Archive for the ‘Of Note’ Category

Parise’s first Minnesota Wild goal

It only took two games for Zach Parise to score his first goal as a member of the Minnesota Wild and it was quite nice.
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There isn’t too much to say about the video. Basically: Holy crap what a save.
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A few wise people (*cough* me *cough*) have suggested that Vladimir Tarasenko ought to be a favorite to win the 2013 Calder Trophy. If his first game is any indication, he’ll put himself in good position to take home said award as he has two goals on his first two career shots.
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Jaromir Jagr scores for the Stars

He’s baaaaaaaack.
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Huberdeau’s first NHL goal

It didn’t happen on Hockey Night in Canada, but while you were watching hockey, Jonathan Huberdeau’s NHL career got off to an excellent start. He scored his first career goal tonight on a shot in close off of a pass from ALEXEI KOVALEV (yes, that one).
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Even big tough hockey guys have a soft spot for plush octopi

As many outlets have noted recently, it appears as though the CBC is being pushed to move on without their primary hockey attraction, Don Cherry. What happens from here on out will definitely be interesting to see.

With CBC’s NHL contract currently being renegotiated, it appears as though Cherry will need to have a diminished role within the broadcasts for the deal to go through without difficulty. However, for all of his detractors, Cherry remains very popular in the grand scheme of things. He is a uniquely polarizing character in many ways and the prospect of Hockey Night in Canada running without his usual segment just feels… well, off. Read the rest of this entry »

Good look, better haircut

Line brawls in the NHL have hit a sharp decline since the introduction of penalty box walls. As a result, whenever something resembling a line brawl happens people tend to get VERY excited. Couple that with a rivalry that used to be interesting but has more or less been totally stale since the lockout you’ve got some good ole fashioned family entertainment.

And by good ole fashioned family entertainment I mean violence, questionable language for lip readers and male nudity from the waist up.

It all started with a shove between Nick Foligno and Luke Schenn which turned into punches exchanged between Foligno and Schenn. Away from that scrap was a shove from Chris Neil into the back of Carter Ashton which prompted Mikhail Grabovski to jump into the fray (Aside: props to Grabovski as one of the leaders of the team to step in for a rook) as he and Neil began to mix it up and trade shots and after all of that mess we had a few majors, a few game misconducts and an ever-present sense of nostalgia.

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