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ekman burrish

The commentator called the above pose a “downward-facing desert dog,” and to someone with a limited knowledge of yoga (me), I accept his proposal.

Adam Burish blocks the attempted shot of Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who then seems to carry on to give Burish a little extra somethin’-somethin’, then…I dunno, gets tangled in a web of confusion, I guess. And here’s what you end up with:

Full video below:

(Stick-tap to @cerise8192)

duthie pic

Howdy y’all! The Backhand Shelf Trade Deadline Drinking Game video, featuring our two brave friends Archi Zuber and Kyle Smith, is up and ready to watch.

We hope you enjoy – we know we did: Read the rest of this entry »

don cherry raccoon

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 »

chara gerbe

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.

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A conversation at Fox 11 in Anaheim:

“We need somebody to do sports today.”

“Mark likes sports.”

“Let’s have Mark do sports.”

“I like where your heads at – Mark, here are the topics for today, you’re going to do sports.” 

“I’m down. Not real familiar with ice basketball though.”

“How hard could it be?”

“Good point. LET’S DO THIS.”

(S/t to  Puck Daddy)


This story went from “come on no way” to “ohhhhh” to “okay, that’s still hilarious” in a couple minutes for me.

Can I interest you in a similar roller coaster?

First, video #1

NHL.com captionBruins assistant coach Geoff Ward blindly tosses his earpiece over the glass into a fan’s beverage. Read the rest of this entry »

hockey fall pic

The above picture is from a charity game in Toronto this weekend between the NHL Alumni and a team from the Toronto Transit Commission.

From the Toronto Star:

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.

(S/t to Puck Daddy)