Ovechkin and Crosby Duel On Ice

5 05 2009

Penguins-Capitals. Crosby vs. Ovechkin. The two best players in the game squaring off in a playoff series. This is what the NHL needs to capitalize on and market in order to grow interest in the game. And of course those two guys need to play well. And they did not disappoint tonight in game two, as each player recorded a hat trick.
Penguins Capitals Hockey

Unfortunately for Sid the Kid, nobody else on his team scored besides him, and the Capitals won the game 4-3.

The series shifts back to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night, and hopefully the Penguins come back and make this series a classic. As much as I dislike both of these punks, you can not knock the talent and passion they bring to the ice.

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Florida Panther’s Are On A Roll

21 03 2009

As a supplement to Shawn’s post below, I give you this.

Those lucky Florida fans. It’s probably 80+ degrees there everyday now, their team is making a run at the playoffs, and they have a crazy radio guy who’s always good for a few laughs.

I think this puts them over the top. (And the fact that I feel the need to say this is the censored version is awesome.)

Gotta love live TV!

– Gene Morris





Amazing Hockey Plays

24 02 2009

Mad skills, no steroids. And they do it on skates.

Marty Turco absolutely robs Jonathan Toews.

And Dominic Moore creating a great scoring chance without a stick! One of my favorite plays I’ve ever seen for sure.

– Gene Morris





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





New York Rangers Fire Tom Renney

23 02 2009

While hockey may not be at the top of most people’s pop culture list, it’s still interesting news when any team from New York fires their head coach with 20 games left in the season.

But the best part is who the new coach is going to be – John Tortorella

His name might not be famous, but he’s a guy that speaks his mind, and a few years ago cursed out New York Post writer Larry Brooks during a post game press conference.

Can’t wait to see how that goes full time in New York.

– Gene Morris





NY Rangers Fall Again

17 02 2009

The struggling New York Rangers lost again last night. This time it was to the 14th ranked St. Louis Blues of the NHL’s Western Division. The final score 2-1 is a reflection as to how the Rangers are struggling as of late to score points. They lost Sunday afternoon to their rival Philadelphia Flyers 5-2, scoring their two goals in meaningless play after they had already been down 5-0.

During that game at home, Rangers fans started chanting ‘Fire Renney’ the Rangers head coach. They desperately need to do something to find a way to score. It’s over half the season and they don’t even have a 20 goal scorer. However, they only trail Philadelphia by 3 points for third place, but if they keep playing this poorly they could miss the playoffs.

The Rangers are considering bringing back LW Sean Avery in an attempt to possibly spark the team. Avery signed with the Dallas Stars in the off-season to a huge contract, but due to controversy the Stars want to release him. He was on the team last year and was a productive goal scorer and also was a gnat to other teams. People say he’s the most hated player in the league. 

The Rangers face off against another rival in the New York Islanders, who happen to be the worst team in the NHL. Hopefully they can muster up a win.  

 

Rangers lose to St. Louis 2-1

Rangers lose to St. Louis 2-1

By: Daniel Murray