Monthly Archives: January 2010
Convicted criminal Mike Danton stepped out in front of the microphones for the first time yesterday, as reported in this story on TSN.ca. After trying to kill someone, be it his agent, David Frost, or his father, Steve Jefferson, Danton is back on the ice with a passion (here’s the 2004 TSN article about Danton’s indictment, which illustrates the confusion as to who he actually wanted to kill). Danton, now 29 years old and almost guaranteed never to play in the NHL again, is approaching his role with the Saint Mary’s University Huskies hockey team with zealous fervor. “Time in the joint makes a man realize what’s important in life,” Danton stated pensively. “All you can do in there is think. You think about what you loved. What you missed the most in the outside world. As a hockey player, I missed all the parties with the boys after games.” After a few more moments, Danton’s eyes glazed over, as if recalling a sweet memory from his youth. “And the broads. I lost six years of hittin’ prime-aged college pussy. Right when it’s the ripest.”
Henrik Sedin, who currently leads the NHL in scoring says he will refuse to win the Art Ross Trophy unless his brother Daniel can win it with him. The Vancouver Canucks centre leads the NHL with 65 points, one point ahead of the Sharks Joe Thornton and two ahead of Pittsburgh superstar Sidney Crosby. Sedin admits it would be nice if he could end up with the most points in the league, but says he will not accept the trophy unless his brother also is named as a winner. Continue reading
After captaining team Canada to a silver medal at the recent World Junior Hockey Championships, Patrice Cormier says he has finally got rid of all the frusturation he was feeling over the disappointing loss. In a game Saturday night between Cormier’s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Quebec Remparts, Cormier caused a scary scene when he hit Remparts defenceman Mikael Tam with an elbow to the head knocking the 18 year old unconcious. Tam quicky began to have convulsions on the ice and had to quickly be removed from the ice surface and rushed to the hospital. Continue reading
Hello again hockey fans. I interrupt our usual, expertly done, 100% factual reporting on events around the hockey world to bring some video awesomeness into your world. It’s only 18 days into 2010, yet I’ve seen three plays so far that should end up on most of the year-in-review highlights 12 months from now. Two of these goals are similar, as Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks and Robbie Schremp of the New York Islanders appear to have taken batting practice during the off-season. I’ll argue that Hossa’s was more difficult, as he pulled the trick off while skating. Here’s the two videos, so you can decide for yourself.
Now, the following play isn’t from NHL competition but, rather, the ECHL. The goal itself is not the most spectacular part of the sequence. Rather, it’s just the icing on the cake of a series of dangles that honestly makes the defensive team look like a bunch of 10-year olds flailing helplessly as Sidney Crosby toys with them. Here’s the video (recommendation – follow the whole vid through for some typically classic Onrait-O’Toole bantering following the Highlight of the Night portion):
Hope you enjoyed these beauties. If you come across anything else you feel worthy so far in 2010, post the link in the comments.
It seems that Washington athletes just can’t help themselves from getting into trouble these days. Just weeks after the Gilbert Arenas incident in which the star Wizards guard pulled a gun on a teammate at a practice on Christmas Eve, a Capitals player is now being accused of pulling a Proton gun on a teammate after the teams 7-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night. Continue reading
As American Idol kicked off a new season this week, it appears that Calgary Flames defenceman Dion Phaneuf is preparing for auditions. Amongst his other favourite off-ice activities, such as hanging out in the back room of strip clubs (photo evidence of that later this post), Dion is known for having one of the smoothest singing voices in the NHL. Following the jump is video evidence of Dion’s latest practice session at a local Calgary bar named Aussie Rules, where he belts out Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” with more control and harmony than the original singer himself.