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Baseball cards have long held the mantle for having some of the most awesomely terrible trading cards. But after a quick search it became obvious that hockey has had its share too. Here are some of my favorite terribly awesome hockey cards:
Leather Jacket? Check. White washed jeans? Check. One leg against the wall? Check. Do I look cool? Yes, the Uncle Jessie look has never been cooler my friend.
Because only the toughest of hockey players in-line skate during the off season. There is an 85% chance that this hockey card is what helped Valery land DJ Tanner as his wife.
Someone must have watched a bit too much Top Gun because who in the hell plays beach volleyball in jean shorts? Apparently former Blackhawk Steve Smith, that’s who.
“Hey Steve, grab that chair. Nice, now turn it backwards. Cool, you ever seen AC Slater on Saved By the Bell? Do that, perfect. Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a hockey card.”
Wendel Clark is officially the clubhouse leader in worst mustache t...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
In theory, this exhausted blogger (still, go figure) has a light morning.
The Detroit Free Press (via photos) and Michigan Hockey (text, video, photos) looked back at the top moments of the Red Wings' 2013 season, USA Today posited a list of the top unrestricted free agents-to-be, and Valtteri Filppula's picture includes a ridiculously astute comment from Matt Kartozian...
from Cal Cole of the Vancouver Sun,
When did Joel Quenneville first realize that Bryan Bickell could be this good?
“Five years ago when he was first called up,” the Chicago Blackhawks head coach said Sunday morning. “We played him with Toews and Kaner that year. There's ability there. You like his size, his speed. He can shoot and be physical.
Courtesy of the NHL and FastScripts, here is what Jonathan Toews and Hawks' coach Joel Quenneville are saying before tonight's Game 2 of the Chicago/LA series:
THE MODERATOR: Questions for Jonathan.
Q. With Bryan Bickell playing with you and Hossa, looked like it
went well for you?
Not a lot of teams have had their goaltender head off to another team immediately after the team wins and Stanley Cup, but that was the situation the Chicago Blackhawks found themselves after Antti Niemi signed with the San Jose Sharks. There were a lot of fans (and writers!) who went into "What the heck are we going to do for a goalie?" mode. The goalie they had in the...
This morning, the Free Press's Helene St. James pondered where Jordin Tootoo fits into the Red Wings' lineup going forward, pointing out that Wings coach Mike Babcock both lauded Tootoo's regular-season performance and stated taht Tootoo's essentially not the kind of player who's going to find himself skating during the playoffs lest he take an unnecessary penalty...
I've seen this happen, and it isn't pretty, but it's done without much fanfare:
Certainly not what anyone around Hockeytown wants to see. twitter.com/Bill_Roose/sta…
— The Wheel Deal (@Bill_Roose) June 4, 2013
Al & Dave make a mess. Ice removal day at The Joe. #sadday #redwings (Dan Mannes/DRW) @ Joe Louis Arena instagram.com/p/aJIPTQx4-B...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus scored on consecutive shots in the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks chased goalie Jonathan Quick on their way to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.
Andrew Shaw and Brent Seabrook also scored as the rolling Blackhawks grabbed a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven...
The kids are all right.
This was the first time since I can remember...there was not ONE mention of the Red Wings' age being a hindrance to their play-off performance. I take that back...they were actually talking about the YOUTH of the organ-i-zation...when was the last time THAT happened?
There's a lot of reasons to optimistic about this team's future. The...
Well, so much for that Raanta guy.
The Finnish UFA goalie signed a deal this morning with the Chicago Blackhawks. Goodbye Ray Emery next season?
I don't understand this move at all. For one thing, the Hawks are in the Stanley Cup Finals...oops, I meant Conference Finals. Still two games to go before the cup thing. Nevertheless, what message does it send to Emery and Crawford...
Obviously - this isn't the kind of thing I'd like to be writing about here in the early parts of June. But at least the Red Wings gave us great hockey almost all the way through May.
...Yeah I know it wasn't ALWAYS great hockey. But at least we have a team that you can actually be proud of. Tell you what...we'll come back to that.
The point of this post...
The Los Angeles came back from a 2-0 series hole to top the St. Louis Blues in the first round and to defend their title, they will have to do so again. The Chicago Blackhawks jumped on the Kings early on Sunday night en route to a 4-2 victory in Game 2 of the Western [...]
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TIME TO SHINE
Bryan Bickell’s goal early in the second period proved to be the game-winner, his second of the playoffs. Bickell has six goals overall in 14 games this postseason, or one every 2.33 contests. He recorded nine goals in 48 regular-season games this year, or one every 5.33 contests.
GOOD TO BE HOME
After a couple really poor performances on the road to start this series with back-to-back losses against the Chicago Blackhawks, the Kings returned home for Game 3 of their best-of-seven series in the Western Conference final tonight, needing a win to avoid falling into a hole that almost no one comes out of. The good [...]
Jonathan Quick got a piece of Jonathan Toews' shot to keep the #LAKings within 1 in the 3rd: bit.ly/11wfMj2 #CHIvsLAK #StanleyCup
— NHL (@NHL) June 2, 2013
According to Juha Hiitela of Urheilusanomat, the Chicago Blackhawks have signed Finnish goaltender Antti Raanta to a one year entry-level deal.Raanta, 24, led the SM-liiga in save percentage (0.943 SV%, third highest in league history), goals-against average (1.85 GAA), and ranked fifth in shutouts (5 SO), while compiling a 21-10-11 record with Assat Pori in the 2013 regular season...