And Now We Play Seven

Let us begin with the congratulations!  First of all, kudos to HC Saryarka Karagandy, who collected the VHL's Bratina Cup with a 2-1 Game 6 victory at home versus HC Rubin Tyumen on Monday.  Veteran forward Vladislav Luchkin, a long-ago first-round draft pick of the Chicago Blackhawks, scored the winner for the Kazakh team in the second period.  Saryarka have had a brief but...
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Intent to stand and watch?

The Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks are going to seven games in no small part due to Chris Lee's decision to allow Justin Williams to pitchfork Alex Stalock into the net, puck betwixt his toes: Per CBS Sports' Chris Peters: After Lee briefly spoke with the league's Situation Room in Toronto, he informed the crowd it was not a reviewable play and the...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss


Well, some good old-fashioned gamesmanship has put in an appearance at the Gagarin Cup Finals in the last few days, after a couple of bizarre incidents involving the airports in the two finalists' respective cities.  First, on Friday, Lev's plane was held up for an hour on the tarmac upon arrival in Magnitogorsk for Game 5 -- the reason, apparently, was a malfunctioning...
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Habs sweep overshadowed by Ref controversy.

NHL fans started to figure it out in game three. There was never any chance for the Tampa Bay Lightning because the Referee's were not going to let them win. In one of the most controversial games in these playoffs, game three Canadiens-Lightning, the Referee's decided to take away a sure Tampa Bay goal in which if they scored, they would have taken there first lead...
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gagarin Cup Finals Preview

And so here we are at the Gagarin Cup Finals, with Metallurg Magnitogorsk and Lev Prague preparing to go head-to-head for the KHL's big prize!  Much has been made, and will continue to be made, of that fact that there is a non-Russian team in the Finals for the first time.  Lev Prague, advancing from the third seed in the West Conference, have more than deserved the honour...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Your First Round NHL On-Ice Officials

via NHL Officials, Referees Francis Charron, Paul Devorski, Gord Dwyer, Eric Furlatt, Dave Jackson, Mark Joannette, Steve Kozari, Chris Lee, Wes McCauley, Brad Meier, Dean Morton, Dan O'Halloran, Dan O'Rourke, Chris Rooney, Tim Peel, Kevin Pollock, Francois St.-Laurent, Justin St.Pierre, Kelly Sutherland, Brad Watson Linesmen Derek Amel, Steve Barton, David Brisebois...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Rumors: Matt Carpenter close to 6-year extension

As reported earlier today, the St Louis Cardinals & third baseman Matt Carpenter were looking at a possible extension.  Now comes word that the two sides are about to agree to a deal.  Ken Rosenthal tweeted out:"Source: Matt Carpenter’s six-year deal with #STLCards, if completed, will be worth between $50M and $55M."Via Chris Lee of St-Louis DispatchThat would be...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam: Out of the Closet, but Hurt in the Draft?

Photo by Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch (AP)/ Written by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Edited by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report   About a week has passed and the dust has settled. If you don’t live under a rock then you probably already know that Missouri’s All-American defensive lineman, Michael Sam, has revealed...
Via In The Neutral Zone
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL prospect Michael Sam comes out as gay; could he be an option for Pats?

Chris Lee/ St. Louis Post-DispatchFormer Mizzou Tiger and current NFL prospect Michael Sam made national news Sunday night by publicly announcing he is gay. Sam, graded as a mid-round prospect by most draft analysts, is almost sure to make history by becoming the NFL's first active player who is openly gay.While this is big news to football fans everywhere, it isn't a surprise...
Via Patriots Life
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports photographer tries stopping @stlramsphotos from selling his work online

For those of you who are plugged in to the St. Louis Rams Twitter community, you may have noticed over the past few weeks that St. Louis Post Dispatch photographer Chris Lee (@pdchris) and a local Rams fan and photo editor named Alvin Lawrence (@stlramsphotos) have been engaged in a feud. Since Lee publicly called Lawrence out for what Lee believes is copyright infringement on his...
Via cover32 - Rams
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 1: San Jose 4, Vancouver 1 Rewind

