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I don’t have a ton to offer on this except this is a real thing? and that I also kind of secretly think it’s great. After all, Jaromir Jagr is great, and deserves a tribe of (apparently) all-male groupies.

Sick jerseys, boys. In Jagr We Trust.

Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils

Devils forward Stephen Gionta was involved in a crazy play today in the game between New Jersey and Florida.

Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov nailed Gionta into the Panthers bench with a big hit, but what happens next is really quite something. Gionta gets up pretty quick, and as he’s trying to get back on the ice, gets pushed by Florida defenseman T.J. Brennan.

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Matthew Perry says his house looks much better with the Stanley Cup on the patio.

Matthew Perry says his house looks much better with the Stanley Cup on the patio.

Matthew Perry was on Conan the other night, and spent about four minutes talking hockey, including getting booed by Devils fans, becoming a Kings fan, and hosting Anze Kopitar’s Stanley Cup party.

“My house has a very nice view…because I was on Friends.”

(S/t to Puck Daddy)

Colorado Avalanche v Phoenix Coyotes

Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith, who made his return to the lineup Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche after suffering an upper-body injury against the Vancouver Canucks back on March 21st, took out some frustration (even though he had a shutout working) after Cody McLeod’s stick ended up in his crease after a few jabs at the netminder.

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Daugavins, Dziurzynski, Wiercioch, Zibanejad, Silfverberg…it’s a mess.

We’ve all seen some pretty nice shootout goals over the years, but this one from 17-year old Alexsander Barkov definitely will go down as one of the top five of all-time.

Barkov eventually starts skating backwards and uses some fancy stick work in his shootout attempt in a game Saturday in the Finnish Elite League.

Just for the record, he is eligible for the NHL draft this year.

S/T to Yahoo! Sports


New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur may be showing his age today against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Broduer, age 40,  left his crease to pick up his stick by the boards, but falls down on his way back to the net.

Of course this was career game 1,200 for the future Hall of Famer.

Stick Tap for the GIF to @thescottlewis