At the under-18′s this year (division two), Lithuania gave up a short-handed goal to Great Britain with 32 seconds left that put GB up 3-2, which would end up being the final score of the game. That’s a frustrating way to lose.
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.
I did not expect to put this picture in a post when I woke up this morning.
I swear that this is not an April Fools’ Day joke. This is just too damn weird to not make a post on.
So, hands up if you’ve seen Baby Geniuses or Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2? I see very few hands. Okay, fine. The Baby Geniuses series are two of those movies that probably only has notoriety because the Internet exists and would likely be a long forgotten footnote of a film were it not for the meme-ification and weird, pseudo-ironic enjoyment that comes from horrible things. The original is #74 on IMDB’s Bottom 100 list and the sequel is currently ranked #4 while also, to this day, remaining the second worst movie Jon Voight ever made. Actually, that’s not even close to true. Does anyone have a weirder IMDB page than Jon Voight? See you for Baby Geniuses 5, dude.
I’m not entirely convinced that the body of this post needs to exist at all after that headline, because that’s basically the entirety of the crazy story here.
The Coles Notes:
Matt Cooke cut Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson’s achilles tendon with his skate earlier this season. Erik Karlsson is done for season. The Ottawa Senators would’ve preferred that not be the case. Matt Cooke is a reformed NHL villain. Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk does not believe he’s reformed, thinks he doesn’t belong in the NHL, and is now working with forensic experts to prove that Cooke meant to step on Karlsson’s tendon to cut it.
Speaking on Toronto radio station The Fan 590, Melnyk said he believes the National Hockey League will hear his case.
“I’ll bring it to (Brendan) Shanahan and to Gary (Bettman) and at that point they can decide whether it’s something they want to put out publicly or not, if I’m right. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong.” Read the rest of this entry »
The New Jersey Devils were on the powerplay against the Carolina Hurricanes tonight when they took a penalty. The ref’s arm goes up, Carolina has the puck, they pull their goalie to press… You know how this ends.
Daugavins goes toe-down on top of the puck, as Phil Bourque once did many decades ago. Watch:
He then keeps pressure on the puck, skates it near-directly down the ice, and tries the spin-o-rama move. To his credit, he more or less beats Rask. If not for the remaining toe on the left side of the net, this is one of the most talked about shootout goals of all-time. Hell, it’s still going to generate conversation.
Here it is:
You can’t kill a guy for trying something like this when it’s worked for him in the past. Here he is in the AHL, scoring on the Hamilton Bulldogs: Read the rest of this entry »
I understand that it can be tough to draw a crowd to a hockey game when you’re based in Florida. Most fans didn’t grow up with the game, it’s March and the weather is beautiful…there’s just a host of reasons why it’s difficult. Because of that, the marketing team faces some unique challenges, and have to get a little creative.
What I didn’t see coming, is the Lightning turning to oft-used informercial host Anthony Sullivan in their latest promo. ACT NOW AND I’LL THROW IN ANOTHER TICKET FREE!!!
The irony of hockey players trying to act and having to use the line “don’t quit your day job” is too perfect.