Archive for the ‘Wait What’ Category
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Hilarity, Immaturity, Wait What on May 01, 2013
Posted by Justin Bourne under HardBall Talkin', Wait What on Apr 24, 2013
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.
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 Numbers, Observation, Wait What on Apr 23, 2013
Earlier this season, I had a very brief sit down with Columbus and explained a reality: Detroit is just not that into you. As a rival, I mean.
The Wings once had a rivalry with Colorado that mattered, so I guess they might consider them a top opponent. They once had one with Chicago, so there’s that too. I think they might even consider St. Louis a rival. Regardless, I don’t think they’ve historically had you very high on their list of teams they’re concerned about.
Why’s that, you ask?
As per @aportzline, the Columbus Blue Jackets have NEVER finished within 20 points of the Detroit Red Wings. “Was 59 pts one year!”
— Mark Spector Sports (@SportsnetSpec) April 23, 2013
According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary “rivalry” is defined as “not that.”
I did a little check to ensure that was right, and check this out – it’s never been close. Chart time! Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Justin Bourne under Wait What on Apr 12, 2013
Not really sure what to do with this, so I’m just going to present it and get out of the way. It happened. I suppose maybe it was some agitator-y attempt at being annoying? I dunno. I’ll slowly back out of the room now.
(Stick-tap to the Buzz)
Posted by Justin Bourne under BREAKING, Wait What on Apr 08, 2013
Hey, remember when Matt Cooke stepped on the back of Erik Karlsson’s leg and his skate blade sliced Karlsson’s achilles? The defending Norris Trophy-winning defenseman was ruled out for the season because a skate cut his freaking achilles. Pretty cut-and-dried situation, unless you’re Eugene Melnyk, and you believe the cut happened intentionally so you’re hiring a forensic doctor to prove it.
Welp…the dude is back skating.
Erik Karlsson skates! Less than 2 months after slicing his achilles, Karlsson looked very good in a workout this am with MarcPower. #cbcott
— Dan Séguin (@SeguinSports) April 8, 2013
And here you have it: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Justin Bourne under General Violence, Hockey Vids, That Just Happened, Wait What on Apr 05, 2013
So, naturally, a Lithuanian player whipped his stick helicopter style at a ref.
I don’t know if it was intentional or not (the “at the ref” part, I mean) – I’m leaning towards yes – but either way, that just happened. Remember kids: displays of anger and ref-blaming are key parts of the sporting culture, and it’s important to look at players like this as role models.
(Stick-tap to Deadspin)