Colin Campbell Goes Duck Hunting

The Ducks have their work cut out for them. Facing the best defensive team in the playoffs, led by 6 foot 5 goalie and Vezna trophy finalist Pekka Rinne, and the best defensemen in the game in Shea Weber is a daunting task.  The Ducks have to scrap for every stingy scoring opportunity.  But when [...]

Nice Stick. Wanna Puck?

Sure, hockey’s popularity is no where near what it was before the lockout and after the NHL lost ESPN’s television contract.  But in many arenas around the country, fan involvement and attempt to appeal to as many people as possible is growing.  One way is with cheer leader/promo girls, glammed up, tanned, wearing really tight [...]

Attention Promo Department: You’re Fired

Every day, she works in a man’s world.  Every night, she dances through the universe that is her dream.  Huh?  A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.  Umm, WHAT?  Just in case you weren’t aware, that is the tagline and plot from 1983’s [...]

Hockey Night Isn’t Cool

There are many of us who have seen junior and senior proms, graduation and bachelor parties, the crowning achievement of birth and even circumcision, yet still managed to remain unaware that HNIC actually refers to something other than the guy making the decisions.  Hockey Night In Canada launched its 2009-10 season this evening with a [...]

Return To Glory?

For the Anaheim Ducks, the long road back to the Stanley Cup starts at home October 3rd against last year’s Presidents Trophy winners and fierce division rival San Jose Sharks. It figures to be contentious if nothing else, as this emerging rivalry increases in intensity each year. Their last meeting culminated with the 8th seeded [...]

PUCK OFF!

Thank God…hockey is back! Please feel the enlightenment of our NHL playoff picks for the 2009-2010 season. Some surprises…no, I don’t think the Devils, Avalanche or Oilers will make the playoffs, and yes, The Senators, Habs and Rangers will. Slots 7-11 could all be separated by 5 points or less. Alex Tanguay still needs a [...]