When I started my personal blog over at jtbourne.com back in 2009, I really wanted to get “bardown.com” as my address. It was taken, so I kept it simple, but still: it was something my roommates (and others) used to say to describe a great shot in hockey – one that hits the crossbar and goes directly down, hitting the ice before the back of the net.

Example: in practice, in line waiting to do a drill:

“Just scored a sweet goal at the other end.”

“Bardown dot com?”

“Bardown dot com.”

It comes with a satisfying ping, and it’s as high as you can shoot the puck while still scoring.

At the time, the site name was taken, so I left it alone and nearly forgot about it until I saw Michael Handzus score in the shootout against the Ducks last night, and instinctively said “bardown.com.”

Well-placed, good sir.

Comments (5)

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWrOafZ_X-8

    Though you’d like this…

    The King of Ping.. not a bad nickname

  2. Kimmo Timmonem’s goal against the rangers last night also lands clearly in this category

  3. In the KHL you get 2 points for going bar down.

  4. Not that this Sharks fan is biased or anything, but that was a very nice goal.

    • Nice to see Handzus featured, even if it’s for the skills competition. He was a great roleplayer on the Kings once his knee was back to normal. Unfortunate that he’s on the Sharks now but meh, what are you gonna do?

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