Rough Loss When: 10:00 PM ET, Thursday, October 3, 2013 Where: HP Pavillion at San Jose, San Jose, California Referees:   Gord Dwyer, Chris Lee Linesmen:     Steve Miller, Pierre Racicot Attendance:     17562 Defenseman Justin Braun snapped a tie with 1:53 remaining in the second period while Patrick Marleau and Tommy Wingels scored 1:18 apart late in the third as host...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 165: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Complete Scorecards

With Saturday’s championship affair between reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) and Alexander Gustafsson ending in a controversial unanimous decision, many in the media (including yours truly) were upset the Office of the Athletics Commissioner of Ontario, who oversaw UFC 165 in Toronto, didn’t release a detailed breakdown of exactly how judges Chris Lee...
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Division Of The Month: The NL Central

Summer baseball is in full swing and as it gets closer and closer to the halfway mark, some things are becoming obvious. All the money that the Toronto Blue Jays spent this offseason does not seem to be working for them, the Miami Marlins should start giving away tickets in happy meals, and the National League central division might be playing the best baseball so far. The St. Louis...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Your On-Ice Officials For The Conference Finals

via NHL Officials, The NHL has announced the Officials selected for the third round of Stanley Cup Playoffs 2011-12: REFEREES Chris Lee, Wes McCauley, Dan O’Halloran, Dan O’Rourke, Kevin Pollock, Chris Rooney, Kelly Sutherland and Brad Watson. LINESMEN Derek Amell, Steve Barton, Shane Heyer, Jean Morin, Brian Murphy, Jonny Murray, Pierre Racicot and Jay Sharrers.
Via Kukla's Korner
May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

On-Ice Officials Round 2

I’m a little late with this but I am sure some of you wanted to know… via NHLOfficials, REFEREES Eric Furlatt, Marc Joannette, Steve Kozari, Chris Lee, Wes McCauley, Dan O’Halloran, Dan O’Rourke, Kevin Pollock, Chris Rooney, Kelly Sutherland, Stephen Walkom and Brad Watson. LINESMEN Derek Amell, Steve Barton, Greg Devorski, Scott Driscoll, Shane Heyer, Brad Kovachik,...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Your Stanley Cup Playoff Officials

via NHL Officials, The NHL has announced the Officials selected for the Stanley Cup Playoffs 2011-12: REFEREES Paul Devorski, Eric Furlatt, Marc Joannette, Tom Kowal, Steve Kozari, Mike Leggo, Chris Lee, Wes McCauley, Brad Meier, Dan O’Halloran, Dan O’Rourke, Tim Peel, Brian Pochmara, Kevin Pollock, Chris Rooney, Kelly Sutherland, Francois St-Laurent, Stephen Walkom, Ian Walsh...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 10, 2012  |  Discuss

How To Improve Bad Officiating

from Sean Gordon of the Globe and Mail, The NHL is a reputation league, and refs also sometimes make flash judgments influenced by a player’s rep. Best example: Dan O’Rourke calling Erik Karlsson a diver in a conversation with Ottawa coach Paul MacLean - nice work Rourkie. At least MacLean has big brass ones and smashed the usual omerta by going public and ratting him out....
Via Kukla's Korner
February 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Are the Rams setting up Sam Bradford for stability? Or mediocrity?

Sam Bradford will get one-on-one coaching for the first time since Dick Curl was let go. Photo by Chris Lee, Post-Dispatch. The Rams followed through on Jeff Fisher's commitment to hire a quarterbacks coach this week, reportedly recruiting former Rutgers offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti Jr. The move is welcome just from the standpoint of having this position filled, and...
Via Rams Herd
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

49ers win, earn No. 2 seed despite late letdown

ST. LOUIS – Here's how far the 49ers have come this season: On Sunday, they won on the road, clinched the NFC's No. 2 seed in the playoffs, finished the season with 13 victories and felt awful about it afterward. Chris Lee St. Louis Post-Dispatch San Francisco wide receiver Michael Crabtree high-steps across the goal line on a 28-yard pass play in the second quarter Sunday.
Via Sacbee
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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