Monthly Archives: May 2008

A Weekend To Honor (Sort of) Mullet Men

Word leaked out yesterday that ESPN’s Barry Melrose was departing the TV studio and returning to the bench in the NHL, in Tampa. The Tampa media today appears to have verified the stunning news. We’re stunned. It’s been 13 years … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Tampa Bay Lightning | 4 Comments

Melrose Mullet Migration?

Want to coach the Tampa Bay Lightning? Slick back your hair, throw on a suit, and you’re good to go. According to Damian Cox of The Star, it seems Barry Melrose and his mullet have been lured from the broadcast … Continue reading

Posted in National Hockey League, Tampa Bay Lightning | 1 Comment

The NHL in Kansas City This Autumn

A pre-sale is occurring right now (through 10:00 p.m. Central) for the first NHL game at Kansas City’s Sprint Center arena. Of course, it’s a pre-season game on September 22 between the Los Angeles Kings and the St. Louis Blues, … Continue reading

Posted in Gary Bettman, Hockey Towns, Nashville Predators, National Hockey League | 8 Comments

A Second Act in D.C. for Sergei Fedorov? Let’s Hope So

Likely Sergei Fedorov, in the initial hours and days after arriving in Washington late this past February, thinking ahead then to what was almost certainly his final game as a Capital on April 5, gave some thought to returning home … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Boyd Gordon, Brooks Laich, Dave Steckel, Front Office, Morning cup-a-joe, Sergei Fedorov, Washington Capitals | 29 Comments

Alex Ovechkin, Video Star

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Comcast SportsNet, Lisa Hillary, Video Clips, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment

On Outdoor Puck, the NHL Says Chicago Is Its Kind of Town

TSN is reporting today that the NHL has decided that its next outdoor, regular season game will take place in Chicago, between the ‘Hawks and Red Wings, next season: “TSN has confirmed that the Chicago Blackhawks will take on the … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago Blackhawks, detroit red wings, Hockey Towns, Winter Classic | 5 Comments

Bucci Gets a Little Overexcited

In his latest bout of Penguin love (hmm, I suppose that phrase could generate some non-traditional search hits), ESPN columnist and host John Buccigross drew some questionable comparisons, including the “almost joyless” Detroit Red Wings’ resemblence to the 1980 Soviet … Continue reading

Posted in detroit red wings, Pittsburgh Penguins | 16 Comments

Hypocrisy Has a Home in Pittsburgh

Eric McErlain recently highlighted a bit of Penguin hypocrisy. After Penguins fans raised holy hell in 2001 when Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis restricted playoff ticket sales to the local DC fan base, the Penguins are now doing the same … Continue reading

Posted in detroit red wings, NHL Rules, Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals | 6 Comments

“I play like a dog and he’s like a little cat”

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Video Clips, Washington Capitals | 8 Comments

“…because Sergei Fedorov tell me he kill me…”

From TSN’s Off The Record with Alexander Ovechkin earlier today.

Posted in Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Sergei Fedorov, Video Clips, Washington Capitals | 1 Comment