A list of new rules that were not approved.

Last week, the NHL announced that they were instituting some new rules, such as getting rid of the spin-o-rama, which everybody loves, and expanding the trapezoid, which everybody hates. If these are the rules that made the cut, what did the NHL opt not to include in the new season? Let’s take a look at some of those guidelines that were considered but not added to the rule book...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seriously, what’s with the dogs?

First we had a a dog as Minnesota Wild painting, and now, today, we have a Twitter explosion of dogs in hockey sweaters. #NationalDogDay #HockeyDogs @NHL @NHLBlackhawks Gracie supporting her favorite player! @bbicks29 — Spencer Moustis (@spenceemoustis) August 26, 2014 #internationaldogday @NHLFlames @bigern10 Dexter is ready for the season to start...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

This is the beginning of a second Renaissance

            The Middle Ages are also called the Dark Ages, primarily for the sweeping, disease induced death that gripped Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East, but also because so little came from it in the terms of intellectual or artistic innovation. Then, the 14th century, from Florence, there was a rebirth, politically, intellectually and perhaps most famously,...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

I get excited for hockey video games

I have always been a fan of hockey video games. I was the one at the rink between hockey games standing at the Blades of Steel arcade game, rattling the joystick pretending I was playing. I bought an old Sega Genesis when I was in college so I could get NHL 94. My only problem is that I don’t buy new games very often. I am still rocking NHL2009, and it is still my favorite game...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Is there any new hockey news?

So no then. No new hockey news.
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A message from the Sabres to the city of Buffalo

Hello, friends. As owner of the Buffalo Sabres, I just wanted to solidify our commitment to this team and the citizens of Buffalo. With the unfortunate passing of Ralph Wilson, owner of our friends and neighbors the Buffalo Bills, there has been some question as to their permanence in this fine city. We sincerely hope that the Bills can remain in Western New York, and if we could...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A Huge Year ahead for the New York Rangers

  In additional news, the huge Dustin Penner would be a good fit for the Rangers. That would be a huge acquisition for the Rangers. Huge.
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss


Dustin Penner. Age 31, Height 6’4, Weight 247lbs Last seen: Washington DC Pertinent information: Penner has not been heard of this off season after leaving the Washington Capitals. Has a somewhat checkered history with contract negotiations, but can be lured practically anywhere (Edmonton, for example) with a little bit of cash. Enjoys pancakes. Devin Charlie Kenichi Setoguchi...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tyler Seguin stars in a PSA about the dangers of concussions

There is no way a sane person does this, right? There is no way that this happens without some sort of brain malady, right? Wear a helmet.
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Look, the Flyers are getting a new jersey

Apparently, Philadelphia is going to be releasing a third jersey, the first time they have gone with such sartorial selection since 2010. Now that free agency is winding down and the draft is done, this is what qualifies as big news in the hockey world. There is quite a bit of debate as to what type of jersey they might be seeing in Philadelphia next year. Will they opt for something...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The end of the an era

I’ll make it short and sweet, but it would be terrible if I didn’t mention us. The founding father of this very website, Kevin Schultz, has decided to step away from the sports writing game. He started Barry Melrose Rocks as a hobby back in when he was in college. As is the case when anyone has a hobby or pet project, he kicked it’s ass and turned it into one of the best Blogspot...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Prepare for the insanity

NHL free agency begins at noon eastern time tomorrow. 96% of free agents will be signed by eastern time. This has been your alert. Please don’t oversleep free agency, otherwise you will be left with a Brookbank,
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dale Tallon is pissed

      All right, we got the chubby guy in a bow tie looking like a 19th century physician, the ruggedly good looking Aaron Ekblad as the number one overall pick, actor of ER fame Anthony Edwards and an adorable kid cheesing it up for the camera. Sure, there’s a lot going on on stage at the NHL draft, but couldn’t they cut back to the Dalester ONCE? Dale Tallon can’t believe...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Columbus acquires professional wrestler

  Scott Hartnell has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for RJ Umberger and a 4th round draft pick. Columbus tends to be involved in the ill conceived contract issues of the east coast teams and then shuffles those issues off to other teams. Usually that other team is the Los Angeles Kings. Usually, it works out better for the Kings than the Blue Jackets. In recent...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Stupid sexy Gaborik

Marian Gaborik was one of those players that won the Stanley Cup last week. Instead of taking it to Slovakia, he took it to the ocean, and promptly took off his shirt. He also wore tiny Euro shorts. Eyes are up here, ladies.
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Kings win the Stanley Cup, have a drinking problem.

Jesus, LA, don’t rub it in anymore. The Rangers need a drink or two, and you are just drinking out of pretty bendy straws out of the cup on national TV. Awful. Jerks. The Sharks should have taken care of you when they had the chance.  
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dear Anze: Wtf is pink sauce?

Buzzfeed produced a video recently that highlighted the dining choices of your favorite athletes before they take the ice/field/floor . They did it all cute where they presented the dishes in question and you can watch it here.  Anze Kopitar, it turns out, likes pink sauce. He is an insatiable pink sauce connoisseur. Kopitar can’t get enough of the pink sauce, and wants it every...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Happy Father’s Day from Barry Melrose Rocks

    May all of you Fathers out there have as good a day as Kyle Clifford.
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 6/14/14

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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 6/12/14

Well, I guess we have to wait another day before you don’t have to look at Cup Dumps for the year. The Top Line The Rangers had a little bit of help from some goal line snow, but they stayed alive, delaying what may be described as inevitable. ESPN, NBC, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, CBC, Fox,, The Local Take Scoreboard New York Rangers 2, Los Angeles 1...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cup Dump 6/10/14

The Kings clearly want the Cup Dumps to end. The Top Line The Kings are up 3-0. I personally think that it would be nice symmetry if the Rangers came back from 3-0 to beat LA. ESPN, Sports Illustrated. TSN, CBC, Fox,, The Local Take Scoreboard Los Angeles 3, New York Rangers 0 -Jonathan Quick really picked up the pace upon returning to New York. Maybe he was just nervous...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 6/8/14

If trends continue, we are looking for a 3OT game 3 The Top Line The Kings came back from 2 goals down, sent the game to overtime, sent the game to another overtime, then won. ESPN, NBC, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, TSN, CBC, The Local Take Scoreboard Los Angeles 5, New York Rangers 4 (2OT) – But hey, at least the Rangers are keeping it close! New York definitely...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings need to stop winning for Drew Doughty’s safety

This is from Game 7 of the Western Conference finals, and this is Drew Doughty completely eating it. Come to think of it, if the Kings hadn’t won game 7, they wouldn’t have had to deal with this in Game 1 against the Rangers. The important thing that we all need to take into consideration is that hockey is played on ice and is super scary and nobody should ever play it. Too...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 6/2/14

  The Kings and Rangers are meeting in the Stanley Cup Final. NBC won’t say so, but they appreciate it. The Top Line Los Angeles won in OT last night to take their place as the Rangers’ opponent for the Cup.ESPN, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, TSN, CBC, Fox, The Local Take – Just have to say that is the weirdest perspective I have seen for the local take in a while...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/31/14

Woo, are you ready for the Stanley Cu — Oh, we;re not there yet? The Top Line The Blackhawks won yesterday, setting up a thrilling conclusion for Sunday. NBC, Sports Illustrated, TSN, CBC, Fox , The Local Take Scoreboard Chicago 4, Los Angeles 3 – Patrick Kane is exerting himself. Tweet of the moment . RT @TorontoMarlies: The #Marlies and #Stars are tied at 1 after two periods...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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