I assume that if you’re the type who reads hockey blogs, you’ve also given Twitter a go. If you haven’t, get your s**t together and do it.
Don Cherry has, and while he’s still a sharp as he ever was, he’s definitely launched himself head-first into full old-guy-on-porch-in-a-rocking-chair-with-a-shotgun mode. Here’s what Don’s tweeting about today. Read the rest of this entry »
And I know, the “who’s taller?” debate just won’t seem to go away with these two. Well, that image above was shared by Sauce Hockey this morning, and I kinda love it. Mostly I love how amused the fans are by the two lining up for the draw.
Zdeno Chara is a full 6’9″ (tallest player in the NHL), while diminutive Sabres’ forward Nathan Gerbe is just a lil’ guy, at 5’5″ (shortest player in the NHL).
We should note, of course, that this is nothing new to Gerbe. His teammate, John Scott, is fairly sizable human as well, at 6’8″. Buddy comedy writers are lining up around the block.
To partake in the ceremonial puck drop, [Mary-Margaret] McMahon walked out to centre ice on a red carpet, accompanied by officials including TTC CEO Andy Byford, Kevin Morton of the Amalgamated Transit Unionand TTC chair Karen Stintz, who brought along her two kids. As a TTC employee skated over for the faceoff, he hit a rut and lost control, said McMahon. Suddenly, she found herself in a heap on the ice, alongside Stintz and her kids, Byford and another TCC employee.
My worst fears as a player come true.
I apologize for filing this picture under “General Hilarity” given the tears from McMahon’s daughter and all, but I mean…come on. …Right? Everyone’s okay. Therefore, that’s generally hilarious.
Mike Smith has taken his goaltender right of contact immunity too far.
When the puck goes behind the net and the opposing team is going to be first on it, Smith likes to leave his net to play the puck away from them, but then he likes to take away any conceivable lane for the forechecker to skate through to avoid plowing him. And when they do take a piece, holy smokes, it looks like Scott Stevens himself headed behind the net with ill will and trucked him Lindros-style.
I will say: it’s not like guys are fully trying to avoid him or anything (he’s out there and a goalie, so…yeah), just funny that it continually happens to him, no?
Here’s what happened last night, Alex Edler edition:
Edler doesn’t exactly try not to hit him, but where’s he supposed to go? Jump the back of the net?