Well, now that the fires in Vancouver have been extinguished, it’s time for the NHL’s annual off-season to kick off. This means you’ll be able to find many North American hockey players on the golf course relaxing with a few beverages, European players returning to their home country to be with family and to train, and all sorts of activities in between. I mean lots of activities. Luckily, we here at DKM were fortunate enough to get the scoop on what some players were looking forward to most in this coming off-season. Follow the jump to see what these guys are getting up to.
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- Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin being out gives other players a chance to step up. Guys like Jordan Staal and….
- Limit the lethal Lightning power play by refusing to put a player in the box after being penalized
- Kick a soccer ball around before the game because that seems like the cool thing to do these days
- You don’t wanna rush Sidney Crosby into playing if he’s not 100% healthy, but if he’s 30% healthy then I guess thats close enough
- Keep Steven Stamkos out of the Florida sun, he doesn’t look like he would tan well
- Guy Boucher might be a rookie head coach in the NHL, but he is very good at telling which players to go on the ice
- Is it really that big of a deal if Tampa tries to put two goalies in at once?
- Martin St. Louis seems to do just fine using a stick that is too long for him. The other players should stop being babies and try it too.
The defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins find themselves in an unexpected elimination game tonight when they host the Montreal Canadiens in game 7 of their Eastern Conference semi-final series. The Pens, who were heavy favourites coming into the series, failed to close out the upstart Habs in game 6 and now face an anything-can-happen, winner-take-all game against the Habs. Following their defeat in game 6 at the Bell Centre, Pittsburgh players admitted that now that the series is going seven games they might just have to start taking the opposition seriously. Continue reading
After Sidney Crosby put together another dominating performance with two goals and two assists in Pittsburgh’s 7-4 victory over the Ottawa Senators in game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, defeated Sens players begrudgingly admitted that Crosby could probably beat the entire Sens team by himself. “Yeah, I’ll be honest with you, he could probably go 1 against 5 and still beat us. We don’t have a chance in hell to stop him,” said captain Daniel Alfredsson. “Coming into the series we hoped that we would be able to contain him enough that he would eventually get frusturated and get off his game a little bit. Well, its safe to say that hasn’t been the case. When I said he could beat us 1 against 5 I meant it. He could literally go on the ice by himself with no goalie and still dominate us.” Continue reading
The Pittsburgh Penguins are off to a 12-3-0 start, and are ripping through the NHL’s Eastern Conference. This comes despite a slow start for captain Sidney Crosby (by his elite standards) and an injury to superstar centre Evgeni Malkin. What’s keeping the Pens so loose and on top of their game? I believe we’ve found the answer here at DKM, and it’s their remarkable team chemistry. This team of young guns is growing up together. We got a recent look at their interactions after a recent team practice.
Sidney Crosby: Whew, good job so far boys. If we keep working hard and improving every day, we’ll be drinking from that cup again in no time.
(Sid gets bowled over by a large shape)
Its been a while since our first unlikely fight of the year which featured Sam Gagner taking on Craig Conroy but we finally found another one. Halloween night brought out the best in Sidney Crosby who had enough of Minnesota cheap shotter Marek Zidlicky. Zidlicky slew-footed Crosby as he was going to get the puck behind the Minnesota net and as the two made their way to the front of the net, Sidney did what everyone wanted him to do. I personally would have liked to see him inflict a little more damage on Zidlicky though. I love how the homer Minnesota announcer says “well Crosby didn’t exactly pick a fighter” when everyone knows how dirty Zidlicky is and definitely had it coming.
For the second straight week the National Hockey League decided not to schedule any games so that all of the leagues players and employees could watch Sunday’s action from the NFL. Comissioner Gary Bettman confirmed that he will continue to decide mid-week if he will schedule any games on Sunday depending on whether or not there is a good looking slate of games in the NFL. “If my Giants are playing a big time divisional game, a monster non-conference game, or hell just playing in any game for that matter then there is no way I will schedule any hockey games,” said Bettman as he intensely watched The New York Giants struggle against the New Orleans Saints in a marquee battle Sunday afternoon. “Fucking defense can’t get a stop. Get some pressure on Brees for fuck sakes, he is shredding us.” “Look, I know we have a couple hundred fans who would rather watch hockey but we have to look at the bigger picture here because lets face it, football comes first.”
Bettman’s thoughts carried right through to the players who seemed glad to have the day off as well. “We have a game today don’t we?, or maybe just a practice? I’m not sure but I wasn’t gonna go anyways” said Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby. “The Steelers have a huge game today and even though its just against the lowly Browns, I promised Big Ben that I would be there and there is no way that I can let him and the rest of the guys down, they need the Steeler Nation to be loud and proud. I’ll worry about the whole hockey thing tomorrow, but right now its Towel Power time baby.”