Hockey from the Blind Side, Life with the Lockout a Reality

Here we are with many NHL players now off in Europe playing hockey when the NHL regular season should have been on its way. Yes, I should have been catching the Isles on cable or checking out games on NHL Game Center via my Apple TV. This blog should have started to talk about the 2012-2013 New York Islanders and our reactions to the opening games of the campaign. However,…

October 15, 2012

5 Reasons I’m Into Sound Tigers Hockey for ’12-’13

As the mid-week negotiations between the NHL (Bettman, Daly et al.) and the NHLPA (The Brothers Fehr) came to a fizzling end on Thursday afternoon and as the league’s fan base grows increasingly jaded and agnostic, I figured it was time to roll out . . . 5 reasons why I’m looking forward to Sound Tigers hockey.  Some funny, some serious, some tongue-in-cheek and in no real particular order; but…

October 11, 2012

Tavares Swiss Debut and Sound Tigers Miscellany

October 6, 2012

John Tavares got his Swiss career going yesterday for SC Bern.  Long story short, he was held off the scoresheet.  Game recap here.  Not sure if the translate feature works with the link that I included, but I’m sure your browser can handle it.  Those Bern uni’s are somethin’ huh?  Advertise much?  Sweet logo though with the bear and all. Anyone else getting ‘scatter brain’ trying to track all the…


The Lockout Marches On

As the 2012 NHL owner imposed lockout continues, L.I. Newsday reports that reps from both sides will informally meet on Monday in Toronto to discuss what is essentially at the very crux of the disagreement; the dispensing of hockey related revenue amongst players and team owners. Expected to meet are the ‘B listers’; Steve Fehr and Bill Daly and various players and minions. From what I can gather at this…

September 23, 2012

Hockey From the Blind Side, Toughness is not the Question, but Will They Be Smart Enough?

I have often commented on the toughness of hockey players compared to the players of other sports. In fact, I have often gotten flack because of how merciless I can be on baseball players in conversations with friends when we talk about the sports. My favorite line is that you never see a hockey player missing two weeks of a season because of a hang nail …. Yesterday, I had…

September 11, 2012