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John Gibson is a cool kid

Anaheim netminder John Gibson has created a sensation with his new helmet (by sensation, I mean that it appeared on Puck Daddy) because everyone loves old video games. Pretty much anything involving the old games is going to be a winner, really popular with everyone. I mean, come on, Gibson has Duck Hunt on his helmet. Which is great because he plays for the Ducks. Wait. That...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ron MacLean is so high right now

I mean, I get it. The Oilers have been drafting at the top of the draft continuously for years now.  They should definitely have a boatload of talent at this point, and they undoubtedly do, but there is a reason that they keep making picks at the top of the draft. It’s because they can’t put it together, that they are terrible. Why would Connor McDavid be the one to turn the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Quebec wants a team back

NEWARK, NJ – APRIL 10: Members of the “Nordiques Nation” converge on Prudential Center prior to the game between the New Jersey Devils and the Boston Bruins on April 10, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Quebec has been without a team since the Nordiques moved to Denver to become the Avalanche. I mean, they don’t even have a team in the CFL...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fitting in just fine

Got something under your nose, Milan
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Darling is the most hipster

Scott Darling looks like this on purpose. Just like, every day, this is what he looks like. Tank top, that hair cut, beard, and ink up and down his arm. I bet he listens to alt+J and eats vegan flatbread pizzas. Scott Darling has signed a contract with the Quebec Nordiques for 2015-16.
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Only in Toronto

Today was the first day of free agency, which generally is an awesome, fun filled day, but the crazy factor was kicked up a notch by the fact that Toronto traded away their best player. For the third year in a row, and despite a down year, Phil Kessel led the Maple Leafs in scoring. The Leafs are certainly a bad team all around, but the world generally understands that it’s not...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Bieksa traded, will fit in nicely in Anaheim

  Anaheim is full of awful people, and Kevin Bieksa will fit in just fine down there. Match made in heaven! Or hell, I guess.
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The classiest end in sports

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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 6/16/15

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 15: Jonathan Toews #19 and Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate by hoisting the Stanley Cup after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-0 in Game Six to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutObviously, the big...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 6/14/15

TAMPA, FL – JUNE 13: Antoine Vermette #80 and Patrick Kane #88 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-1 to win Game Five of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 13, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutUsing many different words that mean the same thing...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Um, Ben? Ben? BEN WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU GOING

Tip: If you run into your own defensemen, then you probably shouldn’t be out that far playing the puck. Fun note: The Lightning lost the game by one goal.
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 6/11/15

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 10: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 2 to 1 in Game Four of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center on June 10, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutPeople are wondering what it is, exactly, that the Blackhawks...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 6/9/15

  CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 08: Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning stays in position as a member of the ice crew tries to clear the crease during Game Three of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on June 8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutWe’re three games into the...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 6/7/15

during Game Two of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. What everyone is talking about The series isn’t over! In fact, we know it’s not even half over now that Tampa evened the series in Game 2, thanks to a flurry of early goals, some goaltending hijinks and domination from their top line. You know, given the way the playoffs have...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 6/4/15

during Game One of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 3, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. What everyone is talking aboutObviously, down to one series left in the season, everyone is going to be talking about the series (except for TSN!), so we’re going to be looking at individual story lines, or in this case, the same phrase in the headlines. Safe is death: NBC, Yahoo...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks vs. Lightning, the Tale of the Tape

COLUMBUS, OH – JANUARY 24: Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Team Foligno talks with Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Team Foligno during the AMP NHL Hardest Shot event of the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Nationwide Arena on January 24, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Stanley Cup Final starts in...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/31/15

  ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 30: The Chicago Blackhawks pose in front of the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl with NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly after the Blackhawks 5-3 victory against the Anaheim Ducks in Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Honda Center on May 30, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) What...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/30

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 29: The New York Rangers shake hands with the Tampa Bay Lightning after the Lighting defeated the Ranges by a score of 2-0 in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) What Everyone is Talking AboutThe Tampa Bay Lightning are going...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

One down

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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/28/15

What everyone is talking aboutI made a joke about the pouty face NHL.com caught Duncan Keith in yesterday, but as it turns out, that very well may be have been a real live game face . He dragged Chicago into a 7th game with Anaheim. This was, somehow, the least compelling game of the series, but I think we are probably in for a couple of good games on Friday and Saturday. It...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Duncan Keith brings his Game Face to Game 6

The Lightning and Rangers are already off to a Game 7 in what has been one of the most cooly contested 7 Game Series in memory. Two of the games were decided by 1 goal, only 1 went to OT, but 3 of them were decided by 4 goals. I suspect Game 7, despite the allure of Game 7s, will be a let down. It’s entirely possible that tonight’s Game 6 between the Ducks and Blackhawks and...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/27/15

TAMPA, FL – MAY 26: Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammate J.T. Miller #10 after scoring a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on May 26, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images) What everyone is talking...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Wake me up when Averman starts tweeting

SUCK IT, WINDY CITY WINDBAGS!!! DUCKS WIN! DUCKS WIN! DUCKS WIN! @AnaheimDucks @NHL — Emilio Estevez (@EMILIOTHEWAY) May 26, 2015 i actually had a Blackhawks fan tell me they thought Estevez was a bandwagon fan. Cheering for a team named after a movie you were in is about the opposite of being bandwagon as you can get. This tweet, and the ones before it are the best.
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/26/15

GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 06: Head coach Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 6, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blues defeated the Coyotes 6-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutHere’s something funny. The Mike Babcock saga was anticipated...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers website does not talk about the Oilers

I know that the Oilers are long done with hockey for the year, but for some reason I delight in the offseason malaise of teams pretending like they still matter while the good teams are still playing. The Oilers, despite hiring a new general manager and having the first overall pick in the draft have little to no mention of players or personnel on the actual team on their home page...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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