he was getting paid off. He should know MORE about the game since he actually played it, albeit as a career back up goalie. The man is a fool who has a hate on the entire Calgary Flames team and a love affair with marginal Alex Burrows. FIRE this ridiculous excuse for an announcer….mind you, it’s the lame CBC running the show, so they put the two worst people together cause they can’t afford anybody worthwhile. GARBAGE!
Please put your favorite idiotic Kevin Weeks posts below and we’ll maintain a running tally until he’s fired.
September 30, 2009 at 9:52 am - By: Ro · Filed under NHL News
2009-2010 NHL season predictions are rolling out so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. Now, admittedly I’m not a huge hockey fan, as in I don’t stay up and watch all the games on NHL Center Ice. As such, I rarely see games from the East Coast, mostly on purpose. Nonetheless, I do keep track of the ins and outs and have some thoughts on the upcoming season. Without further ado, here are my predictions for the regular season final standings:
5. New Jersey
7. NY Rangers
9. Tampa Bay
15. NY Islanders
March 1, 2009 at 4:51 pm - By: Ro · Filed under NHL News
Sitting at the game and watching the final minutes of a successful Flames victory over divisional rivals Minnesota one was surprised to see five goals scored, and the Wild play such a bad game. The fourth line put in some valuable minutes and got to play out the game in the final moments.
What was unexpected as well was Derek Boogaard’s blatant attempt to injure Brandon Prust. Coming in off the wing late he crushed Prust with an elbow straight to the jaw. Prust just returned from a broken jaw so you knew Boogaard was aware and tried to re-injure Prust.
January 31, 2009 at 11:04 am - By: Ro · Filed under NHL News
The Fan 960 put together a hilarious music montage about the Edmonton shallacking experienced at the hands of Buffalo. IN case you’re wondering, Edmonton was hammered 10-2, Calgary later beat the Sabres 5-2. Yesterday the Flames came off their latest victory against Nashville to claim the season series; this vid adds salt to the wounds of a battered but improving Oilers team so here it is for your enjoyment….
December 18, 2008 at 5:10 pm - By: Ro · Filed under NHL News
He had a better chance at the cup with NY, but Mats Sundin decided Vancouver was the place to hang out, and Vancouver has 10 million to blow (about 6 million now). The question is this: how will this affect the rest of the league, will it be a showdown as GM’s pull trades. Let the landslide begin.
December 5, 2008 at 9:22 pm - By: Ro · Filed under NHL News
So many bloggers are wondering out loud why Sean Avery was suspended six games for his ‘sloppy seconds’ outburst in front of the media in Calgary Tuesday. According to TSN the Dallas Stars may have shut the Avery door permanently (someone internally will get backlash for even bringing him in the first place), and rightly so. Dallas bloggers want to get on with it but do suggest the suspension was too long.