Waldorf of The Muppets is obviously a Winnipeg Jets fan, showing up at their recent home game against the San Jose Sharks. No word on where Statler was, but I assume he was there, likely getting beers for them.
- San Jose Sharks lose in a shootout to Winnipeg Jets (mercurynews.com)
In a continuing series on the trials and tribulations of Canucks goalie, Roberto Luongo, we have one of the strangest goals in recent memory. Former Boston Bruin (our hero’s nemesis team), and current San José Shark (our hero’s most recent nemesis) Joe Thornton shoots one into the Canuck’s zone and the rest is history.
Is this guy snake-bit or what.
- Is Luongo Snakebit (joebeans2002.com)
I was watching (as Canadians do) an NHL game from Chicago between the Blackhawks and the Winnipeg Jets. During the game, something happened that I had never seen before. No, not the hit, or the glass popping out or the beer being thrown at the opposition player. Believe it or not, a fairly inebriated fan reached in and ripped the helmet off Adam Pardy‘s head (I’ve also seen fans grab equipment before) and, this is the crazy part, put the helmet on. As the announcer says, if you’re going to steal something, don’t wear it. A classic NHL moment that will play on sport shows for years.
As I understand, the rest of the world does not celebrate ice hockey as we Canadians do, so I figured a quick primer for the rest of the world would be required. This primer is specifically geared to the teams that made the playoffs and focuses on the Canadian based teams that qualified. Vancouver fans may not like this very much so avert our eyes and move on. Please ask your questions in the comments and I will do my best to enlighten you.
Today marks the end of the regular season in the NHL, meaning you will see a lot of hockey here for the next couple of months. Just warning you. If you happen to be a Vancouver Canuck fan, you may want to stop following me for this period, as I will likely have a few negative rants about this over rated group of crappy hockey players. Suck it up cause you suck. Oh…and GO BRUINS.
To celebrate the time of year please enjoy Hawksley Workman and “Hockey (The Greatest Game)”. There is a drum solo for the first minute and a half, followed by the song. The lyrics are on the wall behind the band, and you will understand Canadians love for their game more as the song goes on.
“Hockey (The Greatest Game)”
The Boston Bruins outstanding rookie,Tyler Seguin was next in line for his day with Stanley. Tyler made the leap from junior hockey straight to the NHL and, of course, a role in winning the Stanley Cup. He took the cup to Brampton, Ontario, where 2000 people gathered to help him celebrate. from there, he went to a friend’s home in Georgetown then to the Club Embassy in Toronto for the traditional pub crawl.
People began lining up in Peterborough at 7 in the morning to see Marc Savard and the Stanley Cup. While he didn’t play in the playoffs due to concussion issues, he is an integral part of the Bruins in the past and hopes to contribute in their defence of their title. After it’s time at Kawartha Golf & Country Club, it went to his home where 100 friends and relatives joined him for a gathering.
Next up was Chris Kelly, another lucky one. He was traded mid-season from the Ottawa Senators and instead of being out of the playoffs, he ended up on a contender and eventual winner of the Cup. The upside for Ottawa is they get to see the Cup up close, although not in the way we wanted to. Chris took the cup to a local hospital, was in a parade and ended the day with a family get together at his home, then supper at a local restaurant.