Hometown Hockey, Western New York’s Best

Who is the greatest Western New York born hockey player?  It’s a simple question, but one that doesn’t lend itself to an obvious answer…at least not yet.  The area has represented itself well over the years, with 31 WNY born players appearing in NHL games in the post-expansion NHL.  And we’re not talking fringe WNY cities here either, I’ve limited this list to the core...
Via Queen City Sports
December 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Something Is Wrong With The All-Star Voting

from Joseph Hall of the Toronto Star, So, in the latest tally, three Maple Leafs, two Senators and an injured superstar would man the starting lineup for the NHL all-star game as voted for by the fans. To paraphrase Homer Simpson, when will they figure out that democracy doesn’t work in hockey? No less an authority than former NHL journeyman Rory Fitzpatrick says there has to...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Project Mayhem: NHL All-Star vote scheme brings rivals together

Every time the ballot boxes have opened for the NHL All-Star Game in the Internet voting era, there's been some kind of fan-driven effort to influence the totals in hilarious, disruptive and/or political ways. The most infamous example was the 2007 "Vote For Rory" campaign, in which beloved journeyman Rory Fitzpatrick was nearly voted in as a starter and the NHL was...
Via Puck Daddy
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Aaron Rome Mania!

Aaron Rome is experiencing a phenomenon that only Jeff Cowan and Rory Fitzpatrick can relate to right now. Aaron Rome Mania has swept Canuck Nation. Rome returned from injury last week and played his first four games of the season. In those four games the Canucks have gone 3-1 and Rome has 3 goals and 2 assists! Five points in four games usually isn’t something that will spawn...
Via Rob The Hockey Guy
November 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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