There is still some hockey to be played. I will give the Devils a lot of credit because I didn’t think they would send this series back to L-A, but they have for a Game 6 tonight. I thought
Word is Ilya Kovalchuk is playing with a herniated disc in his back, the New Jersey forward hasn’t given it his all on every shift during these playoffs, but he is one of the key reasons they are where they are. I thought the hatchet job that Don Cherry did on him Saturday night was uncalled for. I didn’t see Grapes praise Kovalchuk for the big hit he threw in the 2nd period. I know Cherry doesn’t like European players, especially Russians, and that’s fine, but he went over the top again. I’m surprised no one is really commenting on this, but perhaps its because he didn’t go off on a Canadian born player.
Peter Deboer’s wife has jokingly told him to keep his eyes on the ice and not on who is sitting behind the Devils bench as the team heads back to L-A and he says he will. As a man, I say he won’t.
This story was published in the New York Times earlier this week, but I didn’t see it until this weekend. This does not put the NHL in a good light.
In the where are they now file, Yellow Grass’ Peter Schaefer has started a career in coaching. The former Brandon Wheat King, Vancouver Canuck and Ottawa Senator is now employed by the Surrey Eagles of the BC Junior Hockey League.
The Quebec Junior Hockey League is abandoning the trapezoid rule. That means the goalie can play the puck anywhere on the ice. One has to wonder if the WHL and OHL will follow suit. One has to also wonder how this will effect the QMJHL champs at the Memorial Cup in
I wonder if European soccer analysts talk about soccer going to 9 on 9 or something to increase scoring chances.
I have been told that SHAW TV is doing some Western Major Baseball League games. Is this true and if so, will Access Communications pick them up the way they do WHL games?
Good times were had by all on
We are just a couple of days away from the start of another Rider season. The first pre-season game is Wednesday night and it will be on TSN. Of course, 620 CKRM is ready for another year with Rod and Carm and yes, for some reason, I will be a part of the game-day team this year. Tune in Wednesday afternoon.
Brittney Palmer or Arianny Celeste? UFC fans, you know what I’m talking about.
I ran into some people that I haven’t seen in a long time over the past couple of days. Its great catching up and telling stories of the good old days AND clearing some things up.
The Cubs were in
If you watched the Jays games in
Another round of inter-league baseball is underway with American League teams playing National League teams. As you know, the home team dictates what league’s rules the game is played under meaning the designated hitter in American League parks and the pitcher hitting in National League parks. Watching a game on the weekend, it was suggested that those scenarios be switched so fans in National League parks could see the DH and fans in American League parks could see the pitcher hit just to see another player perform another role. I would be down with that.
Long time WWE fans will want to know that one of the stars from the vintage era will be in
Maria Sharapova won the French Open womens tennis title. She’s only 25? When did she start playing tennis? She seems to have been around for years.
For those that complain about hockey ratings in the U-S, I am guessing the ratings in the U-S for the Devils-Kings game were not great because of the Celtics-Heat Game 7. However, I am guessing that not many in
Another sign that football is back. NFL preview magazines have hit the store shelves.
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickleson and Bubba Watson are paired together for the first two rounds of the U-S Open. Will we see any other group out on the course?