06 October 2007
03 October 2007
Sounds like a crappy way to end the game -- an own goal in the third period.
Two goals for Bourque.
A goal and a fight for Robitaille. (His first goal was later changed to Bourque)
Arsene made an interesting and opinionated color man for John Walton. I wonder how long that will last.
30 September 2007
The game was very chippy.
These two teams open the AHL season Wednesday night.
Expect more of the same.
29 September 2007
Thoughts from tonight’s presason game in Hershey:
– Bourque looked great. Scored the first goal less than a minute into the game. Really buzzing around on the PP.
– The Ice was also in pre-season form. Lots of slipping and sliding. When I was in Giant center earlier this week, they were having a food show there and there were hundreds of tables covering the ice. Jay Stewart, at the beginning of the third, slid like 10 feet into the empty Hershey net like he was a bowling ball.
– A couple altercations between Chris McAllister and Brett Angel. In the first fight, McAllister seemed to get tangled up in his new sweater.
– The Bears PK got a lot of work, as the ref seemed to call a lot of hooking penalties.
25 September 2007
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20 September 2007
19 September 2007
07 September 2007
05 September 2007
20 August 2007
The Orioles organization is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of "Wild Bill" Hagy. While leading cheers from "The Roar from 34" at Memorial Stadium, Wild Bill became a Baltimore institution. He was one of the great characters of the Baltimore sports landscape and was a true die-hard Orioles fan, supporting the club year in and year out. He will be missed by everyone who knew him and by everyone for whom he led the "O-R-I-O-L-E-S" cheer. All of us in the Orioles organization extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
A moment of silence will be held in his memory before tonight's Orioles-Rangers game. William G. Hagy was 68 years old.
15 August 2007
What a surprise.
Lots of Penguins games on NBC.
"In Canada, CBC’s “Hockey Night In Canada” on Thursday, Oct. 4 presents a special mid-week doubleheader beginning at 7 p.m. ET with the Ottawa Senators hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs in Ottawa, followed by the Philadelphia Flyers taking on the Flames in Calgary at 10 p.m. ET. The remainder of CBC’s 85-game broadcast schedule includes 18 regional match-ups, 23 all-Canadian match-ups, 10 afternoon games, Saturday night doubleheaders all season long, seven tripleheaders, the All-Star Game and more games than ever available in HD."
10 August 2007
sadly, I think ManU will win again. Too many injuries for Chelsea will put them behind the eight-ball before the season is six weeks old.
Last year, I picked DerbyCounty as my (sponsor's name) Championship team and now they are up in the Premier League. Well, for now. Most pundits think they are the odds on favorite to be relegated. I'd like to disagree, but it's hard to argue.
25 July 2007
I'm feeling the pressure this year with a name. Last year, in love with Adam Carolla's morning show, our leagues had Aceman-related names: Attack Crows and Helmet is not a Chair.
This year, not sure yet. No Michael Vick names though.
24 July 2007
19 July 2007
Hall of Fame play-by-play commentator Bob Cole and analyst Harry Neale will be back on Hockey Night in Canada next season.CBC Sports confirmed Thursday that both agreed to two-year contracts, extending a partnership which began in 1985.
18 July 2007
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25 June 2007
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08 June 2007
"REGINA - When Aaron and Derek Boogaard take a wannabe tough guy to school, they usually do it on the ice.
The venue switched to the classroom this week when the Boogaard brothers - who make the Hansons of Slapshot fame look like lightweights - staged their inaugural hockey fighting camp at a Regina training centre."
29 May 2007
20 May 2007
game 2 -- AHL Conference playoffs
what a horribly referee job tonight by tonight's official. Manchester penalties - 7. Hershey penalties -14.
Fortunately for the Bears, they only gave up 1 goal on the PP and it was 5-on-3. there was a lot of those tonight, probably at least five.
Not surprisingly, the fans let referee Dean Morton hear it all night long. There were a couple "BULLSHIT" chants the other night against WBS, but there were double or triple that amount tonight. And who can blame the hometown fans when they see such an unbalanced show of officiating.
Bears D Dean Arsene was making up for lost time tonight, after missing most of the playoffs so far. He was hitting anything that moved and was really hot under the coller a couple times over the ticky-tack calls made by the referee.
The three stars of the game tonight were:
1. HER - M. Green
2. HER - F. Cassivi
3. HER - D. Steckel
Hard to argue with any of those.
Monarch's goalie looked poor again today, but was not nearly the sieve he was in game one. On the other hand, Freddy Cassivi made a bunch of great saves, again magnified by all the short-handed situations tonight.
Game 3 is Wednesday night in New Hampshire. The series only comes back to Hersey
for games 6 and 7 and it doesn't look like that is very likely.
In the other series, Hamilton has won the first two games on the road against Chicago.
It appears that the Calder Cup will be a rematch of the 1997 Finals, won by Hershey over Hamilton 4 games to 1.
19 May 2007
13 May 2007
So, how do things shake out?
Champions League -- the big four (Man U, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal)
Europe -- Spurs, Everton, Bolton
Intertoto -- Blackburn
Relegation -- Sheffield United, Charlton, Watford
11 May 2007
-- possibly the sloppiest playoff game I have ever seen in person. at least 1/2 the goals (on both sides) could be categorized as "very soft."
-- so many penalties. lots of "BULLSH**" from the crowd, led by someone on the scoreboard. My friend who was with me is from Philly and said "if we did that and tey showed it on the scoreboard, there would be sportswriters complaining for a week."
-- good game by Barney (Hat trick) and Fleishmann (5 points). Bourque was also his usually grippy self.
-- WBS has an agitator (#28) who is near the equal of Robitaille.
06 May 2007
01 May 2007
29 April 2007
Fulham remains a relegation candidate after losing to Arsenal today.
Glad it was a good OT, since I couldn't decide who I wanted to win, since I hate both teams.
Coming up soon... Ducks and Canucks.
24 April 2007
23 April 2007
Vancouver is a Canadian team.
Dallas employs Eric Lindros.
On the other hand, if Dallas wins, we get CHEECHOO vs. TEEMU. (thank you Dave Dameshek)
18 April 2007
Hershey played like crap for 2 periods, trailing 2-1 to Albany going into the third.
Then, they outshot albany 20-2 in the third, scoring the tie and gw goals.
best thing all night was dave steckel scoring a 3 on 5 SH goal to start the 2nd period.
worst thing all night was some of the bears sporting Mohawks and (curse you Sanjaya) Faux Hawks.
15 April 2007
* Ottawa reclaims home-ice advantage.
* Anaheim wins again. My pick of Minnesota in 7 is alive, but barely.
* Hooray. Versus is picking up the CBC feed of the Vancouver/Dallas game. Too bad we won't get to see Grapes or Kelly Hrudey during intermission.