Friday, May 20, 2011

NHL back to the Peg?

Whether or not this actually happens, the timing of the proposed announcement is perfect...

I believe May 24th is actually the birthday of Queen Victoria. One of the earliest successful hockey teams were the Winnipeg Victorias (I think they won the Stanley Cup 3 times).  The old Winnipeg arena was known for a giant picture of the queen hanging from the north(?) end of the building.

So while the rest of the country is getting over their May two-four hangover aka Victoria Day, Winnipeg will just be getting started if the rumours turn true.

Just don't call them the Jets, that name should have only been dusted off if it was the Coyotes coming back.  Falcons has a nice ring to it, and they would have a ready made 3rd jersey with the one worn by the amateur team that won the Olympic gold all those many years ago.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

the players are pissing in the pool and buttman is out of chlorine

Scotty Morrison asks if the league's latest safety initiatives are enough?  The short answer is "No Fucking Way!"  Until players are held accountable for their actions, whether it's by way of suspensions that force them to pay with their wallet, or removal of the instigator rule that makes em pay with their own blood, the NHL is not doing enough to protect its players.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Michael Farber writes that the NHL has lost it's moral compass

Excellent article here by Michael Farber, but I have to disagree with the title. The league's "moral compass" has been buried since Gil Stein was president. It was brought to the surface when Stein's questionable induction to the HHOF was reversed, but it was put back in the ground immediately after that. There are way too many times during the buttman era where the league could have done the right thing, but it has failed time and time again.

Friday, May 28, 2010

So Damien Cox thinks the Black Hawks logo is offensive...

Cox's article is oozing with white liberal guilt, it has been years since he has been writing anything related to Toronto's team at this time of year so he has to go around looking for "stories" where none exist.

Ask Fred Sasakamoose (at right with Frank Mahovolich and looking pretty happy to be wearing the Black Hawks jersey) the first aboriginal Canadian to play in the NHL, who played for the black hawks by the way, or George Armstrong, Reggie Leach, Bryan Trottier, Stan Jonathan, Gino Odjick, Sandy McCarthy, Chris Simon (also played for the Black Hawks), Wade Redden, Sheldon Souray, Jonathan Cheechoo, Jordin Tootoo if they think the logo is offensive.  It should only be done away with if the people it "offends" are actually offended by it.

note: I am a habs fan, and I think the Hawks have the best logo in hockey bar none, I also think Don Cherry is a nut job and that female players have a right to be in the Hockey Hall of Fame(Hayley Wickenheiser is the best captain any team representing Canada has had during my lifetime)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Is Doonesbury anti Obama?

I know, it's just a random ad at the top of the Doonesbury page... not quite as funny as the strip usually is, but it still made me laugh.  Does this qualify as "FAIL"?

Friday, October 30, 2009

The Habs Don't Need A Big Scoring Forward, They Need Another Team in Quebec City

I like to think that what the Habs really need is another team in Quebec City again, that way all the "journalists/fans" who have popped up since the mid 90's can go back to making life difficult for another Nordiques club.

After thinking it over for the last few months, I have come to the conclusion that the second worst thing to happen to hockey in Montreal in the last 20 years was the loss of the Nordiques, the worst thing being Ronald Corey's bumbling incompetence in the way he mismanaged the club. That day Corey cleaned house and brought in Tremblay and Houle, is a day the Habs are still trying to recover from, and his inability to get a written agreement on how the new building would be taxed was another killer.

I'm sure if you go into the home of any reporter/fan who crapped all over Koivu for not being french, yet thought Kovalev was the greatest player in Montreal since the rocket you will find either one of two things:

1. no hockey memorabilia/playing equipment or anything whatsoever to indicate that they know a thing about the game, they just think that they know the team is failing due to a lack of francophones


2. a startling amount of Nordiques memorabilia that would creep out a normal person (I'm thinking it would resemble something like a scene in one of those Hannibal Lecter movies, but instead of a below ground pit full of rotting flesh it would be piles and piles of clothing, cards and toys with that red igloo shaped N on it.)

these people are so bitter that their "Dekes" are gone and they won't be happy until they have ruined the hated "Habs" and they are doing it by presenting themselves as reporters, pundits and blog writing fans.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Random Ramblings

Australia is: The Land That Time Forgot - think about it for a few moments.  One of the most popular bands in the world right now is AC/DC, perpetually stuck in the 70's these lads aren't in to the latest fads.  Other recent bands to make it big from the land down under Jet, a bit more glam. Airbourne, these guys may as well be the bastard children of Angus et all.  Wolfmother, the look and sound like they shop at the the Jimmy Page boutique and are styled at the Robert Plant salon.  Don't get me wrong, I love AC/DC and Airbourne and I love that their style and sound is a little bit "back in time." Not too mention everyone there seems to have a tan despite the fact the rest of the world has learned about this thing called "skin cancer" in the last 20-30 years.

Not Convinced, just look at their cars, big rear wheeled drive v8 beasts, and they still make the el camino and ranchero down there, but of course they call em "utes".  It's entirely possible that they still have dinosaurs hidden down there somewhere, which would explain why they still drive big v8's, they will always have a supply of fuel as the dino's keep dying and turn into crude as part of the "Aussie circle of life".

J.P. Ricciardi - If I were picking a fanatasy league team I would follow his advice, but the catch here is that fantasy leagues are not real.  This guy probably spent a lot of time in high school playing strat o matic baseball along with being stuck in the locker by the jocks.

Strat o matic explains why he thinks players who hit 20 homeruns in 80 games and have never played a full season are better than players who have never been hurt but only hit 39 home runs in a full season.  He looks at the 80 game guy and figures he's worth more because in a full season he would hit 40 homeruns, which is 1 more than the proven player who never misses a game.

Being stuck in a locker often probably explains why he doesn't really like "star" athletes, what did he have against Delgado who was a proven performer, and would rather have the unproven players that have never played a full season, but have the "potential" to light it up.

Wayne Gretzky - Everyone should just lay off the poor guy, for quitting as coach.  Wayne has been used by people of questionable character since he left "the soo".  First is was Peter Pocklington (look up douchebag and you'll see his picture), then Bruce McNall (con artist and thief) and now Gary Bettman (who is just a dirt bag lawyer who excels at nothing but lying).

I think it would be safe to bet that buttman forced Wayne into the Phoenix situation the same way he made the NHL owners believe that southern expansion was too good to miss, by outright lying. "Don't worry Wayne, with you in Phoenix there is no way hockey can fail and you'll make millions of dollars" or something similar is what buttman probably told him.

Now that it is clear that whoever owns the Phoenix team has no plans for him, one of the parties being the same group that put him in Phoenix to begin with, can you blame the guy for not wanting to be where he's not wanted? Never mind the fact that he is probably tired of being used by these douches for the last 30 years or so.