Archive for the ‘Deep Thoughts’ Category

Come on, how can you not love this guy? Just look at that face.

I don’t know if any of you noticed but July 4, 2012 saw a pretty massive free agent signing that could really put a Stanley Cup contender over the top. Okay, not really, but lost in the shuffle of all the Parise/Suter madness was a signing that didn’t get a lot of coverage but warmed the darkest, frozen parts of my dead heart. If you couldn’t tell by the headline, I am of course referring to Steve Sullivan signing at 1 year, $1.85 million deal with the Phoenix Coyotes.

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“I love our jam. I love our balls.” – John Tortorella

The man doesn’t say a whole lot, but damn can he drop a sentence on you. Read the rest of this entry »

That face.

When David Clarkson scored in tonight’s game two affair against the Philadelphia Flyers, he decided to do something that is generally considered a no-no in sports. He celebrated with props.

This is frowned upon.
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It’s often been said that hockey is an old boy’s network where very little is allowed to change except where the opportunity to make a dollar is concerned.

And perhaps that’s why, in the wake of all these teams advancing into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, a lot of people have acted as though it was terribly surprising for teams such as the St. Louis Blues, Phoenix Coyotes and Nashville Predators to roll over their opponents in the postseason’s opening series. It was because they beat long-standing NHL Old Guards San Jose, Chicago, and Detroit, respectively. The upset was not in the standings and certainly not on the ice, but in the mind of viewers, because it makes people ask very hard questions about what they thought they knew about the league. The Coyotes? The Blues? The Predators? These teams stink. Have for years. And so it takes more than a little getting used to that these guys are all of a sudden very, very good.

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