If you didn’t already love these two, this should pretty much put you over the top.
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Posted by Justin Bourne under General Hilarity, Hockey Vids on Mar 15, 2013
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Awesomeness, General Cleverness, Hockey Vids, Wait What on Mar 11, 2013
I’m not exactly sure what to say about Kaspars Daugavins shootout attempt against the Bruins, except for that it was a lot of fun to watch, and it’s worked before. And it was weird.
Good job, weird effort, Kaspars.
— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) March 12, 2013
Yeah, what he said.
Daugavins goes toe-down on top of the puck, as Phil Bourque once did many decades ago. Watch:
Here it is:
Posted by Justin Bourne under Commentary, Hockey Vids on Mar 08, 2013
(Stick-tap to Kukla’s Korner)
Posted by Justin Bourne under Complaints, Hockey Vids, Notable Quotables on Mar 05, 2013
As a general rule, I hate organizational finger pointing. “That team dives,” “that team embellishes,” that team whines and cries,” and of course “that team has no class.”
Hearing a fan imply that one team is more or less likely to be cheap or dive is great for me, because I find it’s a pretty surefire way to separate the people whose hockey opinions I value from those I don’t. And I specify “fan,” because I can allow that someone like Julien might have some other motivation for making a claim like that aside from true belief.
But still, I’ll give some credit where credit is due: Claude Julien made the mistake of taking up the cause of removing embellishing from our game right after a tough loss to a rival, and deserves to make to look a little silly.
From YouTube-ist MAKAVELI719696, here’s Embellishment City.
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Awesomeness, Hockey Vids on Mar 05, 2013
You may recall last season, when Evgeni Malkin waltzed through the Tampa Bay Lightning and scored the best goal of the 2011-12 season. Well, last night he scored another ridiculous goal, again against Tampa.
He picks up a turnover and rushes in for an opportunity, sees both d-man desperately trying to get to him before he can shoot, and decides to cut back against their overcommitment. He strafes so sharp that Lindback ends up having to dive across the net like Malkin passed it back-door to an open teammates, despite the fact that he does it all himself.
To quote Keanu Reeves: whoa.
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Awesomeness, Hockey Vids on Feb 24, 2013
The goal above (versus Bathurst) reminds of the stuff The Professor used to do on the And1 Mixtape Tour – juke someone, flat beat them, then head back to where they started because, whatever, I can do that whenever I want. Those kids he’s up against just aren’t in his league.
Posted by Justin Bourne under Hockey Vids, I Dunno, Wait What on Feb 21, 2013
Yesterday’s Penguins/Flyers game featured possibly the most chaotic goal I’ve ever seen, which gave us the following still shots, at one point including every single Penguin but the goalie in, or touching their crease. Nicklas Grossman eventually got the goal. Read the rest of this entry »