A reason for non-hockey fans to watch

21 03 2009
Florida Panthers Stephan Weiss playing against Toronto Maple Leafs. (REUTERS)

Florida Panthers Stephan Weiss playing against Toronto Maple Leafs. (REUTERS)

Let’s be honest, not everyone is a hockey fan. Personally I prefer football, basketball and baseball myself.

In some cases, the most entertaining part of the game is when a fight breaks out or when someone gets put through the glass on the boards.

For sports fans looking for a reason to watch hockey, let me introduce Randy Moller. The energetic announcer from the Florida Panthers doesn’t just scream at the top of his lungs after every goal, but uses music and movie references constantly.

The Dan Le Batard Show posted this video that is becoming a YouTube sensation.

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But wait . . . . there’s more!

PART 2:

Posted by Shawn Brown

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With Jameer Nelson out, Orlando is going to need some magic
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Bring Back Fighting in the NHL

24 02 2009

The NHL was founded on fighting. It is a huge part of the game, but it seems since the Wayne Gretzky years that fighting has gone by the way side. Fans want to see more of it, the crave it. 

I was watching the Rangers Flyers game a few weeks ago and Rangers forward, Colton Orr, was given a 2 minute penalty for who knows what and a 10 minute game misconduct for doing nothing. They said he was trying to antagonize a fight, and the analysts at intermission simply stated “This isn’t the wimp hockey league.”

If the NHL put more emphasis on allowing fights to occur, and I’m not saying that they don’t allow any fighting, than more fans would make their way back to the game. Like I said it is part of hockey’s history, and hockey should embrace it.

By: Daniel Murray





Adam Graves Night

4 02 2009

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Last night the New York Rangers honored Adam Graves at a banner raising ceremony. They retired his famous #9 jersey and he will forever be in the rafters at Madison Square Garden.

The ceremony included former Ranger greats, such as Mike Richter, Mark Messier, Brian Leetch, Eddie Giacomin and Rod Gilbert. It also included some cast members of the “Sopranos” because it is Graves’ favorite show.

During his time with the Rangers, Graves was a complete teammate. He helped bring the Rangers the ’94 Stanley Cup which had evaded them since 1940. He now works with the team as a community relations person. He deserved the celebration he received last night.

Adam Graves thanking the Garden faithful.

Adam Graves thanking the Garden faithful.

 Photos from Newsday.com

By: Daniel Murray