Tonight’s Senators/Penguins game will feature Cory Conacher in the pressbox instead of on the ice, which is nothing if not surprising. For one, coaches are known to be extremely superstitious, and rarely like to change their lineup after a win. Especially after a win against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Justin Bourne under News, One Man's Opinion on May 22, 2013
Posted by Justin Bourne under News, Scary, Yikes on May 22, 2013
Jakub Voracek walked away from an accident with a truck that saw his Ferrari incur the above damage.
Jake Voracek is thankfully not injured after a terrifying car accident in the Czech Republic on Wednesday. The Flyers confirmed the news, first reported by Czech publication iSport, that Voracek collided his blue Ferrari with a truck on a road near Kladno, his hometown.
“I spoke with Jake this morning,” Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. “He was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic. Although his car did suffer damage, there were no injuries. Jake is fine.”
Alcohol was thankfully not a factor, but it does sound like the blame is on the Flyers’ young winger: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Justin Bourne under News, Opinion on May 21, 2013
Not all successful junior coaches are cut out to coach pro hockey, but a certain type should expect to have an even tougher time: “name” junior coaches.
I bring this up in light of the news over the past day or two from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post that Patrick Roy is very likely to be named the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. Dater relays the news from Stéphane Roy, Patrick’s brother:
“They’re discussing the final details of an arrangement. Colorado is going to be very happy. Patrick is looking for a new challenge,” said Stephane Roy, the younger brother of his famous sibling.
Stephane Roy, who played briefly in the NHL, posted on his Facebook page Monday night, “For all my friends I’d like you to know before the official news spreads that my older brother will be the new coach of the Colorado Avalanch(sic).”
So yeah, it sounds like this is happening.
Roy may very well go to Colorado and succeed, but I can think of a few reasons to be skeptical. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Hilarity, News on May 10, 2013
According to Sens’ GM Bryan Murray, he’s been skating with the team’s black aces, which is step one to getting himself back in the line-up.
Really, though, it’s just an excuse to share the above .GIF, which is Earth’s Greatest Thing. Also great: this video compilation we made of Spezza laughing last year:
Posted by Justin Bourne under News, Wait What on Apr 24, 2013
On February 13th, the Ottawa Senators tweeted out the official news in the wake of the Matt Cooke/Erik Karlsson achilles-cutting incident:
Update on Karlsson: Erik suffered a laceration to his left achilles, which will require surgery to repair. He will be out indefinitely.
— Ottawa Senators (@NHL_Sens) February 14, 2013
Game over. The Sens were going to have to make it the rest of the way without their Norris Trophy-winning defenseman. It was over.
But lo! The unthinkable news broke earlier today:
Erik Karlsson is taking a defensive shift with Marc Methot to start practice — a sign that he’s closer to a return this week.
— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) April 24, 2013
Karlsson takaing a regular shift with Methot. Would appear he makes his return tomorrow. #sens
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) April 24, 2013
I don’t believe there’s been any decision made just yet but I wouldn’t be surprised if Erik Karlsson returns to OTT lineup tomorrow night.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 24, 2013
Posted by Justin Bourne under News, Observation, Opinion on Apr 17, 2013
Disclaimer: if you’re a fan of say, not the New York Rangers, your team may not have actually been given an outdoor game.
Last night TSN and ESPN both shared the news that NHL is going to have (queue Lebron James) not one outdoor game. Not two. Not three, not four, not five. But six, yes, six outdoor games next season.
Six. Six outdoor games.
Here’s what we’re looking at:
* Leafs / Red Wings will still be held on January first in Michigan at the Big House
Posted by Daniel Wagner under News, Ouch on Apr 09, 2013
At this point, the Colorado Avalanche are likely thankful for the NHL lockout: 82 games of this level of mediocrity would have been unbearable. As it is, the team has just 9 games left until they’re put out of their misery. It would be completely understandable if the team just mailed it in down the stretch, accepted their last place finish, and started making their off-season plans.
On Monday night, that’s exactly what Colorado goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere accused his teammates of doing, unleashing some of the most devastating denunciations that I have ever seen a player direct at his own team. And, while understandable, giving up is also unacceptable.