February 19 2013 03:31PM
Courtesy hockey memes
Wheeee! It the day that Canucks and Blackhawks fans have been waiting for, the chance to call eachother stupid, lame, wimpy...
Lots out there today, click past the jump for two videos and a selection of the web's best. (One vid may start right away, so don't be shocked. Just hit pause.)
February 18 2013 04:20PM
Let's open with Jim Robson's old "special hello to hospital patients and shut-ins, the pensioners, the blind, all the people who don't get out to games but still love the great sport of hockey..."
February 18 2013 12:57PM
The man with the Golden Flow, remember him?
Drove everyone nuts - and not just because of his hunting tweets?
The guy that seemed to always drive to the net, only not to score?
Well, he's back. (Or, if you prefer the underdog angle: Andrew Ebbett is on waivers.)
Even when he went down with injury in early December, no one worried, he'd been scoring a bit; then he came back and kept scoring.
And then it was February and he apparently couldn't score anymore.
So who are you, David Booth? What should the Canucks lineup look like when you return?
February 17 2013 11:37PM
Oh pooey. Wait, that's Keith Tkachuk. And Luongo's mask is all wrong. What. Is. Going. On. (Photo: Jeff Vinnick/NHLi)
Pretty straightforward analysis here - take your chances, don't give up many to the other team, and who the hell knows what will happen in the shootout.
And maybe buy an iPad. Studying does actually help. Those of us who have been to school know that paying attention before the test usually leads to better results; of course most of still didn't do that. Then again, most of us weren't playing professional sport.
The Canucks and Blues played a pretty tepid game through two periods, keeping each other to the outside - a chess game, Henrik is said to have described it as, post-game - before the Canucks exploded in the third. That explosion was on-going even before the Blues surprisingly banged home the go-ahead goal and the home team was forced to chase down the game and force overtime.
You know about the rest, but for some chance data and some analysis, click past ye ol' jumpe.
February 17 2013 11:17AM
In a different universe, this doesn't happen.
The puck never hits him in the eye; he doesn't need major surgery to save his eye; there doesn't have to be a major comeback. No decision is ever forced about his elite-level usefulness by the pressures of a salary cap.
But of course it doesn't work this way.
March 16th, 2011. That's when it all changed, when control was lost.
We all like to believe that we control our lives, that ultimately we have influence in what happens next. Oftentimes, this is the case. But in many instances, it's not.