Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hockey 101: Shots!

February 29, 2012
Hockey 101: Shots!

No I’m not talking about the alcoholic kind, but the type of shots hockey players have to take in order to score a goal.  Top forwards have a special technique to shoot the puck behind the crease, but there are a few different ways to achieve a goal, depending on how play on the ice is fairing. Most of the time players probably don’t even think about how they are shooting,  but merely do it on instinct. So here’s my breakdown about what exactly...

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Last Minute Trades

February 27, 2012
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So the trade deadline is officially over, and now here come the last updates on who got switched to what team. The San Jose Sharks made a few moves by trading three of their current players over the the Colorado Avalanche, two of which are prospects. The Sharks handed over McGinn, Connolly, Sgarbossa in exchange for the A’s Winnik and Galiardi. The Sharks weren’t the only last minute shoppers today, the Predators made another trade today by acquiring Gaustad from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for...

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Trade Deadline in T Minus: 1 hour and 30 Minutes

February 27, 2012
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Today the trade deadline in the NHL ends at 3, so the hockey world is all a buzz in talks of last minutes trades. The most talked about player that several teams have been fishing for, is Columbus Blue Jackets Captain Rick Nash.  As of 1:10 pm EST Nash is still the captain of the Blue Jackets, but rumours are circling that The Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Rangers were considering trades. However, the Blue Jackets are not willing to give up...

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Carter and Richards Together Again

February 24, 2012
Carter and Richards Together Again

Since Jeff Carter was traded from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the summer, he’s made it clear this season that he is not happy about the trade.  Former Flyers captain Mike Richards has been much the same, but now the two former Flyers will be back on the ice again as teammates for the LA Kings. The question remains on whether or not this is going to help the Kings or if they will face some of the adversary that...

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Hockey 101: Hockey Lingo

February 22, 2012
Hockey 101: Hockey Lingo

This week I’ll be breaking down and discussing hockey lingo for you readers. Standing on their head: I’ve heard this phrase used in two different ways. It is originally meant to say that the goalie is on top of his game and continues to go down into the butterfly pose to cover pucks and prevent goals from going in. I’ve also heard it used to say that the goalie was not playing up to standards. According to the research I’ve done so far, the former definition...

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Hockey Day Across America

February 20, 2012
Hockey Day Across America

Yesterday was Hockey Day in America, which really means “hey other sports fans watch hockey!” As a avid hockey fan, I hope the NHL’s marketing ploy worked this year.  Compared to other sports, Hockey does not seem to get much of a following in the States as it does in Canada. It’s definitely getting a lot better lately, and there are a lot of big hockey towns in America, but a lot of the cities down south and in the Western Conference don’t seem...

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Saturday Night Live on Jeremy Lin Coverage

February 19, 2012
Saturday Night Live on Jeremy Lin Coverage

Saturday Night Live wasted little time piling on ESPN, FOX and the other networks and media outlets for their racial stereo types and slurs in the coverage of New York Knicks star guard Jeremy Lin. Here's the "Politcally Lin-correct" skit from SNL...

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ESPN Jeremy Lin Headline: Writer Fired After Racial Slur

February 19, 2012
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ESPN Jeremy Lin: ESPN has fired the editor responsible for posting a racial slur in a headline about New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin on Saturday. ESPN's Kevin Ota made the announcement this morning on the network's media zone page. Ota also mentioned there were inappropriate on-air comments made by announcer Max Bretos and commentator Walt Frazier earlier in the week (a clip of Bretos’s comment is here, and a follow-up apology is here). Bretos was suspended for a month. And I wouldn't expect Frazier, who...

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Dunk of the Year: High School Player Alley-Oop Dunks Over 6-6 Player

February 18, 2012

Two days ago I wrote about what I thought was surely the dunk of the year, when Central Dauphin High's Devin Thomas shattered the glass on an alley-oop dunk. Then today I saw this, courtesy BallIsLife and The Show Speak ...

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ESPN Displays Racial Slur in Lin Headline

February 18, 2012
ESPN Displays Racial Slur in Lin Headline

Unless you have an iPad like I do (well, it's now my 2-year-old son's new toy) and were up until 3 a.m. last night, you probably missed this indefensible headline by ESPN following the New York Knicks loss to the Hornets ... (see screenshot on jump.). While the phrase "Chink in the Armor" might fly in some instances, under a photo of Asian-American New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin (not to mention a subhead pointing out his costly turnovers) is completely unacceptable. In fact, this...

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