My wife hurt her back a couple years ago while we were moving from our old basement suite to our current basement suite . It was bad enough that she had to take some pretty heavy painkillers, the kind with a muscle relaxant involved. That medication, combined with being completely exhausted from a stressful move, made her pretty loopy that night. She decided that it was time for a challenge.
She decided that she wanted to draw all of the NHL logos from memory. Last night, I did the same. And I deeply, deeply regret it. Read the rest of this entry »
When Anton Volchenkov’s face met the business end of Mike Richards’ stick in game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals, everyone recoiled in horror anticipating the damage that had surely been done. Everyone except fans of the Ottawa Senators. Ottawa had come to know and love Volchenkov in his ten years with the organization for huge hits and blocking shots (generally with his face). Imagine the horror that swept the Ottawa Valley when it became apparent that Volchenkov was not only hurt, he was actually bleeding – something previously assumed to be impossible.
Coach’s Corner was particularly poignant in its absurdity on Saturday night. While I understand that I’m totally playing into the hype machine by posting it here — if you think this isn’t a strategy on their part, you’re insane, it’s all a publicity stunt — but this had to be shared.
We’ve seen our fair share of local news gaffes over the course of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. It has been painful to monitor. The Los Angeles Kings have been misidentified as the Sacramento Kings more times than I can count which is truly stunning because of the whole “different sport” issue. Someone named Brad Doty is on track to be nominated for the Conn Smythe by at least one sportscaster. We could go on. I’ll spare you. Read the rest of this entry »
The beauty of the internet is that we can jump on human beings for being human beings. Part of being a human being is making mistakes. How people ripped each other for being fallible prior to the internet is beyond me. Read the rest of this entry »
If any of you are familiar with extreme physical exertion, you know that there is a point you reach where all of a sudden your eyes try to touch each other through your nose, your stomach scrunches up and your head feels awfully light. Your body’s natural reaction to this of course is void any and all contents inside. I’ve been there, you’ve probably been there and 18 year olds trying to get an NHL job were just there yesterday.
Backhand Shelf’s very own Rob Pizzo got the low-down on upchucking at the NHL Combine. We implore you to take a look — it has gotten rave reviews thus far! Read the rest of this entry »
I genuinely feel bad for this woman, I do. If you don’t cover a sport routinely, calling the highlights can be hard, especially live. But still…don’t you give the names/pronounciations/general-things-to-say a double-check before you go on-air?
Anze Kopidor? Brad Doty? The ball? “Doesn’t matter who’s playing at Staples, there are celebrities around…”