It’s the torch, le flambeau, that is tangibly passed from generation to generation of Habs greats, theirs to hold high. It works both literally and figuratively. While Leaf front office types have grumbled for years that the Habs hijacked In Flanders Fields to get their hands on that torch, the Leafs have tried various copy-cat […]
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Hockey lost me after the last lockout, when I watched salaries go astronomical and the game carved up to fit TV timing. This latest “labour action” disgusts me even more, and the CBC has posted a bang-on comment from a reader that explains why: Here’s Sunday’s second comment from a CBCSports.ca user out of Quebec […]
The Kings and Devils are about due for a handshake lineup. Good luck to both of them! (But more good luck to the Kings – heh heh.) It’s no secret hockey is a chippy, rough and tumble sport but everyone checks their egos at the door during the handshake, wipes the slate clean and says […]
I add the “jerks” tag here with a huge smile on my face. Oilers fans must be hoping for a ton of tie-games this season, in hopes of seeing yet another Linus Omark shot. I’d never heard of him before this sweet little goal, but a Swedish friend informs me he’s known and beloved for […]
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=Ai1spBLn9AqCRztiZeg2xborvLYF?slug=ap-montreal-savard&prov=ap&type=lgns Former Montreal Canadiens general manager Serge Savard says he and a group of partners are prepared to buy the NHL franchise if it is put up for sale. I’m behind this 100% so long as Serge stays the hell away from the GM’s office.
http://www.onfrozenblog.com/2007/08/22/avert-your-eyes%E2%80%94jersey-mishaps/ One gets the impression this “article” was written by the progenitor of the Ninja Sloths logo, but I don’t care. The brilliance of a Ninja Sloths team forgives all transgressions (with the exception of those inhumane cowboy jerseys…) Thanks, Irish, for the find!
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/film/winnipegjets.html I watched this “art-house documentary” (read: bizarrely edited and off-puttingly assembled found clips) on the death of the Winnipeg Jets hockey franchise. In some parts, it’s unwatchable, in others, tragic and moving. Much, I imagine, like living in Winterpeg. This article on the ‘Pegger filmmakers, though, highlights the kind of manic zaniness that results […]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Riot I made a passing mention of the Richard Riot in an earlier post, but it occurs to me that it’s worth posting on its own. Canada is a funny country when it comes to our unofficial national sport. Those of other nationalities joke that it preoccupies us far more than it should, but it […]
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=a9b0f9a5-7b21-4dec-89b6-1bfed58007b8&k=46884 A disappointingly perfunctory obituary of one of the league’s great characters, goalie Gump Worsley, by another of its great characters, sports writer Red Fisher. Fisher’s a sportswriting legend; he’s still telling it like it is fifty years after his first game – the infamous night that started the Richard riot. A better summation of […]
http://www.legendsofhockey.net/html/ind06cele.htm A warning to all non-Canadian Stumblers or Americans who don’t follow hockey: All the raving that follows will be completely indecipherable to you. I’m still recovering from Monday, in which I had a terrific bit of luck cross my path. A hockey-mad coworker with terrific connections had wangled two tickets (worth $350 each) to […]